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Sen. Tom Cotton calls slavery nation's 'necessary evil' in shocking interview

kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
edited July 27 in Politics

Is this shocking to you as claimed, or what?:


Controversial Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called slavery the nation’s “necessary evil” in a new interview published Sunday.

The senator told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that slavery was the evil ”upon which the union was built.”

He made the stunning comment while discussing how slavery should be taught in schools.

“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country,” Cotton said. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built.”

Cotton also noted that the “union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”

 https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/07/27/sen-tom-cotton-calls-slavery-nations-necessary-evil-in-shocking-interview/24573536/


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  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,005 ******
    Shocking in that a politician speaks the truth, yes.
  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭
    edited July 27
    As claimed, yes.
  • spasmcreeksrunspasmcreeksrun Member Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭
    bet he DO NOT tell that their own people SOLD their own blacks into slavery ...freely and willingly......does not fit the changing history
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
    edited July 27
    The only thing that I find misleading is that the union was not built on slavery, but a "part" of it was, and the remainder of American citizens played a much a "bigger part" in building our union.
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  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
    bet he DO NOT tell that their own people SOLD their own blacks into slavery ...freely and willingly......does not fit the changing history
    I've got a good mind to send him a donation.  He deserves it.
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  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭
    At no time in the interview did he say he approved of slavery. He stated that people almost 250 years ago thought that it was a necessary evil. By including the Lincoln quote he was showing how we have grown as a country. No matter what is said, haters are gonna hate and the press will twist the words to keep viewership up. This is the same as Trump condemning both sides in Charlottesville and the press turning it around that he supported white supremacy. History seems to mean nothing anymore unless it can be twisted to advance ones own cause. Bob
  • gartmangartman Member Posts: 534 ✭✭✭
    If the South had won it would have wrecked the Union. The Union survived in spite of slavery and the CSA.
  • gruntled2gruntled2 Member Posts: 410 ✭✭✭
    So the North won & REALLY wrecked the nation. The simple fact is that if slavery had not been allowed there never would have been a United States as the Constitution would never have been approved & the Articles of Confederation was not working.
  • gartmangartman Member Posts: 534 ✭✭✭
    The nation may have been a physical wreck after the war but the Union was preserved by bringing the CSA back in, without slavery.
  • mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 17,305 ✭✭✭
    My Moms a rebel she said the North outlawed slavery to make the south less competitive :)
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 10,857 ✭✭✭
    one of the reasons we have become a great nation is we came together, for the most part after the war, yes there were still hard feelings on both side but they overcame and worked TOGETHER, something washington has forgotten to do nowdays........... and doubt they will ever get both sides back together again
  • serfserf Member Posts: 7,222 ✭✭✭
     Well many USA military men/women died in Mass during WWII so whatever harm their ancestors did have been atoned. Unfortunately our Country is no longer United like in WWII and Radicals on both ends need to stop tearing our country apart. Our current & past leaders are at fault bringing in world trade agreements for NWO  and dealing with Communists while destroying the middle class here in The USA.It's class warfare under the guise of The BLM movement with Marxism that is using all this B.S. to destroy our country.
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  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
    edited July 27
    gartman said:
    If the South had won it would have wrecked the Union. The Union survived in spite of slavery and the CSA.
    Survived is the key word.  What would we have had without Lincoln, the staggering number of lives lost and ruined, and 155 years of hate filled activism that has begun to snowball as your children and grandchildren grow up in an environment of distrust and danger.  The American people might have have done just as well and quite possibly better had the South won.
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  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 10,708 ✭✭✭
    Garbage and hate spreaders like NYT are DEMOCRAT party propaganda machines. When rewriting history, they depict America as a corrupt, rotten, and racist.
    In their reporting, they place blame for any economic or social malaise on party opposition. What they fail to tell you is the malaise was created by their own failed policies.       
    Sen Cotton is one of the rare few willing to call them on their Bullsheet.
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
    edited July 27
    hillbille said:
    one of the reasons we have become a great nation is we came together, for the most part after the war, yes there were still hard feelings on both side but they overcame and worked TOGETHER, something washington has forgotten to do nowdays........... and doubt they will ever get both sides back together again
    This nation did start to come together after the North saw how badly reconstruction had failed.  And, they rode together past 1908 when the NAACP was formed, which caused the revival of the KKK...most of whom lived outside of Dixie.  Then the  socialists began to take  control of our educational system and the rise of communism was upon us too.  After WWII, these three major factions and hate filled activism did everything in their power to bring this country down.  By the 1960s they were working together and the only thing we can hope for is that the good people north, south, east, and west will ride together to bring these anti-traditional Americans down...just my two cents.
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  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭
    The first article I opened before I even saw this post had a Tweet from Tom Cotton stating the claim that he said slavery was a necessary evil was fake news.  

    He said, the founding fathers believed slavery was a necessary evil. 

    Of course, the article reported that Cotton had said it even though the tweet they included contradicted their fake news.  

    It was MSN.com, I think. 
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,222 ✭✭✭
    chiefr said:
    Garbage and hate spreaders like NYT are DEMOCRAT party propaganda machines. When rewriting history, they depict America as a corrupt, rotten, and racist.
    In their reporting, they place blame for any economic or social malaise on party opposition. What they fail to tell you is the malaise was created by their own failed policies.       
    Sen Cotton is one of the rare few willing to call them on their Bullsheet.
    Tom's in tall cotton with me!
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  • jim_lemayjim_lemay Member Posts: 3,087 ✭✭✭
    Without slavery how would the farmers obtain the work force to operate an agrarian economy based on growing Cotton to sell to the British?       B)
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