“All Men are Created Equal ………. and are born with certain inalienable rights.” Oh, and how about the criminal act of kidnapping (and murder). That must be there somewhere also in the constitution.
Slavery of black Africans went on in “free” America from 1619, when a Dutch ship was blown off its course to Latin America and sold its cargo in the English colonies, until 1865 when the 13th amendment was passed. That’s 246 years.
Men and women were kidnaped from their families and taken to a foreign land to work in the sun and humidity from sunrise to sunset. No one did anything before the Declaration of Independence except talk about freedom for themselves. Also no one did anything in the years after the country was started (1776 to 1861, 85 years) until a federal supply fort set up by the North was seized by the South and at the true reason for the war came to light; the South had become an economic power for the Northern states to be concerned about.
Christianity sanctioned slavery.
The African slave trade was almost entirely conducted by Christians. They transported their victims to the New World in slave ships with names such as "Mercy" and "Jesus," where they were bought by Christians, both Catholic and Protestant. Protestant preachers defended slavery from the pulpit in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. While many abolitionists were Christians, they were a very small group, and were hated by the vast majority of their fellow Christians.
The God believing Christians supported and engaged in slavery were constantly quoting the Bible, There are numerous biblical passages that they used to justify slavery, such as Exodus 21:20–21: "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money." Passages that support slavery include Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22, Titus 2:9–10, Exodus 21:2–6, Leviticus 25:44–46, 1 Peter 2:18, and 1 Timothy 6:1. Christian slave owners in colonial America quoted these specific verses.
To illustrate the true nature of Lincoln, consider the third paragraph of his inaugural address as it relates to his emancipation of the true 13th Amendment and Lincoln’s word:
“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”
– 3rd paragraph, Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address, Monday, March 4, 1861.
What is this???
>“Freedom”, “Liberty”, “Equality.” Were the founding fathers two faced??? What is this???
A list titled “Negros” of 317 slaves owned by President George Washington in his own handwriting??? That is the President George Washington.
And Christians, Don't Forget...