BPR Quote of the Day:
“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.”
Arkansas State Rep. Jon Hubbard (R-Jonesboro)
This quote is from Hubbard’s 2010 book Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.
Among other gems:
African Americans must “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?”
“..the immigration issue, both legal and illegal… will lead to planned wars or extermination. Although now this seems to be barbaric and uncivilized, it will at some point become as necessary as eating and breathing.”
Republican extremists, in their own words
10 Conservatives Who Have Praised American Slavery
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