Today we celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence, the birth of our great nation. Our Independence from Great Britain. Our freedom. Our prosperity. So for that, enjoy yourself today.
Of course, if you feel patriotic or you can celebrate this great day but if you are BLM activist you will say some stupid things like the Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, who is a leading voice on the left, he declared on Twitter: “The 4th of July was [sic] always been a sham. Always.”
Frederick Douglass was a prophet.
Every single word of this is as true today as it was over 150 years ago.
Read it all.
The 4th of July was always been a sham. Always. pic.twitter.com/eaU4tIj8RR
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 4, 2018
Shaun your very existence is a lie. No one is asking you to celebrate America, like America or believe in America..But you may be happier if you live in another Country try Kenya or Haiti and see how you like it in one of those countries. But it would be hard to be a (white) black activist and live your lie in any other Country.
King left out the rest of the speech.
Douglass began by praising the founding of the United States:
The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nation’s history — the very ring-bolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny.
Pride and patriotism, not less than gratitude, prompt you to celebrate and to hold it in perpetual remembrance. I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.
Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too — great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory.
After recounting the evils of slavery, Douglass reminded his audience that the Constitution did not, in fact, mention it:
I differ from those who charge this baseness on the framers of the Constitution of the United States …
Fellow-citizens! there is no matter in respect to which, the people of the North have allowed themselves to be so ruinously imposed upon, as that of the pro-slavery character of the Constitution. In that instrument I hold there is neither warrant, license, nor sanction of the hateful thing; but, interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them? Is it at the gateway? or is it in the temple? It is neither. While I do not intend to argue this question on the present occasion, let me ask, if it be not somewhat singular that, if the Constitution were intended to be, by its framers and adopters, a slave-holding instrument, why neither slavery, slaveholding, nor slave can anywhere be found in it.
Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand, it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery.
Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably work the downfall of slavery. “The arm of the Lord is not shortened,” and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from the Declaration of Independence, the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.
Donald Trump has accused the BLM movement of “dividing America” amid renewed tensions surrounding police brutality and race relations while suggesting he identified with African Americans who felt as though the system was stacked against them.
It seems our President is right again!
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