To celebrate the Fourth of July, Rep. Rashida Tlaib decided to take the moment to denounce America and the Declaration of Independence on Twitter.
Tlaib retweeted this message:
"Our founding fathers were not living gods…they were fallible human beings." The Declaration of Independence "did not condemn slavery, protect the rights of women or include Native Americans." https://t.co/RujjiopufJ
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) July 4, 2019
So the Declaration of Independence is “sexist, racist, and prejudiced”?
So why is Rashida Tlaib repeating the arguments of the racist Taney and Steve Douglas against the anti-slavery Lincoln and Fred Douglass?
Because she doesn’t know any better.
Yet despite its overwhelmingly positive impact on history, the Declaration of Independence was also a product of its time — and bears some of the shortcomings of its era, including sexism, racism and prejudice against Native Americans. …
I won’t repeat any of the historical distortions and outright lies that the piece makes in order to make its point.