7 Ways Republicans Use Slavery Rhetoric to Scare White People
The Republican indignation machine is in high gear, this time over remarks made by Vice-President Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Virginia on August 14, for racial overtones in his comments about Republican financial policies. Laughably hypocritical, the Republican response gushes forth in the wake of eight months of race-baiting by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his surrogates, several of whom favor analogies to slavery in their critiques of President Barack Obama.
Twice in the past the U.S. Supreme Court -- charged with being the guardian of rights -- has failed so drastically in making this crucial determination that it “disqualified” a whole category of human beings, with profoundly tragic results.The first time was in the 1857 case, Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Court held, absurdly, that Africans and their American descendants, whether slave or free, could not be citizens with a right to go to court to enforce contracts or rights or for any other reason. Why? Because “among the whole human race,” the Court declared, “the enslaved African race were not intended to be included…[T]hey had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”[...]The second time the Court failed in a case regarding the definition of “human” was in Roe v. Wade in 1973, when the Supreme Court made virtually the identical mistake. At what point in time does a human being exist, the state of Texas asked. The Court refused to answer...Since the Court decided there was no “consensus” on when fetuses become human persons, it struck down abortion restrictions in all 50 states that thought they had reached a “consensus.” ... The Court did not say that, given the lack of consensus, the matter ought to be left to the states. It did not choose to err on the side of caution, since human lives might be at stake. Nor did it choose not to rule on the matter. These options would seem to be rational courses in light of the Court’s stated agnosticism...
[Obama] does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave.
"With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to healthcare, you have to realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me," Paul said recently in a Senate subcommittee hearing."It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses," Paul said, adding that there is "an implied use of force."
– Health Reform: In a 2009 speech in Colorado, Bachmann railed against healthcare reform. “What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass.” Claiming that many Americans already pay half their income to taxes, she said, “This is slavery…It’s nothing more than slavery.”– National Debt: In January, Bachmann offered her now infamous take on American colonial history in which she declared that the Founding Fathers “worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.” Bachmann then framed her speech as an argument against the “slavery” of the national debt. “It is a slavery, it is a slavery that is a bondage to debt and a bondage to decline,” she said. “It is a subservience of a sovereign people to a failed, self-selected elite.”
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American president.
In no uncertain terms, Congresswoman Bachmann believe[s] that slavery was horrible and economic enslavement is also horrible.
Our tax code is the 21st-century version of slavery. The IRS has become the overseer of the American people.In a Herman Cain administration, April 15th will no longer be a day to be dreaded. My 9-9-9 economic growth and jobs plan is a major step towards tearing the chains off the backs of the American people...We’ll all be able to say, ‘Free at last! Free at last!”.....
"I think we're going through those difficult economic times for a purpose, to bring us back to those Biblical principles of ... not spending all of our money, not asking for Pharaoh to give everything to everybody and to take care of folks, because at the end of the day, it's slavery. And we become slaves to government."