GOP Lawmaker A ‘True American’ Because He Knows Slavery Was ‘A Blessing In Disguise’ For Blacks

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    Oct 06, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    Absolutely frightening this man is an elected official.

    Arkansas Republican state lawmaker Jon Hubbard is a “true American” and you’re not because he believes slavery “may actually have been a blessing in disguise” — and you don’t. Hubbard’s shockingly racist remarks, which appear in his 2009 book, Letters To The Editor: Confessions Of A Frustrated Conservative, are only the tip of the iceberg. And, just like Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn, who wrote this week that “Part of claiming your citizenship is claiming a belief in God, even if you are not Christian,” Hubbard believes being a “true American” has everything to do with “love of God.”

    Some quotes:

    “… one of the stated purposes of school integration was to bring black students up to a level close to that of white students. But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students. To make matters worse the lack of discipline and ambition of black students soon became shared by their white classmates, and our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since.”

    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.”

    “… will it ever become possible for black people in the United States of America to firmly establish themselves as inclusive and contributing members of society within this country?”
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 06, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    Ideas like this will make him a star in the Republican party... or on Fox News. (Same difference, I know.)
  • Webster666

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    Oct 06, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    That reminds me of Barbara Bush saying that the victims of hurricane Katrina never had it so good.