It is stunning to see the degree some people will go to totally rewrite history because they really don’t like how it turned out. So, what is happening in Tennessee right now? You have some Tea Party groups in Tennessee, and what — you know what they — you know what they want to do? They actually want to literally remove slavery from textbooks. Some of them are saying, “Well, let’s augment it. Let’s actually show that some African-Americans owned slaves. It wasn’t just Whites [who] actually owned slaves.” And so they want to really change, or rewrite, history. What’s also crazy in this whole piece is they say, “Well” — they also are critical of people who criticize the Founding Fathers for having slaves — “These were honorable men.”
It’s a fact! Many of them owned slaves. So, therefore, how do you want to now change a fact?
We can’t be quiet when these things happen. We saw what happened in Texas when they — when conservatives began to change the laws in the books. If liberals tried, we’d go after them as well. [The] bottom line is don’t be silent and wait for it to be passed, and then you get upset. Challenge every change now and hold people accountable.
That’s my perspective. What is yours?