Jefferson condemned slavery in first draft of Declaration of Independence, Greensboro News Record makes no mention, Revisionist history at play

Jefferson condemned slavery in first draft of Declaration of Independence, Greensboro News Record makes no mention, Revisionist history at play

“he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold”…Thomas Jefferson, original draft, Declaration of Independence

“I congratulate you, my dear friend, on the law of your state [South Carolina] for suspending the importation of slaves, and for the glory you have justly acquired by endeavoring to prevent it for ever. This abomination must have an end, and there is a superior bench reserved in heaven for those who hasten it.”…Thomas Jefferson

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32

Revisionist history is rampant in the US and regular attempts are made to denigrate Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers.

The following from the Greensboro News Record Friday July 2, 2021 seems to follow that narrative.

“5 surprising facts for July Fourth”

“A deeper dive into the Declaration of Independence”

Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains.

His forthcoming book “Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution shows how independence and the Revolutionary War were influenced by women, Indigenous and enslaved people, religious dissenters and other once-overlooked Americans.

In celebration of the United States’ 245th birthday, Holton offers six surprising facts about the nation’s founding document — including that it failed to achieve its most immediate goal and that its meaning has changed from the founding to today.”

“Like the U.S. Constitution, the final version of the Declaration never uses the word “slave.” But African Americans loomed large in the first draft, written by Thomas Jefferson.

In that early draft, Jefferson’s single biggest grievance was that the mother country had first foisted enslaved Africans on white Americans and then attempted to incite them against their patriot owners. In an objection to which he gave 168 words — three times as many as any other complaint — Jefferson said George III had encouraged enslaved Americans “to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people upon whom he also obtruded them.””

https://greensboro.com/news/national/the-declaration-of-independence-wasnt-really-complaining-about-king-george-and-5-other-surprising-facts/article_1841f6ec-e306-5169-8268-4782768caaff.html

Now what Jefferson wrote:

From Citizen Wells July 3, 2019.

Slavery did not begin in the United States or original colonies.

It was an accepted condition of being conquered or bought and sold for thousands of years.

If the dumbed down people who are being used by demagogues want reparations, they should petition their African tribesmen and/or the parties who actively traded for them prior to shipment to the US such as the Portuguese, Arabs, etc.

Slavery did not start here. It ended here at the cost of many lives.

And Thomas Jefferson, who was raised in a world that accepted slavery as the norm, condemned it in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

“he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce: and that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, & murdering the people upon whom he also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.”

Jefferson’s words are powerful.

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

https://parler.com/profile/Citizenwells/posts

9 responses to “Jefferson condemned slavery in first draft of Declaration of Independence, Greensboro News Record makes no mention, Revisionist history at play

  1. “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.
    Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
    polluted vehicle.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  2. Have a Happy 4th……. Everyone?
    Kicking the can down the road

    July 4, 1946: The Philippines Gained Independence from the United States

    The 4th of July used to be considered an important national holiday in the Philippines. Not because it was the United States’ birthday, but because it was Philippine Independence Day in 1946.

    Seventy five years ago, the Philippines was recognized as an independent, sovereign country by the United States, which withdrew its authority over the archipelago as colonizer.

  3. oldsailor85+++
    AND CA RECALL NEWSOM BALLOT
    Should we put Nancy or Maxine in charge?

    On Sept. 14, California voters will be asked two questions: 1. if they want to recall Newsom, and 2. if so, who should replace him. If 50% or more of voters answer “yes” to the first question, the candidate with the most votes in question two becomes the next governor of the U.S.’s most populous state.

  4. oldsailor88

    hapnHal……..
    ………..sounds like a recipe for ANOTHER HUMAN DISASTER TO TAKE OVER. CAN CALIFORNIA AFFORD ANOTHER “NUISANCE” IN THE GOVERNOR’S CHAIR?

  5. oldsailor88

    Attorney DePerno;
    ……….Arizona had a security breach of security servers on Nov. 3. Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Hobbs KNEW about it but kept it hidden.

  6. oldsailor88

    TESTIMONY………
    ……….the arm that was holding the handgun which killed Babbit was dressed in a very dark grey suit, and was sporting a white shirt with French cuffs. This sort of attire is NOT a normal part of the uniform of a DC policeman, or WH security person. In truth it is the sort of attire you would expect to see a politician wearing. Yes on the 6th of January there was a number of politicians who were still inside of the chamber, and had barricaded the entrance. It was from a short distance behind the barricade from where the ARM HOLDING THE LARGE FRAME HANDGUN APPEARED. THE ARM WAS ENCLOSED IN EXPENSIVE SORT OF CLOTHING………more like what a politician would be dressed in.

  7. oldsailor88

    AND NOW,
    ………….America’s black folks have adopted their own National Anthem………it is called “Lift every Voice and Sing”.

  8. Reparations: Ending the Slavery blame game by Henry Louis Gates Jr., “90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans”
    http://citizenwells.net/reparations-ending-the-slavery-blame-game-by-henry-louis-gates-jr-90-percent-of-those-shipped-to-the-new-world-were-enslaved-by-africans/

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