The Left will never cease to take their race baiting stupidity to new heights — as seen here. This Louisiana representative wants to prevent children from reciting the Declaration of Independence because she claims it was racist. Do you agree with her?
A Louisiana lawmaker argued against a bill requiring public school students to recite excerpts from the Declaration of Independence because ‘only Caucasians were free’ at the time it was penned.
While the Declaration of Independence states ‘all men are created equal’, it took nearly a century later before the 15th amendment allowed men regardless of ‘race, color, or previous condition of servitude’ to vote.
Barbara Norton said it was ‘unfair’ to require children to recite the founding document, given it was written when slavery was still widespread.
Republican representative Valarie Hodges shelved the bill, which required public school students in grades four, five and six to recite a passage every day.
During a debate in the Louisiana House of Representatives, Norton said: ‘For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians were free.
‘And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence, I think it’s a little bit unfair.’
She suggested the founding fathers were hypocritical and said it was unfair ‘to ask those children to recite something that’s not the truth’.
According to the Advocate, the bill would have required students between the fourth and sixth grades to recite the passage: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…
Norton and another representative Patricia Haynes Smith, also argued against the bill since it bears resemblance to the literacy tests used to disenfranchise black people during the Jim Crow era.
Read more: Daily Mail