The question has always been whether this is just clueless, cowardice, or a deliberate attempt to use hostility to minorities as a political tactic.
Well now the man who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in history is saying that, "The people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing."
This can only be deliberate pandering to racists.
Even I know, and I was not a history major, that Thomas Jefferson actually put condemnations of slavery and the slave trade in the first drafts of the constitution.
Whether he is a racist in his heart, like Jesse Helms, or merely a political opportunist who has chosen racism as a political ploy, like Strom Thurmond and George Wallace, it does not matter.
Pete Buttigieg is a racist politician, even if he is not a racist man: (Though he might be personally racist as well)
Once again, South Bend, Ind. mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg finds himself under the microscope and under fire for recently unearthed video of him saying something trash.
Well, now Buttigieg is up against it again; this time for an old clip from his appearance on a children’s public television show in 2014.
“Similarly, the amendment process—they were wise enough to realize that they didn’t have all of the answers and that some things would change. A good example of this is something like slavery—or civil rights. It’s an embarrassing thing to admit, but the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing and did not respect civil rights.”
Oh Jesus Christ, Pete.
First of all, if they “did not respect civil rights” I think it’s safe to say that they knew when they were doing a bad thing, they just didn’t care.
In fact, writer Aleia Woods of NewsOne did a fine job of pointing out a direct refutation of this Buttigieg’s statement by one of the framers himself. [This is in addition to my aforementioned example of Thomas Jefferson]
This man is a moral and political disaster.In fact, James Madison, one of the “people who wrote the Constitution” and owned as many as 118 slaves, according to White House History, admitted to knowing just how immoral and barbaric slavery was. He referred to slavery as a “dreadful calamity” in a private letter written to Frances Wright in 1825.
“The magnitude of this evil among us is so deeply felt, and so universally acknowledged, that no merit could be greater than that of devising a satisfactory remedy for it,” he wrote, according to the Founders Archive.