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Republican Legislator Says ‘Slavery Was A Blessing In Disguise’

Posted by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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Republican Legislator Says ‘Slavery Was A Blessing In Disguise’

October 5, 2012
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Jon Hubbard is a Republican in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He’s also the author of a new book entitled, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. The book has a number of racially-charged statements, such as, “slavery is a blessing in disguise,” “integration was a mistake because African-Americans are lazy and not ambitious,” and that “immigration is going to lead to a Hitler-esque extermination process.”

Huffington Post reports:

Regarding slavery, Hubbard wrote:

“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)

On the subject of school integration, Hubbard described black students as having a “a lack of discipline and ambition,” which he said has hurt the entire educational system.


Hubbard also tackled immigration and said that Christians in America are in a similar position to that of Germans during Hitler’s rise to power.

“… the immigration issue, both legal and illegal … will lead to planned wars or extermination. Although now this seems to be barbaric and uncivilized, it will at some point become as necessary as eating and breathing.” (Page 9)

Hubbard declined to comment on the book when contacted by The Huffington Post, saying that he did not have time.

Here are some more choice excerpts seen at the Arkansas Times:

If you think slavery was bad, you should have seen Africa:

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.”“Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?” (Pages 93 and 189)

Black people are ignorant:

“Wouldn’t life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?” (Page 184)

Integration was bad for white people:

“… 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.” (Page 27)

Don’t forget Nazi Germany.

“American Christians are assuming a similar stance as did the citizens of Germany during Hitler’s rise to power.” (Page 158)

The ignorance and hatred behind these statements is simply amazing; who in their right mind would have even begun to think that these are worth publishing? If this man gets another term, I will be astounded.

This has no place in politics or, indeed, in America. This type of bigoted nonsense is one of the things that so damages the reputation of the Republican Party with regard to race. Hopefully his constituency and political party abandon him.

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yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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Interesting how 1 obscure state legislator can speak for all Republicans......

 

radioheid
by Libertarian on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, once served as a Republican legislator in the state of Louisiana. 

Lotta that sort in the GOP. Not to say Democrats are without fault...but Democrat scandals tend to revolve around so-called "moral" issues like sex, not racism, sexism and bigotry.


"Roger that. Over."

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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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OMG it's hard to believe someone can call slavery a blessing. Wish there was some kind of time machine, so we could send this asshole back in 1700s where he belongs
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shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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But he apparently DID, YSK, because a majority of people voted for him. That is what is disturbing.


Quoting yourspecialkid:

Interesting how 1 obscure state legislator can speak for all Republicans......


 


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tessaloveof3
by Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM

You are completely incorrect.  Fred Phelps has not been in the Lousiana legislature and has exclusively ran for office as a Democrat.

Quoting radioheid:

Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, once served as a Republican legislator in the state of Louisiana. 

Lotta that sort in the GOP. Not to say Democrats are without fault...but Democrat scandals tend to revolve around so-called "moral" issues like sex, not racism, sexism and bigotry.


futureshock
by Ruby Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM


Quoting yourspecialkid:

Interesting how 1 obscure state legislator can speak for all Republicans......

 

I bet there are plenty of Republicans who agree with him on many of those points.

mrsjksimmons
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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Forget about party politics for a minute and just let it soak in that in this day day and age, someone actually believes that. Someone actually wrote A WHOLE BOOK saying this crap. My jaw dropped and my eyebrows were trying to take up residence in my hairline.

SEEKEROFSHELLS
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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 When you send him back, give him the " blessing" of slavery. Make him a slave. Let him live that blessing. GEEZ

Quoting annabl1970:

OMG it's hard to believe someone can call slavery a blessing. Wish there was some kind of time machine, so we could send this asshole back in 1700s where he belongs


annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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Oh yes, that would be perfect!!!

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 When you send him back, give him the " blessing" of slavery. Make him a slave. Let him live that blessing. GEEZ

Quoting annabl1970:

OMG it's hard to believe someone can call slavery a blessing. Wish there was some kind of time machine, so we could send this asshole back in 1700s where he belongs

 


shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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They had to. They're the ones who voted him in.


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting yourspecialkid:

Interesting how 1 obscure state legislator can speak for all Republicans......


 

I bet there are plenty of Republicans who agree with him on many of those points.


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