Rep Waters rants Declaration of Independence only applies to WHITE MEN

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 weeks ago  •  17 comments

By:   Katelyn Caralle (MSN)

Rep Waters rants Declaration of Independence only applies to WHITE MEN
Maxine Waters went on an anti-American rant in a July 4 Twitter post where she claim the creeds laid out in the Declaration of Independence didn't give 'equal rights' to black people or women.

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Maxine Waters went on an anti-American rant in a July 4 Twitter post where she claim the creeds laid out in the Declaration of Independence didn't give 'equal rights' to black people or women.

'July 4th... & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn't it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved?' the California congresswoman lamented in an Independence Day tweet.

'They weren't thinking about us then, but we're thinking about us now!' Waters proclaimed.

She went on to say that current laws are still suppressing certain communities from being equal to others, including voting laws and the rise in police brutality against black people.

Waters, 82, said that while the Declaration of Independence says 'we hold these truths to be 'self-evident' that all men are created equal, the nation is not reflecting that because '17 states have enacted voter suppression laws' and the 'Supreme Court gutted Sec. 5 of the Voting Rights Act'.

She also posted in her thread a list of black people who died at the hands of law enforcement: 'George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice'.

'Need I say more? #July4' she concluded along with a hashtag for the American holiday celebrating the day independence was declared from Great Britain.

© Provided by Daily Mail The California congresswoman said the document is inherently only saying all white men are equal, not minorities or women © Provided by Daily Mail

Waters, a progressive, black congresswoman, has represented her southern California district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1991.

Critiques of the U.S. on arguably one of the most pro-American days in the nation were also launched by freshman Representative Cori Bush - a new member of the so-called 'squad' of progressive lawmakers, which includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.

Bush, who represents Missouri's 1st congressional district, claimed Sunday that Independence Day is only a holiday for white people.

'When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they're referring to is for white people,' the congresswoman tweeted. 'This land is stolen land and Black people still aren't free.'

© Provided by Daily Mail Missouri congresswoman Cori Bush also criticized the Fourth of July on social media, claiming it's only a holiday for white Americans because they are the only ones who are 'free'

President Joe Biden touched on some of what Water and Cush tweeted during his Fourth of July speech from the South Lawn of the White House to a crowd of first responders and military members and their family.

'I've long said America is unique,' Biden said during his speech Sunday evening. 'Unlike every other nation on Earth, we were founded on an idea. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all people are created equal and have right, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'

'And while we have never fully lived up to the words but we never give up on them,' he assured. 'They continue to animate us and remind us at our best, we as Americans believe in honor and dignity. Treat everyone with dignity and respect, giving hate no safe harbor.'

'We are part of something so much bigger than ourselves. We stand as a beacon to the world. It's a code uniquely American, it's who we are,' the president said.

© Provided by Daily Mail President Joe Biden touched on some of these criticisms during his July 4 speech on the South Lawn of the White House, claiming 'we have never fully lived up to the words' that 'all men are created equal'

He also alluded to Republicans blocking the For the People voting rights bill, which progressive Democrats claim would make it more accessible for minority and poorer communities to cast their ballot.

Biden said during his remarks that Americans should have 'the right to vote and have that vote counted', which garnered a loud cheer from the hundreds gathered on the South Lawn.

Democrats claim that the American voting system is systematically racist and tries to stifle the black vote. Republicans say any voting bill needs to include voter ID laws so individuals can easily prove that they are eligible to vote in every election.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Isn't Maxine a real hoot?!?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Texan1211 @1    4 weeks ago

Yes, sadly she is.  She was trying to rival the idiocy of Rep. Bush yesterday!  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    4 weeks ago

People like her and the Squad will be one of the reasons Dems lose the House in 2022.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

Looking at 1776, I think what Waters said is true. The signers certainly weren’t trying to extend equal rights to women or black people at the time. But if she is trying to equate the situation in 1776 to today, then she’s insane.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tacos! @2    4 weeks ago

I'll go with option #2. That woman is a loon!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Tacos! @2    4 weeks ago

And this was/is true also????

has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

After the Indians lost over 40M+ in population to the "white world", who is merciless????

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  1stwarrior @2.2    4 weeks ago
After the Indians lost over 40M+ in population to the "white world", who is merciless????

I’m not going to diminish conflict between Europeans and natives, but neither should we exaggerate them. If native deaths were 40 million, it was because of disease - something that was inevitable. 

From 1775 to 1783, the military of forces of the United States, France, and the British Empire, who were at war with each other, and met in large groups on open fields only managed to kill about 6,800 Americans, while another 17,000 or so died of disease. Similarly, the British lost about 24,000 and again, it’s safe to assume that most of those were from disease.

From 1860 to 1865, the military forces of the United States and the Confederacy actively tried to kill each other in large numbers, every day, using state of the art rifles, cannon, explosives, and machine gun (Gatling) and still only managed to kill a little over 640,000 people - a third of whom still died of disease. 

At the rate of lethality evidenced in the Civil War, the United States military of that time would have to keep up that pace for 100 years to get anywhere close to 40 million killed.

Even at their most ferocious, the white powers were simply incapable of killing 40 million Native Americans on purpose.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  Tacos! @2.2.1    4 weeks ago

Crickets ......

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Rarely do we see "conservatives" worry about racism, except when they are calling people of color racist. 

When the only thing you have to say about racism is that you personally are not guilty of it , you might as well not say anything at all. 

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1  JBB  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

There is a very easy way for white people to escape the terrible fate of being falsely accused of secretly being racist scumbags. Do not be racist scumbags.

This will be especially difficult for white people who were born and bred in racist conclaves surrounded by racist friends and family. Who are casually racist, always have been and never intended on changing...

Too Bad!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1    4 weeks ago
There is a very easy way for white people to escape the terrible fate of being falsely accused of secretly being racist scumbags. Do not be racist scumbags.

Nope, that doesn't work because there is almost always some idiot who will still call us that no matter what.

Fuck 'em.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1.2  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

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Texan1211
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3.1.3  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

if you are trying to call me a racist, be a fucking man about it and do it instead of pussyfooting around it. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.4  bugsy  replied to  JBB @3.1    4 weeks ago
falsely accused of secretly being racist scumbags.

Falsely accused of being secret racists?

Hell, most leftists on here come right out and cal those on the right racist for 2 reasons,

1, It is the losing arguments first go to, and,

2. they only do it because the post is normally something they simply disagree with,

There is one loon leftist on here that openly calls us fascist, but because he doesn't do it by name, he gets away with it.

Most leftists don't hide their hatred,

 
 
 
JBB
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4  JBB    4 weeks ago

True, the "Freedom" proclaimed by The Declaration of Independence only applied to white men in 1776.

It certainly didn't apply to women, Natives or slaves!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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5  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

If she actually believed this, she and others who make claims like her would leave for a country they could be "free" in. But they don't because they are rich and powerful here.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Masters Principal
6  Sparty On    4 weeks ago

At least she gave back James Browns hairdo ....

 
 
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