Apparently it’s becoming a popular trend among Democrats to use commencement addresses as a means to push their flawed political views.
Recently John Kerry made a pathetic attempt to attack Donald Trump at a graduation. This was followed by Barack Obama, who used a graduation to criticize Trump’s agenda.
It seems these fading leaders don’t care much about the students and their big day. They use any pulpit as an excuse to spew their slanted, broken views. But it’s not stopping with them.
The most recent political figure to abuse a commencement speech really takes the cake. It is the most flawed, most distorted one to date.
From Independent Journal:
On Friday, the First Lady joined new graduates of City College in New York, giving the commencement address. In an effort to assure the students that they were capable of great things, she told the following story:
It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, black young women – head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the President of the United States…
While I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day… you are the fruits of their labor. Their legacy is very much your legacy.”
How many times does this woman need to play the race card? Does she have anything else to offer, besides attacking generations of dead Americans? Yeah, Michelle, American once condoned slavery. And yes, there were millions of Americans, over the course of generations, who fought to end that system and give rights to all Americans, regardless of race.
Yet, over a hundred years after that battle was won, we have a First Lady still rebuking the past. How long are you going to do that, Michelle? The people who enslaved black Americans are long gone. No one is left who wants to bring back that system. We live in a country with laws that protect against racial discrimination. Yet you still feel the need to tarnish our country with your poisoned rhetoric.
Here are some facts she neglected to share:
First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves. In addition to the slaves, the labor force consisted of local (from Maryland and Virginia) white laborers and artisans and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.
Second, the government paid the slaves who worked on the White House. While many of the surviving records only indicate payments made to their masters, at least one slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day ($31 per day in 2016 dollars).
Yes, America’s Found Fathers were hateful racists who wanted to abuse black people. Except, they weren’t.
Michelle Obama is living proof that this country was founded on good principles by good people. How else could their descendants abolish slavery and pass the Civil Rights act? How else could she be the first black First Lady as well as a successful millionaire?
She also neglected to mention the Founder Fathers weren’t as near-sighted as she claimed.
The most “glaring” point, however is that the First Lady claims that The Founders could never imagine a black person in The White House, when many specifically wanted to eliminate racial differences.
“The Deleted Passage in The Declaration of Independence” written by Thomas Jefferson is but one example, though later removed to win the signatures of southern colonies.
They knew slavery would one day be abolished and tried as much as they could to make it happen. Michelle’s blatant denial of this is evidence of her ongoing hatred for our country’s history. She only helps deepen the divide between white and black Americans when she spouts her tired ideology.
Thankfully, graduation season is coming to an end and these politicians won’t be in position of power come next year.
Source: Independent Journal