IN TODAY'S WORLD, where right is wrong and wrong is right. The New York Times has orchestrated the most-diabolical lie intended to secure a win for socialism and the devastation of the U.S.--The 1619 Project, marking the 400th anniversary of American slavery. It is designed to run through the 2020 election cycle--an effort to rewrite history and convince the uninformed that the truth of the U.S. is untrue.
The U.S. came into existence unlike any other nation in history--through the ratification of a document drafted by representatives of "We the People." By codifying into law our earlier proclamation to the world that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," our forefathers were announcing the arrival of a new era for humanity.
Brilliant solutions to the trials and errors of countless prior generations were embodied in that document. The rule of law replaced the rule of men. All citizens were equal before that law, regardless of their wealth or status. Rights would be protected, but not granted, by government, in recognition of their source as divine, not human. Government officials would serve by the will of the people, not by inheritance or privilege. Government powers were limited strictly to those listed (enumerated) in that document, and further limited by dividing them among three separate-but-equal branches, each with the ability to check the other two.
Benjamin Franklin described the Constitution itself to be "as close to perfection as to be astonishing"--but still not perfect. Ratification was followed by two centuries of amendments, and more trial and error in the continuing struggle "to form a more perfect union" by living up to those principles. During that time, the U.S. became the freest, most-prosperous nation on Earth, and the most-significant force for good of any nation in history.
Though slavery stained our nation for its first four score and seven years, nothing could be further from the truth than The New York Times' rewritten history that American heritage and development is rooted in slavery and racism.
Slavery existed everywhere for 10,000 years of civilization; we know the Egyptians had slaves, and the American Indians enslaved each other...