Wait…, Pete who…, what?
According to Leah Simpson for The DailyMail.com, “Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg [pronounced “Booty-gag,” I believe] fully supports erasing the names of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from titles of prestigious annual political dinners around the country, due to their slave-owning history.”
“The Indiana politician shared his view on The Hugh Hewitt Show Friday after the radio host asked if Jefferson-Jackson dinners should be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves.”
‘“Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do,’ Buttigieg said ahead of his June 15 appearance at the event that is now named the Blue Commonwealth Dinner in his state.”
“He told The Hugh Hewitt Show Friday that ‘Jefferson is more problematic’ than Jackson.”
Oh…, so Thomas Jefferson is “more problematic” in your eyes, huh, Mr. “Booty-gag?”
Please allow me to remind you about a few things regarding Thomas Jefferson?
First of all, he lived over 200 years ago (1743-1826)!
Things were a little different over 200 years ago.
I think we need to put Thomas Jefferson and his life “in context.”
Thomas Hobbes said, “Life was still nasty, brutish, and short” in 1800. The average life expectancy was only about 37 years. A typical day was filled with hard work of every sort. People worked six days a week and went to church on Sunday. They mostly dealt with illnesses by dying. They ate meat and grains and vegetables and whatever they could grow and kill.
There was no electricity, no running water, no educational system, no “health care” and no “social security.”
There was no way to get around, on land, besides walking or with the help of a horse.
I doubt that our friend Pete would even have lasted very long.
It was during these times that Thomas Jefferson managed to become an architect, a lawyer, the principal author of The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, one of the founding fathers of our country, a diplomat under George Washington, the second vice president of the United States from 1797 to 1801, and the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
During the American Revolution, he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration of Independence, he served as the second Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, during the American Revolutionary War. He became the United States Minister to France in May 1785, and subsequently the nation’s first secretary of state under President George Washington from 1790 to 1793.
It’s a shame that the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, which is about 60 miles east of Chicago, with just over 100,000 residents, and ranked 301st in the country in population, has such issues with someone “like” Thomas Jefferson.
Like they say in the world of sports, Pete Buttigieg would not be qualified to carry Thomas Jefferson’s jock!
Thomas Jefferson was a product of his times, Pete. Jefferson having slaves at the time wasn’t anything personal. It was what it was, that’s all.
If it weren’t for men like Jefferson, who established the absolute miracle of a country called The United States, you wouldn’t be able to stand there criticizing him. In fact, you’d probably be a slave yourself, or at the very best a peon, working your life away based on the wishes of your masters.
“Buttigieg said the disassociation of Jefferson’s name was more of a pressing matter across the United States.”
‘“Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor,’ he said.”
It’s too bad we all have not “evolved” to such an elite level as yourself Mr. Buttigieg!”
Right now, America is still a free country and we all get to choose who we choose to honor. You can choose to honor whoever you feel is worthy of your admiration, Pete…, you know…, people like Madonna, Cher, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg…, but as for me, I’ll stick with Thomas Jefferson as someone deserving of our admiration and appreciation.
“However he regards the move as a way to not only acknowledge the damage of the enslavement of people but to make it clear racism still thrives in America.”
I wouldn’t say “racism is thriving in America,” although the democrats sure do love to promote it. Racism is actually a cottage industry for many liberals.
Racism obviously exists though, and it always will exist to some extent.
For most people back in Jefferson’s era, slavery wasn’t about racism, however, it was about business.
From The Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson
Buttiġieġ is a Maltese surname, derived from an Arabic word, meaning chicken owner, or in this case “chicken sh#t.”
Mayor Buttigieg has bad-mouthed Thomas Jefferson on race, but according to Wikipedia, “In 2012, Buttigieg demoted South Bend police chief Darryl Boykins (the city’s first ever African American police chief) after a federal investigation found that the police department had improperly recorded telephone calls. He also fired the police department’s communications director, who had ‘discovered the recordings but continued to record the line at Boykins’ command.’ The police communications director alleged that the recordings captured four senior police officers making racist remarks and discussing illegal acts. Boykins sued the city for racial discrimination over being demoted by the mayor [Mayor Buttigieg], arguing that the taping policy existed under previous police chiefs, who were white…, resulting in the city’s spending over $800,000 on out-of-court settlements.
Hmmm…, that sounds like a racist type issue there Mr. Mayor. And you must have been guilty since you opted to settle for over $800,000. And not of your own money, of course, but with money from the hardworking taxpayers of your fair city.
Typical liberal hypocrisy on display…, again.
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