Last year, The New York Times launched the controversial and highly-publicized 1619 Project in an attempt to rewrite the history of the United States. The stated goal of the project was to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequence of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
The lead author of the project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her revisionist history project. Her fake history series is now being taught in 3,500 schools across all 50 states. Students are being taught that there are no redeeming qualities about the American founding and that this is a horrible, oppressive, racist country. Fortunately, President Trump has vowed to defund those who teach this garbage.
In the first installment of the project, Nikole Hannah Jones laid out the central theme of the series by writing: “Conveniently left out of our founding mythology is the fact that one of the primary reasons some of the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery… this nation was founded not as a democracy but as a slavocracy.”
Now Hannah-Jones has said that America isn’t an “exceptional nation” and that Founders didn’t believe “in democracy.”
Daily Wire reported, “New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the 1619 Project, said that the United States is ‘not an exceptional nation’ and that the Founding Fathers actually ‘did not believe in democracy.’
I don’t think we’re an exceptional nation. I think that’s ludicrous for any nation to make that claim, and we certainly cannot make that claim,’ she said, as reported by Fox News. ‘We’re a nation founded on genocide, and chattel slavery, and classism, and gender discrimination…
The fight over the 1619 Project is not about history. It is about memory,’ she tweeted. ‘I’ve always said that the 1619 Project is not a history. It is a work of journalism that explicitly seeks to challenge the national narrative and, therefore, the national memory. The project has always been as much about the present as it is the past.’”
I’ve always said that the 1619 Project is not a history. It is a work of journalism that explicitly seeks to challenge the national narrative and, therefore, the national memory. The project has always been as much about the present as it is the past.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) July 27, 2020
Now, Hannah-Jones is right about one thing: the Founders didn’t believe in a pure democracy, and for good reason. They were afraid of an angry mob that would appeal to the lowest common denominator and spark outrage that would allow the election of a dictator and the elimination of all the principles for which they fought a revolution to win.
Seems like they were onto something, doesn’t it? If you don’t believe me, look at Portland, Seattle, Rochester, New York City, and Washington DC over the past few months. Imagine if this was a pure democracy and those angry rioters convinced enough Americans to vote for their people. Thank God the Founders had such wisdom, or the mob might get their way.
As far as America not being an “exceptional nation,” tell that to the nations that no longer live under tyranny thanks to the sacrifice of American blood, treasure, and honor. Without the example of American free-market enterprise system, billions would still be living in extreme poverty.
America’s Founders sadly failed to live up to the words in the Declaration of Independence at times, but those words and the principles enshrined in the Constitution would inspire future Civil Rights leaders and millions of other Americans to finally cash that blank check of freedom.
Life, liberty, and property rights were a radical idea—in the positive sense—when they were established by the Founders. Never in human history had a Republican experiment been undertaken by a nation like that which was undertaken by the early Americans.
If Nikole Hannah-Jones and the mob have their way, that experiment will end, and the world will suffer, not just Americans. As America goes, so goes the world. If the light of liberty is extinguished in America, there is nowhere else for freedom to reign.