Twitter reminds GOP senator of American slavery after complaining about founding fathers
Dean Obeidallah asked if Indiana Senator Mike Braun wanted “back to slavery and that white men don’t vote too?” “
Indiana Senator Mike Braun received a brief history lesson on Twitter Sunday after Republican lawmaker declared in a tweet, “The founders never wanted the federal government to grow to this size.”
From the Senate Chamber, Braun spoke of being an entrepreneur and said, “I don’t think the founders ever intended to develop a government like this for us, that despite all the good political intentions that we want to set up, for where we do it by borrowing money.
He tweeted his speech Sunday afternoon, hours after his first denunciation of the size of the federal government.
Radio host Dean Obeidallah Noted on Twitter, “The founders only intended to allow white males who owned property to vote. The Founders enshrined slavery in the original Constitution with the runaway slave clause and the three-fifths compromise. Does GOP Sen Braun want to go back to slavery and don’t white men vote too ?! “
Another user trained Braun, saying, “They designed 13 colonies, none of which extended more than a few hundred miles from the Atlantic. They thought women were property and only bothered to count 3/5 of whole black bodies. Leaching was always a thing too. Surprise: the world has changed for 250 years.
Another detractor wrote, “Given how many times their framework has already been amended and ratified, who even cares what they wanted 250 years ago?” “
“They are not prophets. They are not even our owners, ”he continued. “This is our home. Let’s build America for the generations of today and tomorrow… not for our ghosts.
“A lot of things they never took into account,” argued another Twitter user. “The Internet. Cyber security. Abolition of slavery. Women’s suffrage. Maybe we should use our big boy brains and start to recognize that they gave us a solid framework to guide us then that we are working towards a fair and free society for all.
February 1986 New York Times Magazine article appropriately titled “What the Founding Fathers Intended?” ” written by Irving Kaufman, former chief justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, said: “The founding fathers focused not on idiosyncrasies but on principles, such as the need in a democracy for the people. to engage in a free and solid speech.
A Twitter user summed up the most common response to Braun’s comments, writing, “The founders never intended to do a lot of things, including ending slavery or women with rights, maybe stop using ‘the founders’ as an excuse and start lending. pay attention to current reality. “
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