Freedom from slavery: So how many slaves came to the New World from Africa and what can the Democrats and Republicans do today?
Well how about that — only a tiny percentage of slaves came from Africa to the New World. About 388,00 total. A tiny percentage of the total.
According to PBS.org and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. Only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s right: a tiny percentage.
Today in Africa there are an estimated 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery. The population of Africa 2017 is 1,256,268,025.
Now’s the time for Republicans to schedule votes. Even though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not have 60 Senate candidates the Republicans can use Democrat “no” positions to huge effect in their races.
Now — two months from mid-term elections — is the time for you to speak out in support of I.C.E. and to de-fund “sanctuary cities”.
Every good Republican has a tank…. part of the right to bear arms …so says MSNBC Chris Matthews.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews said Republicans were “fanatics” on guns and that they even supported private ownership of tanks.
Chris Matthews added, “Well you know what the Republican’s says in their platform that the right to bear arms precedes the Constitution. It’s a God-given sort of theological right. They treat this like religion. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s a religious, essential notion to them that everybody should have any kind of gun they want, any—a bazooka, a tank. They never put a limit on it, ever.”
Firenze Sage responds: Yes, Chris, it is an unalienable right to defend oneself against the govt so as to protect your right to say stupid things.