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Re: Legal decolonization
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2022, 09:50:16 pm »
Finally some American radicalism:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/constitution-literally-written-slaveowners-why-203000305.html

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The Constitution Was Literally Written By Slaveowners. Why Is America Obsessed With Upholding It?

Last week, the Supreme Court eviscerated a woman’s right to abortion, undermined Miranda rights, expanded gun rights and allowed border patrol agents to operate with even further impunity. Today, it ruled that a former Washington state high school football coach can pray on the field immediately after games—regardless of the religious backgrounds of the students.
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The primary authors consisted of: John Adams, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The last two men on that list owned slaves. How can this set of laws still guide a nation when it was concocted by white men who looked at Black people as property and not as human?
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It’s clear that the right will continue to twist and contort anything they can to carry out their agenda—an agenda that has and will always harm this country’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations. And honestly, the Constitution will always be a hell of an excuse to oppress Black folks on behalf of white supremacy.