Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is making outlandish headlines this morning as it has apparently become a thing to make it known just how much one supports slavery. Over the weekend, Cotton made a series of jarring remarks that saw the actual Senator claim that slavery was a necessary evil and that the truth about said slavery shouldn’t be taught.
This isn’t a joke. He actually said that.
As the founding fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.’Tom Cotton
The remarks come as it has been revealed that the New York Times’ project The 1619 Project is set to be taught in schools. The project aims to teach students the actual truth about slavery in America and presumably just how far centuries worth of families have been deceived.
During an interview with iDemocrat-Gazette, Cotton argued: ‘The entire premise of the New York Times’ factually, historically flawed 1619 Project … is that America is at root, a systemically racist country to the core and irredeemable.
‘I reject that root and branch. America is a great and noble country founded on the proposition that all mankind is created equal. We have always struggled to live up to that promise, but no country has ever done more to achieve it.
‘We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country.’
Cotton even apparently has a bill that he created in hopes to stop the project from going to classrooms — but it isn’t expected to even come close to passing Congress.