Pop Quiz on Civil War Era racist quotes.

Who said it?
A. Abraham Lincoln
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Robert E. Lee

1. “Is it not strange that the descendants of those Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the Atlantic to preserve their own freedom have always proved the most intolerant of the spiritual liberty of others?”

2. “As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life.”

3. “The Jews, as a class violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department and also department orders, are hereby expelled from the Department [of the Tennessee] within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order.”

4. “I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.”

5. “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil.”

So before you allow the mayor of New Orleans go pissing on the graves of all the dead confederate soldiers, learn your history! Young Confederates were fighting for ‘states rights’ that were on the front lines, couldn’t afford slaves, there battle cry wasn’t “For Slavery!” It was for sovereignty of the states. Just as ISIS is destroying ancient structures of antiquity, we have progressive idiots trying to do the same thing here! As a general rule, you dont go tearing down statues of the past because of you have a distorted understanding today! That goes for ISIS as well as Mitch Landrieu. So who said it?

The Correct answers: C,A,B,A,C

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