Roy Moore Reminds Us When America Was “Great”

Moore RoyIt was during the era of slavery.

Read all about in this piece at VOX.

A taste:

Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves.

This is not a joke or exaggeration. When asked earlier this year when America was last great, Moore acknowledged, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the country had a history of racial tensions. Then he answered the question: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another. … Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

The quote comes from a Los Angeles Times report published in September, but it was recently resurfaced by a viral tweet from former Obama administration official Eric Columbus.

There are so many problems with this remark that it’s hard to know where to start.

Read the entire piece here.

One thought on “Roy Moore Reminds Us When America Was “Great”

  1. So we’re going back to slavery? Just curious, instead of the traditional racial model for slavery, will maybe Mr. Moore be volunteering himself and his family to kick off the new slave class? I mean, if he’s so keen on slavery, it would be awfully auspicious for him to get the ball rolling, to remind us all how wonderful slavery really was.

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