The Left's Contempt for America: Left-Right Differences, Part VI Dennis Prager | Jul 28, 2015
Every year for the past 67 years, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner has been the major fundraising event for the Connecticut State Democratic Party. Not anymore. The party unanimously voted to drop the two Democratic presidents' names because they were slaveholders.
That is the way the Left sees American history.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document that articulated the principle of human rights endowed by the Creator (thereby ultimately ensuring the end of slavery) and led to the establishment of the country that has served as the beacon of hope for people of every race and ethnicity -- more black Africans have voluntarily emigrated to the United States to seek liberty and opportunity than came to America as slaves. But that is not how the Left views Jefferson or America.
Conservatives view America as President Abraham Lincoln viewed it -- as the "Last Best Hope of Earth." But the further left one goes the more negative the assessment of America today, as well as historically. View Full Article