To the Editor:
To the world, America was a beacon of light, giving hope, prosperity and freedom to all who came to the shores of this great nation.
Today, Americans watch our statues being removed in most of the Southern states. Some claim these people were slave owners and should not be seen by the public, yet most, if not all, were Christians.
History shows us that the Northern states had as many or more black slaves than the Southern states, and the Northern states were taxing the South 20 percent. Lincoln was going to add another 20 percent tax, which would have bankrupted the south.
Most people learned from our past by studying history, but this is a movement. It is not about slavery in America; it’s about eliminating Christianity, and anything that resembles Christianity. Ignorance in our country is at its lowest level when it comes to American history. Our public schools used to teach civics; then they changed to teaching Social Studies some years ago.
If slavery was an issue, then the first slave owner in America was a black tobacco farmer named Anthony Johnson. North Carolina’s largest slave holder in 1860 was a black plantation owner named William Ellison. American Indians owned thousands of black slaves, and in 1830 there were 3,775 free black people who owned 12,740 black slaves.
Where do you think the term “red neck” came from? It came from white slaves in America. Read the book “They Were White and They Were Slaves.” If you think Lincoln was so great, read the book “The Real Lincoln,” by Dilorenzo, and another book, “Lincoln’s Marxists.”
Communism started in 1848, and was an issue in the Civil War. Karl Marx supported Lincoln because he pushed for a centralized government, which enacted the nation’s first personal income tax.
Rev. Duane L. Wildie