Arizona Rep.: Blacks Better Off as Slaves
Current policy killing community, GOP's Trent Franks says
By Will McCahill, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 9:02 PM CST
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, with a staff member.   (House.gov)

(Newser) – Asked today by a conservative blogger about the role of race in the hyper-partisan, talk-radio-addled atmosphere in Washington, Republican Rep. Trent Franks took the opportunity to say that he thinks African Americans were better off under slavery. Go here for the full interview. Some excerpts:

Slavery “is a crushing mark on America’s soul,” the Arizonan tells Mike Stark. “And yet today, half of all black children are aborted. Half of all black children are aborted. Far more of the African American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by the policies of slavery. And I think, ‘What does it take to get us to wake up?’”

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DevilsAdvocate
Mar 2, 2010 1:22 PM CST
If Obama said the same thing, everyone would be awestruck at his infinite wisdom. Get real people. The man is saying that "genocide is worse that slavery", if you can't grasp that concept, then google it. THE AGENCIES THAT CLAIM TO SUPPORT BLACK RIGHTS ARE THE ONES OPPRESSING THEM! to name a few, ACLU, NAACP, ACORN, PROGRESSIVES LIKE OBAMA, SOROS, EMMANUEL, PELOIS, etc... Watch out people! WAKE UP!!!! All of your rights and liberties are being stripped away from you on a daily basis! You just don't realize it and don't care!!!! IT IS YOUR SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT THAT IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY, OUR ECONOMY, OUR CHILDREN, OUR DEMOCRACY. How much do you get per month in FOOD STAMPS? CASH ASSISTANCE? HOUSING? CHILDCARE? UNEMPLOYMENT? Where do you think all of that money is coming from? Seriously. Where? Why do you think you get paid less but everything costs more? THE PROGRESSIVES ARE TRYING TO BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS WE WILL ALL BE F***ED! WAKE UP NOW PEOPLE! WE ARE ALL ONE PEOPLE, ONE COUNTRY, ONE LOVE. "Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One love) So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song) Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation" Bob Marley
Molotov
Mar 1, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Time for Newser to tell the WHOLE story. He wasn't promoting slavery, he condemned it! He clearly stated that black genocide today is worse than black slavery. And he's right!
Count-Spatula
Feb 28, 2010 7:54 PM CST
He looks inbred. Even his mom and dad (who were apparently brother and sister) went ahead and had their baby.