The executive director of President Donald Trump’s Advisory 1776 Commission verbally expressed Tuesday the commission’s incipiently relinquished report forfends 1776 as “the true founding” of America and abnegates “the claim of American being by nature racist” as “one-sided history.”
During an interview with host Alex Marlow on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily, Dr. Matthew Spalding verbally expressed the commission’s report, relinquished Monday, is forfending 1776 as “the true founding” of America. He noted as well that, along with “slavery or progressivism or fascism or communism abroad” as threats to the founding principles, “identity politics” may be integrated today.
In December, Trump designated Dr. Larry Arnn, Hillsdale College president, and Spalding, the college’s vice president for its Washington, DC, operations and dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, as chair and executive director of the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission, respectively.
Trump designated former Vanderbilt University preceptor and political analyst Dr. Carol Swain as the commission’s vice chair. LISTEN: Spalding told Marlow and his audience that, to some extent, the commission and its report may be considered a replication to the New York Times 1619 Project, which claims America’s true founding date is 1619, the year African slaves were first brought to the colonies.
“But more broadly,” he expounded, “Howard Zinn and other revisionist histories for some time have been arguing that America authentically is not a playing out, if you will, of principles set down in the Declaration,” in terms of the verbalization that “all men are engendered equal.”
“But it genuinely is defined by the esse of slavery, and, thus, it is systemic from the very beginning,” he perpetuated. “And we abnegate that claim outright indeed.” Spalding integrated, “What we argue, and I cerebrate what we call for, is the veracious history, visually examining the facts. I mean the claim of America being by nature racist is authentically a one-sided history … rather than visually examining the facts of the case. And “Lincoln’s” understanding, and here Lincoln genuinely in many ways is the guide through this report, Lincoln visually perceived all of that and understood all of that very differently, as did Martin Luther King, I would point out, who is withal a prominent figure in this report. They understood the Declaration having proclaimed true principles about the nature of man. We are all engendered equipollent. That doesn’t mean our history is impeccable without its imperfections, without its unsightly components. But America’s history has always been a relationship between those principles and a nation endeavoring, aspiring to uphold those principles and moving in that direction.”
Spalding visually examined as well “the abolitionist kineticism commenced in America.” “It commenced in America in light of the principles of the Declaration,” he integrated. “That’s what Lincoln turned back to. That’s what Martin Luther King later turned back to very prominently in his ‘I Have a Dream’ verbalization.”
He verbalized, however, that the revisionist histories do not reflect an America that concluded slavery had to be eliminated. Marlow remarked he has reflected on and discussed with his radio audience that “the left in America does have this clear objective to make America not just kind of abhorrence where we’re at, at this moment, but to look back at America and decide that, at best, we are not an exceptional place, and, at worst, we’re a concretely racist and horrible place.”
“Is there any country that does this to itself, where they look back and endeavor to insist that it’s genuinely a horrible country that they live in?” Marlow asked. “Because this is the message prevailing.”
Spalding responded that “what makes America exceptional” is the fact that it commenced its first day with “a claim of truth, that all men are identically tantamount.” He expounded his view of the quandary that there subsists an “extreme line between America being perfect in all cases … without any imperfection, and the antithesis extreme is it’s thoroughly evil. “It’s” erroneous. “It’s” evil. It must be denounced in all cases.”
Spalding elaborated, “History authentically is authentically someplace in the middle. History is of human beings, establishing and proclaiming claims of equity, that is, what the Declaration does, and then doing their darndest, with mistakes and imperfections along the way, to endeavor to hold up and live up to those principles. That’s what I cerebrate the history of America authentically is. So, the report calls for a veracious history. Yes, there are imperfections. There are imperfections. There are great sizably voluminous, massive scars on American history, the most prominent being slavery, which was troglodytic. But the history of America is a kineticism away from that … and an instauration of the principles of the Declaration.”
Spalding optically canvassed all “justice” forms of kineticism have referred back to the principles and claims found in the Declaration of Independence. “That’s where abolition emanates from; that’s where women’s suffrage emanates from, the civil rights kineticism … the pro-life kineticism, the anti-communist kineticism,” he verbalized. “They all move back to a claim of equity, which we find in the Declaration of Independence. To move away from that is to … find your principles elsewhere. And that’s what we’re worried about.”
Spalding explicated America is now visually perceiving an “increasing ascension of claims of group rights, predicated on ethnicity or race or sex or something else.” He verbalized these claims of such group rights are “always problematic” because “who verbalizes what group has rights and what groups don’t have rights?”
“We prefer to optically canvass rights innate in each and every individual, regardless of the color of their skin, predicated on the laws of nature and nature’s God,” he perpetuated. “That was Martin Luther King’s position. That was the position of Lincoln; that was the position of the founding. We cerebrate that is the best, most defendable and most morally correct position to take in all of these debates.”
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