You may have heard that some people on the left want to erase the parts of American history they don’t like. Some college campuses are even removing statues of historical figures over this.
Condoleezza Rice was asked about this on FOX and Friends and gave a fantastic answer.
‘Sanitizing History’: Condoleezza Rice Slams Attempts to Remove Slave Owners’ Monuments
Host Brian Kilmeade noted that Rice started out her new book, “Democracy,” by writing about the U.S. Constitution. He wondered, “As an African-American woman, do you see yourself in this constitution? Do you think that, when we look at nine of our first twelve presidents as slave owners, should we start taking their statues down and say, we’re embarrassed by you?”
Rice replied, “I’m a firm believer in keep your history before you. And so, I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners.”
The former secretary of state continued, “I want us to have to look at the names and recognize what they did; and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.”
The guest acknowledged that the Constitution “originally counted my ancestors as three-fifths of a man.” But she quickly pointed out that “the story of America….ultimately has been Americans claiming those institutions for themselves and expanding the definition of ‘we the people’.”
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She’s absolutely right.