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AOC Gets Schooled After Totally Botching History of Slavery, Forced To Walk Back Statements

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esterday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the bizarre case for Washington D.C. statehood because, according to her, residents don’t have “the right to vote.”

That’s a lie, of course, and people let her know it.

“DC was the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved,” AOC tweeted.

“It’s where Black Americans fled the tyranny of slavery & towards greater freedom, to DC. Yet today it’s where 2nd class citizenship reigns, and the right to vote is denied,” she continued.

“It’s time to recognize DC statehood.”

 Then, this morning, AOC was forced to defend A SECOND LIE that had nothing to do with statehood. Remember, she also claimed in that original tweet that DC was the first territory in the United States to free slaves.

That’s false. The Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in all territory belonging to the United States in 1787.

The Northwest Territory would become the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin (all free states).

From the Northwest Ordinance:

Art. 6. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted: Provided, always, that any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original states, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.

This act was passed by Congress, making it–and NOT DC–“the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved.”

But AOC double-downed on her lie when she tweeted out this message this morning:

“The right is pushing back on this. To clarify in 280 chars, DC was the first area where enslaved people were freed by the US government,” she tweeted.

“It was enacted by the Compensation Emancipation Act of 1862.”

Then, she immediately followed that message up with yet A THIRD AND A FOURTH LIE:

“(Certain localities and municipalities did pursue abolition earlier, but none were federally recognized.)”

The first part of that statement about “certain localities and municipalities” is wrong because it wasn’t local communities and “municipalities” that “pursued” abolition.

Ummmm, they’re called STATES, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. And they didn’t just pursue abolition, but actually accomplished it. And long before 1862.

At the beginning of the American Revolution, all 13 of the original states had slavery under their laws (this was because they were still ruled by Great Britain). But by the end of the American Founding period, 8 of those 13 states had proceeded to abolish slavery either immediately or gradually.

And the abolition laws in all 8 of those states were “federally recognized,” contrary to AOC’s false claims.

I’m not even counting all of the future free states that came out of Louisiana Purchase territory, where slavery was prohibited in most of it by an act of Congress called the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

By 1862, the tens of thousands of free American blacks living in the north were either former slaves or the descendants of slaves.

So, if you’re keeping track, that’s FOUR MONSTROUS LIES about the history of American slavery from a sitting Congresswoman and the leader of the extreme left-wing of her political party.

Time to go back to school, kiddo.

What do you think of this?

via thefederalistpapers

31 COMMENTS

  1. Then again she must think she is talking to drunk people at the bar. I bet she liked to run her mouth off and her customers even being drunk pretended she was talking or making sense.

  2. One of the characteristics I have observed in leftists is their almost complete immunity from embarrassment. Ordinarily, as we grow up, we “learn” from our mistakes. Why do we learn from mistakes? Because we are often embarrassed in front of our peer and it hurts. The emotional pain teaches a “lesson” and those of us who are mentally alive avoid the pain in the future. With leftists, however, it appears that this otherwise normal human situation is either repressed or missing entirely. Hence, you have people like Warren who, I am certain, still believes she is Cherokee notwithstanding all of the evidence to the contrary. AOC is a different kettle of fish. She is so blindingly stupid that the concept of “learning” never enters the picture. She gives me the impression of someone who just can’t stop staring at herself in a mirror . . . .

  3. AOC wants to rewrite American history as she thinks it
    should so she can keep railing against our laws and regulations. The corrupt Democrats need some one like
    her to mess up the minds of the uneducated. Yes she nreds to go back to school. Can not understand how she graduated from college with the top grading honors she
    supposedly has. Maybe the graduated her at the with those
    honors just to get rid of her. Either she is as supid as a door knob or she has a great act, but the act isn’t doing her much good as many people don’t like her much.
    Miss

  4. All Out Crazy needs to go back to tapping beer kegs. She might have been good at that, I don’t really know but as a politician she doesn’t have a clue at whats she’s doing. Go home AOC and go back to shaking your ass and spreading your legs for tips.

  5. That person is so totally full of herself that she can’t see reasoning in anything but what she espouses. Hopefully, she will be dumped at the next election. People like her are mostly found in the democrat arena. What a poor excuse for a human being, much less, a member of Congress.

  6. It’s really bad when we have this caliber, or the lack of caliber to represent a district! I hope they will get their eyes open and will correct their huge mistake in electing a total low IQ person like AOC!

  7. Why do people continue to blame the wrong race for Slavery when in fact where the blacks are concern a black man in slavered the black man. There where more white slaves than black and most of them were enslaved because someone in there family owned a doubt and in fact in slaved there own family member to pay that doubt.

  8. AssOC Bitch must put in behind Zoo cage, she look like Donkey. Who put her in Government Office not in cleanup crews, Dumb DemoRats far left ignorant. All DemoRats hated Anti American. God Bless U.S.A.

  9. The commenters seem to have AOC down pat. She is like some character from SNL, but unfortunately she is actually an elected governmental official. Her vanity precludes her ability to admit any error.
    Pathetic! Disgraceful!

  10. AOC is one of the best examples of what Socialism has and can do to our school systems. The Socialist have been undermining and infiltrating our schools for over 50 years. It’s what happens when parents get complacent, too involved with their work or careers, or simply didn’t want the child in the first place. It’s one of the oldest Marxist rules in the book. Socialists know that children are easy to indoctrinate, have the most compassion when they’re innocent, and respond to praise for the simplest things.

    One only has to look at some of the recent activities of the ‘climate control advocates’, who are now using preschoolers and grade schoolers in their economic-collapse agenda. Anyone who saw any of the news coverage, and breathless praises from the leftist media over the National Climate Control walk-out the other day should be able to see evidence of what Socialism does (provided you are a cognitive rational person). Honestly, just how many of those children actually KNEW what they were doing? It was just a get-out-of-school-free-day. I bet they were praised for it; and for that, their minds start to mush and muddle . . . Look at some of the signs those tiny children were holding. Who wrote that? I’m satisfied most of them couldn’t eve READ their own signs (especially in AOC’s NYC).

    AOC is what happens when teachers are more Socialist that human. It’s the only “industry” that comes close to the predatory pedophiles, lazy leftist, and politically subversives in Hollywood . . . Yet to be teachers, they are taught to pass as normal.
    When you have leftist political figures empowering school officials – covering for them to ‘save the district from embarrassment’ (or monetary damages), it increases the damage.

    The best thing conservatives can do for the country is vote in great masses, and pick solid Republican tickets for any and every open office in 2020.

    That’s how AOC got elected; because the people in her district got complacent, and just voted straight Democrat, without wondering what or who. It’s simply what they had always done. People in these large demonrat-run cities are sheep, and have been conditioned and taught in their demonrat-run schools to be sheep.

    Well, conservatives can benefit from that train of thoughtless action too.
    You will most-likely have only 2 choices in 2020, for president; and many choices for the lower office in their many districts.

    Can you trust ANY democrat?

    When you go into that voting booth, you will be faced with this question, “What’s the ‘lesser-of-two-evils’ now?” Remember AOC, and all the despicable things the demonrats have been doing since 2016.

    Has your life changed since Trump?

    Do you want to keep it?

  11. Not to be surprised of her ignorance–it shined all over.
    She probably graduated via PARTICIPATION program.
    She is a poster girl for a MORON!!

  12. Yoo, yoo, AOC bitch girl. Ya don’t know sheeet about slavery. My boys don’t like it when ya lie ya ass off. Ya keep that sheeet up and you git ya ass raped. Just sayin.

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