Just in time for Memorial Day comes word that a Louisiana State legislator is fighting against a bill that would require that students learn about the Declaration of Independence. If you can’t guess why, I’ll give you a hint: The representative in question, Barbara Norton (D), is black.
Fox News Insider quotes Norton as saying:
For the Declaration of Independence, only Caucasians [were] free. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it’s a little bit unfair.
LU contributor Deneen Borelli, who is also black, finds Norton’s “argument” patently silly, explaining on “Fox and Friends”:
For her to be attacking the Declaration of Independence, that is attacking liberty, that is attacking freedom.
Deneen went on to observe the Democratic Party, of which Norton is a member, doesn’t have the strongest record on slavery and race relations going back through U.S. history.
Here is a video of Norton’s remarks on the floor of the Louisiana State Assembly.