Lawmaker says time to stop teaching Declaration of Independence; here’s why

Lawmaker says time to stop teaching Declaration of Independence; here’s why

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.

Image: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Barbara Norton (Image: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)

LU contributor Deneen Borelli, who is also black, finds Norton’s “argument” patently silly, explaining on “Fox and Friends”:

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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.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."