Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equates ending of slavery to electing Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equates ending of slavery to electing Democrats
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Democracy Now! video screen grab)

[Ed. – Her knowledge of American history continues to dazzle.]

Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemed to compare Democrats winning elections to the abolition of slavery during a Kansas campaign speech Friday.

“I learned that Kansas was founded over the struggle of the conscience of this nation,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Wichita crowd of over 4,000 people, as reported by Breitbart. “It was when we were deciding who we wanted to be as a country. It was when we were deciding who we wanted to be with the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The people who were … leading this nation said, ‘You decide’ to the people.”

“‘Are we going to be a slave state or are we going to be a free state?’ And it was in 1861 that the people of Kansas decided that we were going to be a free nation,” she continued. “Back then, the people of Kansas were the tipping point for the future of this nation. Today, they are again.”

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Ocasio-Cortez, who has been campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to help elect Democrats in Kansas, made the remarks during a speech on behalf of Democrat James Thompson, who is running against GOP Rep. Ron Estes. Estes defeated Thompson in a 2017 special election.

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