My father was a tobacco sharecropper in rural Southern Maryland for the county judge. We all helped tend the crop, and I can tell you right now, that there was nothing more honorable for my father than to own his own land, free and clear. He died in March of this year, and left each of his 11 children a parcel of land, free and clear. We just pay the land taxes.
Which brings me to this:
Why on earth is this Texan HILLBILLY allowed in the halls of our congressional chambers to spew this utterly shameful, disgusting, racist, bullshit? Make no mistake about it, if this hillbilly advocates this nonsense, you can bank on it that a few of his peers are on board with poor folks going back to the good old days of sharecropping. Can you say 14th Amendment shenanigans!
Call this cracker crazy all you like, but he believes every word he spews.
More rantings of Whitey longing for the good old days of slavery
For this cracker to utter these words… give the poor folks land and have them sign any rights away to receive any other benefits that they are rightfully entitled to receive as Americans. Can you say SLAVERY folks?
To remind those of us who know our history and those who don’t:
Sharecropping & “Forty Acres and a Mule
With the southern economy in disarray after the abolition of slavery and the devastation of the Civil War, conflict arose between many white landowners attempting to reestablish a labor force and freed blacks seeking economic independence and autonomy. Many former slaves expected the federal government to give them a certain amount of land as compensation for all the work they had done during the slavery era. Union General William T. Sherman had encouraged this expectation in early 1865 by granting a number of freed men 40 acres each of the abandoned land left in the wake of his army. During Reconstruction, however, the conflict over labor resulted in the sharecropping system, in which black families would rent small plots of land in return for a portion of their crop, to be given to the landowner at the end of each year. Read on.
FYI: It is no coincidence that when I did a google search for master/slave photos, the images that come up first are images that have romanticized this VILE ACT.
And to end this rant, please note that these greasy, sleazy, muthaf#*kas want to screw with the 14th Amendment to the CONSTITUTION. Gohmert is just continuing the insanity.
Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons (individual and corporate) of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive rights and procedural rights.
Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction. This clause later became the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court decision which precipitated the dismantling of racial segregation in the United States.
The amendment also includes a number of clauses dealing with the Confederacy and its officials.
Memo to Gohmert & GOP: YOU AREN’T SLICK! We are never going back to the days of old muthaf*ckas, NEVER!