Christian Historian David Barton Claims Slave-Owning Founding Fathers Were Not ‘Slave-Owning Racists’

Christian historian David Barton claimed that the Founding Fathers, who owned slaves, were not “slave-owning racists.” 

Barton tried to whitewash the Founding fathers who owned slaves during an interview with OneNewsNow:

And contrary to reports from liberal media outlets and academics, the country was not founded by a bunch of slave-owning racists. 

Once we separated from Great Britain, then you find that three out of four Founding Fathers released slaves, freed slaves, started abolitionist societies, went on to crusade against slavery.

While some of the Founding Fathers opposed slavery and started abolitionist societies, many did not, notes the Encyclopedia Britannica:

Although many of the Founding Fathers acknowledged that slavery violated the core American Revolutionary ideal of liberty, their simultaneous commitment to private property rights, principles of limited government, and intersectional harmony prevented them from making a bold move against slavery.

The considerable investment of Southern Founders in slave-based staple agriculture, combined with their deep-seated racial prejudice, posed additional obstacles to emancipation.

(Sources: OneNewsNowEncyclopedia Britannica, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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