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Kamala’s Embarrassing Gaffe

Vice President Kamala Harris bungled a history lesson about the Juneteenth holiday Monday, telling kids that black people were enslaved in America for 400 years — overstating the actual time period by more than 150 years.

“I think that we all know today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom,” Harris told a group of about two dozen elementary school-age children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington. “And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery.”

“Let this be a day that is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom, but to speak about it honestly and accurately, both in the context of history and current application,” Harris went on during her apparently extemporaneous remarks.

The first African slaves in the American colonies arrived in 1619 in Virginia. Slavery was abolished through the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 — ending 246 years of the practice, not 400.

A White House official acknowledged Harris’ error, telling The Post that “the vice president was referring to 400 years since slavery began.”

Harris, the first vice president of partial African ancestry through her Jamaica-born father, also said the day was an opportunity to reflect on the nature of freedom. Juneteenth emerged from a Texas emancipation celebration and became a federal holiday last year.

“With the Emancipation Proclamation and Civil War, it required America to really ask itself, who is free? How do we define freedom? Freedom in terms of the autonomy one should have? Is freedom given to us or are we born with freedom? Right?” Harris said.

“I would argue it is our God-given right to have freedom. It is your birthright to have freedom. And then during slavery, freedom was taken. And so we’re not going to celebrate being given back what God gave us anyway, right?”

“Amen!” a member of her audience said.

“We should think about it also in terms of current application, asking is everyone we know free?” Harris went on. “Do we know anyone who is not free? Around the world do all people have freedom? Are there those who are without freedom? When we talk about freedom, are we talking about freedom from — or are we talking about the freedom to?”

Original Article: Kamala Harris botches Juneteenth history lesson on slavery (nypost.com)

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    • The practices of slavery and human trafficking are still prevalent in modern America today and that she was correct. I know the truth hurts. With that said what is on my mind is the hearings that proved Trump’s “THE BIG LIE” and the only one trying to steal the election and destroy our US Constitution was Trump and his allies.

      Now here comes the mind blowing facts: If Ron DeSantis loses the Florida’s Governor race he would never be able win the whitehouse. If the current polls hold this fall DeSantis is finished.

      I will be voting for Charles Joseph Crist Jr. who is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. representative from Florida’s 13th congressional district since 2017. The district is based in St. Petersburg. He also served as a True Conservative Republican and as the 44th governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011.

      NBC News: “essentially a tie” Charlie 48%, DeSantis 47%
      St. Pete Polls: Charlie 45%, Gov. DeSantis 44%
      USA TODAY: “DeSantis does not crack 50% against Crist … a red flag [for DeSantis]”
      Listener Group: Charlie 50%, Gov. DeSantis 49%

  1. SHE SHOULD KNOW! SHE SHOULD GO AWAY! DON’T NEED HER NEAR THE CHILDREN! DON’T NEED HER NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE! GO TO THE BORDER AND DO YOUR JOB! DID YOU MISS YOUR ASSIGNMENT OR ARE YOU STILL WAITING FOR IT?!

  2. What an incompetent idiot. How anyone can support this woman is by beyond me. Learn your history, witch!

  3. Sad to have such an incompetent VP and President. It is heartbreaking. Shameful for those that see nothing wrong with what is going on.

  4. How heartbreaking to see such incompetence in the WH. Not only heartbreaking but shameful that this country voted for two such incapable people. Makes me sad to see what is happening.

  5. Poor coverup by her staff. They need history lessons, as does Kamala. Slavery has been around for more than 400 years on this planet. Try more than 3000 years. The US did not invent slavery. All ancient civilizations had slavery.

  6. Did you also tell them that it was the Democraps that brought them over and kept the slaves? The North and South, the south was predominantly democraps and were the slave owners? I doubt that , your party is all FUBAR!

  7. Doesn’t anyone on her staff (if there is anyone left) that fact checks her comments? The person who commented that she was an incompetent idiot hit the mark.

  8. Leftist always think white people as the worst. Not surprised she embellished it. But no mention of FREED Negroes the next 150 years for good reason. They have contributed NOTHING except song and dance about being slaves and wanting a white hoe or throwing a ball around.

  9. I confess I had no idea that Kamala was so dumb. Kamala had been a Senator and an Attorney General. How has she degenerated so much? Still and all, she knew that Juneteenth related to freedom from slavery. The Moron-in-Chief, Senile and Dishonest Joe Biden, announced said that Juneteenth honored the first massacre of a Black community by white people. He was referring to the l921 Greenville, Oklahoma massacre, when a prosperous, self-sufficient Black community called Greenville, just next to Tulsa, in a segregated Oklahoma, was massacred due to a lying white woman . Biden is much less informed than Kamala, and he was obviously pandering — his default political position these days.

  10. Pretty good for a direct descendant of a slave owner, huh? (Great, Great, Great, Grandfather in Jamaica all the way to 1838) No one in my family ever owned a slave as on my father’s side we are Slovenian and didn’t get off the boat ’till 1916 and my mother’s side of the family were share croppers all the way back to the revolutionary war and therefore were de facto slaves themselves. (My Mom and her siblings were the first ones in the family to get off the farm)

    Kamshaft also seem to forget that it was black Africans , NOT white Americans that captured and enslaved “people of color” and today in Mauritania in Africa there are STILL black slaves owned, not by whites, but by other blacks. (oops, there goes the “White Devil” BS of the CRT.)

    Seems she also doesn’t want to acknowledge that there were black slave owners right here in this country and there were black CONFEDERATE soldiers fighting against the Union. (First black army officers in America were in the Confederate Army,,,,, Again, she is not much into true history.

    The actual fact is today White Americans and Black Americans work shoulder to shoulder on jobs of every description every day, and get along perfectly. We even stop after work in the same bars and attend parties together and have no problem not shooting each other. … Hard to find a white devil when you are shooting pool with one.

    On the other hand in the inner cities all across the country black people are killing other black people wholesale., without reason. Where are kanshart’s white devils there? Looks like it’s other blacks that are the problem.

    When are these race baiters going to understand that if you just LEAVE US ALONE the good white people and the good black people will band together and put the others out of business. Americans come in all colors and both male and female sexes and we can take care of ourselves without any NWO Marxist interference.

    Hey, kanshaft. If you don’t like it here GET OUT. Americans, Black, White, and anything else have already claimed it and we will fight you to the death to keep it.

  11. The only way Kamala Harris can articulate a well crafted speech and not lie while doing it, is to not say anything at all.

    A lot of the press constantly states that Kamala Harris is failing horribly as the Szar of our southern border, due to the fact million(s) of illegal immigrants are flooding across our border. This is untrue because failure is determined by what your goals for the United States. If you’re a anti-American globalist who believes in no borders, then Harris is doing an outstanding job. However, most Americans, including myself believe if you don’t close our border, we will no longer have a country!

  12. “Freedom from” prosecution, “freedom to” loot and shoplift. Sometimes she makes the argument by fluke. An opportunist. A professional victim. Raised by Communists. Living off the fruits of our labor. Pathetic.

  13. Folks, there is only one race, the human race. People don’t know history and the socialist/commie government school system push that agenda on our youth everyday, as do the college’s.
    The people illegally in the white house are criminals and everyone in the world knows this, that includes most of the congress ,senate and the media all into tearing down this country and INSLAVING the American people.
    So if you want to talk about slavery, just look at how the political parties push all kinds of lies on the dumded down society including climate change.
    ITS time for real Americans to wake up, vote these criminals out than send most of them to getmo.

  14. Just wondering if she ever went to school and passed. Seems to be to far back in left field to be where she is.

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