imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that
Hey kids, it’s time for Rewriting History with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
No joke, in the Texas public school system elementary students are taught that tariffs were the reason for the civil war, not slavery. We had an entire curriculum built around it.
Don’t forget that as one of the largest textbook markets, many other states have to buy Texas-approved textbooks. Not only does Texas screw up their own children, but they screw up the kids of other states as well.
I live in Pennsylvania, and I remember learning in elementary school that the real reason for the war was “the economy.”
EDIT: and my stupid ass believed that for an embarrassingly long time.
I live in Wisconsin, and got both versions multiple times from different textbooks and teachers, resulting in general confusion and an aversion to the entirety of 19th century US history (to be fair, that’s also partly due to the fact that the other part of 19th century US history you learn in school is STEAM ENGINE STEAM ENGINE STEAM ENGINE I GET IT ALREADY ENOUGH WITH THE STEAM ENGINE)
The idea that slavery should have been “allowed” to fade away - even if that were a realistic possibility - is essentially saying that he thinks Lincoln was too hasty, that black Americans should’ve had to endure a few more decades of slavery.
That’s monstrous. That’s actually a monstrous thing to suggest.