Tom Cotton did not say that slavery was a necessary evil. You’d be forgiven for thinking he believes this given how the media reacted. Cotton was explaining the views of the Founding Fathers in an interview.
As he correctly noted, the Founding Fathers, not Cotton, viewed slavery as a necessary evil that would have to be dealt with after independence from Great Britain. His precise quote was, “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”
That is an accurate statement. But the left has decided to attack Cotton and attribute the views of the Founders to him. If we cannot even explain the views of the Founders without getting attacked, we are in for a world of hurt.
But it has been clear since the very moment the New York Times decided to slander history with its 1619 Project revisionism that this would happen. The leftwing radicals who hate the country cannot stand by and let the truth be spoken. They cannot allow us to defend honest history, so they have decided to attack anyone who speaks the truth.
This is becoming a consistent pattern with the left. They cannot win the argument on the merits so they’re sending the mob. The mob has come for Tom Cotton, but he is not going to cave, nor should he.
We, however, should help set the record straight against the liars.