Thomas Krannawitter, Ph.D.former professor dedicated to Declaration of Independence culture in America. John E James candidate for U.S. Senate: Independence Day 2020, is vitally important that we reflect upon that greatest of all anti-slavery documents, the Declaration of Independence. That document launched the greatest abolitionist movement in human history: the United States of America. Slavery is old. Slavery is older than human history, stretching back thousands of years to prehistoric times, before written historical records were kept. -- John James, businessman, Army veteran and second-time Republican candidate for Senate in Michigan, waded into the debate about social mobility when he declared that the United States is the “only country where you can go from slave to candidate for U.S. Senate in four generations and poverty to prosperity in one,”
Ray DiLorenzo, Editor, Stand Up America US Foundation: Slaves from Africa bore most of the burden, but slaves from countries like Ireland were also used. Irish slaves came to America as early as 1625 when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. It is estimated that approximately 100,000 Irish men, women, and children were transported to the colonies as slaves. Not to be called racist, Britain, in the 17th and 18th centuries, was an equal opportunity exploiter of human flesh, having sold over 600,000 Irish, Scottish, and Catholics into slavery. In early America, slavery was not a race issue, it was primarily a financial one.
Michel Gay: Le temps est venu de développer largement dans le monde une nouvelle source d’énergie: (a) sûre et moins polluante que les combustibles fossiles, (b) ne libérant pas de gaz carbonique, (c) ne gaspillant pas les bases chimiques dont nos descendants auront besoin, (d) peu encombrante et puissante, (e) disponible et abondante.