Kudos to Michele Malkin for shedding the anti-septic light of truth on the new black Muslims who spew forth anti-American hatred, calling our Founding Fathers "snakes," while living under this nation's blanket of freedom ("The enemy within", San Francisco Chronicle, November 3). These black Muslims say America is evil and point to slavery on our shores as proof. Fair enough. Civil and criminal law use the element of "proximate causation," or the "but for" theory, to arrive at conclusions, so let us apply that logic to the slavery issue. Slavery existed for thousands of years. Then America came into existence. 87 years later slavery ended. Slavery, for all practical purposes, ended in America. Slavery ended in America because Americans ended it. Slavery ended in America using laws written in America by Americans. "But-for" America coming into existence, slavery would not have ended when it did. Slavery did not end because some other country came to our shores, defeated us in battle and ordered us to end slavery. It ended because Americans decided to end it, and put themselves through a wrenching Civil War in the process. America is where slavery came to die!
Furthermore, most of these black Muslims who hate America very likely would not be alive if it were not for America. Had their ancestors not been brought here and become American citizens, they most likely would have died of disease in an African country that did not have modern medicine, or in a war perpetrated by Africans against Africans. Instead, in America, their ancestors benefited from medicine, hospitals, clothing, roads, phones, television, plumbing, education, voting rights, civil liberties, sports, entertainment, computers, communications, laws, police, fire departments, the military, and countless other advantages resulting from the Manifest Destiny of civilized expansion.
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