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Published:September 26th, 2009 10:05 EST
Does Glenn Beck support the slave trade or is he just an "idiot"?

Does Glenn Beck support the slave trade or is he just an "idiot"?

By SOP newswire2

Beck Praises Constitutional Provision Protecting Slave Trade

In a chapter in his new book purporting to explain to "idiots" what "our Founding Fathers really intended," Glenn Beck praises an obsolete provision of the U.S. Constitution that prohibited Congress from outlawing the slave trade before 1808 and capped taxes on the slave trade at $10 per slave. In his explanation of the provision, Beck does not mention slavery, saying instead that the provision means that the Founders apparently "felt like there was a value to being able to live here" and lamenting: "Not anymore. These days we can`t ask anything of immigrants -- including that they abide by our laws." Continue Reading...

 

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