Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to C. Bradley Thompson (Professor, Clemson University) about the origins of the Declaration of Independence, myths about American slavery and the founding fathers, why 1765 was possibly a more important year than 1776 for the American Revolution and why Donald Trump is one of the few presidents to ever challenge the deep state. C. Bradley debunks some of the myths about slavery in America at the time of the founding fathers. He talks about the founding fathers beliefs in universal truths, human rights and equality. He discusses the complexities of the founders regarding their different and changing views on slavery and why it is far more complicated than 1619 project from the New York Times would have you believe. Some founders like John Adams were never slave owners, others like Benjamin Franklin formally owned slaves and still others like Thomas Jefferson owned slaves and did not free them upon their death. C. Bradley digs deep into the founders conflicting actions and beliefs about the abolition of slavery and why it is far more complex then we have been led to believe. C. Bradley talks about the philosophical origins of the Declaration of Independence. He believes the year 1765 was far more important than 1776 because this was the year that the American mind was born. He tells the story of why Americans suddenly made liberty, freedom and natural rights their priorities that would eventually be enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and fought for during the Revolutionary War. C. Bradley shares one of Donald Trump’s unique accomplishments, taking on the deep state. He feels that Donald Trump is the first president in 70 years to wage war against the deep state in it’s entrenched political class, but also in the mainstream media. He also discusses if Donald Trump is in fact a moral person and if morality and virtue are personality traits we should expect in a president.
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