|Date:||6/16/2020 6:39:48 AM|
1) The Constitution and the federal values have always been life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Nowhere in the original articles of the Constitution does it mention race or slaves. All decisions were left up to the States to determine the legality of slavery, voting rights, etc.
2) Most of the founding father's did indeed own slaves. There are also numerous historical documents written by them declaring slavery wrong and wanting it abolished. While they lacked the backbone to act on their thoughts, they were smart enough to leave open the possibility for future generations to do what they didn't/couldn't.
3) Really Tones? Literally every country ever created has been on the wrong side for each of those topics. The U.S. is farther ahead than many other countries though. Go ask women or any LGBTQ person if they'd rather live in the U.S. or any middle eastern or south asian country. There is still slavery through many Asian countries. Racism is more visible in the U.S. because we have the most diverse country in the world and allow our citizens a voice that most other countries don't. Do we still have a ways to go? Of course. Always will. Maybe some day, when money has no value, we can create a society of people who genuinely care about each other.