If you missed it, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went on “Fox & Friends” earlier this week to promote her new book, “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom.”
Given some of the events that occurred this past weekend, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked her a rather interesting question straight out of the gate (hint: liberals are not going to like this).
“I want to talk about where your book starts, and that’s our constitution. As an African-American woman, do you see yourself in this constitution? Do you think that, when we look at nine of our first twelve presidents as slave owners, should we start taking their statues down and say, we’re embarrassed by you?”
“In a word, No,” Rice said. “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you.’ So I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners. I want us to have to look at those names, and realize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.”
“When you start wiping out your history; sanitizing your history to make you feel better? It’s a bad thing,” she added.
She also mixed in some noteworthy comments regarding her ancestors being reduced to “three-fifths of a man,” as well as a story about her father and what he had to endure simply trying to register to vote in Birmingham, Alabama in 1952.
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other slave owners were people of their times. What we should celebrate is that from the Jeffersons and the Washingtons as slave owners…look at where we are now,” she concluded.
Well said, Condi!