MountainBiker & Malgus
Cultural differences have been in play since the beginning of man’s existence. We have always had them here in the Americas and always will. Sometimes they have caused wars and probably will in the future. A homogeneous society with the same values and culture will never happen just because of how large an area the nation territoriality encompasses and the different types of cultures that inhabit the USA.
Jefferson, Madison, Thomas Paine all the other framers did a great job and were geniuses, but they are not entirely responsible for the development of the USA. Both of you are using a selective history to make your point and it only fits the narrative that you are comfortable with. The reason people get angry about posts like the Marine’s and now yours is it leaves out millions of people that had a major impact on the world and not just America. It has nothing to do with political correctness or revisionist history (unless you consider the history already posted as revision).
You are leaving out the economic impact of free labor and how it shaped this country. Slavery was a important economic aspect of the world economy and was used in the Americas as far back as 1501. “slavery was indispensable to European development of the New World. It is inconceivable that European colonists could have settled and developed North and South America and the Caribbean without slave labor. Moreover, slave labor did produce the major consumer goods that were the basis of world trade during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: coffee, cotton, rum, sugar, and tobacco”
“In the pre-Civil War United States, a stronger case can be made that slavery played a critical role in economic development. One crop, slave-grown cotton provided over half of all U.S. export earnings. By 1840, the South grew 60 percent of the world’s cotton and provided some 70 percent of the cotton consumed by the British textile industry. Thus slavery paid for a substantial share of the capital, iron, and manufactured good that laid the basis for American economic growth. In addition, precisely because the South specialized in cotton production, the North developed a variety of businesses that provided services for the slave South, including textile factories, a meat processing industry, insurance companies, shippers, and cotton brokers.”
So if you don’t like the current crop of welfare recipients it’s probably because you are the new age slave working to the benefit of someone else profiting from your efforts.