OK, this goes under the “Some Republicans Have Simply Lost Their Minds” category.
Arkansas Republican State Representative Jon Hubbard had this to say on the institution of slavery:
(T)he institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.
Did he just imply that the horrors of slavery had a reward built into it? Wow.
But wait. He is not alone. Another Republican lawmaker in Arkansas has written letters to the editor proudly proclaiming that he also does not believe slavery to have been such a big deal. This is what State Rep. Loy Mauch wrote:
If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?
Wow. Again, I am speechless. Sometimes ignorance is so bad there isn’t much you can say.