Are you pro-Juneteenth? Charles Payne is.
On Fox Business Friday, the host of Making Money with Charles Payne remarked on our new federal holiday, noting it reminds him of his mother.
As you know, not everyone’s enthused about Juneteenth becoming official.
RedState’s Jeff Charles is for it:
Here’s my two cents on the Juneteenth debate.https://t.co/73wGDp5dk9
— Jeff Charles (@JeffOnTheRight) June 17, 2021
14 congressional Republicans? Not so much:
“There were 14 Republicans who voted against it, 14 conservative Republican white guys all voted that we should not commemorate the end of slavery in the United States,” @Maddow says on the House passing a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. https://t.co/3lCyS2XHjB
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 20, 2021
As for Charles Payne, he’s sad that the commemoration’s “already being politicized or deliberately misconstrued even before the ink is dried.”
And, to the opposition:
“Nobody is confusing this with July 4th, Independence Day. And its creation belies the constant screams that this nation does not admit to its past, the good and the bad.”
“[W]e can never rewrite the past,” he pointed out, “and I don’t think we should…start trying to rewrite the past.”
To Charles, the holiday is about moving forward:
“Juneteenth allows us — I’m talking all Americans — to acknowledge the past while freeing us up, all, to look ahead. This is made possible by the wisdom of the framers of the Constitution, when they created that document, that would allow a new nation to overcome the largest hurdles and obstacles toward a just and prosperous society.”
“It was heartbreaking that it took two and a half years for those enslaved in Galveston, Texas to learn that they’d already been freed,” he continued. “By the same token, the effort to make sure that they got the news, and they got their freedom in the first place, speaks to the driving undercurrent in American history to keep marching toward what is right, to keep marching toward a more perfect union.”
Charles spoke of tears of joy on the faces of those former slaves.
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