Chief of Staff Kelly, another of Trump's lying cabinet.

General Kelly faking outrage, lying and making up stories to cover his special needs boss latest moronic outburst.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/general-kelly-misinformed-lying-or-...

Sarah mule face Suckabee said you don't question a four star general. Four star general, whoppie-fuckin-do. Any credibility or integrity this man supposedly had was thrown out the window. He is a lemming. Must be why Drumph picked him..

Excuse me while I throw up.

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Abraham Lincoln once said: "Better to be silent and appear a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
Gen. Kelly really said this, on Faux News, as if it were a fact of which he is certain: "...But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War." Here's a link to a video. You can watch and listen for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOgrVKSvUfI
Apparently, in his extensive education and reading, Gen. Kelly never stumbled across the fact that in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, himself a slave owner, wanted to list allowing slavery in the Colonies as one of the reasons for seeking American independence from Great Britain. That part of the Declaration of Independence was removed to compromise with most of the delegates from the southern colonies in 1776.
Apparently, Gen Kelly never heard of the 3/5 compromise for counting 3/5 of the slaves held against their will, who had no rights including not having the right to vote, so that the southern whites could have more representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. And how about the little fact that the word "slavery" NEVER appears in either the Constitution, nor the Bill of Rights, at the insistence of most of the Southern whites? That was a big compromise for Northerners to swallow!
Apparently, Gen Kelly is unaware of the Missouri Compromise in 1820, which dealt directly with Missouri entering the Union as a slave state, and Maine entering simultaneously as a free state, while also declaring that no slave states would be allowed to be formed in the northern part of the lands obtained in the West.
Apparently, Gen. Kelly, also knows nothing about the Compromise of 1850 which allowed the non-slave states to gain a majority in Congress, but had other factors favoring the South, such as the Fugitive Slave Law, which most northerners hated!
In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act established yet another compromise concerning slavery, allowing citizens in newly formed Western states to vote whether or not to enter the Union as slave or free states. This was commonly referred to as "Popular Sovereignty."
And just to reiterate how wrong the South was, South Carolina seceded from the Union, BEFORE Lincoln was even sworn in as POTUS!! South Carolina seceded on December 20, 1860! By February 1, 1861, South Carolina was joined by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Oh, in those days, the POTUS and VPOTUS were not sworn in until March, to allow for the limits of communication and transportation in those days. Lincoln was sworn in on March 4, 1861.
The POTUS during the secessions of these first secessionist states was James Buchanan. He thought that secession was illegal, but that his using the military to restore the Union was Unconstitutional. Finally, the first shots of the Civil War were fired by military units of South Carolina, because Lincoln had the temerity to try to resupply Fort Sumter.
Was Robert E. Lee an "honorable man?" I'll leave that to historians to assess. Was he a patriotic American? Since, he placed Virginia first, not America first, what would Lyin Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, aka Mr. America First, think?
In addition, Gen, Kelly admonishes us all NOT to assess the South based upon our modern standards. So, I guess that Gen. Kelly had no trouble with southern states establishing slavery of Africans, buying free people from slavers, and enslaving them in their respective states. And, BTW, slavery had been banned in several countries BEFORE 1861, including Great Britain and France.
And, Gen Kelly, I suggest you read about one Member of Congress, Thaddeus Stevens. He was living at this time. Stevens was a leader of the Republicans in Congress IN THESE DAYS! Thaddeus Stevens was an abolitionist who hated slavery! Gen. Kelly...who was the more "honorable man," Thad Stevens, or Bobby Lee?

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