Martha Huckabay, president of the Women’s Republican Club of New Orleans, spoke out in defense of Louisiana Rep. Ray Garofalo Jr. (R) on Sunday, commenting on the backlash Garofalo faced after saying children should learn “the good, the bad, the ugly” of slavery.
Garofalo made the remark during a state House committee hearing on his bill that would ban schools and colleges from teaching “divisive concepts” about race and sex, The Washington Post reported.
“If you are having a discussion on whatever the case may be, on slavery, then you can talk about everything dealing with slavery: the good, the bad, the ugly,” Garofalo Jr. said.
“There is no good to slavery though,” Rep. Stephanie Hilferty (R) swiftly replied before the House burst into laughter.
Garofalo Jr. quickly walked back the comment, saying, “I didn’t mean to imply that. I don’t believe that and I know that’s not the case,” but that didn’t stop his statement from going viral on social media — and possibly helping to doom his bill.
Huckabay lashed out at Hilferty in a Facebook post, after the state lawmaker spoke about the incident during a CNN appearance.
“You are right Stephanie Hilferty ‘none of us were around when slavery occured,’” Huckabay wrote. “Slavery goes all they way back to biblical times, and if you’ve read your Bible, you would know that many of the slaves loved their masters, and their masters loved them, and took very good care of them, and their families.”
The Representative should NOT have allowed Stephanie to back peddle his comment. He was not saying slavery wasn’t bad. He was saying let’s look at the “The good, the bad, and the ugly” as to not make the same mistakes again. To not repeat the bad and the ugly. Hilferty took his words and spun them to make it look like he was saying slavery was good. That is not what he was saying.
The question he should have pushed back her way was was [sic] their marriages in slavery?
Were families and precious babies born (and I am talking about LIFE itself) into or out of slavery?
Were slave owners ever known to be “GOOD” to their slaves?
Were slaves ever known to LOVE their masters?
After listing off several other potential “goods” about slavery, in her opinion, Huckabay wrote: “If so, is this the ‘good’ part he was reffering too?”
We need to STOP allowing liberals that have been indoctrinated through marxisum [sic] run our House and Senate. These people do not see threw [sic] clear lenses. Their views are scued [sic] and very one sided. Slavery has been around since before Jesus Christ came to take away the sins of the world. Today’s “slavery” topic is a leftist trap! It is neither true nor based on real facts.
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