(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) Virginia‘s U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine‘s wife denounced the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence, following her husband’s anti-American rhetoric.
Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton, made her anti-American comments when addressing Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new history curriculum approved by the State Board of Education for Virginia, according to Breitbart News.
“To an audience as inclusive as our Virginia is, you cannot reference the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as ‘remarkable documents,’” she said.
Holton insisted that anyone speaking of the documents must “also acknowledg[e] that they [are] fundamental in enshrining slavery, and limiting the protections that they provided only to white property-owning men.”
Holton is simply following the lead of her husband.
In June of 2020 Kaine said that the United States “created” slavery.
“The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it,” Kaine falsely stated.
“[Slavery] got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states,” he added. “It got created by the court systems in colonial America that enforced fugitive slave laws.”
Kaine is currently the junior Senator from Virginia, and from 2002 to 2006 he served as the governor of Virginia, according to Ballotpedia.
If anyone ought to know better than to spread falsehoods about Virginia, it ought to be Senator Kaine and his wife.
Famed Virginian, and founding father, Thomas Jefferson directly contradicted Kaine, and his wife, in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson listed, as a reason for revolution:
“He [The King of England] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.”
Jefferson continued to denounce the King’s use of his veto to prohibit the prohibition of slavery.
“Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.”
Kaine and Holton’s ignorance of Virginia’s history, ironically, justifies Youngkin’s new curriculum, which Holton sought to denounce.
Jillian Balow, Virginia’s superintendent of public instruction and executive officer of the Virginia Board of Education, explained the curriculum in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“There is an increased emphasis on civics, beginning in the early elementary grades,” she wrote. “As students advance, they learn about the vision of our Founding Fathers and its relevance today.”
If only Kaine and Holton had been blessed with such an education.