Michelle Obama is still pushing her liberal narrative about the building of the White House even though her theory completely defies the facts. The White House was NOT built entirely, or even primarily, by slaves.
According to historical documents cited by the Proud Conservative, White House builders were primarily white immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, and a host of other European countries. The lime-based whitewashing of the outer building was the only time slaves were sent to work on the White House.
Most of the White House workers were general laborers who built other structures in the new capital as well.
Government records indicate that even when slaves were added to the workforce, they were actually paid for their labor.
In addition to claiming she, Barack, and their girls live in a house built by slaves, Michelle Obama has also claimed the Founding Fathers could “never imagine” a black person would one day live inside its walls. One reportedly “deleted” passage of the Declaration of Independence seems to indicate otherwise.
The passage written by Thomas Jefferson, the “three-fifths” clause, has been long lauded by liberals as proof the Founders were undeniably cruel and thought of slaves as nothing more than cattle. Jefferson’s passage was ultimately replaced with text about King George inciting domestic insurrection.
Decades after the Revolutionary War was won, Thomas Jefferson blamed the removal of his clause on delegates from not just South Carolina and Georgia but the North as well. The northern delegates, according to Jefferson, had significant business interests with folks involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
“He [King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither,” Thomas Jefferson’s original passage reportedly read.
It is clearly speaking out against slavery. It becomes even more obvious:
“This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he has obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed against the Liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.”
A separate clause was placed in the Constitution seeking to end slavery in 20 years’ time. The 1807 act was the first comprehensive attempt to eliminate the slave trade.
The law gave slave traders nine months to find a new line of work. All selling or trading of human flesh was to become forever illegal in the United States.