Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Demo Congresswoman thinks Dutch practiced slavery in 1898...in Brooklyn, NYC

It appears Hank "Guam may tip over and capsize" Johnson has met his soul mate.

Via Politicker:
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke went on The Colbert Report last night, where she argued some questionable points regarding her borough’s history. Notably, Ms. Clarke contended that the Dutch continued the practice of slavery in Brooklyn in 1898. 
However, the Dutch lost control of its colonies in the area to England in the 1674 Treaty of Westminster. Also, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially outlawed slavery in 1865.

1 comments:

Kathleen Blake said...

How do these people get elected into our Congress? Sheeez,