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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton: Can You Imagine If Thomas Jefferson Tried To Overthrow The Government? 

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Amazingly, no one on the ‘Morning Joe’ panel seemed to notice Sharpton’s egregious misunderstanding of American history.


MSNBC host and race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton is a little confused about why the Founding Fathers are famous and what Americans celebrate every year on July 4. 

“One day, our children’s children will read American history, and can you imagine our reading that James Madison or Thomas Jefferson tried to overthrow the government so they could stay in power? That’s what we’re looking at,” Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re looking at American history, and how it will play out is going to be very important.”

His comments are in reaction to former President Donald Trump’s third and latest indictment, this one related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Contrary to common belief, Biden’s Department of Justice is not charging Trump with inciting an insurrection — something he has already been acquitted of by the U.S. Senate. Instead, the DOJ is prosecuting him for stating that the 2020 election was rigged — an opinion shared by many and one that’s protected under the First Amendment. 

Presumably, Shapton was confused over the actual charges in the indictment and was trying to make the point that the revered Founding Fathers would never try to “overthrow the government,” as Trump supposedly tried to on Jan. 6, 2021.  

Of course, the Founding Fathers did try to “overthrow the government,” and they were successful! The American Revolution — a bloody war to overthrow tyrannical British rule in the colonies — is the reason the United States exists today. Every year on July 4, we commemorate the signing of the historic Declaration of Independence, when the 13 colonies formally announced that they were breaking away from British rule and declaring themselves free and independent. 

Amazingly, no one on the “Morning Joe” panel seemed to notice Sharpton’s egregious misunderstanding of American history.

Nor did anyone step in to point out the irony of Sharpton accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection when he himself fueled the deadly, racist Crown Heights riots in 1991. Jewish and black tension was at an all-time high after two black children in the New York City Crown Heights neighborhood were hit by a car that was part of a motorcade carrying a Jewish religious leader. One child died and the other survived. 

Sharpton inspired violence and hatred in the aftermath of the accident, publicly and falsely suggesting that the Hasidic ambulance crew purposely did not aid the injured black children so they could instead treat the Jewish men who were in the vehicle. Under sworn testimony, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights even said he heard Sharpton repeatedly say “Kill the Jews” while marching down the streets in protest. 

The irony, of course, doesn’t stop there. In 2017, Sharpton called for the federal government to stop maintaining Washington D.C.’s Jefferson Memorial because Jefferson owned slaves. Sharpton claimed the commemoration of America’s third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence was an “insult to my family.” In other words, Sharpton is a vacillating fraud who holds no sincere opinions and is only interested in scoring political points. If it is advantageous, Sharpton will decry Jefferson as a racist and a few years later erroneously praise him for not trying to “overthrow the government.”  

Lastly, we all know Trump was not trying to overthrow the government in order to “stay in power” on Jan. 6, 2021, because he explicitly told demonstrators to “peacefully and patriotically make [their] voices heard” that day. Biden, however, is trying to illegally “stay in power” by weaponizing the deep state against his primary political rival with numerous and baseless indictments. Not once did anyone on MSNBC point out that irony, either. 

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