What do all these quotes have in common?

Trump may be setting the US on the path to World War III. —Sen. Bob Corker 2017-10-08

Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.” — Sen. John McCain 2017-08-31

Fucking moron. — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (alleged)

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Two university responses to Charlottesville

Is it fair to judge everyone who marched against the removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville? Surely not everyone involved self-identifies as a white supremacist or Nazi. When I marched for science in Washington, DC, I didn’t agree with every single thing that was said on stage or written on signs, but I marched anyway. Same thing, right?

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I got your heritage

Confederate Flag

Right here. Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens’ “Corner Stone” speech:

The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution African slavery as it exists amongst us the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution…

Those ideas [that slavery would pass away], however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

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