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Friday, July 06, 2018

Facebook Removes Declaration of Independence Excerpt for ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook removed an excerpt from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, claiming the text violated the social network’s policies on “hate speech.”

The Liberty County Vindicator had been uploading the Declaration of Independence in parts to their Facebook page, only for the tenth part to be removed by the social network.

The text was as follows:

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

Though the newspaper is unsure why the text was removed, they presumed it was due to the Declaration of Independence’s use of the term “merciless Indian Savages.”



Anonymous said...

NO it had to do with the declaration of the independence in and of itself... These are devil worshipers, these people hate america, they hate god and they hate us for liking and wanting both... Nothing else needs to be said or explained... It is that simple...

All you have to do is look between the lines, they ban and block anyone with christian comments or values or posts, They ban or black anything with gun rights or in this case the independence declaration... Anything bashing god, US, the USA, Christians and anything else, they let stay up on the site, you can even find ISIS crap and people trying to recruit for jihad on Facebook, but stuff like the independence is removed...

Anonymous said...

Why is there not a "facebook" and other social media for conservatives? Then we could censor their free speech hateful post.

Anonymous said...

Put it back. Don't do it again.

Anonymous said...

Truly anti- American to remove any part of the Declaration of Independence. The part they removed was speaking about the tyrannical King of England and the words refer to the view people had at that time and does not reflect the majority view today. To ignore or rewrite history based on today's views, opinions, morals and values is to give a false impression of history and what it was like to live in those times.