“From 1914 to 1918 during World War I, Adolf Hitler was a decorated and successful soldier in the German military. Later as Germany’s leader, he developed one of the most effective anti-smoking campaigns in the world. Under his rule, Germany revolutionized the jet engine. But you know, and I know, that those facts don’t mean a damn thing. He was a monster of a human being. Millions of people were targeted and killed by his regime in one of the most horrific periods in human history. He was a hateful anti-Semitic bigot. Next year he’ll still be a monster. In 2050, he’ll still be a monster. Hundreds of years from now, he’ll still be a monster. Adolph Hitler is a monster who should never be honored. Just as this is true for Hitler, it is true for any American President who ever owned human beings and forced them into a life of slavery. The Holocaust and slavery are each an unjust disgrace.”

Source: Shaun King. “KING: No President Who Ever Owned Human Beings Should Be Honored.” New York Daily News. March 15, 2017. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-no-president-owned-human-beings-honored-article-1.2998816

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