The Case Against Cancelling Lincoln With Brian Kilmeade

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Stuff. So I want to start with your book, Brian, because your books are always so historically compelling and important. And I have a real soft spot for Frederick Douglass. I think he's such an important American figure that people don't know about. The book is the president and the freedom fighter, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and their battle to save America's soul, tell us about the book and then tell us about the interesting relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Hey, you know, I've had a chance to talk to your group too, and they're most intriguing people around. It gives you great hope for the next generation. But what I think this is, is fortunate is the timing. I didn't do it for this reason, but it was one of the reasons why there was so much interest in the book in that we're all talking about race again. We're talking about history again. We're talking about 1619 project again. We're also talking about CRT. All right, we don't talk about that we're looking you and I are trying to look to whitewash history. Don't say that fox looking to say, don't talk about slavery. I'm telling you right now. You can not talk about Frederick Douglas and not talk about slavery. He was born as slave. And do we soft better? No, it's in his biography. He wrote it 7 years after escaping freedom. He said, if you just busy, I could speak well and he had a great vocabulary. People started doubting that he was actually a slave he took his shirt off. Look at my back. Got whipped up beat, never knew his birthday, never knew his parents, but still there was a thirst to learn. So again, education is in the news. Frederick Douglass thirsting for it. Lincoln, but his dad would yell at him. What are you learning for? That's not going to help you work the field. This guy had a thirst to learn one year formal education. What are we talking about? This guy studied the founding fathers on his own. I did Frederick Douglass. And the more that they learned, the more they wanted to learn and just think about this. We're learning in school that America is inherently erased this country when these two people are in a very rough and rugged America without any social safety net without any, I don't know social infrastructure to bail them out. And they couldn't wait to make our country better. They weren't judging our country. They were involved in our country. And I think that's what the big message is.

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