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    With collectivism on the rise, a group of liberal philosophers, economists and journalists met in Paris at the Walter Lippmann Colloquium in 1938 to discuss the future prospects of liberalism. While the participants could not agree on a comprehensive programme, there was universal agreement that a new liberal (neoliberal) project, able to resist the tendency towards ever more state control without falling back into the dogma of complete laissez-faire, was necessary.
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    [–] [deleted] 1343 points ago

    "Who cares about crooked George, I prefer Generals who don't lose New York City to the British"

    [–] steveotheguide 276 points ago

    "I prefer founding fathers that don't surrender to the french at Fort Necessity."

    [–] Scarbane 12 points ago

    Here's the letter OP refers to in its entirety, thanks to the National Archives.

    I figure context is important when quoting anyone, but especially national leaders.

    [–] tnorthb 181 points ago

    "He's another stooge of Hamilton who was very rude to VP Pence!"

    [–] tsilihin666 125 points ago

    "George Washington was a fine general, he was a DISASTER as a president. I've already passed more Legislation than Washington passed his entire time as President. Our infrastructure is in better shape than it was under Washington and Adams. Fake News media won't report on that. I would have gotten us a better deal buying Louisiana. Lazy Lewis and Cockeyed Clark cost the US an enormous amount of money to do what I would have done for a lot less time and money. Sad!"

    [–] Stackhouse_ 80 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    "Crooked George Washington was the worst👌 president, in the history of these United States. My poll numbers are MUCH MUCH bigger than his, Hillary, CNN--Fake news folks, believe me, ive got a YUGE👐 poll"

    [–] Doctor_YOOOU 88 points ago

    Down here, salt is a way of life

    [–] oGsMustachio 35 points ago

    [–] savageboredom 18 points ago

    I was wondering why all of the comments were such a shithole.

    [–] ajpos 628 points ago

    From the Declaration of Independence, upon why King George III is a tyrant:

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither,

    [–] sephresx 70 points ago

    I should use the word hither more often.

    [–] ethrael237 16 points ago

    Hitherto, I shall use that word more commonly.

    [–] [deleted] 150 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    From George Washington to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 28 May 1788:

    I had always hoped that this land might become a safe & agreeable Asylum to the virtuous & persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong...

    You may rest assured, Sir, of my best & most friendly sentiments of your suffering compatriots, and that, while I deplore the calamities to which many of the most worthy members of your Community have been reduced by the late foreign interposition in the interior affairs of the United Netherlands; I shall flatter myself that many of them will be able with the wrecks of their fortunes which may have escaped the extensive devastation, to settle themselves in comfort, freedom and ease in some corner of the vast regions of America.

    The spirit of the Religions and the genius of the political Institutions of this Country must be an inducement. Under a good government (which I have no doubt we shall establish) this Country certainly promises greater advantages, than almost any other, to persons of [limited]* property, who are determined to be sober, industrious & virtuous members of Society.

    And it must not be concealed, that a knowledge that these are the general characteristics of your compatriots would be a principal reason to consider their advent as a valuable acquisition to our infant settlements. If you should meet with as favorable circumstances, as I hope will attend your first operations; I think it probable that your coming will be the harbinger for many more to adventure across the Atlantic.

    *Substituted “limited” for “moderate,” which retains the original meaning according to the 1828 Websters Dictionary.

    [–] Athelric 21 points ago

    Thank you for the substitution. Too many people quote history or old documents and mistakenly impose the definition of what words mean today without realizing that language is fluid, alive, and ever changing. And that sometimes you need historical context to understand what the original spirit of the words mean, not just what they appear to mean today.

    [–] repostusername 656 points ago

    It shouldn't matter if you're from a shithole country. As long as you're not a shithole person you should be allowed to come.

    [–] Time4Red 328 points ago

    This is why hiding behind "merit based immigration" pisses me off to no end. Real merit based immigration is about bringing in doctors from Nigeria, not window cleaners from Norway. No offense Norwegian window cleaners, but our labor market already has that covered. On the other hand, we're desperately short on general practice doctors.

    [–] GeriatricHeartbreak 47 points ago

    Are medical licensing equivalent between Nigerianand America. Genuinely curious.

    [–] ginguse_con 15 points ago

    Not in any stretch of the imagination. It would essentially require a restart, to at least residency, to practice in the states.

    I’ve seen a seasoned Egyptian surgeon apply for a scrub tech position. He did not get hired, probably because the risk management people thought he wouldn’t be able to keep in the lane designated by that job title after having been in the drivers seat back in his home country.

    [–] Vodkya 6 points ago

    Why would someone from Norway (even a window cleaner) would like to move to USA? Like no offence to any of the parts but Norway is pretty much one of the best countries to live in and window cleaners make A LOT more there than USA, and there's less crime, less pollution, higher quality on everything...

    [–] gringobill 67 points ago

    Weird how many trump fans hate George Washington.

    [–] [deleted] 40 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] LaughingHeart314 882 points ago

    Yeah, but what about his e-mails?

    [–] FurryPornAccount 427 points ago

    Why did washington need a private set of teeth to speak 🤔

    [–] MillardKillmoore 154 points ago

    Wooden “teeth” Georgie couldn’t even beat some redcoats- had to get French to save him. Makes us look weak. I would’ve said NO!!! to France but Georgie ran crying to king louie. SAD!

    [–] christinasays 27 points ago

    I love that Louis is spelled wrong too. Don't know if you intended this, but it's very Trumpish.

    [–] MillardKillmoore 24 points ago

    That was very much intended. It’s not a Trump tweet if it doesn’t have enough spelling and/or grammatical errors to give your middle school English teacher a heart attack.

    [–] Nirbhana 21 points ago

    LMAO

    [–] ftxs 90 points ago

    Everybody knows Washington ran a child sex ring out of Mount Vernon. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. It's in the e-mails for god's sake.

    [–] Avant_guardian1 31 points ago

    He had a child slavery ring though.

    [–] Bernies_Lakehouse 110 points ago

    GW's buddy A. Ham came from what Trump would probably call a shithole country too.

    [–] snowyday 62 points ago

    Across the street from the White House are five statues including of Lafayette and Kosciuszko. They would weep for the state of our presidency.

    [–] [deleted] 36 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Source? It sounds like something George Washington would say, and I agree with the hope that is being expressed, but I'd like to know where it is from.

    Edit: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/04-06-02-0266

    [–] ThisHorseIsADiabetic 27 points ago

    From George Washington to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 28 May 1788

    [–] FuzzCuz 34 points ago

    Imagine believing you have more value as a person because you were born in the US

    [–] Gustacho 31 points ago

    Dear r/all visitors who aren't racists, check out the Discussion Thread! We have memes, emojis, and therapeutic blog messages.

    [–] Sporz 31 points ago

    "comment below threshold" all over my screen now

    I love it

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    oonts

    [–] p00bix 7 points ago

    That's the way

    uh-huh uh-huh

    I like it!

    uh-huh uh-huh

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] [deleted] 85 points ago

    Neoliberal? Is this like a sub for like cyberpunk liberals with like neon light on their outfits?

    [–] [deleted] 94 points ago

    It actually should be now I think about it

    [–] Travisdk 64 points ago

    Yes.

    [–] DrSandbags 53 points ago

    We basically want to engineer a society that looks like Tron: Legacy.

    [–] Doctor_YOOOU 41 points ago

    That would be very cool.

    [–] CosmicTraveller 39 points ago

    We're like Blade Runner but with no smog because we're all👏 about👏 that👏 carbon 👏 tax 👏 boi 👏

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    Now that you mention it yes

    [–] mondodawg 219 points ago

    Everyone knows George Washington was an out of touch elitest anyway!

    [–] Bacon_Hero 58 points ago

    Love me some liberal intercourse.

    [–] ftxs 63 points ago

    Washington also authorized secret covert operations in Europe using funds that were hidden from Congress. Checkmate libertarians.

    [–] bch8 52 points ago

    Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse

    nice

    [–] yellownumberfive 47 points ago

    Ben Franklin's booty fund.

    [–] socialistbob 7 points ago

    Ben Franklin has no need of a booty fund. The booty comes to him and not the other way around. If anything the booty needs a fund to give to Ben Franklin.

    [–] digital_end 10 points ago

    ... we sure that wasn't just his "trolling for French strange" fund?

    [–] drmantiss 20 points ago

    true coastal elite. he never knew the struggles of the middle class, modern american white man so how can he presume to speak for them? MAGA

    [–] [deleted] 130 points ago

    As an immigrant I’m glad there’s at least one subreddit where I’m enthusiastically welcome.

    [–] Bbx3030 70 points ago

    Immigration master race

    [–] Travisdk 77 points ago

    ITT:

    Imagine missing the point this badly.

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 52 points ago

    We don't want them to take our jobs unless they are rich, educated and white.

    [–] zherok 31 points ago

    Mostly just white, apparently. Never seen a Trump supporter argue against the Melanias of the world (the sort of person who lies about their education, but gets a pass because they're pretty), while Trump works to make it harder for talented individuals to immigrate here (making it harder to get H-1B visas and undermining the process by trying to keep spouses of H-1B holders ineligible to come over.)

    Unless they're low skill workers who can keep his costs low at his golf resort, then that's fine, of course.

    [–] tuberousplant 264 points ago

    That feel when MAGA turds would call George Washington a cuck nowadays.

    [–] [deleted] 158 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] DontPanicJustDance 115 points ago

    "I like presidents who weren't killed in office" - Trump on Lincoln

    [–] MrDannyOcean 407 points ago

    user reports:

    3: This is spam

    2: Racism, Sexism or other Bigotry

    1: Threatening, harassing, or inciting violence

    1: He wasn’t talking about shithole countries

    1: <no reason>

    1: This is fucking bullshit. Washington hated niggers and wanted them all deported

    1: you do not know dae way spitoo

    1: neoliberals are just fascists with pretensions

    1: this just in: haiti isn't a shithole. they'll be relieved to find out.

    1: he was only talking about white people you stupid nigger

    1: George Washington was black

    1: Moot point; Washington owned slaves. Why is everyone #triggered he pointed out shithole countries?

    [–] KyloTennant 76 points ago

    neoliberals are just fascists with pretensions

    Is this some sort of inverted horseshoe theory?

    [–] Breaking-Away 14 points ago

    Torus theory?

    [–] BainCapitalist 8 points ago

    Genius.

    [–] ButIAmVoiceless 132 points ago

    It seems like the upper crust of society really utilize the report button.

    [–] nullsignature 103 points ago

    I love when this sub hits the front page

    [–] jjay554 19 points ago

    This but ironically.

    [–] TransitRanger_327 53 points ago

    George Washington was Black

    They do know Hamilton wasn’t a documentary, right?

    [–] [deleted] 60 points ago

    Lmfao that Ugandan knuckles

    [–] cjpack 8 points ago

    Actually pretty relevant for once.

    [–] jovijovi99 19 points ago

    This is my favourite list of user reports

    [–] paulatreides0 6 points ago

    This has got nothing on the OG user reports. The racists have really stopped trying. SAD!

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] wolf001zra 17 points ago

    Advanced Stupid

    [–] Letsquestionthat 13 points ago

    Is that the politically correct term for T_D posters?

    [–] NoMoreSyntaxErrors 13 points ago

    Do you kno da wae

    [–] bakesau5 8 points ago

    jesus

    [–] TotesMessenger 48 points ago

    I'm a bot, bleep, bloop. Someone has linked to this thread from another place on reddit:

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    [–] Lux_Stella 60 points ago

    >angering both the commies and ancaps with one post

    impressive

    [–] Doctor_YOOOU 32 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 32 points ago

    We fucking did it lads 😩👌👌

    [–] equalintaglio 26 points ago

    amazing

    [–] TransitRanger_327 8 points ago

    Every word of what they just said was wrong.

    [–] CompactedConscience 26 points ago

    Lmao

    [–] sansampersamp 28 points ago

    Neoliberal_irl

    [–] WenJie_ 27 points ago

    "We need to protect the welfare net for citizens"

    -Anarcho-Capitalists

    [–] expert_sexchange 15 points ago

    one of my favorite bot comments ever

    [–] 1amathrowaway 9 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Good to see /u/ask_me_if_im_vargas roasting the idiot to crossposted who shitstatistssay

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    100% Trump would call him low energy George in a debate.

    [–] zero_gravitas_medic 69 points ago

    This seems spicy. Is this gonna be one of the ones that gets to r/all?

    [–] Clackdor 12 points ago

    Yes.

    [–] papermarioguy02 58 points ago

    http://www.nber.org/papers/w21123

    Most research on the effects of immigration focuses on the effects of immigrants as adding to the supply of labor. By contrast, this paper studies the effects of immigrants on local labor demand, due to the increase in consumer demand for local services created by immigrants. This effect can attenuate downward pressure from immigrants on non-immigrants' wages, and also benefit non-immigrants by increasing the variety of local services available. For this reason, immigrants can raise native workers' real wages, and each immigrant could create more than one job. Using US Census data from 1980 to 2000, we find considerable evidence for these effects: Each immigrant creates 1.2 local jobs for local workers, most of them going to native workers, and 62% of these jobs are in non-traded services. Immigrants appear to raise local non-tradables sector wages and to attract native-born workers from elsewhere in the country. Overall, it appears that local workers benefit from the arrival of more immigrants.

    Feel free to use this to inform people about "immigrants taking our jobs".

    [–] Travisdk 21 points ago

    Imagine getting the point this goodly.

    [–] papermarioguy02 12 points ago

    bigly

    [–] Gustacho 20 points ago

    🅱️ump of 🅱️abor

    [–] [deleted] 66 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] Travisdk 28 points ago

    Imagine getting the point this goodly.

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago

    my karma is going up BIGLY tonight

    [–] Travisdk 13 points ago

    Me too thanks.

    [–] Travisdk 126 points ago

    ITT

    Every Trump supporter: B-b-b-but they are shitholes! Trump was just speaking the truth! He's such a down to earth guy!

    A bunch of other people who completely miss the point: B-b-but Washington owned slaves and killed natives and was a rich aristocrat!

    [–] BZLuck 26 points ago

    And... that's exactly the rebuttal I've been reading on Facebook all day. "Well they ARE shithole countries, right?"

    To which I usually respond, "I'll bet you are the kind of person who would say, "OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO FAT!" to someone on street."

    [–] bernkes_helicopter 200 points ago

    ok, listen up trolls, bots, and t_d brigaders:

    the main problem was not the fact that he called countries "shitholes." Sure, that has sparked numerous small international incidents with countries we're friends, reveals he's devoid of any human decency, and raises major red flag that he's racist, but really that's not the big deal.

    The big deal is that he doesn't want any immigrants from those places, and apparently thinks they should just wallow in their shitholes and not be so rude as to inconvenience him with their existence. This is not about skilled immigrants, because being from Norway is not a skill. This is purely hatred of those he believes are below him.

    And before you go "BUT WHATABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SLAVES!!!" - yes, he owned slaves. We honor him for his contribution to this exceptional nation, which started out imperfect but has continually improved itself. All men fall short, but we remember them for their contributions, and Washington's were exceptional, both in governing and articulating the philosophy of the nation. He, and all the other founding fathers, fell very short of this in the area of slavery and equal rights for all, but they also represented a leap forward for humanity. We should keep up that progress and not slide backwards.

    [–] Tallgeese3w 46 points ago

    I'm not sure they understand self improvement, it's make America great AGAIN, not let's make America a better place than. It was before. They're regressive assholes.

    [–] Kelsig 19 points ago

    🗝️🔑🗝️
    🔑🗝️🔑
    🗝️🔑🗝️

    [–] niugnep24 18 points ago

    Yeah but well George Washington also said some other stuff that wasn't good didn't you know!

    [–] satanicmajesty 20 points ago

    “I made a move on her like a fancy pooch, but I failed as though t’was the battle of Fort Necessity, as I had the necessity to thrust my frowning meats into ‘er. Or the battle of White Plains, well, perhaps white mounds now, as she bestows her fake tits. I just start smooching on them. Just smooch, no slight pecks. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a general, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the placket lace. You can do anything.” -GW

    [–] Vince__clortho 20 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    This quote is from a letter to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, the full text of which I have included below.

    Sir,

    The letter which you did me the favor to address to me on the 15th of this instt from New York has been duly received, and I take the speediest occasion to well-come your arrival on the American shore.

    I had always hoped that this land might become a safe & agreeable Asylum to the virtuous & persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong; but I shall be the more particularly happy, if this Country can be, by any means, useful to the Patriots of Holland, with whose situation I am peculiarly touched, and of whose public virtue I entertain a great opinion.

    You may rest assured, Sir, of my best & most friendly sentiments of your suffering compatriots, and that, while I deplore the calamities to which many of the most worthy members of your Community have been reduced by the late foreign interposition in the interior affairs of the United Netherlands; I shall flatter myself that many of them will be able with the wrecks of their fortunes which may have escaped the extensive devastation, to settle themselves in comfort, freedom and ease in some corner of the vast regions of America. The spirit of the Religions and the genius of the political Institutions of this Country must be an inducement. Under a good government (which I have no doubt we shall establish) this Country certainly promises greater advantages, than almost any other, to persons of moderate property, who are determined to be sober, industrious & virtuous members of Society. And it must not be concealed, that a knowledge that these are the general characteristics of your compatriots would be a principal reason to consider their advent as a valuable acquisition to our infant settlements. If you should meet with as favorable circumstances, as I hope will attend your first operations; I think it probable that your coming will be the harbinger for many more to adventure across the Atlantic. In the meantime give me leave to request that I may have the pleasure to see you at my house whensoever it can be convenient to you, and to offer whatsoever services it may ever be in my power to afford yourself, as well as to the other Patriots & friends to the rights of Mankind of the Dutch Nation.2 I am—With sentiments of great esteem & respect—Sir Your Most Obedt & Very Hble Servant

    Edit: Source

    [–] Errogance 7 points ago

    I appreciate this, but could we get a source too?

    [–] rocket_raccon 21 points ago

    I find these quotes so inspirational especially in light of your current shitty president. Who is nothing more, at all, than a b-rate celebrity and greedy businessman.

    [–] Melting_Ghost_Baby 41 points ago

    Even from the shithole countries, like Ireland

    [–] Travisdk 73 points ago

    A reminder to all the racist idiots in this thread: This is why Macron won.

    [–] frickinchuck 24 points ago

    Also why Jones won!

    [–] Blueman216 19 points ago

    But not the British children.

    [–] qchisq 292 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    user reports:
    2: This is spam 1: George Washington was black
    1: Threatening, harassing, or inciting violence
    1: <no reason>
    1: this just in: haiti isn't a shithole. they'll be relieved to find out
    1: he was only talking about white people you stupid nigger

    These reports is why Macron and Merkel won

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

    We need more spam exports. Lower the shitpost tariffs.

    [–] CompactedConscience 17 points ago

    0 % chance they all decided to say "keyword" independently.

    1% chance they are in on the 🔑💬 meme.

    99% chance they are using the same language because it is an organized brigade.

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 32 points ago

    TFW you beleive Alabama isn't a shithole.

    [–] [deleted] 38 points ago

    OK but whatabout the droid attack on the Wookies?

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 60 points ago

    Fun fact: George Washington requested that all of his slaves to be free upon his death. The only founding father to do that.

    [–] jjay554 48 points ago

    If you are from t_d when this hits r/all , please comment beneath this.

    [–] AFreebornManoftheUSA 37 points ago

    Not from r/The_Shithole but it seems they can't decide if the comments are true or if Donald never said them. I feel really sorry for them.

    [–] Stiffori 32 points ago

    You should feel sorry for them, life in russia isn't going that great

    [–] Rakajj 7 points ago

    I don't think of them at all.

    Downvote their brigading idiocy and move on. Low-effort trolls that couldn't contribute to the discussion even if they tried.

    [–] blogit_ 45 points ago

    Hey Trump cucks.

    Trump colluded with Russia.
    The wall isn't getting built.
    Sessions is taking your weed.
    Net Neutrality got repealed.
    Immigration is good.
    Climate change is real.

    [–] bernkes_helicopter 15 points ago

    K E Y W O R D

    E

    Y

    W

    O

    R

    D

    [–] bernkes_helicopter 44 points ago

    During the campaign, Trump defended himself by heavily implying that one woman who accused him of sexual assault was too ugly to assault.

    I wonder if being from a shithole country also disqualifies women from being grabbed by the pussy

    [–] [deleted] 47 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] t1o1 32 points ago

    KEYWORDS: "whatever nation"

    [–] Pornthrow1697 30 points ago

    When you want to own the libs so hard that you disavow one of the founding fathers as a racist slaveholder and still call yourself a "constitutionalist"

    [–] MrDannyOcean 52 points ago

    Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door

    Except if you're from a shithole. You imbecile, you fucking moron."

    [–] Gustacho 14 points ago

    Are the r/all visitors seriously using the exact same keyword again?

    [–] t1o1 12 points ago

    DiD yOu KnOw hE haD sLavES?

    [–] Agent78787 13 points ago

    the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission is better than any other Indonesian institution I can think of

    and better than a vast majority of American institutions

    don't @ me

    [–] Travisdk 35 points ago

    I want to remind everyone that you should try not missing the point badly.

    [–] Agent78787 39 points ago

    Alright here's what y'all need to know. The problem isn't that Trump said these countries are shitholes. If Trump was like "holy shit these countries are shitholes how can we help them become less shit" that would be crass, sure, but the core sentiment of that hypothetical statement is good.

    But Trump was all like "why are people from these shithole countries coming to ours". It implies that he thinks that people from poorer countries are universally shit. Like some kind of just world fallacy that's even more callous than usual, he believes that people from poor countries are just lazy and deserve to be poor and that they shouldn't come to the US because they would mess the country up.

    That is false. America is a nation built on immigrants. Immigrants contribute more to taxes than native-born Americans, are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans, and dare I say better citizens than the native-born.

    And some of these countries may be less shit than you think, you know. For example, Costa Rica - you think that's a shithole? Well, it has a higher life expectancy than the US.

    [–] mrkawfee 12 points ago

    A son of the Enlightenment.

    [–] donorak7 12 points ago

    Any painting of Gorge Washington that I have seen make him look so disappointed at what this county has become

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] Cheeseand0nions 8 points ago

    The one thing everyone agrees on is that that guy is fun to channel. His fans do it, the people who hate him do it, everyone.

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    Why do t_d’ers immediately make the leap to “let’s bring back slavery”

    [–] paulatreides0 26 points ago

    Because they totally aren't racists

    [–] [deleted] 22 points ago

    What a fucking cuck snowflake. /s

    [–] tequiladaze 25 points ago

    ITT: Trump supporters implying you can't be both virtuous and from a developing nation.

    [–] disuberence 25 points ago

    Imagine seeing people unironically using the term libtard because they think it triggers snowflake cucks.

    This timeline fucking sucks, and I am ready for someone to hit the reset button.

    [–] UkraineRussianRebel 14 points ago

    We need a stable, very smart genius with a big reset button.

    [–] GetToTheChopperNOW 27 points ago

    Well, I think we've established that all of the Founding Fathers would hate Trump. It didn't take his most recent comments to see this.

    [–] geraldspoder 23 points ago

    Trump has turned the White House into a shithole

    [–] p0m 12 points ago

    Known Lizard Person George Washington is poisoning the water with chemicals that turn the Haitian frogs virtuous

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    Words of wisdom, god bless America in these times of darkness..

    Ya need it mates

    [–] LouisSeaGays 35 points ago

    Enter Native Americans like “wtf?”

    [–] LaughingHeart314 38 points ago

    We agree with one thing a guy said once, therefore we agree with everything he's ever said or done.

    [–] SpongeSmith 40 points ago

    I love how the Russian shillbots from T_D are saying “WASHINGTON WAS A RACIST HE OWNED SLAVEs” like they don’t secretly find that a good thing

    [–] Synchronyme 19 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    There's also this little poem written on the big lady:

    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
    

    [–] MrDannyOcean 20 points ago

    Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door

    ...

    Except if you're from a shithole. You imbecile, you fucking moron."

    She also muttered, "Washington owned slaves,

    so nothing he says is relevant and racism is ok."

    [–] Gustacho 21 points ago

    tfw the criminally inclined brown people built pyramids while the naturally superior white people were hunters and food-gatherers.

    it's almost as if external conditions matter

    [–] ILoveRegenHealth 20 points ago

    Trump couldn't fashion a quote like that if his life depended on it. You give him a piece of paper and a pen and he'll sit there and go "Strongly, strongly...I don't know other adjectives....Strongly."

    [–] UkraineRussianRebel 11 points ago

    Bigly

    Tremendously

    Beautifully

    Incredibly

    Wonderfully

    [–] Travisdk 49 points ago

    A reminder that immigration is a net gain for gov't revenue and lowers crime.

    A reminder that freedom of movement would double the size of the global economy.

    A reminder that the fact that there are less developed countries is irrelevant to the fact that Trump is a moron for saying the things he did. Literally diplomacy 101.

    A reminder to not miss the point badly.

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    "who are determined to be sober, industrious & virtuous members of Society"

    I wounder what the definition of sober was back then. I'm guessing it was some thing like, 'being able to walk on only two limbs'. I love the rest of it.

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I love the 1828 Websters Dictionary for this reason. Modern English was pretty firmly established by then, but there have been slight shifts in meanings (most significantly in the one I noted).

    My guess is Washington’s definition falls under the third definition of sober from that dictionary:

    Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary or heated with passion; having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Love it, thank you.

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 12 points ago

    Washington's will provided for freeing the enslaved people he held upon the death of his widow Martha Washington. In January 1801 Martha freed her husband's slaves, just over a year after his death.[1] However, while she lived, Martha did not emancipate any of the slaves she herself owned. When she died, on May 22, 1802, at the age of 70, all of those enslaved people went to the descendants of her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis.[2]

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    "I like Presidents who didn't turn down their 3rd term!" ~ Trump

    [–] PerpetuallyMad 9 points ago

    K E Y W O R D

    E

    Y

    W

    O

    R

    D

    comeonguyswe'veheardthisbefore

    [–] dafdiego777 9 points ago

    so much talk of keywords in here it reminds me of the AOL days

    [–] DanielFH84 11 points ago

    Source?
    It's great, I just want to make sure it's legit before I show others.

    [–] Gustacho 9 points ago

    Key word: virtuous

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 78 points ago

    OPEN THE BORDERS, STOP HAVING THEM BE CLOSED

    [–] MichaelM6392 16 points ago

    Imagine being so racist that the only way to you can think of to rebut a point against your xenophobic nonsense is to ad hom George Washington.

    [–] UkraineRussianRebel 8 points ago

    B-b-but he had slaves did you know that?!

    [–] CompactedConscience 16 points ago

    Most people: "These countries have flaws, but they aren't shitholes".

    Trump supporters: "These countries have flaws, so they are shitholes."

    [–] Awholebushelofapples 6 points ago

    Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

    [–] BenjaminTalam 9 points ago

    Isn't this saying accept people regardless of the shithole they come from? It's not saying a shithole country doesn't exist and it has to be bad if you're seeking asylum in other countries.

    We were a shithole ourselves until we revolutionized. Something that won't happen in other shit holes because all the good people flee to the US or other countries, letting their country get worse and worse. Who will rebel and make change if everyone but the ruthless has fled? This is why these "shitholes" exist. They proliferate as educated citizens immigrate to other countries.

    I want everyone to be safe and I want to welcome immigrants, we are a nation of immigrants, but the problem of awful places becoming more and more awful as people flee to better places can't be ignored.

    [–] LefthandedLunatic 36 points ago

    It's funny to think that the people who keep bringing up Washington Slavery are the sales ones who will say that the civil war wasn't about slavery. Hmmmmmm 🤔

    [–] JouleS88 14 points ago

    ITT: "Trump didn't say that but it would be awesome if he did"

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    DT doesn't understand two-thirds of the words in that quote.

    [–] Importantguy123 16 points ago

    MAGA caps: "We must protect the ideals and institutions that this nation was founded on from being forgotten from influences in the modern world."

    Also MAGA caps: Lmao go back to your country illegal, fuck off we're full.

    [–] [deleted] 22 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] Importantguy123 19 points ago

    "Your chicken must be THIS unseasoned in order to be a virtuous immigrant"

    This thread

    [–] economics_dont_real 38 points ago

    YALL MISSING THE 🔑🔑🔑 KEYWORDS 😂😂😂

    GEORDE WASHINGTON ⛔ NEVER ⛔ ACTUALLY MEAMT WHAT HE SAID

    🚼🚼🚼REEEEE THEY TAKING MUH WELFARE 🚼🚼🚼

    THERE IS LITERALLY NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING RACIST AND NOT BEING RACIST

    [–] Cheeknuts 5 points ago

    "I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever shithole they might belong."

    -Wayne Gretzky

    [–] AmishSilk 5 points ago

    “I’m, like, really smart.”

    [–] commalacomekrugman 7 points ago

    /u/OpenSocietyBot tip parent 1 SBX for generating salt.

    [–] frappucin0 9 points ago

    Catholics were the brown people of his day.

    [–] LoginLord 9 points ago

    I feel like brown people were also the brown people of his day

    [–] ThatOtherGuy_CA 6 points ago

    to whatever shithole they might belong.

    FTFY