ArticlesBlog America Was Founded on Freedom Not Slavery December 14, 201971 Related tags : america Ben Shapiro founding fathers Freedom Prager PragerU slavery the founding usa Post navigation Previous Article Lancme Renergie MultiGlow and Eye Cream Duo Next Article Phil Knight, MBA ’62, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Nike Comments (71) November 22, 2019 at 7:09 am America was founded on Islam Reply November 22, 2019 at 9:39 am You make a good point though.Yet the same Jewish and Christian teachings were already used in reinforcing slavery by using religious their books to demean the people they held as slaves. Reply November 22, 2019 at 10:59 am “No country in history has fought for the liberty of others as much as America has” Translate: no country in history has fought for global imperialism, oil, capital, installing dictatorships in other countries as much as America has Reply November 22, 2019 at 11:21 am Is that video progress bar thing Fruit stripes gum? Reply November 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm Brazil was the nation founded on slavery. Reply November 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm This is a straw man argument. It's like saying Great Britain was built on a stiff upper lip. Reply November 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm Ok boomer Reply November 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm Didnt britain push for the end of slavery while america held onto it? Reply November 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm Slavery never ended, it changed Reply November 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm Africa practices slavery today. Reply November 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm You do realise that your president is Trump right? If the elected president is a reflection of the society who elected him, what does this say about America? You guys have open the gates to everyone in the name of your definition of freedom and there are still people who are ostracized because they don't fit the "american standard". Slavery is a crucial part of American history and by extend the World History. Its practice have impacted countless future generations, even after Lincoln and the Civil War. You say that Americans died in the name of freedom, but have you asked how many black lives were lost for the same cause? Stop pretending that Slavery never happened or that America is or was morally superior in any point in time. Even before slavery, think on whose land did you built your country on. Reply November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm Stop rewriting history Reply November 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm So because everyone else had slavery let’s ignore ameriKKKa’s participation??? I thought ameriKKKans believed in exceptionalism. We should be exceptional and establish a constitution created by representatives of ALL groups. Reply November 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm Very shallow “analysis” Reply November 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm Actually the British founded America Reply November 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm Thank goodness for Prager University. You speak the truth. We must all hope that most Americans will be open to these truths, feel gratitude for their great good luck in being born here, and refuse to join in the drumbeat of criticism and hate that emanates from the left. Keep up your wonderful work!! Reply November 22, 2019 at 7:51 pm Lets admit slavery did assistant to a certain degree Reply November 22, 2019 at 8:21 pm It's not true. King Kazimierz The Grate abolished slavery in Poland in XIV century. Polisch nation is a freedom freeks – but most of last 200 hundred years were slave by other countries and systems. Today neobolshevics revolution's rise in our country too. Reply November 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm Actually America was built and founded upon the genocide of the native American people. Reply November 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm Remind me again which other country on the planet wanted to keep slavery so badly they went to war over it? Reply November 22, 2019 at 9:32 pm https://youtu.be/1UZ2u9lScz0 Reply November 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm Pseudo intellectual and whiny snowflake pathological liar shapiro……sigh.Just sad and pathetic at this point. Reply November 23, 2019 at 7:42 am The West fought to end slavery in its own lands and then forced the islamic world to end slavery Reply November 23, 2019 at 8:04 am Sadly, slavery still continues. Progressives still are kept locked in their brains thinking that every other person, not of their political beliefs are evil Reply November 23, 2019 at 9:24 am Yeah, freedom for Anglo-White men only. Asian men are not fully accepted as members of USA society. Reply November 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm Slavery is the defining factor of other countries that still practice it, like Africa. Reply November 23, 2019 at 3:02 pm America was built on slavery!! America is also the major power that made slavery globally looked at as wrong and unacceptable. Reply November 23, 2019 at 4:42 pm Liberals love to promote the slavery story to control and manipulate people and of course and most importantly, to virtue signal Reply November 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm Your information on the USA being the least racist country is flat out false. Take Suriname for example. The USA has a very long way to go before they reach that level of societal integration Reply November 23, 2019 at 7:02 pm The Bible was used to justify slavery all throughout history. So how was it a factor in abolishing slavery? Reply November 23, 2019 at 8:08 pm I normally don't like Benny, but I have to somewhat agree with him about this one! The US fought for a good reason against the "Dixies", in order to abolish slavery in all of America! However, nowadays you see some people struggling in their life, even if they have multiple jobs, and nobody really wants to help them! Everyone, who has at least one (legitimate) job or more, deserves to have a good life (unless you spent all your earned money into drugs, alcohol, hookers and other nonsense stuff like a 1000$ laptop for example)! Reply November 23, 2019 at 8:11 pm This video is completely spinning the truth. I've never heard anyone say America built on slavery with the exception of this video. I don't know about Dennis praeger but when I was learning American history school they didn't teach that America was built on slavery. I was taught that America was built on freedom, freedom from religion, tyranny, and persuasion, and I went to a public school. So I don't know where Dennis Praeger went to school. Because he has gotten history wrong. Another thing he got wrong was that America wasn't the first to abolish Slavery England was way before America we didn't abolish slavery until after the civil war. Every fifth grader knows that, so why doesn't PragerU know that. I think they do know that but they are spinning the truth to support their argument that Liberals are Anti-American. Well PragerU if you think Liberals are Anti-American then you think the founder of the Republican party is Anti-American because Abraham Lincoln was considered a Liberal in his time. Don't believe me look it up. But you probably won't because you already this but you won't admit it because it would be saying that you not only spin the facts but you out right lie about the facts. I like to hear your reply but I probably won't. Reply November 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm America isn't a "Judeo-Christian" nation. We have a separation of church and state via the Establishment clause in the Constitution. Plus many proponents of slavery used the bible as justification for slavery. America has also fought to take away the liberty of others via certain foreign policy acts. Lithuania abolished slavery in 1588 although serfdom continued on. France abolished slavery before the USA, hell Haiti has, and in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Austria, France, Portugal and Britain declared its opposition to slavery. Hell it took till 1865 for the US to put into the Constitution the 13th amendment. When Mr. Prager states that "Every civilization in world history practiced slavery" that is not 100% true. The Persian empire as a whole did not partake in mass slavery. Reply November 24, 2019 at 12:18 am Nah bitches it was slavery, accept it and move on. Reply November 24, 2019 at 12:19 am Ben "mass legal immigration" Shapiro, another from the tribe trying to undermine society by posing as a conservative, yet he isnt interested in preserving western culture, he wants cheap labor from S.America first. Reply November 24, 2019 at 1:24 am So are we just ignoring the racism against the Chinese, Irish, and Germans when they first came to the country? and how we were the only nation to have a succession just for keeping slaves? and how we abolished slavery 60 years after the other economically slave dependant countries? Reply November 24, 2019 at 4:23 am America was indeed founded on slavery. It was because cry baby Protestants couldn't handle the Church of England so they ran off to another land even if it meant selling yourself into slavery on purpose, called indentured servitude.To this day we live in slavery, only it's now wage slavery from a messed up system called Capitalism.Complaining and demanding things become better than they are now, doesn't mean you're Anti-American. Quite the opposite. We're the only country who can dare dream the American Dream, of one day no one like you ever has to complain and act like you don't need anyone but yourself.That we work together rather than this garbage divide and conquer both you and the so called liberals shout. Reply November 24, 2019 at 5:52 am Well said! Let us not forget that Sin is what enslaves people and nations. When a Nation does not practice righteousness there can be no liberty. Reply November 24, 2019 at 6:02 am if you want to feel full racism. come to south east asia. US have better tolerance toward all those minority Reply November 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm lets face it, he is actually retarded. Why do people let him speak? When will he learn that you can't just make things up as you go? because just like he put it, facts don't care about your feelings. Reply November 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm You’ve done it again Ben! Reply November 25, 2019 at 3:02 am America was founded on fortnite Reply November 25, 2019 at 4:25 am Dr. Condoleezza Rice said that, ""we forget in the United States how long it has taken us to make 'We the People' mean people like me. And indeed, I do think that America was born with a birth defect; it was slavery." Reply November 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm NICK FUENTES Reply November 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm Not a huge fan of Ben, but he is 100% correct in this matter Reply November 25, 2019 at 7:54 pm I can't believe you left out the alarming fact that there is ACTUAL SLAVERY happening right now in many countries in Africa and the Middle east. RIGHT NOW!!!!! Reply November 26, 2019 at 12:08 am My parents and school brainwash me into thinking the U.S is bad. I told my parents I’m joining the Marines but they said I shouldn’t serve my country because it’s the most evil country. People don’t know how good they have it in America. 🇺🇸 Reply November 26, 2019 at 12:19 am You're damn right. Reply November 26, 2019 at 2:35 am First of all you left out the fact that what made American slavery different from most of the world is that in America almost every slave was black while almost every slave owner was white which is one of the reasons Amerocans today make such a big deal about it. In addition to that you claimed that America was morally better than any other society in the world which is a outrageous claim to make without sourcing any sources considering how many societies there are and how much research you would have to do in order to determine which one was the best morally. Lastly the idea of what's moral varies from person to person so even if you did thoroughly research the culture and daily lives of every society that had existed back then it would be incredibly difficult to determine which one was the best morally and your idea of which society was the most moral would definently differ from what a lot of other people think is the most moral society. In fact I am personally going to research EVERY civilization that existed back then, judge them by my definition of moral as well as what the modern American society defines as moral then I am going to reveal which are the most moral under those ideas of morality with links to all of my sources into the comment section of this comment just to show you how it's done. Reply November 26, 2019 at 9:21 am America is only the 58th most free country in the world Reply November 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm Ok boomer Reply November 27, 2019 at 1:59 am When he started taking, I checked my playback speed because I thought someone had set it to 1.75. Reply November 27, 2019 at 2:54 am What the hell is wrong with this video's aspect ratio? Reply November 27, 2019 at 2:56 am 1:48 that is factually incorrect. The bible was often sourced to legitimize slavery. Non-Christian states ended slavery before Christ was born. Reply November 27, 2019 at 9:44 am I'm from Spain. And I agree that USA (USA is only a piece of America) was founded more on freedom than on slavery. But long before USA, the Spanish empire never legally allowed slavery in all its territory (while the rest of European countries allowed it legally). USA was great, is great and will be great without the need to lie about important facts of history and geography. Thanks. Reply November 27, 2019 at 3:55 pm I am the United States of America, and I approve this message. Reply November 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm Thanks for the video 👍🏾👍🏾 Reply November 27, 2019 at 8:02 pm Ok boomer Reply November 28, 2019 at 12:49 am The fact that other civilizations practiced slavery makes it ok Reply November 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm Ok boomer Reply November 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm Everytime I debunk this video they take it down when I use actual facts smh this is just sad that they deceiving people Reply December 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm America is certainly based on slavery. US has a biggest debt on the world. Poor Americans. Reply December 2, 2019 at 10:01 am So full of crap. Reply December 4, 2019 at 7:39 am What a load. America was founded on Might Makes Right, also known as Manifest Destiny for all the right wingers unwilling to admit the truth. Reply December 4, 2019 at 10:14 pm This video is a lie and is intellectually dishonest. Tell me why: 1. Blacks, women, and other minorities didn't have their 1st, 2nd, 4th, 13th, 14th amendments enforced until the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Yes some states such as Mississippi never ratified the 13th amendment until 2013. 2. Why didn't the United States didn't immediately abolish slavery after the Revolutionary War? 3. Why did legalized segregation aka Jim Crow happen from 1896-1968? Jim Crow still goes on but it is economic. 4. Why didn't Native Americans get their full rights until 1978? 5. Why were Native American children forced into boarding schools in the early 20th century? 6. Why was Black Wall street in Tulsa, Oklahoma and few other successful minority (not just black) businesses ruined? 7. Why were the Italians, Irish, and European Jews discriminated against in the early 20th century? 8. Why were Native Americans forced out of the east coast via Trail of Tears? 9. Why were Sioux massacred in Wounded Knee, South Dakota? 10. Why did the Southern states break away back in 1861? 11. Why did Alabama (2000) and South Carolina (1998) recently overturned the old jim crow laws that prohibited interracial marriages? 12. Why are POC still racially profiled to death? 13. Why is everything the "Left", "the left", "the left" when people point out bad of the country? In order to correct the mistakes and to be a great country, we have to see our dark moments and learn from them. America was not build on freedom. It takes every 100 years for progress. Even to this day, we are slowly and reluctantly are progressing. Reply December 5, 2019 at 11:23 am You must be on crack. How the hell you can say you got freedom but you slave. If you tried to leave you were beaten or killed. Put crack pipe or meth down cause you stupid Reply December 7, 2019 at 12:56 am I can’t say I agree with that line of thought. To downplay the past by saying that America learned from its mistakes and that what we have was a work of hundreds of years of progress is like saying a person should forgive a family member or a bully for physically and mentally abusing them, but they’re a better person now because they understand that it was wrong and they’ve matured. Reply December 10, 2019 at 9:30 am Q: Why does Ben Shapiro talk at two times normal speed?A: His mouth only has two SIDES. Reply December 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm Dennis ,you are an American treasure , thank you ,Cheers ! Reply December 12, 2019 at 7:24 am Yeah tell that to the slaves Reply December 13, 2019 at 5:44 am Hey y’all, I’m not affiliated with any political party, but I’m a black male. Here’s what I think of this video and I’d love to hear your thoughts as well. I agree that America was FOUNDED on freedom, but I would also make the argument that it was BUILT on slavery. We can’t always take one word to be synonymous with another. The whole reason we have different words, even though they might seem the same, is because they have slightly different meanings and connotations. When you’re talking about politics it’s extremely important to know what you’re saying and what others are saying, versus what you and others mean. I’ve you’ve read this far, I’d appreciate your thoughts, no matter your political stance, as long as they are backed up by facts and sound logic. Thanks! 😁 Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.