Outrage as Republican State Rep Says Slavery Was a ‘Blessing’ and Fellow Candidate Advocates Deporting All Muslims

Nina Golgowski, Daily Mail (London), October 6, 2012

A Republican member of Arkansas’ House of Representatives has written a book calling African Americans’ slavery a ‘blessing in disguise’ prompting outrage as a fellow state candidate writes advocating deporting all Muslims.

In Jon Hubbard’s outspoken 2009 book ‘Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative’ the first-term Republican from Jonesboro asked ‘would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueller than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?’

Claimed written during his 2008 political season, Hubbard states that his book’s motivation is to inspire others to ‘express’ themselves like him if mutually concerned about America’s future.

His writing created outrage among his own political party, however, with members finding the publication similarly disgraceful to a second book by Arkansas House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville who advocates deporting all Muslims.

State GOP Chairman Doyle Webb called the books ‘highly offensive’ on Saturday and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican who represents northeast Arkansas, called the writings ‘divisive and racially inflammatory.’

Fuqua, who served in the Arkansas House from 1996 to 1998, wrote there is ‘no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States,’ in his 2012 book, titled ‘God’s Law.’

In Hubbard’s, he writes that African Americans must ‘understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa.’

‘Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?’

He goes on in another chapter on education saying blacks in America don’t appreciate a good education and at fault to their integration, ‘to the great disappointment of everyone … instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students.’

He concludes, ‘…our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since.’

A marketing representative for Hubbard didn’t return voicemail messages seeking comment on Saturday.

Fuqua said on Saturday that he hadn’t realized he’d become a target within his own party, which he said surprised him.

‘I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,’ Fuqua said before hanging up, saying he was busy knocking on voters’ doors. The attorney is running against incumbent Democratic Rep. James McLean in House District 63. Hubbard is running against Democrat Harold Copenhaver in House District 58.

On Amazon.com, the public shared in Webb and Crawford’s criticism.

‘This book is full of blatantly racists quotes and assumptions, and is boggles my mind that this obscenity like this is still being read and that people like him can actually be elected to office,’ a user commented for Hubbard’s book.

‘It should be satire, but the author doesn’t know what that is,’ another titled their review while giving it one out of five starts.
A reviewer who gave Hubbard’s book five stars reasoned it being:  ‘A must read book: If you are ignorant, racist, stupid, bigotted, and ill-informed. I give this book 5 stars because the author is not afraid to show his true color, and he is proud to be an ignorant racist bigot.’

In stark contrast, Fuqua’s book as of Saturday has received five star ratings from five Amazon reviewers.

‘Regardless of personal opinions, there is no arguing that Fuqua backs up his thoughts with research, facts, and evidence found in history. I found myself reevaluating my perspectives on issues,’ a reviewer wrote.

‘Gods Law, The Only Political Solution lays out a consise [sic] plan for a nation to live in blessing and prosperity, by Divine providence. The problems facing Western Societies today are vast and complex, but the solution can be simple,’ another one added.
The November elections could be a crucial turning point in Arkansas politics.

Democrats hold narrow majorities in both chambers, but the GOP has been working hard to swing the Legislature its way for the first time since the end of the Civil War, buoyed by picking up three congressional seats in 2010. Their efforts have also been backed by an influx of money from national political action committees.

Rep. Crawford said Saturday he was ‘disappointed and disturbed.’

‘The statements that have been reported portray attitudes and beliefs that would return our state and country to a harmful and regrettable past,’ Crawford said.

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., kicked off the GOP’s response Saturday by issuing a release, saying the ‘statements of Hubbard and Fuqua are ridiculous, outrageous and have no place in the civil discourse of either party.’

‘Had I known of these statements, I would not have contributed to their campaigns. I am requesting that they give my contributions to charity,’ said Griffin, who donated $100 to each candidate.

The Arkansas Republican House Caucus followed, saying the views of Hubbard and Fuqua ‘are in no way reflective of, or endorsed by, the Republican caucus. The constituencies they are seeking to represent will ultimately judge these statements at the ballot box.’

Then Webb, who has spearheaded the party’s attempt to control the Legislature, said the writings ‘were highly offensive to many Americans and do not reflect the viewpoints of the Republican Party of Arkansas. While we respect their right to freedom of expression and thought, we strongly disagree with those ideas.’

Webb, though, accused state Democrats of using the issue as a distraction.

Democrats themselves have been largely silent, aside from the state party’s tweet and Facebook post calling attention to the writings. A Democratic Party spokesman didn’t immediately return a call for comment Saturday.

The two candidates share other political and religious views on their campaign websites.

Hubbard, who sponsored a failed bill in 2011 that would have severely restricted immigration, wrote on his website that the issue is still among his priorities, as is doing ‘whatever I can to defend, protect and preserve our Christian heritage.’

Fuqua blogs on his website. One post is titled, ‘Christianity in Retreat,’ and says ‘there is a strange alliance between the liberal left and the Muslim religion.’

‘Both are antichrist in that they both deny that Jesus is God in the flesh of man, and the savior of mankind. They both also hold that their cause should take over the entire world through violent, bloody, revolution,’ the post says.

In a separate passage, Fuqua wrote ‘we now have a president that has a well documented history with both the Muslim religion and Communism.’

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  • Puggg

    The Muslim part, cool.  If they’re not here, they can’t do anything to us.

    I’m not cool with the slavery part here.  It may have made blacks better off, but it made whites worse off.

    • Eagle_Eyed

       Yeah, I don’t think he was saying that whites were made better by slavery.

    • The main problem with slavery is that it introduced the black undertow to the United States.

      One big problem notwithstanding race is that it was a cheap labor system.  Slavery in the antebellum South retarded the development of a real bourgeoise middle class.  Just as today’s neo-slavery (cheap Hispanic labor) is degrading the working middle class.

  • jedsrael

    Because of slavery, we have growing voodo Diversity today.  Aren’t we supposed to say that’s a blessing? 

    Isn’t “our greatest strength” a blessing? 

    Can you imagine how much “poorer” we would be if St. MLK had been born in the Congo and died there of dysentary before reaching his sexual prime, instead of being born in Atlanta where White taxpayers still pay for his legacy?


    • ed91

       barack obama is kunte kinte’s revenge

      • C_C_Conrad

        OBAMA & MLK (and Co.) are just punishment for white stupidity.  WE brought this on ourselves by our own stupid actions.   We can change this in the future though. 

    • He’s plainly speaking of the unappreciated benefits to black america from their being resettled.  Why attack one of the few politicians with his eyes open and speaking the truth.

      • jedsrael

        He’s a politican and you give him the benefit of the doubt for speaking the Truth? Are you awake or sleep typing?

        • MrGJG

           I’m not following you. I agree most politicians ain’t worth a damn, but here we have two pols willing to say what people here say everyday and you want to hang-em out to dry. I wonder why we ain’t getting anywhere.

  • crystal evans

    I would love to ask Jon Hubbard this question. If whites have fallen to the level of blacks in public schools, why do Asians excel in the same schools? Is it because that Asian parents encourage education and make their kids study?

    • 1proactive2

      Good point. Many white parents today seem to now believe that somehow, someway; the government will take care of them and their children, no matter how stupid the family is.

      Educating most blacks, however, is a losing game. Blacks KNOW that somehow, someway, the government WILL take care of them.

      Then again, the achievement pond is now a muddy puddle. Someone gets cuts in line in life if they’re black, female, hispanic, mullato, indian, or (name your pretend oppressed group here), regardless of how dumb they are. Asians just haven’t picked up on this as yet. Then again, they are, uh, smart AND asian.

    • C_C_Conrad

       The truth is that whites need to do a lot MORE to improve themselves than they are doing at this time.  http://www.eugenics.net/
      Study more, meditate, improve morals, increase use of reason & logic, and be more mindful of the choices you make for mates.  For those that have read the book Jack’s War, think more about Jack & Libby as you think of what I just wrote.  There is a triangle there, Jack, Libby & the hesitation.  If you read carefully, you’ll get the point. 

  • Slavery was no blessing for whites.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Keerrect.  The  Word we’re looking for here is “Curse.”

  • anmpr1

    Slavery was the best thing to ever happen to the ancestors of today’s American blacks.  This is not even a debatable proposition.  

  • RebelliousTreecko

    Considering how cowardly Republicans and Conservatives are about race, this comes as a surprise to me.
    Some of ’em will play a tough-guy attitude and say something “controversial” (by left-wing standards), but then retreat back and grovel once the left gets “outraged” about it.

    And about slavery:  if I was sold by my fellow humans to aliens who took me aboard their ship as a slave, yes, I WOULD be angry. 
    However, if they later FREED me, APOLOGIZED for years afterward, gave me PRIVILEGES above other aliens, let me use their technology, and gave me the option to RETURN TO MY HOME PLANET to live out my old life, then I would be GRATEFUL for this, despite what they did in the past.

    Those on the left say Whites think they’re entitled to a “thank you” and a recognition to their accomplishments, as if it’s a bad thing.

    • C_C_Conrad

       I think that this man might be a frustrated white man, not simply a frustrated conservative. 

  • Doesn’t this Hubbard fellow know for a FACT that africa was basically one large utopian paradise during colonial times?  I mean come on, everyone knows how advanced and peaceful life was in africa back then.  To suggest that coming to the US was worse than living in perpetual tribal warfare and banality is absurd.  Personally I would LOVE to be in africa right now but you know “Breaking Amish” is on and I love to make fun of those backwards inbred whites because it makes me feel so superior. 

  • Sheila Dinehart

    It is  really true that white men who can’t wait to shed their white skin privilege have such small sad penises?  I have always heard that but have never wanted to actually see it…

  • Sheila Dinehart

    I also can’t help but wonder…it seems like the once unAuthentic White was tricked into losing his white-foreskin privilege first…I find that rather suspicious.  They still want more.

    • Sheila Dinehart

      Where does all that white foreskin privilege go?   Heard it was used to make lampshades…and maybe soap.

      • Bad_Mr_Frosty

        Skin grafts.

        Somewhere out there a burn victim has a little piece of me sewn onto them.

  • IstvanIN

    I heard Walter Williams once say that on the radio.  If the slaves hadn’t gone through what they went through, he said, he wouldn’t be living in the best country for blacks, with the best life for blacks, in the entire world.  He wasn’t happy about slavery but recognized that he made out because of it.

  • anarchyst

    Finally! two politicians with cojones . . . of course our “tribal” masters will do whatever it takes to destroy them . . .

  • AmericanTaxPayerNoMore

    Only those with evil agendas have a problem with the Truth.

  • SarahConnor

    Who would I vote for Hubbard, Fugua, Hubbard, Fugua…that is a hard one!


    This is not even an issue,,three hundred years ago,were blacks more technologically advanced than whites,they would have done exactly the same things as the whites did,colonising and exploiting,with one exception that now the blacks would not be apologising and grovelling.

  • saxonsun

    I remember remarking to my uncle that the blacks would still be swinging from the trees if we hadn’t made the mistake–for us–of enslaving them. A blessing for them, a curse for us.

  • saxonsun

    Speaking about mexican illegals, a bunch of them are screaming outside of my window here in NYC. Construction workers. And I haven’t seen a white construction worker in…oh, I don’t know when.

  • Gereng

    In all my yrs working overseas, I never lived in a country that did not require a visa and its renewal at least every 6 months, and I was always on a special visa reather like those issued diplomats.  Even SOMALIA required a visa and I had to renew it every 6 months. 

    • roscommonman

      It is far worse in Ireland, thousands of Africans at a time become Citizens at mass ceremonies every few weeks. They are destroying our Welfare, Health and Education systems. We are told we are racists if we even comment.