“…the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.”–Arkansas state representative Jon Hubbard (R-Jonesboro).  

 “Nowhere in the Holy Bible have I found a word of condemnation for the operation of slavery, Old or New Testament. If slavery was so bad, why didn’t Jesus, Paul or the prophets say something?”–Arkansas state representative Loy Mauch (R-Bismarck).

 “Both your male and female slaves, whom you shall have, shall be of the nations that are round about you; of them shall you buy male and female slaves.”–Leviticus 25:44.

Oh, say can you see, over there on the Right,

That slavery had several features redeeming

It’s there in the Bible, in plain black and white

God likes the sound of the flogging and screaming.

And who knows from where

The idea’s in the air

That freedom is something that you have to share.

And the word of the Bible over Arkansas waves

The land of Huckabee, and the home of the slaves.