Morning Joe Compares I.C.E to the Fugitive Slave Act

In yet another unbelievable display of liberal media bias, Morning Joe guest and Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude took to comparing Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Fugitive Slave Act on Monday morning. 

Glaude's line of questioning was in line with the modern left, for which the abolishment of I.C.E. has been a goal and has even been demanded from both members of the House and Senate Democrats.



While polling has consistently indicated a strong majority of the American public believe that enforcing immigration law and defending our borders is common sense, it apparently isn't so common on MSNBC.

Glaude compared the border crisis to the Fugitive Slave Act, the legislation passed by Congress that demanded all escaped slaves be returned to their slaveholders:

Let me frame it in this way, I want to ask a question about the moral crisis that I.C.E has put the nation in. In the 1850s particularly 1850,  there was the fugitive slave law. And because the fugitive slave law did what it did suddenly the issue of slavery was nationalized... So now we have I.C.E, the crisis of I.C.E, we have people trying to protect their family members from being snatched from them. 

The Atlantic's Frank Foer completely agreed with the outrageous comparison: “Well, I think that's exactly the way that I'd frame it too, that there is this moral crisis...”

Here is a transcript of the August 6 exchange:

MSNBC’s Morning Joe
August 6, 2018
7:33 a.m. Eastern

EDDIE GLAUDE: This is Eddie Glaude, I wanted to ask a question. Let me frame it in this way, I want to ask a question about the moral crisis that I.C.E has put the nation in. In the 1850s particularly 1850,  there was the fugitive slave law. And because the fugitive slave law did what it did suddenly the issue of slavery was nationalized. It wasn't just in the South, now it was a moral question that even Emerson had to confront in Massachusetts. So now we have I.C.E, the crisis of I.C.E, we have people trying to protect their family members from being snatched from them. This fear that you talked about, how has I.C.E this 248% increase of jail transfers to 42% increase in arrests how has this created a kind of moral crisis that is nationalized now, that is not a kind of local issue?


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