Fox News host Charles Payne told a shocking personal story in his rebuttal to former Attorney General Eric Holder’s controversial claim that America was never “great.”
Payne described his grandmother as living in a time when the Ku Klux Klan instilled so much fear in African Americans that she slept without a pillow and with her arms crossed on her chest so she would be sure to hear if the KKK was coming.
But even though America “wasn’t as great as it could have been” in those days, Payne insisted that “it was the greatest country in the world, even for black people.”
“There’s no other country in the world I would have rather been born in on the day I was born than America,” Payne said.
America’s greatness, Payne said, can be traced to the “fight for independence, a fight for an idea of individualism, and the seeds of the Constitution.”
That Constitution, “written by imperfect individuals,” carried “the wisdom that allows us to ultimately have freedom for black people, have women allowed to vote. Look at where this country has gone in such a short period of time.”
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