Ms. Jackson-Lee, I hope that your freedom papers are handy, legible and in order because a posse of paddy rollers has been dispatched from Richmond to check. If your papers are not properly signed and in order they have orders to transport you to the nearest auction block.
Statements like the one you made are clear evidence as to why there could never be any form of solidarity between us. I am NOT a slave of any kind. My parents were not born slaves and neither were theirs. I am told one of my great grandfathers was born at the end of slavery but that was well over 150 years ago.
When a person is truly free they don’t feel the need to announce it and certainly not in a loud, boisterous or obnoxious manner as you have here.
So just wait patiently and your doorbell should ring in a few hours.
You’re like a crab. You’re not really interested in anyone’s betterment. Every time you open your mouth you show that you want to pull us all back down in the barrel with you.
Shut up, madam.