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Congressional candidate: Entitlements are the same as slavery

For one congressional candidate, there’s really no difference between entitlements and slavery.

Jim Brown, who describes himself as a “political unknown,” is running against Martha McSally, Shelley Kais, and Chuck Wooten in the Republican primary, took to Facebook to outline his take on entitlements.

He starts by saying that in reality, slavery wasn’t all that bad:

“Back in the day of slavery, slaves were kept in slavery by denying them education and opportunity while providing them with their basic needs … Not by beating them and starving them.

“Basically slave owners took pretty good care of their slaves and livestock…”

And here’s where he ties it all together:

“It is my sincere belief that entitlements are a means of em- (sic) slaving the people by robbing opportunity while taking care of basic needs.”

h/t Buzzfeed