The future of America rests on the shoulders of those who cherish our Founding Principles ─ free speech, religious liberty, the idea that all people are created equal, to name a few.

Whenever our God-given liberties are in serious jeopardy, we have a responsibility to speak up to re-ignite America’s passion for liberty. Consequently, empowering freedom advocates to become better messengers of liberty is crucial to the strength and survivability of our Republic.

In the course of reading my previous opinion pieces, you have noticed that I am really into Frederick Douglass. In my opinion, he is by far America’s greatest liberty messenger. If we are to reclaim the spirit of self-rule as set forth by the Founding Fathers, we must find a way to ignite America's passion for liberty. Frederick Douglass is the answer. He is the bridge over the racial and class warfare abyss that has been purposely created by Marxist-Liberals.

Thank God that we have the literary legacy of Frederick Douglass to refute the lies and the false rhetoric of the Left. With our liberties being under direct attack, it makes all the sense in the world to leverage Douglass’ freedom message. Douglass is a “Divine Fit” for the times we are now living in. His viewpoint on values such as liberty, free speech, religious freedom, school choice, immigration, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and the U.S. Constitution carries more weight than what any of the Founding Fathers wrote or said.

I realize that statement may sound like heresy to some people. Allow me a moment to prove my point.

The Founders gave us two magnificent documents: the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. As you may recall, some of the Founders did own slaves and the Left exploit that fact by attempting to make the case that the Constitution, therefore, is a racist document. On the other hand, however, Douglass did not own any slaves. He was a slave. Douglass was not a racist. He was a victim of racism. Nevertheless, in his writings and speeches, Douglass affirmed the Founders and the Constitution.

For example:

Commenting on the completeness of the Constitution, Douglass stated, “The American Constitution is a written instrument full and complete in itself. No court in America, no Congress, no President, can add a single word thereto, or take a single word therefrom. It is a great national enactment done by the people, and can only be altered, amended, or added to by the people.”

Also, Douglass spoke favorably of the Founding Fathers and those who signed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. He stated, “The Constitution, as well as the Declaration of Independence, and the sentiments of the founders of the Republic, give us a platform broad enough, and strong enough, to support the most comprehensive plans for the freedom and elevation of all the people of this country, without regard to color, class, or clime.”

Please tell me how is it possible to win an argument with a runaway slave about his/her love for liberty, when that runaway slave respected and appreciated the Founding Fathers and the Constitution? This, my friend, is the Left’s worst nightmare. To secure the blessings of liberty, it is vital that we learn to leverage the freedom message of "the Forgotten Prophet,'' Frederick Douglass. 

The Left has no answer for Douglass’ liberty message, and they never will.

A former member of President Trump’s Coalition Advisory Board, KCarl Smith is the President and CEO of KCarl Consulting Group, empowering freedom advocates with the confidence, knowledge and skills to trump the race card. His column appears every Thursday in 1819 News. To contact KCarl or request him for a speaking engagement go to . The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of 1819 News. To comment, please send an email with your name and contact information to