First the Arizona politicians passed a referendum to make Obama show his birth certificate and PROVE he is a Natural Born Citizen if he wants to run for a 2nd term. Now a Arizona Representative named Trent Franks says Blacks were better off being slaves. To me, there is nothing racist about this statement. Blacks Were Better Off Under Slavery, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks Says Asked today by a conservative blogger about the role of race in the hyper-partisan, talk-radio-addled atmosphere in Washington, Republican Rep. Trent Franks took the opportunity to say that he thinks African Americans were better off under slavery. Go here for the full interview. Some excerpts: Slavery is a crushing mark on Americas soul, the Arizonan tells Mike Stark. And yet today, half of all black children are aborted. Half of all black children are aborted. Far more of the African American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by the policies of slavery. And I think, What does it take to get us to wake up?