Loy Mauch has emerged as another Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives to have written in support of slavery, starting in 2000. This follows reports that Mauch’s fellow Arkansas Republican Jon Hubbard had written a 2010 book that slavery was “a blessing in disguise” for African-Americans.
According to reports from Arkansas Times, in one of Mauch’s letters from 2009 to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, he defended the institution of slavery saying:
“If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861? The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity.”
Mauch’s letters to the editor did not stop at his strong support for the slavery and the Confederate South; he also fashioned attacks against Abraham Lincoln, calling him a “fake neurotic Northern war criminal” while comparing him to Karl Marx.