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    FeltzNook, MKSinSA

    I'm always interested in "States' Rights" stuff. My great-great-great uncle (maybe one more great in there, not sure off the top of my head) was the senior senator from SC elected on the Nullifier ticket. A year later, John C. Calhoun became the junior senator from South Carolina - and we all know how that turned out.

    I still struggle with how to deal with being (almost) directly descended from someone that sewed the seeds of the Civil War and was such a staunch advocate of slavery.

    Causation was, is, and ever shall be a slippery bitch, so we're best sticking with noting the facts

    by jam on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 02:28:09 PM PST

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      FeltzNook

      senators weren't elected then, unless you mean by the legislature?

      I want to limit the power of government. Specifically, I want to limit the power of government to create artificial superpeople and give them the same rights as human beings.

      by happymisanthropy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:02:30 PM PST

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        However, according to congress.gov:

        elected as a Nullifier to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1831, until March 2, 1833, when he resigned due to ill health

        Causation was, is, and ever shall be a slippery bitch, so we're best sticking with noting the facts

        by jam on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 05:25:14 AM PST

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