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  •  Exactly right. (1+ / 0-)
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    Great Lakes Liberal

    Franklin's parody is so "dead-on" because he captured the logic that kept even opponents of slavery locked into the system.  There was a huge gap between rhetoric and deed that was indefensible.

    Slavery was America's original sin. We are still dealing with echoes of that blight and horror on the national soul.

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