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  •  I would think that ole Jeff Davis was a Democrat (0+ / 0-)

    up to the point that he renounced his US citizenship.  Can you be a member of a US political party if you are not a US citizen?  Davis made a point of addressing crowds in the 1880's when the efforts were made to rehabilitate his image by saying that he could not call them "my fellow citizens" since he was not a citizen of the US and would not take the oath to regain his citizenship.  

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:24:19 PM PST

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    •  I would take that (1+ / 0-)
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      as evidence that he was a) a Democrat up until 1861, and b) NOT a Republican for the rest of his life. Therefore Democrat + 0 = Democrat, since he (to my knowledge) never denounced or resigned from the Democratic party. There is no evidence he ever considered joining the Party of Lincoln either, so I would still hold if the KY teacher is correct there is STILL no Pearly Gates for old Jeff.

      Shalom.

      "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

      by WineRev on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:43:58 PM PST

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