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  •  Actually, their ideal would probably be Jefferson (10+ / 0-)

    Davis, if they really thought about it.  Davis was about as big an advocate of states' rights and private property as you're going to find.  There's that slavery problem, but if TPers can forgive Thomas Jefferson they can for look past it for Davis, too. And you can't hold that whole war of northern aggression against the him, either.  That was just an example of people exercising their second amendment rights (with cannons!) and states as independent republics doing what was in their own best interest.  Although Jeferson Davis did start to lose some of his ardor for states' rights as the Civil War went against the confederacy and he couldn't get the sort of executive powers needed to effectively govern in wartime.   Of the confederacy and states' rights, Davis is reported to have said "If the Confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a theory."    

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