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  •  asdf (7+ / 0-)
    Could this be expressed any better?
    1776: "All men are created equal."
    1865: "…& blacks."
    1920: "…& women."
    1924: "…& Indians."
    2013: "…well, maybe not blacks…"
    — @ericwolfson
    I would add...

    2013: "...we're also rethinking the whole 'women' thing"

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

    by whoknu on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 12:39:50 PM PDT

    •  One Person may have expressed it better: (1+ / 0-)
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      "As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it, "All men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read, "All men are created equal except Negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some other country where they make no pretense of loving liberty - to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, without the base alloy of hypocrisy."

      Abraham Lincoln ca.1855

      You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

      by Sam I Am on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 01:15:48 PM PDT

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