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  •  For what it's worth (0+ / 0-)

    The Sally Hanson allegations started during the campaign of 1800, which makes current political campaigns look like a pee wee baseball game.

    "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

    by Annie B on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:11:48 AM PDT

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    •  It's True. (0+ / 0-)

      The controvery over Sally Hemings actually dates to 1790.  At the end of the day, we still don't know if they're true.  As a historian, we have to look at it like that.  The Eston Hemings DNA study says - maybe.  

      It's called "history: warts and all."  If we judge our ancestors by our modern standards the perfect will alway be the enemy of the good.  

      Of course none of this erases the ironclad fact that if we'd followed Jefferson's lead in 1776 there never would have been a continuation of slavery in the first place.  

      No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

      by CrazyHorse on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:55:10 AM PDT

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      •  Sorry for calling her Sally Hanson (1+ / 0-)
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        That's a line of nail products and I'm a girl and I had a brain fart.

        "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

        by Annie B on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 10:06:40 AM PDT

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