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  •  Ken, your powerful words here have left (3+ / 0-)

    me in tears, for I too feel the weight of the utter wrong which lived at the core of the society of men who also penned some of the most auspicious and awe-inspiring words in the history of Man.

    I cannot imagine how a man like Thomas Jefferson could write

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
    and continue to own human beings as slaves until his own death. Of the over 600 people he owned over his lifetime, he only emancipated seven of them.

    I'm off now, to read the entire piece by Mr Blow.

    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 06:00:04 PM PDT

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