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  •  What An Ignorant Fool ! (4+ / 0-)

    DeMint, rated the most conservative senator by several think tanks and advocacy groups, also protested an engraved statement near the center's entrance: "We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution."

    That quote was uttered by Rufus Choate, a Massachusetts lawyer who represented his state in the House of Representatives in the 1830s and in the Senate the following decade.

    "This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation's real history and an offensive refusal to honor America's God-given blessings," DeMint said."

    Rufus Choate is a relative of mine, albiet distant.

    He was both preceded and succeeded by Daniel Webster in the Senate.

    Was Mr Choate ' left-leaning ", Senator DeMint?

    Come say that to my face, you stupid c**t !

    •  Is Rufus Choate (0+ / 0-)

      connected somehow to Rosemary Choate Hall in CT?

      I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution. -- Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 07:20:28 PM PDT

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      •  Rosemary Choate Hall (1+ / 0-)
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        I do know it was founded by Mary Atwater Choate in 1890. She had married Judge William Choate, who served as its interim headmaster after his wife's death. What his connection - familial or otherwise -is to Rufus Choate is uncertain.

        An excellent question which I will research further.

        Thanks !

        •  Thanks, ozsea1 (0+ / 0-)

          I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution. -- Barbara Jordan, 1974

          by gchaucer2 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 07:58:19 PM PDT

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