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  •  Weren't Washington, Jefferson, and Madison (3+ / 0-)

    conservative white southerners?

    •  White Southern rebels, as I remember (2+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites, Dixiedemocrat

      Washington and Jefferson freed their slaves in their wills, even though not while alive. Washington presided over the creation of the Constitution, and set numerous precedents for future Presidents, which we would do well to go back to. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom. He was so Liberal that Texas is trying to write him out of their history books. Madison gave us the Balance of Powers in the Constitution, our principal protection from the tyranny of the majority.

      There is much more.

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      by Mokurai on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 08:25:15 PM PDT

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    •  No. Not Recognizable In Our Time. (0+ / 0-)

      Just as "freedom of the press" has no relationship between their words in their time, and their words in OUR time.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 09:18:31 PM PDT

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