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  •  Over 300 years old? (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, Ana Thema

    You must not be talking about the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. Neither was written before 1711. Or is it already 2084 where you are?

    We are not given mercy because we deserve it, but because we need it.

    by Ahianne on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 05:25:24 PM PST

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    •  "almost" = "about", good enough. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Oops! Typo on my part - (3+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, Ahianne, Ana Thema

      ... at least for the Declaration and the Constitution.

      OTOH, might have been a Freudian Slip if I think about it.  Branches of my maternal ancestors signed the Mayflower Compact (11 Nov 1620), and branchs of my paternal ancestors signed the Portsmouth Compact (7 March 1638 = 7th day of First Month is the old Quaker dating system from when March 24 was New Year's Day;  after 1752 and the New Style dating system, the Quakers labeled March the Third Month).  One of those signers who was my direct ancestor was the first president of RI long before the Revolutionary War and Declaration and Constitution were even thought of.  In modern terms he's called the first governor in some sources.  In some RI sources he was called president.  A different ancestor of mine was also an early president/governor of RI (so were two of his sons, but not the one who was the first husband of the daughter of the first RI prez), but he didn't sign the Portsmouth Compact.

      I have multiple colonial New England ancestors.

      Hope you will forgive me for the typo and my Freudian Slip since I was thinking of my ancestors who signed early documents when I was writing the first comment.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 07:52:11 PM PST

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