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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:41 AM
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41. I'd like to point out
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 11:42 AM by Dyedinthewoolliberal
that those of us who decry the support of slavery by certain founding fathers have the advantage of hindsight.
Ought we not compare them to the times in which they lived? Being anti-slavery in those times required a brave, daring stand. It was an accepted way of life, seen as an unfortunate occurance should you be the one captured and enslaved. Slavery existed for thousands of years in human society.
It was only after the Europeans made their way to Africa and began capturing Africans as slaves did we begin to question the humanity of the practce.
That being said, in no way, shape or form do I support slavery, the idea of slavery or the practice of slavery.
To answer the question, Thomas Jefferson is the man I desire most to emulate politically.
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  -Who is your favorite founding father? WI_DEM  Nov-12-04 10:08 AM   #0 
  - I'd go with Jefferson or Madison  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:13 AM   #1 
  - I'd have to go with Thomas Jefferson...  LawStudentMom   Nov-12-04 10:16 AM   #6 
  - Adams mistakenly went along with the  Fifth of Five   Nov-12-04 12:16 PM   #44 
     - I'm reading a book on the election of 1800 right now...  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 12:21 PM   #48 
        - I'll take your word for it, but  Fifth of Five   Nov-12-04 12:32 PM   #51 
  - Franklin.  bigmonkey   Nov-12-04 10:14 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, I forgot about him.  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:15 AM   #5 
  - Franklin also.  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:07 AM   #31 
  - Washington  Warpy   Nov-12-04 10:14 AM   #3 
  - What Warpy said  Vickers   Nov-12-04 12:21 PM   #47 
  - I like Jefferson  prodigal_green   Nov-12-04 10:15 AM   #4 
  - Thomas Paine really qualifies  Sequoia   Nov-12-04 10:17 AM   #7 
  - Second that for Paine. And he runs a cool website too. nt.  Hailtothechimp   Nov-12-04 11:14 AM   #36 
  - Most admire: Jefferson.....want to hang with: Franklin  annabanana   Nov-12-04 10:17 AM   #8 
  - "God made beer to make us happy." -- B. Franklin (nt)  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:21 AM   #9 
  - But from whom did Jefferson take his cues?  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:10 AM   #34 
  - I am a descendant of John Adams and the Boylston Family  Mizmoon   Nov-12-04 10:22 AM   #10 
  - I am a descendant of William Henry Harrison.  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:16 AM   #37 
  - I second John Adams, personally not well liked although he was generally  Shoeempress   Nov-12-04 10:23 AM   #11 
  - Jesus Christ. Because he changed my life.  Nag Champa   Nov-12-04 10:24 AM   #12 
  - Jesus Christ was not a founding father  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 10:28 AM   #14 
  - Sorry... he was a political philosopher. My bad.  Nag Champa   Nov-12-04 10:33 AM   #19 
     - Though  Liberalynn   Nov-12-04 11:19 AM   #40 
     - Nooooo, he wasn't a political philospher  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 02:33 PM   #52 
  - W, get back to work. The debates are over.  Skidmore   Nov-12-04 11:11 AM   #35 
  - Jefferson...............  DumpGump   Nov-12-04 10:27 AM   #13 
  - Without a doubt, Jefferson  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 10:29 AM   #15 
  - that is not exactly why he rewrote the bible  Cheswick   Nov-12-04 10:33 AM   #20 
     - Yep, and nowhere in it does Christ claim godhood  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 12:03 PM   #42 
  - Franklin invented swim fins.  IMModerate   Nov-12-04 10:29 AM   #16 
  - Franklin  Love Bug   Nov-12-04 10:31 AM   #17 
  - Madison  Cheswick   Nov-12-04 10:32 AM   #18 
  - Adams  WoodrowFan   Nov-12-04 10:34 AM   #21 
  - I've always admired Thomas Jefferson  nonconformist   Nov-12-04 10:35 AM   #22 
  - Thomas Jefferson  Butterflies   Nov-12-04 10:53 AM   #23 
  - Jefferson. Hands down.  ElementaryPenguin   Nov-12-04 10:53 AM   #24 
  - Thomas Jefferson n/t  HootieMcBoob   Nov-12-04 10:56 AM   #25 
  - Jefferson, but I love Washingtons farewell speach...  Javaman   Nov-12-04 10:57 AM   #26 
  - Madison  RobinA   Nov-12-04 10:57 AM   #27 
  - Thomas Jefferson was the top founding father IMO, but...  firebee   Nov-12-04 10:59 AM   #28 
  - Adams, Franklin, Molly Pitcher and Dolly Madison!  noonwitch   Nov-12-04 11:00 AM   #29 
  - Sam Adams  m berst   Nov-12-04 11:03 AM   #30 
  - Benjiman Franklin  proud patriot   Nov-12-04 11:09 AM   #32 
  - John Adams  Liberalynn   Nov-12-04 11:18 AM   #38 
  - I'd actually pick Hamilton  Lone Pawn   Nov-12-04 11:10 AM   #33 
  - Hamilton was the originator of "trickle down" economics  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 12:24 PM   #49 
  - none of them - they all thought women were property  donsu   Nov-12-04 11:19 AM   #39 
  - I'd like to point out  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Nov-12-04 11:41 AM   #41 
  - My main man T.J.  leroy_27   Nov-12-04 12:06 PM   #43 
  - abigail adams  mopinko   Nov-12-04 12:19 PM   #45 
  - Thomas Jefferson and Emma Goldman  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-12-04 12:20 PM   #46 
  - Thomas Jefferson n/t  PhuLoi   Nov-12-04 12:28 PM   #50 
  - Button Gwinnett.........eom  Hobo   Nov-12-04 02:40 PM   #53 
  - Jefferson  Abelman   Nov-12-04 02:59 PM   #54 
  - Abbie Hoffman  H2O Man   Nov-12-04 03:19 PM   #55 

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