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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:41 PM
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41. I'd like to point out
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 12:42 PM 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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