A reminder

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    A nice 4th of July piece by Moyers that reminds us the founders were not saints on pedestals but flawed humans much like we are today.

    Thomas Jefferson's Betrayal
     
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    Fuck Bill Moyers.

    What a fuckin' pussy.

    We need that sanctimonious asshole to "remind us" that human beings have and had flaws?

    Moyers = Scumbag asshole derp.

    He's such a cheesedick he could be a lib poster at USMB; rderp, perhaps.

    Nah. Moyers is a fuckwit, but he's still smarter than rderp.
     
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    It is useful to remind ourselves frequently of the fallibility of even the most revered politicians, even the founders, too bad many see it as undue criticism, "men of their times" they might say totally missing the point that the republic never had a point where we should have just said "perfect" and never changed a thing ever, that these men had no special foresight into our present predicaments.
     
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    Perhaps this is a more accurate account of Jeffersons views, commitment to his slaves, slavery in general and his original intent in the Declaration of Independence.

    The dramatic issue at hand was breaking ties with England and Jefferson, although saw the plight of African Americans as an absolute could probably see that this issue would have to be dealth later down the road for social and mostly economic reasons.
     

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