There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Perhaps you should read about the lives of the "founders" beyond their role in forming the nation. Many had key roles within their respective state assemblies/legislatures as well.
Memory may be wrong, but if it isn't, didn't Jefferson introduce legislation in the Virginia Assembly to abolish slavery, and if I am not mistaken he was supported by Madison and Mason. The bill was defeated. Also others - maybe Hamilton - lead abolutionist efforts in NY, including something to protect slaves that were freed (manumition?) by their owners had their rights protected and were not illicitly re-enslaved?
Don't know if tirelessly is correct, but at least in Virginia it was a bold position to take at the time
Not to mention the work and advocay of John Adams on this issue - not John Q.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
My concern with this slip-up is the fact that she didn't go "whoops" or "what I'm trying to say is" or something like that. She just dug her heels in. I'm okay with that in a Congresscritter, but not so much with a President. I'm sure Presidents do that. I'm sure Obama does it. I'm just saying I don't like that in an executive figure.
That said, I'm definitely going to vote for her if Palin doesn't run.
Committed to voting for the candidate with the greatest entertainment value.
Doesn't matter, Jackson can't hold the office, so I won't vote for him.
If he could hold the office, and he was on the ballot, you bet your sweet ass I would.