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Becoming Equal Under the Law – The Conundrum of Thomas Jefferson

at 12:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s a conundrum: They could write and speak eloquently and with insight about liberty and equality, but they seemed blind to the fact that their slaves were just as freedom-loving as they themselves. They taught them Christianity, so they understood that their slaves had souls, but they never treated them as fully human. I don’t

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“Becoming Equal Under the Law – The Conundrum of Thomas Jefferson”

Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom

at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

My great-great-grandfather was born on a plantation in Southampton, Virginia. He was born to the Blow family. They eventually moved to St. Louis. At this point, they had debts. And they had to sell something to cure those debts. My great-great-grandfather was purchased by an Army surgeon. The slave is taken into the Wisconsin Territory,

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“Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom”

Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think

at 9:51 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

The United States Constitution is certainly dedicated to the rule of law. John Adams famously said, quoting Harrington who himself is quoting Aristotle or alluding to Aristotle, that the United States aims to establish the rule of law not the rule of men. And the Constitution lays out a number of rules about how governments

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“Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think”