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"The new Constitution has put at rest forever all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institutions—African slavery as it exists among us—the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson, in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock upon which the old Union would split." He was right. What was conjecture with him, is now a realized fact. But whether he fully comprehended the great truth upon which that rock stood and stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with; but the general opinion of the men of that day was, that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away... Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the idea of a Government built upon it—when the "storm came and the wind blew, it fell.

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."

~Alexander Stephens. Vice President of the Confederate States of America explaining the foundation of the Confederacy in Savannah Georgia, March 21, 1861.

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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb." ~ Robert Browning

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"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."

~ Francois-Marie Voltaire

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"if u stand next 2 and work with adolf trump - yes u f--king are a nazi," ..........tweet from Rosie O'Donnell , member of the Liberal Brain Trust.

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"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”~Noam Chomsky

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"One of the hardest jobs in politics must be cleaning up after @JoeBiden gaffes. I feel sorry for his spokespeople."

--Donald Trump, exactly five years ago today (can't make this shit up)

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"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive."

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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"Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa"

~ White nationalist and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke praising President Trump's blaming of the Charlottesville violence on "both sides"

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I like men with massive, throbbing vocabularies. -Elephant Journal

(So true.)

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“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

? George Orwell, 1984

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