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@rlefraim Or at least that is the opinion of people like Ocasio-Cortez, Tom Perez, Kamala Harris, and a whole list of Democratic Party Presidential candidates.

The problem is --- they never learned much history. (2
@rlefraim Jefferson was always on the edge of bankruptcy, and the law forbade him, or anyone else in such financial shape, from freeing his slaves, as that would be an evasion cheating his creditors. 3)
@rlefraim He could only sell them or have the Court sell them, and he had a moral objection to selling slaves (something Ocasio-Cortez would not understand).

While a member of the Virginia legislature, Jefferson proposed laws 3 times, to a polish slavery in Virginia. 4)
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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