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Thomas Jefferson acted as attorney pro bono in two Virginia legal suits for freedom by enslaved mulatto children, both of which he lost.http://loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/jeffrep.html After Sandy's return, Jefferson sold him, as he did many problem slaves, despite his value as a shoemaker and jockey, to Col. Charles Lewis for 100 pounds on January 29, 1773.Evidently, Sandy was uppity and suffered from mental illness, Drapetomania. LOL!!!!!orlin sellers
Wow, what a word.
The authenticity of this ad has been called into question by scholars. Even so, you have to judge a man by the standards of his time. I understand Jefferson's staff lived quite well.LawProfessor
"I understand Jefferson's staff lived quite well."Ummm...a slaves?
They lived a lot better than their peers left behind in Africa. Been to Liberia lately? LawProfessor
J, if you don't think the slaves lucky enough to be sent West fared well, try to find some relatives of those sent East on the Sahara route. Oh, and those in the West didn't experience the "Camel Treatment".orlin sellers
I'm laughing at you clowns trying to argue how good the slaves had it. I'm laughing and speechless.
It speaks to your hatred of Western civilization, and willingness to forgive Muslims for their atrocities.orlin sellers
Mike, ditto, except it's really sad. Another example why they call them loons. It does give insight why they have such a distorted view of the Constitution and just what was the thinking was back then.
That was not my comment above. Very mature with the impersonation.real orlin sellers
Orlin, the real one, why don't you stop using Anonymous and signing each comment. That would solve the problem, especially since the other Orlin is so good at impersonating your bizarre ideas.
So, you think the principles of liberty, freedom, and rights expressed in the Constitution are bizarre? Okay, to me that sounds bizarre.Additionally, if you think the imposter sounds anything like me, you aren't paying attention or have a very high level of ignorance. os
You have to judge laws by the standards of their time. Laws must change as the standards of the people progress.