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Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson....

Here is a very interesting fact I learned: During the few days of debate between the delegates of the first Congress as to approving the Declaration of Independence this clause was struck out per the "complaisance to South Carolina and Georgia".
"He (king) has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another."

Think about it! What a historical shift was made in that omission.
Less than 100 years later, over 600,000 Americans would die in order to settle this issue.
Enough said. Thomas Jefferson did his best.

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