Comment: I give Jefferson and Madison

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I give Jefferson and Madison

I give Jefferson and Madison a pass for owning slaves, because they didn't know any better. They were a product of their time. Jefferson especially; I'd like to think that if he hadn't been a Virginia aristocrat facing the political pressures of that slave culture, he wouldn't have owned slaves.

In some ways, I do agree with you. Ron Paul has been very hypocritical on certain things. Ironically enough, he does the very thing he criticizes others for doing; liking big government when it is good for them.

But to err is human, and Ron Paul really is the best option out there, so I think you can't harp on him too much for this.

Perhaps I am thinking of it in a more political way than a completely moral way.

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