Skip to comments.Frederick Douglass in 1852: "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"
Posted on 01/15/2018 11:17:47 AM PST by GoldenState_Rose
Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory.
They loved their country better than their own private interests; and, though this is not the highest form of human excellence, all will concede that it is a rare virtue, and that when it is exhibited, it ought to command respect. He who will, intelligently, lay down his life for his country, is a man whom it is not in human nature to despise. Your fathers staked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, on the cause of their country. In their admiration of liberty, they lost sight of all other interests.
They were peace men; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. They were quiet men; but they did not shrink from agitating against oppression. They showed forbearance; but that they knew its limits. They believed in order; but not in the order of tyranny. With them, nothing was settled that was not right. With them, justice, liberty and humanity were final; not slavery and oppression.
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I’m referring to the source of his income.
You said Rush was anti Trump in the general election. That is a blatant lie ( not your only one)...which is why you didn’t answer the question.
I really hope your Christian walk in Daily Life is far different than you show it here. Rush is a great man and has been carrying a conservative torch longer than anyone else. He’s not perfect and neither is anyone else.
What I’m saying is I don’t believe I can trust what Rush says (or more often, implies through innuendo) about his political positions.
Not only was he a slave, he had been whipped. He’d been rented out, etc. As I recall he was rented out for shipbuilding.
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