Reader letters, Nov. 28
Confederate flag represents traitors
To the editor;
History is important. If Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration of Independance had passed, slavery would have been banned. However, the means to its eventual end and the 14th Amendment had been adopted a few days earlier on June 12, 1776, by Virginia’s enacting George Mason’s Declaration of Rights.
Article 1. “That all men are by nature equally free and independant, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”
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