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Monday, October 5, 2009

The one time we DIDN'T listen to Thomas Jefferson

C'ville's beloved once warned that the dissolution of slavery without sufficient plans to create educational and social opportunity for the newly freed would lead to mass acrimony and resentment leading to the potential for great discord and violence. Sound like what happened after Lincoln (supposedly a Jeffersonian scholar) did just that? Then the Government-enforced 'fairness' that became know in aggregate as "The Jim Crow Laws" set the fuse that led to the racial discord of the 50's and 60's. Today, Charlottesville City Council will vote to write an apology for the city's complicit role in Virginia's "Mass Resistance" instead of taking tangible steps toward creating true opportunity for the "have nots" in Charlottesville.

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