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with luck, balls are better than brains

The U.S. was founded on two racist principles: the system of slavery, the source of much of its wealth (and England’s too), and the need to rid the national territory of Native Americans, whom the Declaration of Independence explicitly describes as “the merciless Indian savages,” and whom the framers saw as barring the expansion of the “superior” race. Immigrants were supposed to be basically “Anglo-Saxon,” in accord with racist myths of the founding fathers that persisted through the 19th century. Continue reading

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Parental rights and religious freedom

When I lived in TN a girl, about 10, was diagnosed with leukemia. The parents stop treatment on religious grounds. The hospital sued them to keep the treatment. Jerry Falwell paid for lawyers to defend the freedom of the parents … Continue reading

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