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Old 12-03-2017, 02:29 PM   #5
WormtownNative
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Re: Rosa Parks Boulevard

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Originally Posted by Arlington View Post
Technically John Hanson was the first slave owning president. Yet he came to power because the winning general eschewed the office of dictator, and Hanson is so forgettable because some other guys figured out how to make Continental democracy work. Maybe work on un-naming the John Hanson Highway first.

Me? I have a special place in my heart for victorious generals who eschew the office of dictator or Duke, and presidents who say no to being king and /or champion term limits. I'd name a street after a guy like that any day.
+1

If we're really going to go through this stuff with a fine tooth comb, you tend to realize people aren't as perfect as you idolize them to be.

George ain't perfect, but there's something to be said for the guy who led us to independence and verified that the US constitution was a functional foundation of government.
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