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MaryAJuly 24, 2022

Simply acknowledging the past for what it was isn't being "woke" nor is it wrong. Jefferson and Madison did great things, but also were involved in horrible and unjust things as well. It isn't right (or accurate) to pretend they were saints who never did wrong. We need to acknowledge both sides and stop throwing hissy fits when unpleasant facts are brought up about their lives. There is much to learn from their mistakes. As the saying goes, if we don't learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it. I wonder, if your ancestors were among those kept as slaves, would you still feel this information should be swept under the rug just so the leaders involved wouldn't look bad?

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