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Grant's Greatest Regret

anitzberg Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:27 PM
To Corbett_: please note; not all or even most Jewish people support the mess that is the ACLU ttoday. It has been hijacked and distorted by extreme left-wing people of which some of whom have a Jewish ancestry. Your psting, suggesting Jews are disloyal, atheist, anti-Christian, or destroyers of culture are in the best tradition of the KKK an similar persons and groups. To HermanBB: I agree that Jews have fluorished in the United States. However, a little history mitigated with discussion of true repentence is somewhat less than wallowing in victimhood. I took this as showing Grant to have been, aside from hios drinking, a man of good character. He did something venal (that order) when drunk and, rather than making excuses, made ame
In the American experience, anti-Semitic decrees have been virtually unthinkable. Religious liberty is enshrined in the Constitution, and early in his presidency George Washington went out of his way to assure the young nation's Jews that "the Government of the United States … gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance." During the long centuries of Jewish exile, powerful officials had often promulgated sweeping edicts depriving Jews of their rights or driving them from their homes. In America, that could never happen.

But 150 years ago this month, it did.

In December 1862, with the Civil War...