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Grant's Greatest Regret

daddy422 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:50 AM
His clear & obvious intention was to lead us to that goal of having a more perfect union. That's a battle we fought for through many hardships suffered by many of our citizens. His leadership inspired many to keep looking ahead,never giving up.He,i'm sure inspired the peace loving Civil Rights leaders,most notably MLK,amongst many of which we'll not know who they were.While the struggle carries on,the depth of it becomes more shallow by every generation.Where are those great leaders today? I'm 51 & hope to see Americas next Lincoln & King.We are in desperate,dire straights.We need their type of leadership right away,post haste.
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...