Thursday, October 11, 2012

When Conservatives Were Interesting

The American Conservative's Timothy Stanley hails the "aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, occasionally irreligious, anti-party... sworn enemy of military adventurism" who "still stands out as one of the most important conservative thinkers of the generation after the Founding Fathers" as "a timely reminder that conservatives come in all shapes and sizes—and often disagree" — Who Was John Randolph?

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

And unlike Jefferson (who Randolph despised and opposed, understanding that Jefferson was a threat to authentic liberty), Randolph freed his slaves after making sure that they were educated -- going so far as to buy farms in the Ohio Country for many of his former slaves. He picked Ohio because of the Northwest Ordinance -- slavery was forever forbidden by the federal government from entering the territory.

October 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Great post, btw. I am going to post a link over on my own blog!

October 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM  

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