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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:01 PM

Prescient Ulysses S. Grant quote



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"If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other." -- Ulysses S. Grant
7:19 AM Jan 13, 2021

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:03 PM

1. an astute appraisal of our times. n/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:06 PM

2. Wow Prescient! TY Rt!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:06 PM

3. Wow. Nailed it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:28 PM

4. It's eerie how well that quote applies to the present. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:33 PM

5. Grant was a smart cookie.

He just trusted other people way too much.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:37 PM

6. Grant is looking awfully good

in his latest "revival."

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:48 PM

7. And the Republicans can't call him a "libbrul."

Grant was a Republican!

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:08 PM

12. That was back when the Republicans were the progressive party.

And Grant was pretty progressive for his day. His one sad misstep was the General Order expelling Jews from, I think it was, Memphis. He was ordered to retract it, and later expressed shame and regret for it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:35 PM

8. Ulysses S. Grant is the most underrated President in US history. His reputation was damaged...

...by racists who called themselves "reformers."

I consider him the second greatest President of the 19th century after Lincoln.

Without his Presidency there would be no United States as we know it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:48 PM

9. Grant's Secretary of War resigned. He was impeached and tried after he left office.

A precedent fit for a president.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:58 PM

10. Grant is an historic figure I would have truly liked to meet.

From what I've learned about him, he was a man with ordinary human weaknesses, unique strengths and abilities, and an exceptional moral compass.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:06 PM

11. Ulysses S. Grant

Tanned, rested and ready, 2024.

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