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If not for enslaved people, there would have been no President Washington

Because his plantation was sustained by free slave labor, George Washington was able to leave home to lead the Continental Army and serve as President. Otherwise, he'd have had to stay home, supervising his (paid) workers and running his farm.

Because his plantation was sustained by free slave labor, Thomas Jefferson was able to leave home to become a Founding Father, write the Declaration of Independence and serve as President. Otherwise, he'd have had to stay home, supervising his (paid) workers and running his farm.

Et cetera.

Masks and abortion rights

Explain to me the difference.

Justification for restricting or banning abortion is to protect innocent life.

Justification for wearing a mask is to protect innocent life.

My body, my decision?

Consistency may be the hobgoblin of small minds, but my god Republicans are famous for being small-minded already, so what's their problem?


Never thought I'd need this

Am I the only old lady who has decided maybe wearing a mask

is a good idea, even after the covid-19 precautions are officially lifted? I don't mind wearing it--I wear gloves, too, and they don't bother me. I am sure staying home has been the main reason I've had *zero* colds this year, but I wonder if continuing to wear a mask, once this virus is less rampant, will have sort of the same results?

Would the cops have been called if he had been white?

Rayshard Brooks had fallen asleep in the drive-through line at Wendy's, forcing other customers to drive around his car, which sounds dangerous. Someone called the cops. What I want to know is if an effort to wake him up was made before the police were called--I imagine he was honked at, but did anyone--another customer, an employee--come out and knock on his window? We saw that it wasn't easy to wake him up from the cop's camera, but he was not belligerent or even annoyed. If someone had been able to wake him so he could move along in the line, he'd be alive today.

When so many black men were being killed by cops in incidents that began with a traffic stop over a burned-out light bulb, or failing to signal a turn, again, a situation that could have been handled in a non-threatening way led to someone's unnecessary death.

I understand that Mr. Brooks was drunk and should not have been on the road, but he was able to pass the road sobriety tests, failing only the breathalyzer. I understand that the cops were following the rules by trying to bring him in to sleep it off in a cell.

If Mr. Brooks had been white, considering that he passed the road sobriety test, would he have been allowed to drive himself home--seeing that he was already trying to sleep it off--escorted by the cops, and given a warning?
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