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We owe Founding Fathers

Isn't it interesting that human nature has evolved so much over the last 200 years that some people claim there are fundamental problems with using the intent of our nation's founding fathers? The science of the 18th and 19th centuries was steeped in "racial ranking" — yet there was a clear precedence of intent in George Washington's last will and testament that freed 123 slaves because he was deeply troubled by the degrading effect of slavery. Our constitution has borne the test of time, and we owe the Founding Fathers our deep respect for their efforts. To borrow a phrase from Frederick Douglass, "It was a sacred effort."

Stephen Warburton