Conservatives Are Playing The Long Game And Winning

Guns and abortion are just tactics, and they work

“The new constitution would give Congress too much authority, Patrick Henry warned. “They’ll take your niggers from you,” he said to laughter. The ratification convention is rich with that distinct Virginia blend of high-flown tributes to liberty, honeyed testimonies of personal distaste for slavery, and venomous appeals to race prejudice.” (Michael Waldman)
Patrick Henry is famous for saying “give me liberty or give me death” and less famous for the more salient point that “they’ll take your n****** from you” (via Michael Waldman)



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