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Jun 12, 2005 10:07 pm

The Virginia Declaration of Rights

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Steven Horwitz - 6/13/2005

A copy of said Virigina Declaration hangs framed in my home office. It's as good as it got, historically.

Kenneth R Gregg - 6/13/2005

I've always wondered what would have happened had Mason lived longer. Outside of Jefferson and Paine, he was clearly the most consistent libertarian of the time.

Would he have supported the Whiskey Rebellion (our first civil war) and the "Principles of '98? Would he have added his voice to the call for abolition? Would he have fought the federalist inclinations of Hamilton and John Adams?

American history would have changed for the better, I think.

Just a thought.
Just Ken