Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slavery

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The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans.

"Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,'’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -name-over
 

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Re: Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slave

I just had a thought. Erase all history of slavery and the War of Northern Aggression, and they never happened. Those who use them as a constant reminder of how horrible they still have it today will lose that argument.

Slavery - what slavery.
 

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Re: Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slave

They removed the names, but I'll bet they'll except every $2 or $20 bill with their pictures on it.
 

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