Well said!

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The notion of human equality was always a hard sell. Experience teaches us that we are incredibly unequal in a myriad ways. I’m too short to be a basketball player, and there are people way smarter than I am. Oh to have the business acumen of Richard Branson or the moral integrity of Billy Graham. None of us is equal in all ways. Most of the Founders believed all men are made in the image and likeness of God, thus human equality resonated with them on a deep moral level. The rest yearned for equal treatment under British law because they had read John Locke.

It did not take long for their paradigm to be challenged by interest and “science.” In 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention had been clear that they were setting up a system for the gradual elimination of slavery in the United States. That was…

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