M.E. [Melvin Eugene] THE LAST ANGRY COP!
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|Posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:33 AM|
Today: Up with hope, down with dope. Power to the people; which damn people...
On August 19, 1791, after departing the federal capital area, Banneker wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson, who in 1776 had drafted the United States Declaration of Independence:
…Sir, how pitiable is it to reflect, that although you were so fully convinced of the benevolence of the Father of Mankind, and of his equal and impartial distribution of these rights and privileges, which he hath conferred upon them, that you should at the same time counteract his mercies, in detaining by fraud and violence so numerous a part of my brethren, under groaning captivity and cruel oppression, that you should at the same time be found guilty of that most criminal act, which you professedly detested in others, with respect to yourselves.
Sir, I shall conclude, and subscribe myself, with the most profound respect, Your most obedient humble servant,
BENJAMIN BANNEKER [Sic]