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  •  I have a very hard time hating on LBJ for his (12+ / 0-)

    role getting the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act passed. He was a white Texan, rural and poor, born less than a half century after the civil war. That he could fight his prejudices and get that legislation passed... That he could work with the Congress and country where he found them and get that legislation passed... Well, I have a hard time hating on him for that.  I'm rather more inclined to respect him.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 08:54:51 AM PDT

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