quote:Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
We're really not arguing against each other. My point is - where does it stop? The Founding Fathers that are on those monuments (and yes - Adams was a slave holder), allowed slavery to continue. They did not attempt to stop it (or limit it) when this country was founded despite the principals they enacted, and the following generations, actually passed laws (Fugitive Slave) to protect the slave holders "property." Probably the true beginning of Jim Crow. So we venerate Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, etc., but shouldn't they be potential targets as the Confederacy is now? And, not that it matters, but I am descended from ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American, and WW2.
John Adams did not own slaves.