Independence Day from God

From a speech by Frederick Douglass in Finsbury Chapel in England, May 12, 1846.

“The marriage institution cannot exist among slaves, and one-sixth of the population of democratic America is denied its privileges by the law of the land.  What is to be thought of a nation boasting of its liberty, boasting of its humanity, boasting of its christianity, boasting of its love of justice and purity, and yet having within its own borders three millions of persons denied by law the right of marriage?”

{the denial of basic human rights practiced in a “Free Country”. . .first it was Women, then Native Peoples, then Slaves, then Gay and Lesbian people. . .  We need the voice of Douglass again in this land}

See Frederick Douglass and July 4th


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