Tuesday, December 17, 2013

To A Man After My Own Heart: William Lloyd Garrison

Garrison seems to have been a difficult person to like, but an easy person to hate. That’s partly because he was a prickly, vituperative writer and speaker who did things like burn copies of the Constitution, condemning it as 'a Covenant with Death, an Agreement with Hell.' He wasn’t wrong about that. He wasn’t wrong about much of anything.

And that’s why he cannot be forgiven. He committed the unpardonable sin of being right when most others were wrong (and the even more unpardonable sin of pointing that out, repeatedly).

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