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Don't Know Much About History

Heritage Foundation president and former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint in an interview on a Christian radio program had a surprising take on history and slavery. According to him, the Constitution ended the abhorrent practice and the federal government played no role. "Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people," he said

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