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____/ Homer on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 03:47 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>> "He was a man of splendid abilities but utterly corrupt. Like rotten
>> mackerel by moonlight, he shines and stinks"
>> John Randolph on Edward Livingstone
> Edward Livingstone was an outspoken critic of isolationism and opaque
> politics, a compassionate humanitarian and rights campaigner, sought the
> abolition of capital punishment in favour of penal reform, was the
> author of one of the world's finest pieces of legislation (sadly never
> enacted, although it subsequently formed the basis of other penal laws)
> known as the Livingston Code, and also drafted the famous Nullification
> Proclamation that overruled the State of Carolina's reluctance to pay
> federal taxes.
> By total contrast, John Randolph was a libertarian elitist, slave owner,
> alcoholic and opium addict, whose only good deed in his entire life was
> the formation of the American Colonization Society, to liberate his 383
> slaves - and alleviate his guilty conscience - before he died of acute
> malice and tuberculosis.
> And the winner of the Most Corrupt and Rotten Award goes to...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Randolph_of_Roanoke [ ]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Livingston [ ]
The co-founders of Microsoft shine and stink too.
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