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 Posted: Sat Apr 11th, 2009 10:13 pm
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Probably not, but it was very Jeffersonian of him, if he did say that.

Somewhere in the past 200 years, Jefferson's idyllic vision of an agrarian America faded away.There simply isn't enough arable land for 300 million people to live off their own piece of it. And I'm certain most of us wouldn't care to.

But the idea of an agrarian America was alive and well when Stonewall was alive. And, as he made a living teaching,and not farming, such a statement coming from him would be foolish.

Old habits die hard. So we still blame the banks and factories for our ills. If we only stayed on the farm ....

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