@JeffMerkley | 103,785 followers
On this #PresidentsDay, I'd like to take a moment to remember these words of compassion from George Washington:

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No. He owned slaves. And people were already here.
 
 
Beautiful words. They'd actually be truly beautiful if he hadn't owned slaves while he wrote them. He had those same persecuted people cooking his dinner and drawing his bath.
 
 
 
Let George read this entire thread (and tell us how our country went full authoritarian under Trump & Republicans) twitter.com/SethAbramson/s…
 
 
When he said that he had no idea what America and the world would become
 
Speak, whether in the Senate or elsewhere, with dignity rather than elegance; and let your #words ever be sound and virtuous. - Meditations by M.Aurelius
 
Merkley...the butt crack of Oregon
 
Washington would NEVER agree to not fully protect our borders and citizens. Welcoming legally is not what we’re dealing with now.
 
Problem is-this land was already occupied. We’ve been so indoctrinated. There is nothing pretty about our founding fathers story. This country was founded for white property owning men for their exclusive use. We face this, we might survive as a nation finally for ALL.
 
For everyone saying “He owned slaves, therefore ignore his existence” I’d love to get your progressive views on MLK hating gays as well. Since y’all are the voice of reason.
 
How many millions are you willing to support with your open border?
 
 
And immigrants came through Ellis island. A point of entry
 
America currently does not have a president.
 
 
Will you be supporting the people today in Portland Oregon?
 
 
Our very 1st President 🇺🇸 was on the right track‼️
 
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