A letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, written by one Nancy Kaplan and published today, draws a surprising comparison between the recently controversial rhetoric of Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright (“sound bites cherry-picked from Wright’s voluminous writings and sermons,” says Kaplan) and certain select commentary by our own Thomas Jefferson. Here’s TJ on slavery: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.” Kaplan asks whether today’s frenetic news cycle would have reacted to that statement with a firestorm worthy of Rev. Wright.
In today’s Boston Globe Nancy Kaplan compares the reaction to sermons by Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor, to certain words of Thomas Jefferson.
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