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Re: US - a Uranian Country

Just another note about the contradictory nature of southern founding fathers who were slave owners.

See my post #10 with two charts for the Bill of Rights, the second one looking notably Uranian.

James Madison (1751-1836) wrote much of the Constitution and Bill of Rights before becoming the 4th President

His chart:,_James

He also grew up on a Virginia plantation and inherited about 100 enslaved people at his father's deaths. He was a slave owner for the rest of his life. During Madison's lifetime, Virginia had a property requirement for voting, which was further restricted to white males.

During Madison's life, Virginia strongly restricted African Americans' ability to read and right. Gatherings for schools were illegal.

So it's pretty clear that what we think of today as freedom of expression and individual liberty was very different back then-- it was much more restrictive. It didn't mean freedom of speech for everyone.

But Madison was no doubt sincere. He had a close natal conjunction between Uranus and Mercury in the third house of communication, and Mercury-Uranus were also parallel within seconds.

Madison presided over the War of 1812, which convinced him and a lot of US citizens of the need for a strong centralized federal government for the purpose of national defense. [A belief shared by many conservatives today.]

A social safety net or protecting individual property rights were the last thing from anybody's mind re: centralizing federal authority.
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