Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by John Randolph of Roanoke

Learn more about John Randolph of Roanoke at Wikipedia.

John Randolph (June 2, 1773 – May 24, 1833), known as John Randolph of Roanoke,[note 1] was a planter, and a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives at various times between 1799 and 1833, the Senate (1825–1827), and also as Minister to Russia (1830). After serving as President Thomas Jefferson’s spokesman in the House, he broke with Jefferson in 1803 and became the leader of the “Old Republican” or “Quids”, an extreme states’ rights vanguard of the Democratic-Republican Party[1] who wanted to restrict the role of the federal government. Specifically, Randolph promoted the Principles of ’98, which said that individual states could judge the constitutionality of central government laws and decrees, and could refuse to enforce laws deemed unconstitutional.

It might surprise you to learn that Randolph freed all his slaves when he died and provided for them as well.

6 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by John Randolph of Roanoke

  1. “It might surprise you to learn that Randolph freed all his slaves when he died and provided for them as well.” No not at all. Did not Jefferson do something like this also? Use unpaid slaves for ones own lifetime then give them freedom from ones deathbed. Thus spiting in the faces of ones own children and inheritors of wealth, by giving the wealth away.
    Pretty selfish and pretty hypocritical for conservatives to act like this. Randolph should have sent all his slaves back to Africa while he was still alive. That would have been a good deed for Virginia and an example to other do gooder slave holders who did not believe in equality!
    Nobody does more harm than those that try to “do good”.

    • If I recall his Wikipedia entry correctly, Randolph had a condition that made him feminized. Thus, he never married. It’s related to TB. You might look it up. It’s interesting. The article said he had a crush on Andrew Jackson. That tidbit may be nonsense.

      Any heirs would have inherited his plantation, but without slaves to work it, I’m not sure of how much value it would be. They would have had the option of buying more slaves or working the land with white sharecroppers, who would be little more than slaves.

      His ex-slaves were sent to Ohio, where they created a town that no longer exists. They each got 10 acres to work.

    • “I hate equality”

      Typical down lo fag who hated “white women” out of a deep seated womb envy. There is dick envy and there is womb envy. Fags envy the procreative ability of “white women”, which is why most will go for the mystery meat….to create with a woman who is more a man or who is a beast. Fags cannot marry an “equal”, which means basically a woman who is like them in skin color, etc.

      Many fags I have met have a dark woman fetish. Fucked up.

      With “founding fathers” like this, is it any wonder this country is in the shape it is in?

  2. LOL my mother is a Randolph and yes that particular Randolph never married, no rumors of women in his life etc. He was small and sickly though fought some duels. For whatever reasons he was asexual with lots of speculation as to why

    Jefferson out lived all but one of his childern and she was married off to another planter when he passed on. Also I am pretty sure Jefferson freed 8 or so of his slaves. Not sure how many he owned but it was a shit ton. He massed produced slaves for sale and I doubt 8 was even 10% of the total

    By and large, slavery was paternalistic in the South. If you go through the slave diaries composed during the depression you don’t find much animosity in either direction and it was not unusual for planters to free some of their slaves as a reward for service, it wasn’t unusual for those freedman to stay in service with the family who owned them nor was it particularly rare for the former owner and former slave to become business partners of some sort or to continue to correspond.

    The reality of these things vs what people know rarely aligned.

    When I was in the Army I lead a ridding event for my battalion. I had us stop at this old plantation/ scenic overlook because I knew it would upset the more high strung negros and then mind fuck them because the plantation and the slaves on it were owned by a former slave. Funny as hell to me but a good learning event for all

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