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LETS START AGAIN: MARYLAND should PARDON ABOLITIONIST WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON!

Several months ago I wrote a couple of blog posts on the little-known fact about abolitionist leader William Lloyd Garrison – he was jailed in Baltimore for criminal libel for calling out a slave trader.

Garrison is my beau ideal as an agitator (The Liberator would surely have been a blog today.  Sometimes I look up into the sky and ask:  Mr. Garrison what would you do? He would probably be more fierce to call out on things that I am!) although it is a fair question whether the abolitionists caused as much harm as good by dividing North and South and raising fears of slave uprisings.  But I also admire Garrison for his Christian faith in political action!

I did not fully follow up with the Baltimore Sun or the various political characters in this drama, most of whom are Democrats I would not support, but who should do the right thing.

My readers who agree can write/email/contact Governor Martin O’Malley at this website or this number 410.974.3901.  Go!  Let’s get William Lloyd Garrison pardoned!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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