General Grant and Jews. Sin and redemption.

Didn't know this. During the Civil War, General Grant expelled Jews from Tenn. Lincoln countermanded Order when he learned of it, “To condemn a class is, to say the least, to wrong the good with the bad,” the president declared. “I do not like to hear a class or nationality condemned on account of a few sinners.”

Grant acted to redeem himself for that Order, the rest of his life.

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  1. midget says:

    I am certain that if President Lincoln did not countermand that edict, the North would have lost the war and America would have been lost as well. There was a similar result in 1940′s Great Britain when politicians kept the Jewish refugees from escaping the Nazi’s, and the “empire where the sun never set” dwindled to merely Northern Ireland.

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