pdx rick did you run before you could walk? No, you did not. Just as you did not run before you could walk our government could not run, implement the radical ideas of freedom as widely as they are now, before it could walk. So for you to criticize our government's supposed failure to implement the radical ideas of freedom is at best 20/20 hindsight. At worst it is the ridiculous idea that someone could run before they could walk.
If the idea that the white man had inalienable rights, it would logically follow that women did too, and so did children, and so did slaves - basically everyone else also too had these same inalienable rights.
...but, because those "keep the status quo" aka "conserve and preserve" ideals got into the way - that didn't happen.
To assume that governments would act in a logical way is to expect that which cannot happen. All governments are run by human beings, who rarely behave logically.
_________________________ The state can never straighten the crooked timber of humanity. I'm a conservative because I question authority. Conservative Revolutionary