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William Penn's state is key to the US election

Everything I have read online may be wrong, but it strongly suggests that the "Keystone State" founded by William Penn, the 17th century champion of freedom of speech, freedom of religion and free juries, will be key to the election of the next President of the United States.

As goes Pennsylvania, so goes the nation in 2008.

If Senator McCain and Governor Palin win, as I think they will, I will tell you why I think they won, how that win connects with the history of freedom in Britain and America and why it had nothing to do with the color of anyone's skin.

To my mind, judging a person by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin is always the right thing to do.

UPDATE: MY ELECTION PREDICTION IS WILDLY OFF BASE - I am watching the election returns this evening on the Pacific Coast, and at half past eight in the evening my time the networks are calling the election for Senator Obama. If so, and though it may seem a stretch to say so, the 18th and 19th century Brits who helped to abolish the African slave trade and slavery laid the groundwork for the Senator's victory. The Telegraph reports on the "Dream Realized".

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