Lead:  About Americans, Samuel Johnson, ever the snobbish Tory, didn’t hesitate to highlight what he considered to be that race’s utter hypocrisy when braying about liberty and freedom, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the 18th Century British political parties were just taking shape. There were two main political groupings, Tories and Whigs. A century later these coalesced into the Conservative and the Liberal parties.

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