This is coolbert:
Within the context of the previous blog entry also consider those American naval warships of the Cold War era as deemed "Forty-one for Freedom".
Those Polaris missile firing submarines the namesakes of "Eminent Americans".
Freedom more correctly described as national independence?
Eminent Americans EACH AND EVERYONE and recognized so during their lifetimes, advocates of liberty, freedom and independence but not necessarily so extending those concepts of "liberty, freedom and independence" to everyone.
"'Eminent Americans - Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet' – 1972 by H. G. Rickover. With the start of the Polaris submarine program in 1959, not only were these boats named after historical figures, but Rickover now began to include a brief biography of the man for whom the ship was named. He did this for all 41 submarines in the Polaris Fleet (A.K.A. - '41 for Freedom.')"
"The '41 for Freedom' nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) were armed with submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to create a deterrent force against the threat of nuclear war with any foreign power threatening the United States during the Cold War."
Those Polaris missile firing submarines:
USS George Washington SSBN-598 Washington a slave owner
USS Patrick Henry SSBN-599 Henry a slave owner
USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600
USS Robert E Lee SSBN-601 Lee a Confederate general, slave owner  
USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN-602
USS Ethan Allen SSBN-608
USS Sam Houston SSBN-609 Houston a slave owner
USS Thomas A Edison SSBN-610
USS John Marshall SSBN-611 Marshall a slave owner
USS Thomas Jefferson SSBN-618 Jefferson a slave owner
USS Lafayette SSBN-616 Lafayette a slave owner 
USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN-617 Hamilton a slave owner 
USS Andrew Jackson SSBN-619 Jackson a slave owner
USS John Adams SSBN-620
USS James Monroe SSBN-622 Monroe a slave owner
USS Nathan Hale SSBN-623
USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN-624
USS Henry Clay SSBN-625 Clay a slave owner
USS Daniel Webster SSBN-626
USS James Madison SSBN-627 Madison a slave owner
USS Tecumseh SSBN-628  
USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Boone a slave owner
USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630 Calhoun a slave owner
USS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631 Grant a slave owner 
USS Von Steuben SSBN-632 
USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN-633 
USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634 Jackson a Confederate general, slave owner 
USS Sam Rayburn SSBN-635
USS Nathaniel Greene SSBN-636 Greene a slave owner
USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN-640 Franklin a slave owner
USS Simon Bolivar SSBN-641 Bolivar a slave owner 
USS Kamehameha SSBN-642 The King a possible slave owner?  
USS George Bancroft SSBN-643
USS Lewis and Clark SSBN-644 Lewis and Clark both slave owners 
USS James K Polk SSBN-645 Polk a slave owner
USS George C Marshall SSBN-654
USS Henry L Stimson SSBN-655
USS George Washington Carver SSBN-656 
USS Francis Scott Key SSBN-657 Key a slave owner
USS Mariano G Vallejo SSBN-658 
USS Will Rogers SSBN-659
1. King Kamehameha I [The Great]. King of Hawaii. Slavery abolished in Hawaii not until 1852. The King a great conqueror and it having been observed that slavery the normal result for the vanquished during a time of war in Hawaii. To what extent the King outright owned slaves I cannot find a reference.
2. Hamilton an owner of a single slave through inheritance BUT NEVER TAKING POSSESSION OF!!
3. Grant and Lee both in a strictly legalistic manner owning slaves but only through their wives according to the laws of inheritance as was according to the period.
4. From a strictly legal viewpoint almost all these men foreign nationals and not American citizens. Vallejo a citizen of Mexico prior to 1850. Von Steuben a citizen of Prussia but American from the time of American independence onward. Pulaski killed in action during the Revolutionary War.
5. G. W. Carver born a slave, emancipated as a child.
6. Tecumseh an American Indian war chief. American Indians also engaging in the practice of slavery but no reference can be found as to Tecumseh owning slaves.
7. Lee and Jackson both additionally general officers in the army of the Confederacy.
8. Lewis and Clark both owning slaves but counting as one person for this analysis.
From that list of the forty-one eminent Americans:
* Slightly greater than half [twenty-two] owned slaves.
* Two it could not be determined if they ever owned slaves.
* Ten not owning slaves living in the period before 1865.
* Seven living in that time after 1865, slave ownership not possible.
Recognizing that those many "eminent Americans" IN THEIR OWN TIME understanding the contradiction of speaking of freedom and liberty while denying that right to others a problem for which they did have a practical solution.
That response of Admiral Rickover to all this would be what exactly?