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Parting Company

FreeThinkerGuy Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 AM
Another great column that in this day and age could only be written by someone whose skin tone is dark, which is unfortunate. Had the north allowed the south to secede, the south would have been forced to end slavery because it was inefficient and they couldn't compete w/ non-slave states and other countries. Other countries were able to end slavery without civil wars yet we didn't. Lincoln's decision cost the country enormously then and for 100 years thereafter. "A man convinced against his will is of the same persuasion still."
samplin Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 7:57 AM
Perhaps you are correct. And since we are hypothicizing here, what if Lincoln had lived rather been assassinated. His plan for Reconstruction of the South was not so harsh as that of Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens which was imposed upon the rebellious states. Once Reconstruction was declared complete, southern states retaliated with the Jim Crow laws. Perhaps, had Lincoln lived, slaves would have been freed and integration would have been more peaceful with less discrimination. Who knows?
Bob319 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 8:25 AM
Part of the problem is that most folks are thinking that if you were anti-slavery you were believing in the equality of the races. Please remember back in the 1860's about half of the northern states had laws the barred blacks from entering their states or in some cases owning property. The history of the 14th amendment is ugly. We have come a long way since then - but it helps if there is an accurate reading of history verse the myth that the 1860 war was about only slavery. You can only move 'forward' if it is base on a real history and not a myth.
mistermilo Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 5:01 PM
Good points. Folks should also read about the Morrill Tariff. When all is said and done, one has to follow the money.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:50 AM
Lincoln... was right regarding the Civil War and also that which was not accomplished afterwards... removal of freed slaves from this nation.. by force if necessary... and returned to their home continent.

Had such been done this nation would today have pristine cities, far fewer prisons, fewer wrecked families and ruined schools along with No National Debt.
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:08 AM
I would point out that return to Liberia was preached by a man, back in the 1920's. He took a boatload back, and they took their American passports, and joyfully threw them in the sea. By nightfall, after seeing Liberia, they were searching for the ruined passports, hoping they had washed up on the beach. I believe you can read about it in the story of the 'Black Star Line'.
And that while jim crow laws were in full force.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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