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Liberals Can't Break 200-Year Racism Habit

RCRock68 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 10:30 AM
I take issue with Ann's version of why the Civil war was fought. It was not about slavery. It was about states' rights. Check out the following websites: http://southernheritage411.com/bc.shtml http://www.southernheritage411.com/truehistory.shtml http://blackconfederates.blogspot.com/
mwyke Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 9:43 PM
Oh, ann performing knee service for the guys at her newspaper, its not cause she's smart or anything........
Joe425 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:01 AM
So what was the states rights deal breaker the led to the Civil War? And what was the single item that separated north from south? And what Peculiar Institution, what over-riding mindset, kept the south from developing its own industry?
If you said slavery you win a big kewpie doll. LIncoln had been a Free Soil Whig before the Whigs imploded over slavery and the Republican Party came together in the 1850's. The south's conviction that Lincoln would carry through on his beliefs caused the south to secede. No more babble about slavery being a fig leaf for Lincoln.
Joe425 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:01 AM
So what was the states rights deal breaker the led to the Civil War? And what was the single item that separated north from south? And what Peculiar Institution, what over-riding mindset, kept the south from developing its own industry?
If you said slavery you win a big kewpie doll. LIncoln had been a Free Soil Whig before the Whigs imploded over slavery and the Republican Party came together in the 1850's. The south's conviction that Lincoln would carry through on his beliefs caused the south to secede. No more babble about slavery being a fig leaf for Lincoln.
Joe425 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:01 AM
So what was the states rights deal breaker the led to the Civil War? And what was the single item that separated north from south? And what Peculiar Institution, what over-riding mindset, kept the south from developing its own industry?
If you said slavery you win a big kewpie doll. LIncoln had been a Free Soil Whig before the Whigs imploded over slavery and the Republican Party came together in the 1850's. The south's conviction that Lincoln would carry through on his beliefs caused the south to secede. No more babble about slavery being a fig leaf for Lincoln.
Joe425 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:01 AM
So what was the states rights deal breaker the led to the Civil War? And what was the single item that separated north from south? And what Peculiar Institution, what over-riding mindset, kept the south from developing its own industry?
If you said slavery you win a big kewpie doll. LIncoln had been a Free Soil Whig before the Whigs imploded over slavery and the Republican Party came together in the 1850's. The south's conviction that Lincoln would carry through on his beliefs caused the south to secede. No more babble about slavery being a fig leaf for Lincoln.
Joe425 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:01 AM
So what was the states rights deal breaker the led to the Civil War? And what was the single item that separated north from south? And what Peculiar Institution, what over-riding mindset, kept the south from developing its own industry?
If you said slavery you win a big kewpie doll. LIncoln had been a Free Soil Whig before the Whigs imploded over slavery and the Republican Party came together in the 1850's. The south's conviction that Lincoln would carry through on his beliefs caused the south to secede. No more babble about slavery being a fig leaf for Lincoln.
latebloomer Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:33 PM
Yes, OK, it was about "states' rights." But, what specific "right" of the states were the confederates seeking to insure and expand? The "right" to classify some human beings as chattel.
gofer Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 12:53 AM
Only rich plantation owners and other wealthy people owned slaves. You would have to believe that all those poor country boys from the hills of Ga and around the South took up arms to protect the rights of those RICH plantation owners to keep their slaves. You would have to believe the same about northern soldiers. They probably didn't have any love for them either. It's just not logical to believe the story. IT was all economic. The South had all that cotton and the Mississippi river access to the Gulf. They put a tariff on Northern ships at one time. The slavery aspect was just to give the war a moral cover
John738 Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 9:50 AM

Most slave owners in the south were mainly Democrats.

Democrats spent the first century of this country's existence refusing to treat black people like human beings, and the second refusing to treat them like adults.

After fighting the Civil War to continue enslaving black people and then subjecting newly freed black Americans to vicious, humiliating Jim Crow laws and Ku Klux Klan violence, Democrats set about frantically rewriting their own ugly history.

Step 1: Switch "Democrat" to "Southerner";

Step 2: Switch "Southerner" to "conservative Democrat";

Step 3: Switch "conservative Democrat" to "conservative."

Contrary to liberal folklore, the Democratic segregationists were not all Southern --...