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Pitiful Community Racism

VaSteve Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 8:56 AM
"insisted upon war to support slavery" Know anything about that war other than your 9th grade history? Ever hear of the Corwin Amendment? In March of 1861, the "Great Emancipator" backed an amendment to the Constitution that would make slavery legal forever and ever. It was to entice the 7 seceded Cotton States back into the Union. They still refused. Why? And no other states seceded, even though they had votes to do so, until "our greatest President, Lincoln" demanded that all states send their militias South and kill those in the 7 seceded states so they would remain loyal. "The Republican party fought those atrocities"? ok. Then why did states like IN and Abe's own adoptive IL have state laws barring Negroes, free or slave, from moving into their states? Oh, there was a grace period to move thru but don't stop. OR took it one step further and had a "No Negroes" clause in their state's Constitution. And you want us to believe that men from states like these, who pass laws to keep Blacks out, are now marching South to fight and die to free some Blacks in another state? Right.
This is what happens when so many carpetbagging people move into a state. They elect a carpetbagging Gov.
Note: Northern White don't like being the minority in a large arena or bar either. Nor in schools evidently as the records show New York state as the most segregated school system in this country.
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Words In Vogue

VaSteve Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 8:24 AM
Well said. Over the top. You hit it out of the park. Way to go.
Remember now, "our greatest President", Lincoln, shut down over 300 newspapers and magazines for their writing of editorials that were anti-war or anti-Lincoln. Some had their presses destroyed by Union soldiers. Oh, did I mention these were all NORTHERN newspapers? So, if Honest Abe did it, and you here all love Abe, be careful how you condemn Barry.
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Must We Have a Dead White Kid?

VaSteve Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 8:20 AM
A Heating/Air trade school is not college.
I'll read about the cars, too!
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And the War Came

VaSteve Wrote: Aug 02, 2014 7:59 AM
It seems that if Abe truly did not want war, why not meet with the Peace Committee that was in Washington. But no. Lincoln feared by meeting with seceded state leaders, it would give some sort of credence to there being a CSA. To quote Lincoln 4 years into the war as to his mindset in it's beginning is dishonest at best. Lincoln had no problem with war. He just knew this war was going to be short and sweet. So, meet the Peace Committee or, as he did, reinforce Sumter and entice a fight. War's on. Abe demands states send him 75,000 troops for 90 days. The Union already has 18,000 men. 93,000 men for 90 days. Abe ends up calling up over TWO MILLION men over a course of FOUR YEARS. Maybe he should have met with those leaders..
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The Fragmentary South

VaSteve Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 8:38 AM
Amen Brother. Amen.
Gayest? Nope. That goes to "our greatest President", Lincoln. He had a lover by the name of Joshua Speed that he slept with and wrote love letters to. Defenders say it was common back then for men to share a bed. True. But write "flowerly" letters? Not so much. And then there was the Army officer bodyguard, Derickson.And a Mr.Billy Greene who wrote of "Honest Abe", as he too shared many a night in the same bed, "His thighs were as perfect as a human being could be". Quite a compliment. Ever wonder why the Gay Republicans are called "Log Cabin"? Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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