CDZ If you were a Founding Father...

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    What would you have done regarding the issue of slavery?

    Would you have prevented the formation (Constitution) of the United State of America?

    Would you have immediately freed all slaves?

    If so, what would you have done with them?

    How else would you have handled this British institution?
     
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    There was no way to get the Southern states to sign on if slavery were outlawed, but I probably would not have bragged about "All men are created equal" back in 1776, knowing that we were holding humans in slavery and keeping it legal.
     
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    That was a Declaration against the British aristocracy that even abolitionists signed. It is easy to criticize people who were dealing with irresolvable issues 250 years ago.
     
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    Freedom immediately. Want the work done do it yourself. Lazy folk slaveowners were.
     
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    This was the language later used to justify the freeing of slaves
     
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    I would have formed Employment opportunities , Factories, banks, total anarchy to government on this Continent. I'd develop Labor Unions a little slow, people would get hurt. Now! Now is the Time for slavery! 1911
     
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    Well isn't that simplistic. So all the slaves are suddenly out of work, without any food or shelter. What then?
     
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    Just like everything else not specified in Article I, Section 8, I would have left it up to each state to decide, individually.
     
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    That is the ONLY way the Constitution of the United States would have been ratified. Would the world have been better off if we had become a squabbling group of little countries like Europe?
     
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    why not state that all men are created equal....? They were stating an obvious truth. Everyone was holding people as slaves, all over the world, but it was that statement at the founding of our country that made us different from all those other countries....
     
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