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Another founding father bites the dust, Thomas Jefferson

Calypso Jones

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They love the guy that got those 81 million votes. LOLOL

 

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I don't need to care because this applies regarding our franchise: Fiat justitia ruat caelum
Slavery was a moral evil. But so is taking.

The bottom line (-: was the value of slaves was roughly equal to the value of industrialization. The civil war WAS about slaves. But the only way to end slavery was to end the Southern states economies. Lincoln proposed a compromise, to keep slavery in the southern states. But the South chose not to accept that compromise.

In any event, the southern slave holders were not going to get paid the value of their slaves in 1860. And that led to a practical question. IF the need for slaves was going to decline over time, even under Lincoln's compromise, wouldn't the number of slaves inevitably increase through even their voluntary procreation? So perhaps the fears of the maj of southerners of being overrun were not unjustified. The point of the comment is simply that the North was not going to pay money to the southern slave owners to end slavery. So either America was going to be transformed in way that even northern workers didn't approve, or blacks would have to be never be citizens and face forced deportation.
 

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Are you sure those black blacksmiths and other skilled black workers would have been better off if they had remained captured slaves in Africa?
It was not the slave hunters or slave owners right to decide that for them against their will

No rational black person alive today has as much reason to regret slavery as whites do

Because without slavery there would be very few black people in America and none of the racial hate we have today
 

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