This Date in Bigotry: Jews Expelled from TN, KY and MS

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December 17, 1862: Major General Ulysses S. Grant, who would become President of the United States six years later, issued the infamous General Order No 11, expelling all Jews from the Union-controlled district comprising Tennessee and Kentucky west of the Tennessee River, and parts of northern Mississippi. Ostensibly as a measure against black market cotton, the order, in blatant and direct contempt for the First Amendment, expelled all Jews from the region he controlled, based solely on the religion they practiced.

Needless to say the order met with vociferous objections on civil liberties grounds and was rescinded by President Lincoln 18 days later. In 1868 while running for President, Grant tried to distance himself from his own order, claiming it was written by a subordinate and he had signed it without reading, preferring the image of rank irresponsibility to one of religious bigotry. Yet in the previous six weeks at least, Grant had issued orders restricting and/or prohibiting travel by Jews as well, again with no basis beyond the target's religion.

Stark lesson on the fallacy of Sweeping Generalization and where it leads.

Grant appears to have eventually learned his lesson, appointing more Jews in his administrations than any previous President and becoming the first POTUS to attend a synagogue.

Coincidentally, on this date in 1943. Chinese people were permitted to become citizens again as the Magnuson Act revoked the prohibition on their citizenship enacted in the Act of 1882.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.
 
December 17, 1862: Major General Ulysses S. Grant, who would become President of the United States six years later, issued the infamous General Order No 11, expelling all Jews from the Union-controlled district comprising Tennessee and Kentucky west of the Tennessee River, and parts of northern Mississippi. Ostensibly as a measure against black market cotton, the order, in blatant and direct contempt for the First Amendment, expelled all Jews from the region he controlled, based solely on the religion they practiced.

Needless to say the order met with vociferous objections on civil liberties grounds and was rescinded by President Lincoln 18 days later. In 1868 while running for President, Grant tried to distance himself from his own order, claiming it was written by a subordinate and he had signed it without reading, preferring the image of rank irresponsibility to one of religious bigotry. Yet in the previous six weeks at least, Grant had issued orders restricting and/or prohibiting travel by Jews as well, again with no basis beyond the target's religion.

Stark lesson on the fallacy of Sweeping Generalization and where it leads.

Grant appears to have eventually learned his lesson, appointing more Jews in his administrations than any previous President and becoming the first POTUS to attend a synagogue.

Coincidentally, on this date in 1943. Chinese people were permitted to become citizens again as the Magnuson Act revoked the prohibition on their citizenship enacted in the Act of 1882.
I love it when liberals talk about how terrible this country has been to people150 years ago no less....nevermind that the Sudan has been murdering Christians for over 10 years.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
 
December 17, 1862: Major General Ulysses S. Grant, who would become President of the United States six years later, issued the infamous General Order No 11, expelling all Jews from the Union-controlled district comprising Tennessee and Kentucky west of the Tennessee River, and parts of northern Mississippi. Ostensibly as a measure against black market cotton, the order, in blatant and direct contempt for the First Amendment, expelled all Jews from the region he controlled, based solely on the religion they practiced.

Needless to say the order met with vociferous objections on civil liberties grounds and was rescinded by President Lincoln 18 days later. In 1868 while running for President, Grant tried to distance himself from his own order, claiming it was written by a subordinate and he had signed it without reading, preferring the image of rank irresponsibility to one of religious bigotry. Yet in the previous six weeks at least, Grant had issued orders restricting and/or prohibiting travel by Jews as well, again with no basis beyond the target's religion.

Stark lesson on the fallacy of Sweeping Generalization and where it leads.

Grant appears to have eventually learned his lesson, appointing more Jews in his administrations than any previous President and becoming the first POTUS to attend a synagogue.

Coincidentally, on this date in 1943. Chinese people were permitted to become citizens again as the Magnuson Act revoked the prohibition on their citizenship enacted in the Act of 1882.
I love it when liberals talk about how terrible this country has been to people....nevermind that the Sudan has been murdering Christians for over 10 years.

"The" Sudan huh?

What state is "the" Sudan? Is that near "the" Rhode Island?
 
December 17, 1862: Major General Ulysses S. Grant, who would become President of the United States six years later, issued the infamous General Order No 11, expelling all Jews from the Union-controlled district comprising Tennessee and Kentucky west of the Tennessee River, and parts of northern Mississippi. Ostensibly as a measure against black market cotton, the order, in blatant and direct contempt for the First Amendment, expelled all Jews from the region he controlled, based solely on the religion they practiced.

Needless to say the order met with vociferous objections on civil liberties grounds and was rescinded by President Lincoln 18 days later. In 1868 while running for President, Grant tried to distance himself from his own order, claiming it was written by a subordinate and he had signed it without reading, preferring the image of rank irresponsibility to one of religious bigotry. Yet in the previous six weeks at least, Grant had issued orders restricting and/or prohibiting travel by Jews as well, again with no basis beyond the target's religion.

Stark lesson on the fallacy of Sweeping Generalization and where it leads.

Grant appears to have eventually learned his lesson, appointing more Jews in his administrations than any previous President and becoming the first POTUS to attend a synagogue.

Coincidentally, on this date in 1943. Chinese people were permitted to become citizens again as the Magnuson Act revoked the prohibition on their citizenship enacted in the Act of 1882.
I love it when liberals talk about how terrible this country has been to people....nevermind that the Sudan has been murdering Christians for over 10 years.

"The" Sudan huh?

What state is "the" Sudan? Is that near "the" Rhode Island?
Lousy comeback.
 
It is said that Grant's administration was the most corrupt in history. Perhaps he was still drinking.
Obama's Administration booted him off of the top of the list.

Hey, feel free to link us to O'bama expelling Jews. Maybe from The Wyoming.

This isn't a thread about any "corruption". Another poster brought that up but it's irrelevant here. This thread is about the First Amendment and a blatant violation thereof.

Deflection noted and dismissed.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
What does that have to do with the fact you are doing it here today?
 
It's another example of the victors writing the history books. Grant's alcoholism was well known but covered up by what passed for the media at that time. It's ironic that about seventy years after the Grant administration the media would cover up another classic case of bigotry when FDR issued an executive order to incarcerate American citizens and legal aliens for the crime of being Japanese.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.


Maybe. Except it tells us what *you* bigots are doing now.

Now be a good boy and go back to obsessing about gay sex.
It does? I thought it said what some guy did a 100 years ago.
 
It is said that Grant's administration was the most corrupt in history. Perhaps he was still drinking.
Obama's Administration booted him off of the top of the list.

Hey, feel free to link us to O'bama expelling Jews. Maybe from The Wyoming.

This isn't a thread about any "corruption". Another poster brought that up but it's irrelevant here. This thread is about the First Amendment and a blatant violation thereof.

Deflection noted and dismissed.
To be honest, regardless of whatever criticism came out of out Obama's mouth he gave Israel what they needed when they needed it.
 
It's another example of the victors writing the history books. Grant's alcoholism was well known but covered up by what passed for the media at that time. It's ironic that about seventy years after the Grant administration the media would cover up another classic case of bigotry when FDR issued an executive order to incarcerate American citizens and legal aliens for the crime of being Japanese.

You didn't know about that? Funny, I seem to have read about it here about 1500 times.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
What does that have to do with the fact you are doing it here today?

This is the HISTORY forum. You don't like History, then get the fuck out.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
What does that have to do with the fact you are doing it here today?

This is the HISTORY forum. You don't like History, then get the fuck out.
I am talking about history. You regressives have a history of doing the same thing you are crying about in your OP. Y'all even had Lincoln killed so Grant could take over.
 
It is said that Grant's administration was the most corrupt in history. Perhaps he was still drinking.
Obama's Administration booted him off of the top of the list.

Hey, feel free to link us to O'bama expelling Jews. Maybe from The Wyoming.

This isn't a thread about any "corruption". Another poster brought that up but it's irrelevant here. This thread is about the First Amendment and a blatant violation thereof.

Deflection noted and dismissed.
To be honest, regardless of whatever criticism came out of out Obama's mouth he gave Israel what they needed when they needed it.

Dunno, maybe. That's foreign policy; this thread is about the First Amendment, the Constitution, and how officials purportedly defending it, sometimes ignore it against American citizens.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
What does that have to do with the fact you are doing it here today?

This is the HISTORY forum. You don't like History, then get the fuck out.
I am talking about history. You regressives have a history of doing the same thing you are crying about in your OP.

Apparently not --- you already characterized the year 1862, plainly noted in the OP as the first words -- as "300 years ago" coupled with the whine "who cares".

Again, that's what this thread and this forum are here for. If you're not interested, then fuck off. Fer chrissake find a hobby or some shit.
 
New day, same crying. No one cares what you bigots did 300 hundred years ago. What they care about is how you are all trying to do it again.

There's an old saying --- those who cram their head up their ass ignoring their own history are fucked.

I paraphrased a bit.
What does that have to do with the fact you are doing it here today?

This is the HISTORY forum. You don't like History, then get the fuck out.
History can be recent or ancient.....you want to focus on ancient history while we want to focus on what's been happening the last 20 years or so.....which happens to be more relevant.
 

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