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  •  Here's another one that gets told (1+ / 0-)
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    "That the Civil War wasn't necessary because slavery was about to end anyway.  It wouldn't of lasted another 30 years."  
    Heard that one a lot when I was growing up in the South.   The most valuable single asset in the country was slaves.  It wasn't going anywhere.  In fact the South's goal was to export their model to the West (mining) and Latin America (plantations/agriculture).

    The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones! - John Maynard Keynes

    by Do Something on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 05:27:06 PM PDT

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