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  •  These are false equivalencies. THe Irish, for (5+ / 0-)

    instance, were conquered and forced into subjection to the English crown, and subjected to severe and destructive rule which provided many justifications for revolt.

    The Southern colonies either helped form the United States and voluntarily signed on, or WERE CREATED BY THE UNITED STATES and have never had any valid claim to independent sovereignty.  Further, they weren't driven to secession by oppression and denial of democratic freedoms, but rather chose secession so that they could  brutally oppress and deny freedom to part of their population.  Whether you're talking legalities or substantive issues, comparing the secession of the South with the independence struggles of Ireland is senseless, and damnedably insulting to the Irish.

    What kind of game are you playing here?  

    If you support secession, say so and let the donuts roll.  Otherwise, stop this foolishness.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 10:10:55 AM PDT

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    •  I like your reply better'n mine! (0+ / 0-)

      "Let the donuts roll"

      Love it.

      --UB.

      "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

      by unclebucky on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:51:28 PM PDT

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