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    the commenter who said...

    "While I am socially liberal I am more than willing to put that aside in order to regain the rights of the states to govern themselves in a manner consistent with the will of their respective electorates."

    Which is essentially saying ...although I believe in racial equality, I'd gladly cast the African American race back into slavery if that's what the residents of my state (presumably Mississippi) want to do.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:00:15 AM PDT

    •  suppose Alabama were to restart jim crow (3+ / 0-)

      and Mississippi.

      How many global 1000 Corporations would want to
      operate there?

      How much Government contracting would be allowed there?

      What happens when you have Army Soldiers, such as
      Colin Powell getting mistreated when he goes into town
      for a sandwich?

      No,  states like that would face an even greater brain drain,
      population outmigration, economic stagnation.

      They'd be even bigger S&*Tholes then they already are.

    •  The Ghost of Stephen Douglas (3+ / 0-)

      State Popular Sovereignity! "I care not how the people of a state conduct their domestic affairs!"

      Lincoln put paid to the Douglas PopSov Democrats, and Stephen himself saw the error of his ways as the country dissolved into fratricide. He died campaigning for The Union. Very sad end of a very smart, and very twisted man.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:29:45 AM PDT

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      •  My only disagreement--it wasn't a sad end (3+ / 0-)

        for him. Yes, he died, exhausted and sick, but exhausted and sick in a far better purpose than he had ever pursued before. His effort didn't succeed and I don't think it was even close to enough to fully redeem him, but it was worth something nonetheless and I think his death should be seen as happening at the moral high point of his career. That's something any person who craves notice by history might see as desirable, not sad.

        My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
        --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

        by leftist vegetarian patriot on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:30:54 AM PDT

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