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  •  And my faith (0+ / 0-)

    in the 1st Amendment meant nothing to my girlfriend's father, a survivor of a Nazi prison camp, when the American Nazis marched through Skokie, IL, protected by that amendment. That still doesn't make my motivations simply irrelevant because he didn't like the result. And I daresay that the faith in gods of the Aztecs meant little to the priests' victims on the altars. It's simply not necessary that for Columbus to be bad, his victims have to be innocents.

    •  And there's your fully unveiled strawman. (0+ / 0-)

      It's simply not necessary that for Columbus to be bad, his victims have to be innocents.

      You're engaging in false equivalence here.  No one is claiming that the Indians were "innocents".  The Aztecs were warlike and practiced human sacrifice, but that's a far cry from depopulating half of a hemisphere of its native people.

      Also, congratulations for proving Godwin's law.

      The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.

      by KroneckerD on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 05:26:06 AM PDT

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