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  •  Theft of property? You have to be kidding (1+ / 0-)
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    An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

    by Leftwing Noise Machine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 11:38:04 AM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry (0+ / 0-)

      you do not like the laws of 1861 but it is what it is.

      yes, slaves were property, by law, as disgusting as that is or was.  That was reality at the time.  That was the truth and the legal truth.  As sickening as the following is, here is the truth of the time.

      Slaves were property just as a horse or a cow was property.  To take someone's horse or cow without due compensation is theft.  For someone to forcibly take your horse or cow is theft.   The same holds true in 1861 for slaves as disgusting as that is, that was the reality in the South.

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      by sweettp2063 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 01:57:13 PM PDT

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      •  That slave were legally property is simply (1+ / 0-)
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        all the more reason for armed revolt against the states that enforced such laws.  Some laws should be broken.  This was one, as the abolitionists rightly argued.

        Since the South as a whole had lost its humanity and continued this revolting practice, "stealing" from them was morally justifiable.  As was invading.

        An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

        by Leftwing Noise Machine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 05:27:22 PM PDT

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        •  And even that ignores the fact (0+ / 0-)

          that Lincoln tried like hell to avoid the war anyway.  The only people who were really right from a moral standpoint were the 'radical' ones, the abolitionists.  And yet here we have Lincoln getting hammered as a 'war monger' for, supposedly, unjustly starting a war with the southern states.  This person has been completely hoodwinked by the "War of Northern Aggression," propaganda that has been pushed for generations of southern racists.  I don't think she means it because she doesn't understand it.  But it's freaky to see someone pushing these ideas.  Like running into a Holocaust denier or something.  

          “There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires,” -Barack Obama

          by Sun dog on Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 07:24:00 AM PDT

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