The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
The Confederate Memorial at Arlington depicts a black soliders, in the ranks with his white brothers.
Confederate Memorial At Arlington National Cemetery
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
here's the deal.......nearly all blacks who serve in the confederate army were slaves or servants of some kind. i'm not revis9ing anything. there may have been a few who actully fought with white men, but the number is miniscule. much ado about absolutely nothing. the original topic of this post was that blacks owned slaves, and while a very few did, they did so for benevolent reasons. oscar and apdst both have their heads so far up their asses on this topic that they could chew their food twice.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
but prove me wrong and point us to the law you insist was broken with the vows
google it for us ...
Interestingly, the mountainous areas of the South largely voted against secession in the conventions. Coincidentally, these were areas where slave-holding was uncommon, as it was unprofitable. That's how we got the state of West Virginia. The drive of 'Manifest Destiny" was in part based on expanding slavery.
It's all intertwined, and at the end of the day, all of the arguments for why the South seceded go back to slavery. "States Rights" -- a State's right to have slavery. "Different economies and societies" -- one of which was based on slave labor...
These are all based on the South trying to deflect guilt over the existence of slavery, and started with the memoirs of Jefferson Davis. Now I don't blame them for seceding to protect their vital interests in an economy based on slavery, and I don't want to continue to hold down the South with this yoke. But saying that slavery was not the underpinning of secession is "revisionist."