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    As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Hillary Clinton: up to 27 million living in slavery

    Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimated on Tuesday as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.



    Slavery, of course, is nothing new. The US is celebrating the 150th. anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is why the issue is being brought up now.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Well, I'd like to say a couple of things related to the US.

    1) The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves, rather it freed those slaves who were held in rebel territory. The actual text said

    "That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
    (The Emancipation Proclamation)


    2) After the Civil War ended, slavery itself did not end, but rather changed. The 13th amendment reads “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

    (Slavery By A Different Name: The Convict Lease System)

    Thus if one is a prisoner in the US, slavery is still quite legal.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    That's about the number of porn videos featuring slaves
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, I'd like to say a couple of things related to the US.

    1) The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves, rather it freed those slaves who were held in rebel territory. The actual text said



    (The Emancipation Proclamation)


    2) After the Civil War ended, slavery itself did not end, but rather changed. The 13th amendment reads “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

    (Slavery By A Different Name: The Convict Lease System)

    Thus if one is a prisoner in the US, slavery is still quite legal.
    Good.
    Working convicted felons as slaves could be a good idea.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    I wonder how many are in the US.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I wonder how many are in the US.
    More than you suspect. Human trafficking and sexual slavery is an issue I feel really strongly about. I can't imagine the unbelievable inhumanity of people just suddenly becoming property with no say in the matter. It's one of the absolute worst things that happen in the world today. Many, many women and laborers are trafficked into the US to be exploited in the worst possible ways. You cannot possible imagine the physical abuse and the psychological damage of forced slavery.

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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible
    1) The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves, rather it freed those slaves who were held in rebel territory. The actual text said
    Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation did no such thing, and was essentially a propaganda/morale/realpolitik move on Lincoln's part. In reality this was granted prior to the Emancipation Proclamation by congress under the Confiscation Acts, which Lincoln humorously opposed on political-military grounds.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    I would have thought more.
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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hillary Clinton: up to 27 million living in slavery



    Slavery, of course, is nothing new. The US is celebrating the 150th. anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is why the issue is being brought up now.

    What do we call people with huge student loans and credit card debt?

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    Re: As many as 27 million slaves in the world today

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What do we call people with huge student loans and credit card debt?
    Oh, good Lord. Here's comes the me-me-me-me liberals and their trumped-up issues.

    No, dude. Irresponsible use of credit is not akin to being held in captivity and used as a sex slave. Now go fill your latte.

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