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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hey I'm not the poster who incessantly ties a political party of yesteryear with the same party today. Just providing a bit of context for real history instead of ideology.
    Of course you did though.

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

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    Oh no! The evil liberals are to blame again! Help me!
    I know. Right. Liberals are blamed for bringing it up, and the Democrats are the real evil racists. Republicans are the avenging angels of both slavery and Jim Crow. Blacks should all be voting GOP.

    The bubble is strong in this thread.

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I know. Right. Liberals are blamed for bringing it up, and the Democrats are the real evil racists. Republicans are the avenging angels of both slavery and Jim Crow. Blacks should all be voting GOP.

    The bubble is strong in this thread.
    Mississippi has more black legislators than any other state. Why weren't they taking action on this issue a long time ago?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Mississippi has more black legislators than any other state. Why weren't they taking action on this issue a long time ago?
    I give up. Why?

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Well, 1860 Republicans clearly believed in a strong federal government and states subservient to that government. Almost exactly the opposite of today..
    There is a very big difference between a strong federal government and an over-bearing, over-reaching, over-sized, inefficient federal government.
    Most self-described liberals and progressives aren't nearly as liberal or progressive as they believe themselves to be.

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Mississippi has more black legislators than any other state. Why weren't they taking action on this issue a long time ago?
    Do they constitute a majority? and why should only black legislators care about this?
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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyRux View Post
    There is a very big difference between a strong federal government and an over-bearing, over-reaching, over-sized, inefficient federal government.
    Yeah. Keep telling yourself that. That was the battle cry in the south during the 50's and 60's, when the 'over-bearing, over-reaching' federal government told them it was time to stop lynching blacks and to allow them to vote and to attend state universities.

    By the way, that's the 1950's and 1960's, not the 1850's and 60's.
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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Trying to take federal oversight out of states with a history of denying Blacks the right to vote is pretty darned blatant. Now, I suspect that conservatives will argue that states like Mississippi and Alabama would never ever do anything to deny Blacks to the right to vote. Which, of course, doesn't pass the smell test.
    Calamity - making claims like that really tells me that you have no faith in the black community, and feel without help from the federal government - the black community would never survive. I guess you believe the black community isn't nearly as smart as you are.

    It's funny you referenced Alabama on top of Mississippi. I couldn't find current numbers, but as of 2009 Mississippi and Alabama were ranked #2 and #3 in the number of black legislators, right behind #1 which was Georgia. You think they would deny their own constituents the right to vote?
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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyRux View Post
    Calamity - making claims like that really tells me that you have no faith in the black community, and feel without help from the federal government - the black community would never survive. I guess you believe the black community isn't nearly as smart as you are.

    It's funny you referenced Alabama on top of Mississippi. I couldn't find current numbers, but as of 2009 Mississippi and Alabama were ranked #2 and #3 in the number of black legislators, right behind #1 which was Georgia. You think they would deny their own constituents the right to vote?
    You are making things up about his post, imho.

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Do they constitute a majority? and why should only black legislators care about this?
    Why weren't the black legislators bringing this to the forefront? My point being, maybe they had bigger fish to fry than waste time worrying about an issue that's more symbolic than anything else and has zero to do with the real world problems faced by the poorest state in the union.

    Another point, is why are we screaming "racism" but only applying it to the white legislators and giving the black legislators a free pass? Is this just another chance to stereotype southern whites, or flat out hypocrisy?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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