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

    Their slaves were freed by force of arms, but keeping this off the books was tantamount to saying, "We'd totally go back to enslaving blacks if the feds weren't on our case about it." Over time, morals have changed and, as people have noted in this thread, "slavery is wrong" is a universal truth as commonly accepted as "murder is wrong."

    But the fact that it took them 148 years to ratify it...!? The shear hubris exhibited by their difficulty in uttering empty words to the effect of "our bad, we shouldn't have enslaved blacks" is astounding. How the hell can anyone claim that racism is gone when there's that much resistance to platitudes that affirm such a universally accepted truth? It's like someone having resistance to saying "murder is wrong," and then hearing people say he's no more likely to murder than anybody else.

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

    How many Of the former Confederate states would reinstitute slavery today if they actually seceded as threatened lately?

    I say at least three: LA, AL and MS. Although, I admit this would come about slowly. First we'd see Jim Crow. Then even more incarceration of Blacks...and there they would be worked like slaves.

    Wait. Isn't that happening already?

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, whi

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    How many Of the former Confederate states would reinstitute slavery today if they actually seceded as threatened lately?

    I say at least three: LA, AL and MS.
    Exactly none is my guess

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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, whi

    What a non story. NJ and PA haven't ratified the 11th Amendment. It doesn't make it less a part of the Constitution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The entire point of a tread of this nature is
    that liberals have lists of things that
    they are told to hate. When things that are on the Hate List are mentioned, the loon's estrogen/emotion generator kicks in and they feel hate and as we all know, when loons feel something, it must be expressed immediately and any nearby loons must be rallied to join the braying.

    Mississippi is on that Liberal Hate List so that is why we have a thread of this nature desperately searching for a reason for existence, yet filled with directionless emotion. Topics such as this, while pointless to normal people, are immensely satisfying to the ever bleating loons. This is part of their unusual, but fascinating, pathology.
    Good post.

    Their list includes things that they are told to care about too.

    Depending on who's in the White House of course.

    Remember when they use to count dead soldiers on the Nightly News programs ? And make a stink about collateral damage ?

    They havn't had minds of their own for some time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    How many Of the former Confederate states would reinstitute slavery today if they actually seceded as threatened lately?

    I say at least three: LA, AL and MS. Although, I admit this would come about slowly. First we'd see Jim Crow. Then even more incarceration of Blacks...and there they would be worked like slaves.

    Wait. Isn't that happening already?
    Jim Crowe laws that were implemented by Democrats ? I mean you folks fillibustered the 1964 voting rights act.

    You went from that to building voter farms and destroying black families by implementing policies that enabled generational dependence and decades of poverty crime and misery.

    Because a democrat by any other name is still a democrat so be careful who you call racist.

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

    A bit of 'larnin' for some folks

    Louisiana farmer charged with "slavery peonage" - 1979 -

    Your tomato's possible ties to slavery - 2011
    ...the U.S. Justice Department has prosecuted at least seven cases of farm labor servitude in Florida in the last 15 years.
    and another even more vicious style of human bondage is sex slavery
    Sept 2012 Scott Maxwell: Teenage sex slaves are an all-too-common reality in Florida - Orlando Sentinel
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    1. Jim Crowe laws that were implemented by Democrats ? I mean you folks fillibustered the 1964 voting rights act.

    2. You went from that to building voter farms and destroying black families by implementing policies that enabled generational dependence and decades of poverty crime and misery.

    3. Because a democrat by any other name is still a democrat so be careful who you call racist.
    1. The Southern Democrats of the 60's are the modern day Republicans. They were cemented as a permanent Republican base by Nixon during the 1968 election using the Southern Strategy. LBJ lost the Southern Democrats to the GOP early on. See Barry Goldwater.

    2. The Liberal Democrats of the 1970's did Blacks no favors. But, the GOP's attempts to overturn the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is as outright war on Blacks.

    3. Republicans who stick to the party because of the name, regardless the level of damage the party caused the nation, are not to be admired. After W, the GOP deserved to be thrown out of office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Jim Crowe laws that were implemented by Democrats ? I mean you folks fillibustered the 1964 voting rights act.

    You went from that to building voter farms and destroying black families by implementing policies that enabled generational dependence and decades of poverty crime and misery.

    Because a democrat by any other name is still a democrat so be careful who you call racist.
    You mean folks like Strom Thurmond, who went from Democrat to Dixiecrat to Republican during his political career - all the while ignoring the fact that he had a daughter after forcing himself onto a family maid, how about Jesse Helms, John Connally or Elizabeth Dole.

    Of course, Lee Atwater was the man who devised and led Nixon's Southern Strategy which has been discussed many times - all based on race and meant to get Republicans elected to office from city councils to the White House.

    Democrats were the racists in the past but when their leaders, like Harry Truman integrated the military and of course LBJ signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act, many of those Dems became Republicans
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slaver

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Jim Crowe laws that were implemented by Democrats ? I mean you folks fillibustered the 1964 voting rights act.
    Oh how things have changed! We, democrats, also elected the first black president. Something that the republicans have fought against tooth and nail.

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