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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

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    I make the qualifications now -- and there is nothing to contradict those qualifications.
    Except that you've said it of me when I've pointed out your, er, "harsh stance" and I never said antyhing like that.


    Furthermore, when did I say you wanted to nuke the world? That seems a bit harsh, and I'm fairly certain I would not assume such unless directly stated. So find some evidence.
    Here you go -- you going bat****. Don't know why the thread was closed.

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    I keep the hammer and sickle as my avatar as a symbol of hope, and of heritage.
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    Newsflash sweetheart. You are not worth Muslims time or effort.
    But I suppose it must give some Christians a thrill in thinking that somehow they are under attack from something other than secularism and atheists.
    Perhaps it's the hundreds and hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world. The percentage of Islam engaged in this extremity is disturbingly high, and many of them are among you right there in London.

    Apparently, with the numerous attempts in the U.S. in recent months, all of which were Muslim, we ARE worth the time and effort.

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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's right, folks. South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union, is having a ball to commemorate that event. What are they celebrating? Slavery? An act that led to the deaths of over half a million people? They say no:



    and what did they have the courage and integrity to do that was right? Let's take a look at the South Carolina Declaration of Secession.



    And there you have it, folks. The courage and integrity to do what was right, according to South Carolina, was to fight for the institution of slavery. Don't take my word for it. This is in the words of the very people who penned South Carolina's Articles of Secession.

    In my own honest opinion, this is one of the dumbest and most immoral events that you could possibly celebrate. What do we celebrate next? Lynchings of blacks who demanded their Constitutional right to vote?

    Article is here.

    I am just shocked that McClatchy doesn't think enough of SC to actually write a non biased story, but rather use one ball in Charleston attended by a relative few, to smear an entire state. I guess I should expect that out of what used to be Knight Ridder, one of the most slanted rags on the market.

    But you Dana? come on man, are you really going to paint an entire state with this dumb crap?


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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    This is vapid.

    The governments under which these soldiers served said they were separating themselves from the Union to preserve slavery. They, the governments, said so.

    The US government said nothing about oil in Iraq, nothing about the drug trade in Vietnam, nothing, zip, nada. It wasn't their mission. Never was.

    But preserving slavery was cited as a reason for separating from the Union. Officially, unquestionably, in writing. To DENY it is bull****.
    They, the People, voted in state wide referendums to go ahead with secession. Most--if not all--of the soldiers in the Confederate Army voted in those referendums.

    That being an historical fact, you're going to have a helluva time supporting the argument that secession was approved of by the people just to preserve slavery.

    It's plum silly to insist that southerners, willingly and knowingly voted to secede strictly to allow .5% of the southern population to keep their slaves. Some states passed with numbers as high as 89%. All those people voted for secession, knowing that it would lead to war, then volunteered to fight in that war, for no other reason than to allow rich folks to keep their slaves? There's no argument, nor documentation that you could ever produce that could even come close to proving that.
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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What's more, what does citing what the southern states seceded for have to do with "bull****" reasons American soldiers were said to have done things? You imply I'm being disrespectful to American soldiers by saying so.

    Funny, but my loyalty and allegiance is in fact to the UNITED States of America, not the rebellious and rightly-defeated CONFEDERATE States of America. What I say about the reasons for secession has no reflection whatsoever on what I believe or "would" believe about the missions of American troops. I owe no loyalty or respect to the seceding states, AT ALL.
    That's a totally different argument. I never said that the south was right, or that secession was a good idea--except to say that, without secession and the Civil War, slavery would have lasted into the 20th Century. Nor, did I ever express any disappointment in the south's defeat. Actaully, I think it's good that the good ol' USA won that fight.
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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    As I recall, Canada has kicked your arse in two wars, and they may well do it again if all this 51st state rubbish doesn't stop. XD
    Which two wars would those be?

    As well, as a point of historical accuracy, I refuse to give the credit to an independent US to anyone but the French -- they're the ones you really ought to be thanking.
    Another point of historical accuracy, The American Revolution is the closest the French have ever come to actually winning a war.
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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They, the People, voted in state wide referendums to go ahead with secession. Most--if not all--of the soldiers in the Confederate Army voted in those referendums.

    That being an historical fact, you're going to have a helluva time supporting the argument that secession was approved of by the people just to preserve slavery.

    It's plum silly to insist that southerners, willingly and knowingly voted to secede strictly to allow .5% of the southern population to keep their slaves. Some states passed with numbers as high as 89%. All those people voted for secession, knowing that it would lead to war, then volunteered to fight in that war, for no other reason than to allow rich folks to keep their slaves? There's no argument, nor documentation that you could ever produce that could even come close to proving that.
    Siiiiiiigh.

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    Re: 150 years later, S. Carolina celebration sparks new Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's a totally different argument. I never said that the south was right, or that secession was a good idea--except to say that, without secession and the Civil War, slavery would have lasted into the 20th Century. Nor, did I ever express any disappointment in the south's defeat. Actaully, I think it's good that the good ol' USA won that fight.
    Then what's all the bull**** about "believing" things about American soldiers and their missions?

    And what's with the kneejerk, reflexive screeching against anyone who might suggest that slavery played some role in the reasons for secession?

    Are you claiming, here and now, that slavery played NO role? As in, it was not a factor, period, in secession? Is that what you're claiming?

    If so, you're making a stupid and ludicrous argument. If not, then back off.
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