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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I find the fake southern accents very offensive. Hillary too.
    You find Hillary offensive?
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Obama's ancestors weren't slaves. His black half came from Africa.

    Not sure how to answer your question. My family didn't own slaves. They were poor white immigrants.
    To the second half:

    If they were from the South...that doesn't mean much. It was possible to buy a slave like you buy stock now. It was also common from my understanding.
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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You find Hillary offensive?
    How can you not?
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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I find the fake southern accents very offensive. Hillary too.
    Is it safe to assume you found George W. Bush's fake Texas accent offensive?

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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    To the second half:

    If they were from the South...that doesn't mean much. It was possible to buy a slave like you buy stock now. It was also common from my understanding.
    I'm 3rd generation descended from poor German & Irish immigrants. My families didn't own slaves. Not sure what happened before they all got to the USA or what was going on in the south.
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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm 3rd generation descended from poor German & Irish immigrants. My families didn't own slaves. Not sure what happened before they all got to the USA or what was going on in the south.
    I am descended from Germans and Irish too. But some of my family did own slaves. Some of my family from out west had Indian blood on them (not in them).
    The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.

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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    I am descended from Germans and Irish too. But some of my family did own slaves. Some of my family from out west had Indian blood on them (not in them).
    Oh. Well my family didn't.
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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    The poll is closed. But I definitely say yes. Hindsite is 20/20.

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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    The poll is closed. But I definitely say yes. Hindsite is 20/20.
    Well of course we'd be better off. I'm almost certain that the people arguing that if slavery hadn't happened then we wouldn't have the black people we have today are trolling me. Not people like me. I mean me....personally.

    Look at it this way: let's say an asteroid hits the earth today, destroying 95% of life on the planet and all of civilization. However, there are a few human survivors and they go on to procreate. Would humans have been better off if the asteroid had never hit the earth? Hmmm, let me think about that for a secon--YES!!

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    Re: Would we all be better off if we had never had slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Heh. That reminds me of a conversation during a barbecue a bunch of years ago. Somebody (southern accent, Confederate Flag t-shirt) said, "You know, contrary to what they say, we were pretty good to our slaves."
    Its actually true. Slaves were major investments and quite expensive to own.

    If you see how slaves around the world have been treated historically, and keep in mind that slaves could not be imported into the country (eventually) its correct.

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