Originally Posted by Alexander StephensOur new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.Um, that is not from the DoI. wanna try again?
False....the declaration of independence laid the foundation of america, but that declaration would not have be passed by the continental congress had it tried to end slavery by just 3 states ....... the other states wanted to end slavery, ....... the declaration was needed at all cost to unite the colonies against Britain.......and there is no founding principle at blacks are inferior.
under the articles of confederation, the central government ENDED any SLAVERY when it had authority TO DO SO....slavery was illegal by the Northwest Ordinance......but could not be ended by the central government among the states, because states were sovereign and independent states with their own militias and own laws.
the states sent delegates from every state but RI to the constitutional convention , those delegates were sent their to fix the articles of confederation not create a new constitution, but a new constitution was created and that constitution is about federalism the separation of powers between the states and the new federal government .......and that is all it about......with the states still remaining sovereign and independent states.
the bill of rights is about restrictions placed on the federal government, in addition to the federal government being limited government.
there are no foundations laid by the AOC central government or the federal government that blacks are subhuman.......
where the government had the power to end slavery they did it, and to point out that slavery was in a proposal made at the convention which would have made it a legal practice, the founders stuck it out saying..........."there is nothing legal about slavery"
you need your facts straight.