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Read it all here. Poor old Pat. Smart, articulate, knowledgeable, not as I once thought an anti-semite (cf. eg. John Demjanjuk), and yet...what to make of this nonsense.

We have encountered immense difficulty, including a civil war, to bring black Americans, who have been here longer than any immigrant group, into full participation in our society.

Blacks: kidnapped, enslaved, dragged into the country and held in chains are immigrants? I don't think so.
1 posted on 11/10/2011 4:25:51 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: caveat emptor

Ah . . . the self-determination of peoples. Yet another gift from Woodrow.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 4:38:27 PM PST by p. henry
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To: caveat emptor
The immigrants of a century ago were nothing to write home about as representatives of "Western civilization".


3 posted on 11/10/2011 4:45:01 PM PST by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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To: caveat emptor

not in the beginning...they were indentured servants.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1narr3.html


4 posted on 11/10/2011 4:55:12 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: caveat emptor

What a silly criticism.
Whites to the Americas were kidnapped enslaved and dragged here as well.
The english crown took men from his German lands to fight the Indians and Revolutionaries (kidnapped).
Debtors from all over the crowns islands were sent as indentured workers (enslaved).
Use whatever special word you want for the black Americans if it makes you happy.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 5:05:40 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: caveat emptor
Slavery was a terrible thing, I am glad my country ended it. I have often wondered if the descendants of those slaves ever wish they were still in Africa rather than America. Personally I can't think of many things worse than being born in Africa today.
6 posted on 11/10/2011 5:14:18 PM PST by Ditter
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To: caveat emptor

Interesting OpEd by Pat. Thanks for posting.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 5:33:36 PM PST by PGalt
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To: caveat emptor

“Ethnic....and religious fanaticism are making headlines and history.”

And we must not forget what can happens when man’s own reasoning is king, and which can sanction the same things it condemns religion for (and not all are the same) as reasonable to achieving its goals:
http://scholarscorner.com/content/atheisms-body-count-ideology-and-human-suffering


8 posted on 11/10/2011 5:37:26 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: caveat emptor

You need to work on your reading comprehension. Buchanan did not call African-Americans immigrants. He said they have been here longer than any immigrant group. The only error is that we had immigration to the US prior to to the restrictions on the importation of slaves.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 11:54:45 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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