Hmm, so failure in one area completely negates one of the greatest feats in human history on the other?
Being one of the last western nations to abolish slavery, and having to fight the most deadly war of our history to do so, doesn't really rise up to the level of "one of the greatest feats in human history", IMHO.
The founders knew slavery was wrong, but also knew that addressing the issue at that time would have meant no nation.
I also wonder if the GOP intends to trumpet the fact that abolishing slavery also put the federal government into the driver's seat vis a vis states rights.
This was absolutely astounding, for a nation to take such an economic "hit" for a moral issue, and that, after all was what the Civil War was really about.