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McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery
Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT by freespirited

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To: freespirited

I feel strongly that every LIVING slave deserves an apology. /s


51 posted on 10/18/2007 9:36:18 AM PDT by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will ENERGIZE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: stylin19a

Any Presidential candidate that doesn’t fall in line with this will be called a Jim Crow racist by jackson, sharpton and the naacp.


52 posted on 10/18/2007 9:37:19 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: freespirited

Whose is going to apologize for McCain?...His shrink?


53 posted on 10/18/2007 9:38:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: freespirited

Stupid is what stupid does...McCain dont you understand that they dont want your apology they just want to keep the freebie train moving along? Are you that stupid McCain?

What a joke, this is what we have to look forward if we elect a RINO like McCain, Guliani or Romney? Give me a break, we are in a world of hurt. When we need a strong conservative man to lead this country the most all we get are these sorry ass POS liberal company controlled one world types.


54 posted on 10/18/2007 9:38:48 AM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: stockstrader

Does that include black NBA players cause they should apologize to me for making obscene amounts of money. I guess they will be voting for Hillary cause they don’t need all that money and want to support socialism—NOT!


55 posted on 10/18/2007 9:42:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: freespirited
McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation!
McCain should apologize for his backstabbing listed below!

McCain/Kerry F the POWS/MIAS
McCain/Feingold F free speech
McCain/Kennedy F American Sovereignty
McCain/Gang of 14
McCain/Keating 5
McCain/Terrorist Bill of Rights
McCain/Gun Grabber
McCain/Does not like tax cuts

56 posted on 10/18/2007 9:43:55 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: Ghengis
I would like to apologize for the purple jeans and purple, plaid turtleneck outfit that I wore in 1973. And for that velvet bow-tie in 1975.

I would like to apologize for my 1975 high school graduation picture that my mother still has up on the wall of her home. Bright red blazer, red and white plaid shirt w/ red, white and blue plaid bow-tie. Oh yeah, and the John Denver hair and wire rim glasses.

57 posted on 10/18/2007 9:44:26 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: svcw
What the hell is wrong with this man?

"I think he did a little too much LDS"
Captain James T. Kirk

58 posted on 10/18/2007 9:45:00 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: freespirited

The Senate should apologize for McCain and McCain should apologize for the Senate too.


59 posted on 10/18/2007 9:46:07 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Cleveland Indians 2007, Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: RedCell

“How about all women apologize for Eve’s actions? Well?!!!”

Now there’s an idea.
Life in the garden would have been awesome.
Yes an apology is in order.


60 posted on 10/18/2007 9:47:00 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. Orwell)
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To: freespirited

600,000 US citizens dead. There’s your freaking apology.


61 posted on 10/18/2007 9:49:05 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (False modesty is as great a sin as false pride.)
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To: tumblindice
I’m sorry for wearing Brut cologne in the `70s.

I wore Brut cologne last week Wednesday. I'm not sorry.

62 posted on 10/18/2007 9:49:46 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: TexGuy

I’m sorry that we didn’t have the audiences to carry Gilligan’s Island for another year or two.


63 posted on 10/18/2007 9:54:43 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: freespirited
I don't think any Senator, except that one KKK Democrat ever owned a slave, so their apologies are meqningless.

lack of education inh parts of America??? where?? there are places without any form of private or public education in this country?? people would be flooding in

64 posted on 10/18/2007 9:54:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: freespirited
WHY?

”I ask WHY?

65 posted on 10/18/2007 9:55:55 AM PDT by CHEE (ha)
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To: freespirited

How about a resolution commending the Republicans for freeing the slaves in the US while the Arabs and most of the world continued allowing slavery.(England had already freed them)


66 posted on 10/18/2007 9:56:46 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: freespirited
"McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery"

Pandering old fool! That will just make the Liberal Plantation restless as they smell that free reparation money. What about the Irish indentured servants that were the Colonies' first slaves? Do we get an apology and some fast money too?

67 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:23 AM PDT by avacado (Republicans Destroyed Democrats' Most Cherished Institution: SLAVERY!)
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To: freespirited

I wish McCain would just STFU.

He has done little or nothing while he has been in Congress to help this country. He needs to retire and go home and never be heard from again.


68 posted on 10/18/2007 9:57:49 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freespirited; Calpernia; WalterSkinner; jimrob

Retarded pandering A-hole.

I think you already paid your dues McCLame for pandering to liberal blacks:

New York Daily News (NY)
May 3, 2000

Page: 18

MCCAIN MAKIN’ NICE WITH REV. AL

Author: GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY With Lisa Arcella

Sen. John McCain seems to have grown more tolerant of the man he once called an “agent of intolerance.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he was “stunned” when McCain expressed his “admiration” for him at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.

Sharpton says that, after shaking his hand, McCain put his arm around him and proclaimed: “I admire your style; I admire your passion.” Sharpton says McCain also suggested, “ ‘Let’s get together sometime.’ I told him I’d give him a call.”

McCain’s cordiality is surprising when you remember that, when he was campaigning for President, McCain lumped Sharpton together with Louis Farrakhan, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as people who pandered to “the outer reaches of American politics.”

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives


69 posted on 10/18/2007 10:02:11 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: freespirited

I said it before, I’ll say it again: Apologizing for something you did not do and are not responsible for is illogical and irrational.


70 posted on 10/18/2007 10:04:55 AM PDT by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: pepsionice

I’m sorry that Rome was sacked by the Alaric and the Visigoths in 410.


71 posted on 10/18/2007 10:05:16 AM PDT by TexGuy
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To: freespirited
McCain, sit down and shut up.

You just keep embarrassing yourself.

72 posted on 10/18/2007 10:06:20 AM PDT by TChris (Cartels (oil, diamonds, labor) are bad. Free-market competition is good.)
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To: freespirited
The problem with an apology, as a lawyer once told me, is that you are publicly proclaiming your guilt and accepting responsibility for your actions. And therefore, those you have injured can take you to court and claim damages.

McCain is trying to buy the black vote.

73 posted on 10/18/2007 10:08:20 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: freespirited
As long as there aren't reparations, why do some people get so bent out of shape over the government giving an apology for the government's inaction to outlaw slavery for almost a century, and for standing by while states in the South enacted Jim Crow laws?

They're being as irrational as those that insist that there must be some sort of apology.

If you look at the Constitution, the way Jefferson and co. sort of 'pussyfooted' around slavery is quite revealing that the issue was heavy topic of debate at that time. They made the [bad] decision. They should have outlawed slavery then and there, instead of postponing full legal debate until 1808.

Even pro-Confederate Southerners should agree with this. The slave states would be forced to either decide to abolish slavery or would have been able to not ratify the Constitution and join the Union. Thus, independent Southern states without the bloodshed of the War Between the States.

74 posted on 10/18/2007 10:12:06 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: freespirited

Worthless grandstanding by McCain and Brownback. If these guys really wanted to help blacks, they wouldn’t favor policies which fill the country with illegal aliens who compete with poor blacks for jobs.


75 posted on 10/18/2007 10:14:03 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: freespirited

Get out of my Country McCain


76 posted on 10/18/2007 10:14:15 AM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tommorrow!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Are you referring the the European descendants who died to preserve the Union?

Or to the actual European descendants who did die because they sought to help those of African descent during the Civil Rights Movement?

77 posted on 10/18/2007 10:15:49 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: freespirited

Nobody should apologize for something that they didn’t do. Doing so is assuming collective guilt simply because one has the same skin color as some of the slaveholders.


78 posted on 10/18/2007 10:18:02 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: G8 Diplomat
Whoops. You've brought up a comparison to the Armenian genocide and American slavery.

Don't you realize freeper consensus seems to be that the Armenian genocide should be denounced and Turkey forced to recognize it while an apology for slavery should be out of the question? (this is not so much directed at you, just using your post to make what is, granted, a snub--but a logical one).

79 posted on 10/18/2007 10:20:37 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: RightWhale

The Constitution was both written, signed, and ratified years after the United States won independence.


80 posted on 10/18/2007 10:22:23 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: RightWhale

The Constitution was both written and ratified years after the United States won independence.


81 posted on 10/18/2007 10:22:51 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: RC2
"What good will this do? Other than people asking for payment for something that happened 200 years ago. To do something like this will just open the door to more seperation."

An apology for slavery probably won't do much good.

But as for opening the door to more separation, this will help do that more so than dozens of government apologies for unflattering parts of American history.

82 posted on 10/18/2007 10:26:57 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: freespirited

Thank you John McCain for killing your own candidacy. You’ve proven that you’re likely an idiot before and you removed all doubt now.


83 posted on 10/18/2007 10:28:27 AM PDT by Spiff (<------ Mitt Romney Supporter (Don't tase me, bro!) Go Mitt! www.mittromney.com)
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To: freespirited
The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.

No, the only way for us to move forward is to quit wasting your time and our money on cr*p like this.

84 posted on 10/18/2007 10:36:41 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: freespirited
Another silly suggestion in a politically silly year, but I'd go along if he said Senate Democrats should apologize. They were the party that supported slavery.
85 posted on 10/18/2007 10:39:41 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: tumblindice
"I’m sorry for wearing Brut cologne in the `70s."

NEVER, NEVER be sorry for wearing Brut cologne!!!! That IS the nicest smelling cologne, along with Old Spice! And, I ain't kidding!

86 posted on 10/18/2007 10:43:36 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: freespirited

If any senate apologies are issued it should be ONLY from the senate DEMOCRATS as a group. Theirs is the party of slavery, secession and the KKK.

STFU McLaim!


87 posted on 10/18/2007 10:44:28 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: All

How about apologizing to us for all the babies killed by abortion? Or for what they did to Terri Schindler?


88 posted on 10/18/2007 10:45:33 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: freespirited

McCain has Campaign Tourettes.


89 posted on 10/18/2007 10:47:33 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: freespirited

Where has he been the last couple of decades?


90 posted on 10/18/2007 10:48:06 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: freespirited
I thought the Welfare State was the apology for slavery...
91 posted on 10/18/2007 10:48:52 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (265 pound Lemming with attitude for Thompson!)
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To: jackibutterfly

Hey how about Hi Karate? Don’t forget English Leather and British Sterling (shaken not stirred).


92 posted on 10/18/2007 10:49:09 AM PDT by Jigajog
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To: ASA Vet
""I think he did a little too much LDS"

Captain James T. Kirk"

You mean, "LSD", right?

93 posted on 10/18/2007 10:50:56 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Was actually intending to stop posting on this thread (already posted a glut), but people of a same 'skin color' are not apologizing, nor is this proposition that people of a particular 'skin color' should apologize.

What is being proposed is that a non-people, an institution, the Senate, should apologize. You can check, but the Senate does not have a 'skin color,' and neither are all the Senators of European descent.

You've actually sort of shed light on why people are getting so worked up over what should practically be a non-issue on this thread. You think that they are asking for 'white' people to apologize to 'black' people for slavery.

They aren't. They are asking for the an abstract entity, the Senate, to acknowledge that it failed a people under its authority and jurisdiction.

The same for calls for the nation to apologize. It is a recognition that the nation--which is not solely of European descent--to acknowledge it permitted something bad to happen on its watch.

As stated earlier, an apology could be almost pointless. It probably won't do much good. However, contrary to what many freepers here seem to be going into a conniption fit about, it probably won't do much evil, either. The odds of a reparations bill passing don't hinge on whether or not the government issues an apology.

It's basically an empty statement, and probably won't affect things either way for those of African or European descent. Those on either side who hate the other side won't change their opinions based on a government apology.

94 posted on 10/18/2007 10:52:11 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
Don't you realize freeper consensus seems to be that the Armenian genocide should be denounced and Turkey forced to recognize it while an apology for slavery should be out of the question?

Actually, from what I've seen, most FReepers, while they agree the Turks' genocide was evil, think that bringing this resolution up NOW was an extremely bad idea, as it will screw over our realtions with Turkey, where 70% of our military supplies get to our troops in Iraq.

As for American slavery, I wasn't comparing it to the Turks' genocide, I was just pointing out that Congress seems to think they're morally superior enough to bring up every bad event that happened in history and condemn it when people are smart enough to see for themselves what is evil (except for lib voters who advocate abortion and stuff like that).
95 posted on 10/18/2007 10:53:29 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Star Wars teaches us a foreboding lesson--evil emperors start out as Senators)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

The Constitution Rev 2.0
The Declaration would not have been adopted without the South, and the South would not have signed off if slavery had been abolished then and there. The Federal Constitution was ten years later and many of the Founding Fathers were still around and still there. Patrick Henry too, although nobody listened to him anymore. Trade-off came back to bite a couple generations later and still hasn’t quieted.


96 posted on 10/18/2007 10:58:29 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: freespirited

Every big town in America already has a “apology monument” for slavery....the welfare office.


97 posted on 10/18/2007 11:06:23 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: jackibutterfly
No, I quoted Capt Kirk correctly. Jim of course meant LSD,
and it was supposed to be a humor moment in the movie
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

98 posted on 10/18/2007 11:07:01 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
The national government did apologize when they corrected slavery being allowed to stand at our nation’s founding. They passed the 14th amendment.

Political climates and media ventures to inquire about a further apology from various institutions a hundred and forty years past the Civil War are code word constructs meant to harden hearts, convince mascot groups of the leftists that they continue to be in a new form of slavery and made to make people feel guilty enough to grant special interests.

McCain, Nixonian to the last, constantly looks for media love and hence, latches on to such ploys as one more bid for stardom.

99 posted on 10/18/2007 11:09:51 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: freespirited
"Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation..."

Don't these 100 fools have ANY work to do?

100 posted on 10/18/2007 11:11:41 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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