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Ron Paul: Why didnít the north just buy the southís slaves and free them that way? (Insults Lincoln)
Hot Air ^ | 3-31-10 | Hot Air.com Staff

Posted on 03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT by TitansAFC

Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way?

Getting down to the last two questions here…. Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president we’ve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not?

No, I don’t think he was one of our greatest presidents. I mean, he was determined to fight a bloody civil war, which many have argued could have been avoided. For 1/100 the cost of the war, plus 600 thousand lives, enough money would have been available to buy up all the slaves and free them. So, I don’t see that is a good part of our history.....

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Ron Paul calls Abe Lincoln a blood-thirsty war-mongerer.

LOL

Now using the Paulistinian logic when they attack and smear Palin, I think we now have indisputible evidence that Ron Paul supports slavery!

1 posted on 03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

Ron Paul is a kook.


2 posted on 03/31/2010 3:06:23 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TitansAFC

May all the slaveholders weren’t willing to sell.


3 posted on 03/31/2010 3:06:30 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: TitansAFC

What’s next?

I’ll bet he’s got the same opinion about the Revolutionary War of 1776.

The man is a total loon and a coward!


4 posted on 03/31/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TitansAFC

This is they guy who never tired of saying that 911 was our fault.

On that, he’s in complete agreement with 96% of the English professors in the United States.


5 posted on 03/31/2010 3:07:01 PM PDT by marron
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To: TitansAFC

Buying the slaves was offered as part of many, many plans to end slavery (or let it taper off and die by the year 1900).

As late as 1864, the Union offered to buy all the slaves if the South would end the war. Otherwise, the South would lose its slaves anyway, not be compensated for them, and most of its territory would be ruined by war as well.

But the South wouldn’t take the offer. Emotions had gone beyond reason (and had, even in 1860).


6 posted on 03/31/2010 3:07:22 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: TitansAFC

I doubt they were all for sale.


7 posted on 03/31/2010 3:07:31 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: TitansAFC; rabscuttle385

Hey Rabs,

Have you got an opinion about Ron Paul’s opinion about the Civil War?


8 posted on 03/31/2010 3:07:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TitansAFC

Paul is a nut.


9 posted on 03/31/2010 3:08:32 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: TitansAFC; Captain Kirk

Hey CK,

Any opinions on Ron Paul’s idea that we didn’t need to fight the Civil War?


10 posted on 03/31/2010 3:08:37 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TitansAFC

Makes one wonder yet again about Rand Paul. “But Montag, the sins of the father...” Yeah I know, but it reminds me alot about Scott McClellan’s insane leftist father, and look how Scott turned out: MSNBC’s favorite “Republican”.


11 posted on 03/31/2010 3:08:48 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TitansAFC

Why doesn’t Ron Paul just go away. Half the time he has a semblance of common sense - the other half he sounds like Professor Irwin Corey on an acid trip.


12 posted on 03/31/2010 3:08:48 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Rennes Templar

For sure not the Hot ones.


13 posted on 03/31/2010 3:08:53 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient¬ģ "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: TitansAFC

And would that purchase have included the southerner’s written “promise” not to get replacements?

And after that, what’s a promise (written or otherwise) worth?

After all, look at what the commies are doing to our constitution right now?

And perhaps we’re gonna have another war over it.

Interesting.


14 posted on 03/31/2010 3:09:38 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Apercu

Irwin Corey is still alive!


15 posted on 03/31/2010 3:09:47 PM PDT by Borges
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To: TitansAFC

The South fought a war to keep slaves and would have turned the money down. With a little research, I’ll bet a Freeper can find where there was an actual offer.

Britain paid to free children kept in slavery.


16 posted on 03/31/2010 3:10:09 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: TitansAFC

Yeah. and we should’ve just bought off the Indian tribes, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, the USSR, Communist China, North Korea, North Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, etc, etc, etc.

Sometimes you just have to fight for freedom.


17 posted on 03/31/2010 3:10:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Persevero
And even if they were willing to sell, who says they wouldn't use the proceeds of the sale to import more slaves.

Ron Paul is a nutjob kook, as are his supporters.

18 posted on 03/31/2010 3:10:11 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: TitansAFC

That knits the pearl. Paul is a certifiable nutzoid!


19 posted on 03/31/2010 3:10:14 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: TitansAFC

Now, we think to put in bills the reimbursement costs from some mandates. At that time, they didn’t. And the mandate that the slaves must be freed didn’t go down well.

The idea that a whole war, with many hundreds of thousands of lives to be lost, was probably not fathomed as being as great as it turned out to be.

I normally think of Ron as a kook, but there is a thread of sanity in this thinking.


20 posted on 03/31/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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