Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Why didnít the north just buy the southís slaves and free them that way? (Insults Lincoln)
Posted on 03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT by TitansAFC
Ron Paul: Why didnt the north just buy the souths 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 weve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not?
No, I dont 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 dont see that is a good part of our history.....
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Now using the Paulistinian logic when they attack and smear Palin, I think we now have indisputible evidence that Ron Paul supports slavery!
Ron Paul is a kook.
May all the slaveholders weren’t willing to sell.
I’ll bet he’s got the same opinion about the Revolutionary War of 1776.
The man is a total loon and a coward!
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.
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).
I doubt they were all for sale.
Have you got an opinion about Ron Paul’s opinion about the Civil War?
Paul is a nut.
Any opinions on Ron Paul’s idea that we didn’t need to fight the Civil War?
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”.
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.
For sure not the Hot ones.
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.
Irwin Corey is still alive!
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.
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.
Ron Paul is a nutjob kook, as are his supporters.
That knits the pearl. Paul is a certifiable nutzoid!
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.