Skip to comments.Obama garbles U.S. history in human trafficking speech
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT by oldernittany
Mr. Obama pointed out that his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative was taking place a few days after the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
With the advance of Union forces, it brought a new day that all persons held as slaves would thenceforth be forever free, Mr. Obama said.
Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in 10 Southern states who were, at the time, mostly beyond the control of the federal government. And the document didnt free an estimated 500,000 slaves in four slave-holding border states Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware that were loyal to the Union. Slavery was ended in those states by various state and federal actions later on.
But Lincolns goal was indeed to end slavery, and Mr. Obama said ending human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time.
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His teleprompter had a hiccup?
This is the usual reprise of every election. All Republicans are stupid hicks, all dims are the smartest people in the room.
“Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in 10 Southern states who were, at the time, mostly beyond the control of the federal government.”
Be careful. The fact that Lincoln freed the slaves he couldn’t and didn’t free the ones he could is not part of the historical party line and only tends to confuse people.
As the son of an African Moslem, 0bama is quite likely the descendent of slave traders, perhaps even a relative of some of the African slave traders working today.
This fool has a very much average IQ despite all the lies by liberals that he has the highest IQ of a President ever...
C’mon, give the guy a break. Given Obama’s parents, mentors and cumulative upbringing, he is probably more familiar with the history of the Soviet Union.
except of course the emancipation was declared on January 1 1863,,,but hey dont let the facts get in the way of O’s perceived greatness
You are of course correct, but I suppose the worlds greatest and smartest leader was referring to this:
On September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. None returned, and the order, signed and issued January 1, 1863, took effect except in locations where the Union had already mostly regained control.
But, but...I thought he was a Constutional expert!
You are correct.
The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war powers. It was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in ten states that were still in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately effected the freedom of 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) actively freed as Union armies advanced. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens.
On September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. None returned, and the order, signed and issued January 1, 1863, took effect except in locations where the Union had already mostly regained control. The Proclamation made abolition a central goal of the war (in addition to the original, officially-stated goal of maintaining the Union), outraged white Southerners who envisioned a race war, angered some Northern Democrats, energized anti-slavery forces, and weakened forces in Europe that wanted to intervene to help the Confederacy.
Slavery was made illegal everywhere in the U.S. by the Thirteenth Amendment, which took effect in December 1865.
Dumbest most dangerous President in our history.