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To: jimluke01

In the nineteenth century, powerful members of the Southern gentry had come to the conclusion that all lives were not equal, and used that as a rationalization to enslave fellow human beings.

That did not end well.

In the twentieth century, a gang of National Socialists came to the conclusion that all lives were not equal, and used that as a rationalization to exterminate human beings of Jewish, Slavic, and gypsy blood.

That did not end well.

In the twenty-first century, Ms. Williams and her ilk have come to the conclusion that all lives are not equal, and are using that as a rationalization to justify the destruction of the lives of pre-born human beings.

That will not end well either.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 9:25:40 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Stosh
In the nineteenth century, powerful members of the Southern gentry had come to the conclusion that all lives were not equal, and used that as a rationalization to enslave fellow human beings.

While I certainly can see how you might have reached such a conclusion given popular media portrayals and the state of public education, this is incorrect to the point of being laughable.

Slavery in one form or another had existed for all recorded history up to that point, with abolition sentiment slowly taking root among certain Protestant Christian groups in England, gradually spreading to some colonies and then states. There were slaves in every one of the original thirteen colonies thst became the first states. There were slaves in every one of the original states.

Outlawing slavery in the United States was a gradual thing, occurring over the course of early nationhood right into the nineteenth century, state by state.

The south as a region was far more agrarian and less densely populated. The institution of slavery was therefore much more difficult to abandon. However, I will point out to you for your edification that the self-same southern gentry you seem to view as some sort of evil force produced many of our Founders. Some freed their slaves. Some didn't.

Perpetuating ahistorical stereotypes on a forum that values traditional, Constitutional conservatism should be discouraged.

7 posted on 01/26/2013 9:45:25 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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