Skip to comments."Red states" that supported President Bush also supported slavery
Posted on 11/15/2004 11:19:28 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
*In case it's hard to read, on the Pre-Civil War Map, the red areas were slave states and the brown areas were territories open to slavery, while the green areas were free states and territories.
*These distinctions eerily correspond to the red states vs. blue states on the 2004 Election Map ~~ i.e., the blue (Kerry) states correspond to the pre-civil-war free states and territories, while the red (Bush) states correspond to what were the slave states and territories.
*To me, the images (and subsequent comments) simply point out that we as a country cannot, or refuse to, face difficult racial issues.
*I think the mentality which allowed certain parts of the country at a certain time in our history to accept the violent subjugation of an entire human race ...
*By using the headline "Free States vs. Slave States", an immediate deception is perpetrated that continues to deceive right through all following commentary. These were philisophical differences in forms of government and policy, not whether or not black people should be free.
*It is so hard for me to understand the wailing coming from the Dems on the slave map issue.
*Blue states versus Red States means nothing!
*1. The republican party (and the dems too) are very much different in character and ideal than they were 140 or so years ago.
*2. Jon Koppenhoefer makes a sensible and compelling argument but I want to focus on the slave/free map.
*The last major battle of the American civil war may well have been over LBJ's great society; we've been fighting continuously for 140 years.
*It would give more seats to California, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and other large and growing states, without taking away the one (minimum) Representative for Wyoming's 400,000 citizens.
...and most of Europe supported slavery, colonization, and imperialism...yet the Left sumply adores these 'Old Countries'...
I seem to recall back when school bussing was proposed to bus affluent white kids to inner city schools, where did they riot?!? Boston!!!
OK, Morris County went Red (despite being in a blue state). Does that mean that the inhabitants of Morris Plains and Madison are a bunch of slaveowing rednecks? ;-)
I live in a Red State (Florida). Lest then 10% of the people living here were actually born here. Floridians come from other states like NY, NJ, Pen, and like me, Ohio.
Slave states? NOT>
FDR's New Deal coalition was built on top of the Solid South as a base. Does that make him a racist slaver?
Aside from the moral repugnance, there is a practical matter which precludes this "suggestion". You have to feed and care for slaves, and with such as these, you would get no practical work out of them, being basically incapable of the same. This tends to make them worthless, even as slaves... /sarcasm