I believe that I have sufficiently explained myself. You will not be satisfied until you can say, "ah ha" you said.." So forget it. You are not luring me into your liberal trap. By the way, answer my question. Is slavery a moral issue? If you say it is where do you derive what is moral and what isn't?
You are correct that you have "sufficiently explained" yourself, but not to your credit.
There's no "ah-ha" moment in the offing. You've already "sufficiently explained" yourself. See, for example, post 611. I'm just eager to understand why a supposed conservative would hold such a reprehensible view.
So forget it. You are not luring me into your liberal trap.
So opposition to slavery is now liberalism??? LOL!
By the way, answer my question. Is slavery a moral issue? If you say it is where do you derive what is moral and what isn't?
Of course slavery is a moral issue. Slavery is immoral because a human being cannot be owned. Humans have individual rights because it's a necessity for survival as humans. All humans have such rights, because if you apply rights to only some people and not others, then it's no longer a principle but instead just an ad-hoc, self-serving rationalization.
Let me ask you something: How would you feel if someone kidnapped you & sold you into slavery? Would you chalk it up to a stroke of bad luck, like getting hit by a hurricane, or would you recognize it as a crime - a violation of your inherent rights as a human being?
Ah, when caught in the trap, start with insinuating the other guy is "odd man out" in the group (this board). Documented communist tactic used in the US.