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To: TheDon
You accuse others of using the "Liberal" technique of attacking their opponents, rather than addressing the issues, but you started right out of the box in this thread, doing precisely that. You found their arguments laughable did you?

Why don't you get an historic perspective. If coming from a slaveholding State discredits thought, then most of human thought, honored today on all sides, would be discredited. Ancient Greece & Rome were both slaveholding States. So were ancient Egypt, Babalon, Persia, Israel, etc.. So really was all of medeival Europe. Your anti-slavery rant, 137 years after it ceased to be an issue in America, pretty well types you as one with no sense of proportion on any historic issue.

It is not the defining issue of the ages. Open up your eyes.

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96 posted on 06/21/2002 12:43:54 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Ohioan
If coming from a slaveholding State discredits thought

This is classic case of a strawman argument.

You are trying to claim that my statement about something DiLorenzo said:

"The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves."

"I find this argument laughable coming from the slave holding states."

is a statement about the thinking of slave holding states in general. Sorry, but it is not. Of course, the core of what is wrong with DiLorenzo's statement does not regard slavery, but the fact that the South, as a minority, was trying to overthrow the US Constitution. Relax, I realize you don't agree with that point of view. But this is part of the argument that Lincoln made in his inaugural speech.

106 posted on 06/21/2002 2:19:37 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: Ohioan
I'm getting my threads mixed up. Change DiLorenzo to Mencken.
107 posted on 06/21/2002 2:21:59 PM PDT by TheDon
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