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Old 06-23-2010, 15:35   #158
Bren
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Originally Posted by Natty View Post
Simple fact...

After slavery was prohibited in the South and all the Confederate slaves were freed by Lincolns famous Emancipation Proclamation...

Some Union states still had slavery and it was still legal under the US FLAG.
actually, even all of the southern slaves weren't freed, since Lincoln made an exception for the loyal southern and border areas. The EP allows them to carve out specific areas where slaves were to be freed and it ONLY included areas in rebellion, not loyal areas.

I think Big Bird also overlooked that the U.S. Constitution specifically allowed for slavery until the 14th amendment in 1868. So are far as "enshrining evil slavery" our constitution contains as much as the CSA's did.
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