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Old 07-02-2011, 17:29   #91
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Originally Posted by Gray_Rider View Post
I never said the "institution" was wonderfull. I have said repeatedly that it WORKED.
So did Dr. Watson's experiment on baby Albert. The fact that the experiment was a success doesn't justify abusing babies for science.
And. Just for the tally books concerning the firing on Fort Sumter. Lincoln refused even to see Southern peace envoys.
Why should he have done that? Any such action on his part could have been construed as tacit recognition of the legitimacy of the CSA.
He knew he had time on his side. Lincoln proposed the 13th amendment in March of 1861. Fort Sumter wasn't fired on till April 9. The 13 amendment, boiled down, said the Southern states could keep their slaves; Just accept the proposed 13 amendment and it would all be over. Just accept our tarifs, and the 13th is yours. The North and Lincoln was willing to sell out the slaves for higher taxes. But what is the mantra accepted by the masses? The war was all about ending slavery.

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Amendment XIII
Section 1 Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2 Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

What part of the 13 Amendment allows slavery to continue in any area under US jurisdiction Gray_Rider?
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