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Mission146
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August 25th, 2017 at 5:31:34 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Then that's on your teachers. I was in elementary school in the early-mid 60s, watching Police Officers beat marchers and turning fire hoses and dogs on women and children. It was pretty obvious which side was fighting the good fight.



More like on the books, you can't teach the actual history of something in three pages at all, and especially not when two of them are half covered in pictures.
Vultures can't be choosers.
petroglyph
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August 25th, 2017 at 6:32:03 PM permalink
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....What in your last paragraph is incorrect? The South was not only in favor of slavery, but wanted to expand it. The Northern States were against it. They tolerated it in existing states but didn't want it to expand. Was that the only reason for the war? No. Only the most important one.

"Abraham Lincoln repeatedly stated his war was caused by taxes only, and not by slavery, at all." http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/war-over-slavery_rhetoric_is_i.html

Lincoln wanted to impose 40% taxes on the south. The north didn't oppose slavery in the south until well into the war.

Some Confederate trivia: http://www.rulen.com/myths/
billryan
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August 25th, 2017 at 7:12:31 PM permalink
You have an interesting view of history. The Morrel tariff act was signed by Lincoln's predecessor, James Buchanan. Lincoln didn't step foot in Washington until the bill was already law.
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dave12038457
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August 25th, 2017 at 7:28:39 PM permalink
Really? Brazil,Russia and surfdom come to mind.
And many countries in Africa practiced slavery as well.
MaxPen
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August 26th, 2017 at 12:42:58 AM permalink
Might as well get rid of this one as well. I think in the late 50's all members of the Confederate Army were declared US Veterans. Destroying these historic monuments is a slap in the face to all veterans.

FleaStiff
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August 26th, 2017 at 5:10:51 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

As a Caucasian, I support a free day off 100%. African-Americans, Native-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Islam, Buddhists, Sikhs, Rastafari...I don't care. You want to give me a free day off school (when I was at University, anyway) I'll take it.

This is not a day off that is optional but day that you have no right to be seen on campus because you are white.

The women thought they were to become wives, not slaves.

Australia had the penal system, the Catholic church and catholic adoption post wwtwo. That was slavery.
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August 26th, 2017 at 6:02:09 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

This is not a day off that is optional but day that you have no right to be seen on campus because you are white.



Were it an optional day off, I still wouldn't be there. So, in effect...
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petroglyph
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August 26th, 2017 at 12:30:57 PM permalink
https://www.infowars.com/charles-barkley-labeled-a-white-supremacist-for-telling-black-people-to-stop-killing-each-other/

too funny. Charles Barkley labeled a white supremacist. lolol
billryan
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August 26th, 2017 at 1:39:00 PM permalink
Infowars? What's next? The Onion? Empire News? notthenewyorktimes.com?
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