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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
And, oh, by the way... what would compel you to quote Lincoln's desires for preserving the Union as some sort of argument for the cause of the war? Those are SEPARATE MATTERS. The fact that you would do so indicates one of two things: you don't have a capacity for proper thinking, or you're de...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
Have you even bothered to read great grandpappy's OWN WORDS? Are those too painful for you? I think that if he could come back to life for just a second he would scold you with something like "shut up, junior, you're making an arse of yourself. Goddamn right it was about slavery.Don't speak for ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]Like all wars not one single thing was the cause of it,[/quote] Wrong. One single thing caused it: Southern secession. And one single thing caused Southern secession: their desire to protect slavery as an institution. ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]1 He knew that by firing on the fort what Lincoln's reaction would be. [/quote] And thus he committed an act of treason and the first act of war. [quote]2. He could not leave an occupying force in Fort Sumter because the federals could actually set up a tax collection force to collect tarri...
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re: Went to mass this morning (NOT a religion thread) - Rex
[quote]It got me thinking about the obvious "endgame" to pull tax exempt status from "wrong" thinking churches.[/quote] Help me to understand what you're trying to say. To which taxes are you referring when you talk about "tax exempt status"?...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]Meaning... can I view the actual document instead of just a text transcript?[/quote] Are you thinking there's some forgery or editing by some Damn Yankees involved? :lol:...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]When you make blanket statements like the Civil war was fought over slavery and that is the only reason[/quote] Who said that? What YOU apparently can't understand is that the North's reason for fighting is different from the CAUSE of the war. ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]No you didn't. The North did not go to war to abolish slavery. Period end of story.[/quote] You see, people such as yourself get confused.. like I said, you can't see which goes first, the cart or the horse. Of course the North did not go to war to abolish slavery. Who said so? The N...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]because yes, one of the causes of secession was to keep the institution of slavery because the South's economic base depended on the lower cost of labor.[/quote] Nope. It was the only cause of secession. ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]It wasn't the only reason. [/quote] Yes, it was. It was the only reason big enough to incite secession. [quote]The article sums up the reasons quite accurately.[/quote] No, it doesn't. I demolished it in two short posts. ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
Does Mississippi's Declaration of the Causes of Secession mention tariffs? Nope. In their own words: "Our position is [b]thoroughly[/b] identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest ...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
Your dip shite linked author is high on the Morrill Tariff as a cause for secession. You would think that the states WOULD BOTHER MENTIONING THAT in their Articles stating their Causes for Secession. But here's Georgia's... it's ALL about slavery, folks: [link=(http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19t...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[quote]Cause of the Civil War? You decide. [/quote] I've decided. The cause of the Civil War was the USA defending its territories against secession. The cause of secession was slavery. Listing reasons why the USA would want to keep its territories is not the cause of the war. It's an argumen...
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re: Slavery. Really? - Rex
[i]on April 12, 1861, Lincoln manipulated the South into firing on the tariff collection facility of Fort Sumter in volatile South Carolina. [/i] :rotflmao: If some dip shite Asheville columnist includes "true" in his title then it MUST be true! ...
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Most evil men/women of the cloth in movies - Rex
Check out "The Magdalene Sisters" on Netflix, based on true accounts of four Irish girls. Pure evil. ...
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re: Ignorance drives white support for Confederate flag - Rex
[quote]Ignorance[/quote] [quote]I will not waste my time to read an article from the Washington Post. [/quote] I only posted a symptom of the disease, but now we are seeing some of the causes. ...
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re: Ignorance drives white support for Confederate flag - Rex
[quote]What are you babbling about? [/quote] You have not disproven the actuality of treason any more than OJ's acquittal disproves his actual commission of murder. There were exigent circumstances that explain the absence of trials and convictions of Confederates. ...
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re: Ignorance drives white support for Confederate flag - Rex
[quote]My "amended" question is the exact same question.[/quote] No, fool. Your challenge was about a poll... something in which [b]respondents[/b] must confess their beliefs. Then you changed your question to what [b]I[/b], instead, feel about their beliefs. Those are two different matters. ...
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re: Ignorance drives white support for Confederate flag - Rex
Did O.J. murder anybody?...
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re: Ignorance drives white support for Confederate flag - Rex
[quote]I challenge you to start a poll on PT asking the supporters of the Confederate flag if they also support the slavery of black people. [/quote] But your amended question can't mend your strawman, anyway. Sad, sad, sad. ...
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