It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
NO! No one is suggesting such.
For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world.
Those States have assume the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain, have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection.
In all the non-slave-holding States...based upon an unnatural feeling of hostility to these Southern States and their beneficent and patriarchal system of African slavery, proclaiming the debasing doctrine of equality of all men, irrespective of race or color-- a doctrine at war with nature, in opposition to the experience of mankind, and in violation of the plainest revelations of Divine Law. They demand the abolition of negro slavery throughout the confederacy, the recognition of political equality between the white and negro races, and avow their determination to press on their crusade against us, so long as a negro slave remains in these States.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
Will a few flag be taken down to appease the reactionary people who cash in on any tragedy to further their own agenda? You bet.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: links234
If the Corwin Amendment offered to keep slavery rights to the south forever, and that was what they all wanted, please explain why it wasn't accepted? I cannot believe they would rather have gone to war to gain the same thing they were just offered.
Well, it's just a good thing there ins't any racism outside of the south.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: network dude
No one is trying to ERASE history. If the flag is taken down from the state house, it has been said it is going to be placed in a museum (you know those buildings that PRESERVE history?) I'm really getting tired of hearing this strawman...