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To be honest, there are bigger issues that concern black people's lives, than out-of-control police and out-of-control gun crime, in an advanced country that needs to get a grip.
Oddly enough, most comments I've seen agree that there is an issue to be addressed, they just wonder why those issues are being ignored in favour of a group who's goals seem centered around destroying any positive relationships with wider communities.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
Perhaps out can contribute rather than picking on what other posters say.
originally posted by: Ohanka
My uncle own a Lee Enfield Rifle. It has to be kept locked at an army base, he is only allowed to purchase about 50 rounds of ammo a year for it, and has to notify the home office 2 weeks in advance if he intends to "visit" his rifle and fire it.
For much of his career, Lincoln believed that colonization—or the idea that a majority of the African-American population should leave the United States and settle in Africa or Central America—was the best way to confront the problem of slavery. His two great political heroes, Henry Clay and Thomas Jefferson, had both favored colonization; both were slave owners who took issue with aspects of slavery but saw no way that blacks and whites could live together peaceably. Lincoln first publicly advocated for colonization in 1852, and in 1854 said that his first instinct would be “to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia” (the African state founded by the American Colonization Society in 1821).
The short answer is that Lincoln had long favored the "colonization" option, though as a voluntary option rather than a mandated removal. Moreover, his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, rendered even that voluntary option effectively dead -- and since that was more than two years before the end of the war on April 9, 1865, his assassination didn’t stop it from happening. Lincoln never spoke publicly of colonization after issuing the proclamation, and apparently did little behind the scenes to advance the idea after that date, focusing instead on creating a post-war society that included both blacks and whites.
One of the key elements of the proclamation was that it opened the door to military service for freed slaves. Cornelius noted that Mark Neely, in the Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia, published in 1982, wrote that "when Lincoln accepted freedmen as soldiers on Jan. 1, 1863, he guaranteed a biracial future for the country, because no president could ask a man to fight for his country and then tell him it was no longer his country."