reply to post by Blackmarketeer
You bring up a good point. No one, not any party should forget its past. It should be acknowleged completely.
Unfortunately, it isn't.
Originally posted by grover
reply to post by mikerussellus
The exact sort of things could be said about Republicans...both parties are no better than their members.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Anyhow, keep in mind, Lincoln/Civil War was *never* meant to free slaves, just to stop importing slaves...we were going to home grow slaves to keep money on shore.
when the south kicked up a fuss, it was a tactical footnote to free the slaves (voila, kick the enemy in the wallet and make a slave revolt potential)...freedom for slaves was not this great goal, it was a military tactic.