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Nice rant, Capitalist, but you forget the libertarian principle of "your liberty ends where mine begins", which means we are all free to do what we want as long as we aren't stopping anyone else from doing what they want. We live inside our freedom bubbles, which are distinct from the BS Mountain shadow bubble.~Where in the hell are my free gov't pills, dammit.
Truly there is a winnowing coming to the Republicans. They have to shed Cruz and his ilk like dead skin. Can you imagine an American declaring the uselessness of the Supreme Court? It is like the Secretary of State ranting about What difference does it make, the MFers are dead now.
very nice, Tom. Good truths. You do this all by yourself? Impressive.
kdc, hell no. I am ashamed, embarrassed by the conduct of our forefathers. What stupid greedy asses they were. Nearly all of them, it appears. But they were respected in their times... Nothing I am reading now was taught in school, college or appeared in my encyclopedias. Simply mentioned in passing.If you knew me, you would know my best friend for half my life is a big ol black man who lost his son, a boy I knew since he was born, to ghetto violence. We wept together, holding each other. I cannot begin to guess how many half-gallons of Crown we have consumed discussing how FU things are. He works with under-privileged children and has got me volunteering to help also.My point to all this is to blunt the Democrat tactic of painting Republicans as racists just for political advantage. I am no Republican and I will attack them when the time is right, but for now, I see Democrats as performing the most egregious sin. If you do not believe Democrat strategy is to hang the albatross of racism on Republicans, you are not watching ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times or that LA rag. They are dividing us, not uniting us and, to their shame, that is also part of the political strategy.~Now, back to studying sharecropping, which appears to place the new freedmen working side by side with regular old southern pobuckers at a time when, apparently, nearly all whites were bigots by today's standard. How and when did whites put down bigotry? Who were the first to plainly hold each other as friends? Pres. Andrew Johnson and Gen. Sherman are shaping up as villains.
yeahWell, I talk about it, talk about itTalk about it, talk about itTalk about, talk aboutTalk about movin'~Gotta move onGotta move onGotta move on~A-won't you take me to the Unicorn?~God I hate it when writers spew their depression out on everybody. Especially the sensitive, artistic types. Take that stuff to a therapist, Phil. Maybe you'll get a bucket of pills.
Leaving the Revolutionary and Civil wars, I turn to the sharecropping years of Reconstruction in my quest to find when old whitey lost his bigotry. Up to this point, neither side smells very good.~Sharecropping became widespread in the South as a response to economic upheaval caused by the end of slavery during and after Reconstruction. Sharecropping was a way for very poor farmers, both white and black, to earn a living from land owned by someone else.
So my quest now turns to "when did whitey get right/" instead of "when did republicans turn racist", since it appears all the historical white people were bigoted in some way as we describe bigotry today. Fascinating.ABE, I hardly knew ye.~Despite protests by the affected British companies, London was the first to extend recognition to the new republic, signing a treaty of commerce and friendship with Monrovia in 1848. Because of fears of the impact this might have on the issue of slavery in the United States, Washington did not recognize the nation it had played a role in creating. In the meantime, a mass exodus of African-Americans to Liberia never materialized. Though President Abraham Lincoln was open to promoting the idea, several abolitionists in his cabinet opposed it, some for moral considerations and others for the more practical reason of retaining sufficient labor and military forces for the future. The United States finally established diplomatic relations with Liberia in 1862, and continued to maintain strong ties until the 1990s.~DAMN! Even the abolitionists wanted to keep a little cheap labor and gun fodder around. FU OLD WHITEY.
I think not one old whitey was free from bigotry as the libs define it today.~Free-born Virginian Joseph Jenkins Roberts, later to become the first President of Liberia, and prominent Americans such as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Randolph were among the best known members of ACS. Former President Thomas Jefferson publicly supported the organization’s goals, and President James Madison arranged public funding for the Society. The motives for joining the society were vast as a range of people from abolitionists to slaveholders counted themselves members. On the other hand, many abolitionists, both Black and White, ultimately rejected the notion that it was impossible for the races to integrate and therefore did not support the idea of an African-American colony in Africa. Still, the ACS had powerful support and its colonization project gained momentum.
Come on, ARMNAR, the TEAduggers are on the run. Be happy. Get off the couch and help chase them down.
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