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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

This Is Really Where The Right Is Coming From

I saw the movie 'Lincoln' this weekend and it rekindled my interest in the great man and the righteous war he prosecuted. I intend to read more books on the subject. Abraham Lincoln is certainly worth my time.


I am following links on the subject of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and neo-Confederate revisionism which always boils down to the war was fought by the south to protect states rights and not to own other folks. While following links I found this gem:

Slavery could of been eliminated by letting the states vote on it on a state by state basis (states rights) instead Lincoln declared war to make states do things his way. Same happening today with health care. The people will not stand to have things rammed down our throat's from washington.

Posted by: SavedGirl | April 8, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/history/mcpherson-on-slavery-and-virgi.html



I am sorry, Saved Girl, but the right to own other folks is not open to plebiscite. The vitriol you spew makes me look at Nat Turner and John Brown in a entirely different light. And to compare owning other human beings to the Affordable Care Act. Really... Too bad there still aren't some troops from the Army Of The Potomac stationed in your backward hamlet.

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DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Nov 2012 #1
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #2
Still Sensible Nov 2012 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #5
flamingdem Nov 2012 #4
Myrina Nov 2012 #6
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #7
treestar Nov 2012 #11
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #14
grantcart Nov 2012 #8
Cracklin Charlie Nov 2012 #9
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #12
treestar Nov 2012 #10
JRLeft Nov 2012 #13
monmouth3 Nov 2012 #15
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #16

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. Uh, the Confederacy fired on a US fort. Lincoln did not declare war.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:46 AM

2. That's Not Nearly As Egregious As Arguing That We Get To Vote To Own Other Human Beings/nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:47 AM

3. If history doesn't match your world view

WTF just make up your own!

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. LOL

That was the subsidiary lesson I got from her post. I'm still blown away that she thinks slavery is a states rights issue. Human rights exists prior to states rights.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:54 AM

4. Yesterday I was on a jury

about this same kind of crap, then I noticed other posts in the same vein, wtf?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:58 AM

6. Her lack of grammar skills immediately invalidates any opinion she may have.

n/t

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Response to Myrina (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:04 PM

7. I Fall In The Content School

I'm sure there are times when my grammar isn't up to snuff but I hope my ideas are never so noxious.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 PM

11. There is "not up to snuff"

and then there's "totally incompetent!"

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Response to treestar (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:39 PM

14. My Biggest Regret Is That I Didn't Take Junior High And High School English Seriously Enough.

I get run on sentences and the like but some times I wonder when to use a a comma, a semi colon, et cetera. I assume the comma is to separates two independent clauses but what about the semi colon.

All of the prior inattention bit me in the ass when I took a graduate course in History. Poli Sci teachers didn't seem as demanding.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. SavedGirl is not saved at all. She should be DellusionalGirl

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:22 PM

9. Saved Girl's comment

Is exactly why my skin crawls when I hear Republicans promote "state's rights" about every subject. It gives me a shudder just to think about Mitt Romney saying that crap during the debates.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:32 PM

12. Yeah. I Don't Get The Whole State's Rights Argument

I could give a rat's ass if my rights are being abridged by the national government or a state government. They are still being abridged. That's why I find Ron Paul's Tenth Amendment absolutism dressed up as libertarianism as total bullshit.


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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:29 PM

10. "could of"

Always a sign of a person who does not do much reading.

What's lately with using apostrophes to form plural's?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:35 PM

13. She's an idiot because of the economics of slavery, no way would the elite in the south who owned

the slaves would allow non-slave holders to change the laws.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:01 PM

15. It's two and a half years old, anything recent?..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:05 PM

16. Me Thinks The Legitimacy Of The Affordable Care Act Is Still Germaine

But thanks for kicking my thread.

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