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JamesA1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 09:29 PM
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36. So your saying that the founding fathers didn't compromise
on slavery?
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  -The United States was founded on compromise? robinlynne  Dec-09-10 08:11 PM   #0 
  - A bit of revisionist history. nt  TBF   Dec-09-10 08:12 PM   #1 
  - How is it revisionist.  JamesA1102   Dec-09-10 08:34 PM   #20 
     - Yeah right ! Obama talks like a freaking loser...  libertypirate   Dec-09-10 08:46 PM   #26 
        - And there certainly wasn't much "compromising" done regarding the Native Americans -  TBF   Dec-09-10 08:48 PM   #27 
        - But they did compromise on slavery.  JamesA1102   Dec-09-10 09:30 PM   #37 
           - You mean when they decided a slave was 3/5 a person? That "compromise"? nt  TBF   Dec-10-10 06:48 AM   #43 
              - You can include that  JamesA1102   Dec-10-10 08:15 AM   #48 
                 - are you serious? what compromise?  ChairmanAgnostic   Dec-10-10 03:13 PM   #57 
                    - Well then I guess you think Adams, Franklin and Jefferson caved  JamesA1102   Dec-11-10 03:16 PM   #62 
                    - Please read a little history  former9thward   Dec-11-10 07:27 PM   #68 
        - So your saying that the founding fathers didn't compromise  JamesA1102   Dec-09-10 09:29 PM   #36 
  - The colonies came up with the declaration of independence and the constitution,  stray cat   Dec-09-10 08:15 PM   #2 
  - The "foundation" of the country - we are talking about the European land grab, correct? nt  TBF   Dec-09-10 08:49 PM   #28 
     - The founding document for this Country is the US Constitution.  JoePhilly   Dec-10-10 07:06 AM   #47 
        - +10000  bushisanidiot   Dec-10-10 08:53 AM   #52 
        - +. The Constitution is a document dripping with compromise. nt.  Hosnon   Dec-10-10 08:59 AM   #54 
        - You completely ignored my point. We stole land to create a country.  TBF   Dec-10-10 09:26 AM   #55 
           - Then I guess your point is irrelevant.  JoePhilly   Dec-10-10 03:10 PM   #56 
              - So we are then talking about only acceptable points in history that back up Mr. Obama's point ?  TBF   Dec-10-10 06:07 PM   #58 
                 - You still don't seem to get it.  JoePhilly   Dec-11-10 09:04 AM   #59 
                    - There is no way to defend Mr. Obama's "compromise" unless you are in favor of regressive republican  TBF   Dec-11-10 09:42 AM   #60 
                       - You are all over the map.  JoePhilly   Dec-11-10 03:13 PM   #61 
                          - Try a reading comprehension class, maybe it will help. nt  TBF   Dec-11-10 06:50 PM   #64 
                             - What a powerful non-response. nt  JoePhilly   Dec-11-10 08:03 PM   #69 
  - they compromised on slaves, and that they counted as 3/5 of a human  Motown_Johnny   Dec-09-10 08:17 PM   #3 
  - Yes. Yes Indeed! And 100 years later the rivers flowed with blood  CBGLuthier   Dec-10-10 06:58 AM   #46 
  - Doesn't armed revolution preclude compromise?  donco6   Dec-09-10 08:18 PM   #4 
  - And What About After The Revolution  KharmaTrain   Dec-09-10 08:21 PM   #8 
  - It didn't start as an armed revolution.  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-10 08:23 PM   #9 
  - And they compromised by . . . ?  donco6   Dec-09-10 08:32 PM   #18 
  - There was a decade of broad agitation for reform before the first shots were fired.  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-10 08:43 PM   #24 
     - I don't see any of that as "compromise" at all.  donco6   Dec-09-10 09:05 PM   #34 
  - No it was more like a hostile takeover -  TBF   Dec-09-10 08:51 PM   #29 
  - Thank-you.  robinlynne   Dec-09-10 08:25 PM   #12 
  - It Was Indeed...  iamjoy   Dec-09-10 08:20 PM   # 
  - Well, we did give the Native Americans the reservations  rucky   Dec-09-10 08:20 PM   #5 
  - I cringed when I  Autumn   Dec-09-10 08:20 PM   #6 
  - I guess you don't know your history.  Bluerthanblue   Dec-09-10 08:43 PM   #25 
  - Hi. how are you.  Autumn   Dec-09-10 08:55 PM   #32 
     - public school education  Bluerthanblue   Dec-09-10 09:39 PM   #39 
     - You're confused about what the "founding" of the United States is.  Igel   Dec-09-10 10:01 PM   #40 
        - wow! well done-  Bluerthanblue   Dec-10-10 08:47 AM   #50 
  - well he talked about not being able to walk through front door  704wipes   Dec-09-10 10:56 PM   #41 
  - It was. The Articles of Confederation were a morass of mandatory compromise.  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-10 08:21 PM   #7 
  - Your last phrase says it all. had they compromised with London there would be no United States as  robinlynne   Dec-09-10 08:26 PM   #14 
     - True, but it wasn't the colonists who were refusing to compromise.  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-10 08:31 PM   #16 
        - Look at the GOP today as London then. Look at the colonist's reaction and look at Obama's reaction.  robinlynne   Dec-09-10 08:58 PM   #33 
  - you know, i THOUGHT i heard Obama say that. and then, i was, like,  inna   Dec-09-10 08:23 PM   #10 
  - Look up The Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, The Massachusetts Compromise...  jefferson_dem   Dec-09-10 08:24 PM   #11 
  - THANK YOU.  emulatorloo   Dec-09-10 08:30 PM   #15 
  - +1 n/t  tammywammy   Dec-09-10 08:54 PM   #31 
  - I think the small states liked fixed number of representatives per state  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-10 08:25 PM   #13 
  - A compromise concerning slavery. Actually many before the Civil War.  Mass   Dec-09-10 08:32 PM   #17 
  - reading down this thread, I have to wonder if DU'ers really are that ignorant.  KittyWampus   Dec-10-10 08:57 AM   #53 
  - Sure  Canuckistanian   Dec-09-10 08:34 PM   #19 
  - Constitution: Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 1: "The Migration or Importation of such Persons as  struggle4progress   Dec-09-10 08:37 PM   #21 
  - then you may not know as much about the founding of this country as you think-  Bluerthanblue   Dec-09-10 08:39 PM   #22 
  - Remember when Washington and Cornwallis played checkers in order  bullwinkle428   Dec-09-10 08:42 PM   #23 
  - Checkers?  notesdev   Dec-09-10 09:07 PM   #35 
  - I thought it was  Autumn   Dec-09-10 09:35 PM   #38 
  - I believe that's true....  tulsakatz   Dec-09-10 08:53 PM   #30 
  - Yes...our Congress is a compromise that you hear about every day.  SemiCharmedQuark   Dec-09-10 10:56 PM   #42 
  - How come when Mr. Obama compromises we always lose?  TBF   Dec-10-10 06:53 AM   #44 
  - He's right.  Le Taz Hot   Dec-10-10 06:53 AM   #45 
  - Yes, Revolution is compromise.  mmonk   Dec-10-10 08:27 AM   #49 
  - uggh. Go look for the entire clip instead of quoting out of context  ecstatic   Dec-10-10 08:50 AM   #51 
  - Of course it was  LawnLover   Dec-11-10 03:18 PM   #63 
  - They compromised with King George dontcha know  lunatica   Dec-11-10 06:52 PM   #65 
  - Ask umpteen million slaves about compromise. nt  madinmaryland   Dec-11-10 07:17 PM   #66 
  - Perhaps he refers to AFTER the Revolution? But he ignores THE REVOLUTION!  WinkyDink   Dec-11-10 07:18 PM   #67 
 

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