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Wed Nov 22, 2023, 07:28 AM Nov 2023

Joe Manchin.

Would he have voted for the Fugitive Slave Act. Yes or No?

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Joe Manchin. (Original Post) Lunabell Nov 2023 OP
The teaching, learning, and remembrance of history being what is is, you should define... hlthe2b Nov 2023 #1
Thank you. I didn't know. lamp_shade Nov 2023 #2
Seems it was protective moniss Nov 2023 #6
Mostly? Entirely. An abject abomination. Voltaire2 Nov 2023 #9
My tongue was firmly in my saggy cheek. moniss Nov 2023 #10
Joe Manchin is a snake WVlaserguy Nov 2023 #3
A constituent! 2naSalit Nov 2023 #5
Empathy from Idaho! Zambero Nov 2023 #7
Ha! 2naSalit Nov 2023 #8
Depends on what his donors told him to do JT45242 Nov 2023 #4


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1. The teaching, learning, and remembrance of history being what is is, you should define...
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 07:37 AM
Nov 2023

I'd bet that there are at least a few who don't know whether the FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT was punitive or protective--perhaps even on DU. HERE:

Passed on September 18, 1850 by Congress, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state. The act also made the federal government responsible for finding, returning, and trying escaped slaves.


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5. A constituent!
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 08:49 AM
Nov 2023

Welcome to DU!

I empathize, I have the great misfortune of having a similar situation over here in Montana, currently.


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4. Depends on what his donors told him to do
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 08:09 AM
Nov 2023

I know that citizens united did not exist back then... So I guess I would say it depends on whether it would have benefitted the family business.

Manchin looks after the family business and the will of his donors, never what is moral or is in the best interest of his state or the country.

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