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Wed May 5, 2021, 09:25 PM

Republicans lawmakers across the country keep trying to whitewash U.S. slavery

Republican state lawmakers are not letting up in their effort whitewash elements of American slavery, with just two in the past several weeks claiming that the Three-Fifths Compromise was actually a necessary evil for abolition.

On Tuesday, Tennessee state Rep. Justin Lafferty took to the House floor to deliver an ahistorical rant about why the Three-fifths Compromise was actually "a direct effort to ensure that Southern states never got the population necessary to continue the practice of slavery everywhere else in the country."

He explained: "By limiting the number of population in the count, they specifically limited the number of representatives that would be available in the slaveholding states, and they did it for the purpose of ending slavery well before Abraham Lincoln, well before Civil War. Do we talk about that? I don't hear that anywhere in this conversation across the country."

Lafferty's diatribe was met with rapturous applause from his Republican colleagues.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-lawmakers-across-the-country-keep-trying-to-whitewash-u-s-slavery/ar-BB1goUhU

No longer the party of Abraham Lincoln.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:30 PM

1. They want slavery

They want to abuse and exploit people to death,without consequences. They want to own people and make them a product. the whole southern strategy was about bringing back slavery.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:31 PM

2. It never was the party of Lincoln.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:48 PM

3. Today's official republican position - Lincoln was our nation's greatest leader

Today's official republican position - Lincoln was our nation's greatest leader

From the 2004 GOP Platform - (I have not seen them change it.)

"One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans who had gathered to
protest the expansion of slavery gave birth to a political Party that
would save the Union - the Republican Party.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois carried the Republican banner
in the Presidential election and was elected the Party's first
President. He became our nation's greatest leader and one of our
Party's greatest heroes. "

Many of today's republicans, especially Southern Heritage types, do not like the truth.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:08 PM

4. Confed flag and Lincoln

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