Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:11:27 PM
@OldOllie Well, it is either saying that either President Obama is appointing unacceptable individuals with no intent to work in a bipartisan manner OR Republicans are just stone walling each appointment because they have no interest in working in a bipartisan manner.
Those on the Right see one thing, those on the Left see the other.
Friday, November 22, 2013 8:21:27 PM
would there have still been enough momentum to generate the global movement to abolish slavery? @panzerlenis: I think absolutely yes. Importation of slaves was already banned in the USA. The British Empire had outlawed slavery already, in 1833! They were THE #1 world power at the time. Even France had abolished it by 1848...
The irony is: by banning importation? It made existing slaves and their offspring MUCH more valuable! That kept slavery legal (in MY opinion) in the USA longer than otherwise. By the Civil War's outbreak? Buying & selling slaves was the South`s #1 economic driver... (so I`ve read).