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Re: “Countering the Confederates

So sorry that you are confused, allergictopigs. The point I attempted to make, is that the opinion of Stephens was no different than that of a leading U.S. official. BHut, somehow, only Stephen's views are brought to light. Sort of similar to the way the racist views espoused by Lincoln are not common knowledge. Hope this helps with your confusion.

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Posted by EddieInman on 08/09/2013 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Countering the Confederates

Ahhhhhhhhh, the ever present Cornerstone speech of Alexander Stephens. Convenient how folks overlook Stephen's desire to not secede, stating - "This is my judgment—this is the way I look upon it at present. I have not lime now to go more into detail, but I will say this, that I consider slavery much more secure in the Union than out of it if our people were but wise."

As far as slavery being the corner-stone of the government, is Stephen's opinion any different that that of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice --

"Slavery is the corner-stone of the Constitution. The foundations of theGovernment are laid and rest on the rights of property in slaves, and the whole structure must fall by disturbing the corner-stone."—Opinion of Judge Baldwin in the case of Johnson vs. Tompkins. I Bald. p. 597-

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Posted by EddieInman on 08/09/2013 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Countering the Confederates

Seems that everyone who chooses to refer to the slavery issue conveniently overlooks that the U.S. Congress with Abraham' Lincoln's adamant endorsement attempted to make slavery a perpetual institution --

March 2, 1861
No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.

36th Congress 2nd Session

March 4, 1861
I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution which amendment, however, I have not seen has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.

Abraham Lincoln - 1st inaugural speech

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Posted by EddieInman on 08/09/2013 at 2:41 PM

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