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To: Pelham

You are still projecting and not using your head very much.

Once the country was formed, the Constitution was ratified and political parties formed which party fought the end of slavery to the bitter end? Which party instituted Jim Crow laws, beginning with anti-gun laws for blacks only, and which party continued to exact revenge for losing their beloved institution by filibustering the first Civil Rights Act bills?

I’d say that history has a bit more meaning than how slavery began but you go ahead and play your sophistic games in defense of the Democrat Party.

65 posted on 02/10/2019 7:58:53 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

You mean Jim Crow laws, like the Black Code in Lincoln’s own Illinois? The one that wouldn’t allow free blacks to settle there.

I can see that you like your history to be simplistic, like candy.

Lincoln’s VP Andrew Johnson was a Democrat. There were Unionist Democrats who opposed the Confederacy, including Lincoln’s famous debating opponent Stephen Douglass.

The South wasn’t all Democrat, despite your illusions.

The South had Whigs. Whigs were the party from which the Republicans arose. John Tyler, 10th US President and member of the Confederate Congress, had been a Whig. As had John C Calhoun, maybe the most significant Antebellum statesman in the country.

The South had the Constitutional Union Party, which ran Tennessee’s John Bell in the 1860 election.

The Republicans weren’t all a party of abolitionists like their Radical Republican faction. Lincoln himself was considered a moderate who opposed the expansion of slavery into the Territories.

This is the Lincoln who wrote Horace Greeley:

” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them.

Lincoln was waging war against fellow Americans to forcibly preserve the Union, not to abolish slavery. And in fact he never freed a slave in the North.

Frederick Douglass revisited all of this in his memorial to Lincoln, emphasizing that while he appreciated what Lincoln did, he understood that the fate of black Americans was an afterthought.

American political party history isn’t really the comic book version that you enjoy where all things evil feature the Democratic Party. But no one is going to force you give up that fantasy. Enjoy. Be ignorant and happy.

95 posted on 02/10/2019 10:52:33 PM PST by Pelham (Secure Voter ID. Mexico has it, because unlike us they take voting seriously)
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