Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A New and Better Slave

...in this free government *all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights* [emphasis in the original]; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in these States, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free, and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind, and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator, as recognized by all Christian nations; while the destruction of the existing relations between the two races, as advocated by our sectional enemies, would bring inevitable calamities upon both and desolation upon the fifteen slave-holding states....

From Texas delcaration of secession.

The "tea bagging" freaks are trying to pretend that the American civil war wasn't about slavery. It was all about slavery.

It's worth noting that the pro-slavery states are now dominated by Republican politics.... and christianity.

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