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Old 08-26-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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Everything you post here involves Trump hate, I'm just trying to figure out how you'll make this leap.

I know a lot of things Craig, I'm a philosopher.
1. Then you should know the answer....

2. What is the meaning of life?

 
Old 08-26-2019, 02:47 PM
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Slavery was the norm at the time. It isn't now. Get over it.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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The US has the oldest Constitution in the world, so that's not really a surprise is it? Even the Bible contains a number of passages regarding slavery.
Well, that would make it even MORE of a surprise being as we are talking about the modern era well after our founding.

No doubt a lot of the western world looked at our Constitution as a move forward...and, even our constitution didn't explicitly address Slavery in any positive light.

"The Framers carefully drafted the clause (Fugitive Slave Act) to ensure that the Constitution did not give moral sanction to slavery."

The Constitution I am referring to didn't concern itself with that "moral sanction".
 
Old 08-26-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Slavery was the norm at the time. It isn't now. Get over it.
Actually, at the time being spoken of it was outlawed in the vast majority of the Western Republics

Our Mother Country, for example.

"On August 28, 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act was given Royal Assent, which paved the way for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire, which was substantially achieved in 1838."

(Slavery in England itself was banned as far back as the 10th and 13th century)

France outlawed it about 1800 but went back and forth in their colonies. They also had banned it domestically many 100'sof years prior.

Canada virtually never had it legal (officially about 1772 when Britain outlawed in their colonies)
 
Old 08-26-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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To my knowledge only one modern (formed after 1820 when Brits abolished slavery) Republic not only wrote Slavery into their Constitutions, but provided many benefits and "free stuff" for the propagation of such.

Which is it?

(note - Although Slavery is legal in Islam and certain tribes and religions, you'd have to find an Islamic Republic that meets the above criteria and has an official Constitution, etc.).
Though the most recent effort established tougher legal penalties -- 10 years prison time for holding slaves, two years for "promoting" slavery -- the practice remains pervasive, with an estimated half million Mauritanians enslaved, about 20 percent of the population. Mauritanian slaves are forbidden from owning property, a last name, or legal custody of their own children.

other nations with slavery

India
China
Uzbekistan
Libya
North Korea
 
Old 08-26-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SM
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You are a slave regardless if it's written into a State's constitution or not.

Does it really matter?
 
Old 08-26-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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You are a slave regardless if it's written into a State's constitution or not.

Does it really matter?
Not to the bots.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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For the love of all things holy, someone jump in with a guess so Craig can attack them. Otherwise he'll just keep bumping this thread every couple hours for 2 or 3 weeks to stroke his weak ego.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Slavery is permitted in the US Constitution, Amendment 13 as punishment for a crime. It is standard practice in many US penal systems as well where prisoners are forced to labor without compensation or pennies per hour (aka slave wages).
 
Old 08-26-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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1. Then you should know the answer....

2. What is the meaning of life?
Life has no meaning. It just happened.
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