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Old 08-26-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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Well, since all these smart people with Google are unable to answer......we will have to give away the answer....

The Republic of.....Texas. A Fee Republic.

Mexico, of course, was against Slavery....and had laws involving it. To counteract this meant to attract enough "whites" and slaves to Texas to gain a majority and to take over the land.

Austin:
" worked to ensure that his colony's immigrants could bypass the Mexican government's resistance to it. Doing so ensured the population growth and economic development of his colony, which was primarily dependent on the monocropping of cotton and sugar.
Arguing that the loss of slaves would be ruinous to the colony, he arranged for his settlers to receive eighty acres of land for each slave they brought with them to Texas…."
(That is the free stuff - actual rewards for bringing slaves).

As to the Constitution, unlike ours it is clear that only "whites" are worthy of Citizenship and free stuff. The Constitution even declares that "Congress shall make no laws otherwise".....just in case the place became more enlightened over the years.

"Slaves who are brought to Texas are to remain slaves as property of the one who brought them in and they are not allowed to be freed by their owner without consent of Congress. Congress is not allowed to make laws that effect the slave trade or declare emancipation. Someone with any amount of African descent who is free is not allowed to live in the Republic without the consent of Congress. It declares all people who are not of African or Indian descent citizens who lived in Texas at the time of declaration of independence citizens".

"No free person of African descent, either in whole or in part, shall be permitted to reside permanently in the Republic, without the consent of Congress"

To my knowledge this is the only modern Republic to enshrine Slavery to this degree and reward it with massive land grants.

It does put some history in a new perspective when you realize that Mexico was more for diversity and human rights...and that our "annexation" was planned almost specifically to enslave people (Many millions of acres of cotton were planted and there was no white labor force willing to do that work)...

It seems to differ from most of the slave states in many of these laws - for example, free men of color were certainly not banned from the other southern states - there were over 200,000 at this time period!

So, we all learned something today. I wonder if this is taught in detail in Texas Schools? Perhaps one of our resident Texans can say...

 
Old 08-26-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The only reference to slavery in the Constitution of the United States before the post-Civil War Amendments was the notorious "3/5 compromise" -- probably necessary at the time to secure ratification and rendered irrelevant by Emancipation.

As usual, the issue was raised by the small ciique of Left-leaning trolls who seek to dominate this site, and who obviously understand that the young and impressionable who are their "target market" seldom read long legalistic documents in full.

Last edited by 2nd trick op; 08-26-2019 at 04:36 PM..
 
Old 08-26-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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Shareblue Stalwarts are dutifully following the DNC talking points script: Racism! White supremacy! White privilege!

Sadly, it's not really working for them due to the Boy Who Cried Wolf Syndrome
 
Old 08-26-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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Well, since all these smart people with Google are unable to answer......we will have to give away the answer....
Not that we are unable to, just we do not care, lol.

Seems this should be under the history forum?
 
Old 08-26-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Not that we are unable to, just we do not care, lol.

Seems this should be under the history forum?
Those folks run a tight ship. Easier to stir the pot here.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 05:36 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.
It's more like self-hate, manifested in hatred for the United States. I hope this poster is very young, otherwise I feel especially sorry for him/her. It's natural to have such feelings when young, but in the course of natural human development, one is supposed to grow out of such adolescent thinking. Poor things.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 05:45 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.
Republican of Nagging Mother-in-Law-Stan!
 
Old 08-26-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Give him a minute, he'll make the connection. Craig never disappoints.
...at being droll and incredibly one sided, correct.
 
Old 08-26-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Originally Posted by craigiri View Post
Well, since all these smart people with Google are unable to answer......we will have to give away the answer....

The Republic of.....Texas. A Fee Republic.

Mexico, of course, was against Slavery....and had laws involving it. To counteract this meant to attract enough "whites" and slaves to Texas to gain a majority and to take over the land.

Austin:
" worked to ensure that his colony's immigrants could bypass the Mexican government's resistance to it. Doing so ensured the population growth and economic development of his colony, which was primarily dependent on the monocropping of cotton and sugar.
Arguing that the loss of slaves would be ruinous to the colony, he arranged for his settlers to receive eighty acres of land for each slave they brought with them to Texas."
(That is the free stuff - actual rewards for bringing slaves).

As to the Constitution, unlike ours it is clear that only "whites" are worthy of Citizenship and free stuff. The Constitution even declares that "Congress shall make no laws otherwise".....just in case the place became more enlightened over the years.

"Slaves who are brought to Texas are to remain slaves as property of the one who brought them in and they are not allowed to be freed by their owner without consent of Congress. Congress is not allowed to make laws that effect the slave trade or declare emancipation. Someone with any amount of African descent who is free is not allowed to live in the Republic without the consent of Congress. It declares all people who are not of African or Indian descent citizens who lived in Texas at the time of declaration of independence citizens".

"No free person of African descent, either in whole or in part, shall be permitted to reside permanently in the Republic, without the consent of Congress"

To my knowledge this is the only modern Republic to enshrine Slavery to this degree and reward it with massive land grants.

It does put some history in a new perspective when you realize that Mexico was more for diversity and human rights...and that our "annexation" was planned almost specifically to enslave people (Many millions of acres of cotton were planted and there was no white labor force willing to do that work)...

It seems to differ from most of the slave states in many of these laws - for example, free men of color were certainly not banned from the other southern states - there were over 200,000 at this time period!

So, we all learned something today. I wonder if this is taught in detail in Texas Schools? Perhaps one of our resident Texans can say...
Sorry I'm late to the party. The Emancipation Proclamation changed nothing in a Texas slave's life until the Union troops finally arrived there in 1865. There is an official holiday commemorating the occasion known as Juneteenth.

https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
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