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04-19-2014, 03:53 PM (This post was last modified: 04-20-2014 03:08 AM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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(04-19-2014 01:49 PM)JMadonna Wrote:  Lincoln knew it was impossible to integrate former slaves into a society that had completely collapsed.

He knew the (human) limits he had to deal with.

When Abraham Lincoln left home, he “was a friendless, uneducated, penniless boy… a piece of floating driftwood” who was responsible himself to make use of his right of "die pursuit of happiness". "Root hog or die" IMO as well applied to his own situation. I think he didn't feel the freed blacks' situation was a much different one, and his believe was that the DOI guarantees this right, but the state is not responsible for the people to make use of it - this responsibility is upon the people themselves.

As for the "n"-word discussion, the issue with finding a "political correct term" IMO is that such is simply impossible. Whatever new word you choose, it is a word to determine and make a difference, and every new term will soon take over and imply all the former associations, too, at least in the minds of certain people.
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Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-18-2014, 08:25 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - Craig Hipkins - 04-18-2014, 08:51 AM
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RE: Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-18-2014, 11:17 AM
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RE: Mr. Lee - Linda Anderson - 04-18-2014, 04:47 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - LincolnToddFan - 04-21-2014, 11:10 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - J. Beckert - 04-18-2014, 07:12 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Linda Anderson - 04-18-2014, 07:50 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - J. Beckert - 04-18-2014, 08:54 PM
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RE: Mr. Lee - J. Beckert - 04-18-2014, 09:47 PM
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RE: Mr. Lee - My Name Is Kate - 04-21-2014, 01:56 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - Linda Anderson - 04-21-2014, 12:35 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Liz Rosenthal - 04-22-2014, 09:49 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - J. Beckert - 04-18-2014, 10:30 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Linda Anderson - 04-18-2014, 11:02 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - J. Beckert - 04-19-2014, 12:37 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - Wild Bill - 04-19-2014, 09:34 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - Rick Smith - 04-19-2014, 10:34 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-19-2014, 10:42 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - JMadonna - 04-19-2014, 01:49 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Eva Elisabeth - 04-19-2014 03:53 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-19-2014, 06:49 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - JMadonna - 04-19-2014, 07:35 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-19-2014, 07:40 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Gene C - 04-19-2014, 07:42 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Thomas Thorne - 04-20-2014, 12:19 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - L Verge - 04-20-2014, 11:13 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - JMadonna - 04-21-2014, 08:08 AM
RE: Mr. Lee - Eva Elisabeth - 04-21-2014, 01:12 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Linda Anderson - 04-21-2014, 01:42 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - Eva Elisabeth - 04-21-2014, 01:55 PM
RE: Mr. Lee - My Name Is Kate - 04-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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