Thursday, December 18, 2008
This Day in the History of Curing National Defects
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
It is often said by nit-picker, anti-American types that Abraham Lincoln freed no slaves. That may be technically correct due to his assassination, but he provided the moral leadership to get the amendment started and the absolute leadership to preserve the Union so that the slave freeing, when it came, was in each state and territory of our nation.
A nearly fatal flaw in our constitution was fixed by amendment within 80 years. Changing the minds of the average Democrat, particularly in the South, took a little longer.
Labels: 13th Amendment
Claiming the moral high ground for Republicans is OK but remember that all the southern Democrats or Dixiecrats are now Republicans.
All the southern Democrats...are now Republicans Have you written anything more absurd in your life?