samhill wrote:No Jpete, you wanted to go there, it was legal & OK because of that it wasn't only the blacks that were slaves. That was a common thing just about since the beginning of so called civilization, it's easy to look back now & say it wasn't OK but then was then & it was legal, accepted & OK perhaps not to the slave but to the slave owner & the slave had no say.
Do you wear your morals like a spring jacket slipping them off when the temperature changes?
So despite the founding documents expression to the contrary, you say slavery was OK because it was legal.
So what did we rebel against England for? Everything the king was doing was legal so it must have been OK right?
How about murder? If we legalized the random shooting of strangers for any reason or none at all, would it be OK?
You live in a strange world Sam. I guess that's why we can never agree.