quote=Barney]The slave owners revolt? [/quote]
quotes from a bunch of morally dubious slave owners
a few pointless quotes by some slave owners
Posting a bunch of quotes from the slave owners about tyranny
to quote slave owning government apparatchiks
WTF? are the mods asleep? This should get mod attention.
It is NOT FACTUAL and blanket statements. It is inflammatory and meant to derail thread.
It is over borderline insulting to any patriotic US citizen regardless of leaning to be repeated so many time WITH NO REFERENCE DATA.
Otherwise I get to say that Poland is nothing but white liberal commies that hate Jews and wish they could kill some more 5x per thread as counterbalance?<- this is sarcastic rhetoric by the way
If was mod I'd move this and remove EVERY post he made talking about slavery which is NOTHING to do with GUNS as well as all that had to respnd to it (so the quotes are gone too). But while it is here-then here is THIS.
I mean Kudos to Poland... while sovereign they were an early signer on abolition (being good catholics how could they not?) 1588: The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth abolished slavery. Should they be held accountable for anything that happended while partitioned? Hmmm
EU was still a bigger in the slave trade... who do you think sold them all to us after they purchased them from rivals or kidnapped them? Who built their own countries on backs of slaves with PLENTY of time to reap all the benfits before "freeing them"
Way earlier was this (and a few other edicts from various regimes)........
1435: Papal Encyclical - Sicut Dudum - of Pope Eugene IV banning enslavement on pain of excommunication.
1537: Pope Paul III forbids slavery of the indigenous peoples of the Americas as well as of any other new population that would be discovered, indicating their right to freedom and property. However, only Catholic countries apply it, and state that they cannot possibly enforce what happens in the distant colonies (Sublimus Dei).
Yet it persisted. and serfdom was also considered slavery to abolishionists.Many countires had practice that is hard to pinpoint until laws for and against were enacted.
Spain tried in 1542 but had to avoid enforcing it or suffered economic disaster. Slavery was not using Africans so much at that time BTW. Many anti slave laws were made and later reversed with new regimes or needs of the nation.
1799: The 'Colliers (Scotland) Act 1799' ends the legal slavery of Scottish coal miners that had been established in 1606
And looookee here -after the US civil war... EU hypocrites (I wont include all UN superpowers-only the EU ones who are active with US bashers here on PF.
So SHUT UP about the slavery already your hands are not clean!
At least when US had it's collective "no" it applied to ALL of US and her territories..no cheating!:
1869 (February, 27th) - Portugal: King Louis signs a decree of the government, chaired by the Marquis Sá da Bandeira, abolishing slavery in all Portuguese territories.
1869: Portugal abolishes slavery in the African colonies
1874: Britain abolishes slavery in the Gold Coast (Ghana)
1896: France abolishes slavery in Madagascar
1899: France abolishes slavery in Ndzuwani
General source: Abolition_of_slavery_timeline wiki
Note that held territories were MUUUCH later than offcial country responses.And many countries freed slaves in same century as US. No bragging rights for being first to stop if you had it going on TWICE as long! most EU countries had slavery longer than US was a country! They just were not black all that time.