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Slavery wasn’t good. But, damn we got rid of it, which is pretty amazing. And Abraham Lincoln was part of that. A big impetus for the Civil War was ending slavery.
You see everybody was doing slavery back in the day. The world had to evolve. This country was built on the idea of individual rights, which is no small thing. It’s what makes Western Civilization great. It was awesome that the idea of individual rights won out over the lure of cheap labor and power. Eventually.
In part in took a brutal, bloody civil war which killed 620,000 Americans. To put that in context we’ve had 644,000 deaths in all other wars the United States has participated in.
I’m not going to exaggerate and say slavery was the only reason for the Civil War. As with all politics, it was complicated. Lincoln declared the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863 in the middle of the war, which ended May 13, 1865. The 13th Amendment was passed the Republican senate in April 1864, but those Southern Democrats in the House held on to their “property” until they finally passed it in January 1865.
Three-quarters of the States ratified the 13th Amendment in December 1865, and, thus, began the process of freeing 3.1 of the 4 million slaves. Dark period in United States history, but eventually the right thing was done.
Did you know there are still slaves? Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton screwed up Libya so bad, they went back to the age of trading black slaves. Some countries in Africa still have a robust slave trade. Unbelievable.
Anyway, let’s celebrate Lincoln for taking a stand.
We also should probably celebrate Abe’s dinosaur riding skills. That’s pretty damn impressive.
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