Originally Posted by CoMoChief
Back then....it wasn't illegal to own/trade slaves. They drafted amendments into the consititution eventually stop it and then it became illegal.
Now you have even more corrupt govts than ever before that do nothing but rob it's own people and stomp all over the constitution like it doesn't even exsist.
Is that your blanket statement for everything? Constitution. Government abuse.
You're comparing stonewalling on the fiscal cliff to the massive bungling of the impeachable Andrew Johnson reconstruction efforts. You're comparing mandating health insurance to mandating northern states to return slaves to their southern owners. You're talking about stomping over people who are less free to choose their own health care to people who weren't free to do ANYTHING because they were SLAVES. You're comparing the corruption of Solyndra to Watergate.
I just don't know if there's enough head-shaking on this one. The slavery issue, by the way, was a combination of federal abuses to force union states to adopt slavery practices they didn't believe in or expanding state's rights to enforce cruel, disgusting slavery laws as they chose.