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History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme


C'est la vie
Retired Staff
May 11, 2008
With all the talk about secession and tea bagging, I have been reviewing history and came across the Texas Ordinance of Secession from 1861. See if any of the language of this excerpt sounds familiar.

"In all the non-slave-holding States, in violation of that good faith and comity which should exist between entirely distinct nations, the people have formed themselves into a great sectional party, now strong enough in numbers to control the affairs of each of those States, based upon the unnatural feeling of hostility to these Southern States and their beneficent and patriarchal system of African slavery, proclaiming the debasing doctrine of the equality of all men, irrespective of race or color--a doctrine at war with nature, in opposition to the experience of mankind, and in violation of the plainest revelations of the Divine Law. They demand the abolition of negro slavery throughout the confederacy, the recognition of political equality between the white and the negro races, and avow their determination to press on their crusade against us, so long as a negro slave remains in these States."

Doctrine of Equality? Unnatural? Against tradition? In violation of Divine Law?

Seriously, oppressors never change their tune. And they always seem to have a persecution complex that people are on a crusade to get them, even though they are doing the "Natural", "Traditional", and "Moral" thing.
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It is cause they have nothing else to go off of. It really is just about control.