Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Emancipation Proclamation

What would be my answer to the question, "So, what in your opinion is the most cynical, overrated, and meaningless document ever offered by a western leader (the fact that only "freed" slaves that were held in rebel territory, the fact that it allowed slavery to continue in the northern and border states and even in union-held rebel territory, the fact that it allowed a continuance of slavery in the southern states if the southern states stopped rebelling and returned to the union, the fact that it was essentially a military document in that its primary purpose was to foster a slave rebellion, etc.)?"


BB-Idaho said...

Probably better than the one Jefferson Davis would have written.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

That's a pretty low bar.