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Never has the issue been resolved in that "Great Nation" claiming "exceptionalism".  

    We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable. That in this free government all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in these States, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free, and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind, and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator, as recognized by all Christian nations ....
    ("A Declaration of the Causes Which Impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union," February 2, 1861.)

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 27th, 2020 at 09:47:56 AM EST

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