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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/5/2001  10:13 PM
Author:  mhtyler Number:  41081 of 847211

"Since the Government did not specifically support slavery and left it to each State to make a choice - "

Technically the government DID support slavery in a number of ways both direct and indirect. First of all a constitutional amendment that makes a slave only 3/5's of a free man is a passive endorsement, and secondly legislation that permits slavery in specific states is also an endorsement wouldn't you say?

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