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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Coincidence?

So, I was in church today, and the subject of racism comes up. Weird. I was just ranting about it, nine hours before (see below).

5 comments:

Jon said...

wow! i think people may have been too scared to post comments on your last post. It was great, maybe just one or two tiny little discrepencies but overall a good point and well executed. I like reading your blog so far Nic. It is good like.... something that is really good.

Jon

Nicholas said...

Thanks professor...j/k? Only one or two tiny little discrepancies? I was hoping for more than that-I'm kind of in an arguing mood. Tell me your discreps so I can attempt to shoot you down.
Really, you don't have to if you don't want to, but thanks for reading and for the compliments!

Jon said...

I think the only one was the "North's" line of "... and none of the new states or territories want it either", because there were some on both sides of the argument. And the line that followed shortly after of "... the majority don't want it..." doesn't actually refer to the new states and territories. but that's nitpicky I know. Actually I don't even know why I said anything about it in the first place. I don't like to argue. I love you too much.

Jon

Nicholas said...

Yeah, I was thinking of putting "the entire west coast and most people in the other new territories, excluding half the population of Kansas/Missouri doesn't want slavery", but I figured I'd just generalize there. I think. It was late. Or something...Basically, the high majority from the new territories didn't want anything to do with slavery. That is another reason the South was so antsy. They knew that when the new territories, particularly to the west, gained statehood, pro-slave states would be highly outnumbered in the House and Senate, and thus, would have little say. I don't think this is antagonistic to my argument, because, once again, what were these pro-slave states worried about keeping? (at least, "What were the rich slave holders who controlled the government and public opinion in the slave states worried about keeping?", but that is another rant)
Also, I met seven pieman going to a fair. They said, "We each have seven pies for seven brothers with seven wives. If each of them has seven pies...

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