Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Slavery was merely recognized as legal by the feds. Policy on slavery was set by the states, and it was considered a state matter, as was insisted on by the Southern states when the nation was founded. The purpose of the 14th Amendment was to remove from the states the right to regulate, set policy for or generally fuck with human rights, as they did an abysmal job of it.
Jeez, get a history book.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address