Dred Scott & Unborn Babies

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Federal Supreme Court decided that blacks did not have the same civil liberties as whites.

    Federal Supreme Court decided that unborn babies did not have the same civil liberties as born babies.

    Parallels?
     
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    Apsolutly! In many parts of the world blacks were thought of as something less then human. Now in America, unborn babies are offically declared non human, fetishes, or parasites, definitly less the human.
     
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    >>>>>Federal Supreme Court decided that blacks did not have the same civil liberties as whites.<<<<<<

    Bob, lets suppose you were running against Abraham Lincoln for the senate in 1858, as a substitute for Stephan Douglas. One of the main issues during that campaign was whether or not slavery would be allowed in newly formed territories, such as Kansas, Nebraska, etc. What would be your opinion? Would you side with Lincoln and attempt to keep it out of the newly formed territories, or would you side with Douglas and let the the people of each territory decide whether to accept slavery. Keep in mind that if you let slavery into new areas, it will greatly strengthen slavery and if you keep it out of new areas, it will greatly weaken it. What would you do?
     
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    I believe in limited federalism (the more limited, the better). So would have continued the position of every President and allowed each state to develop their own laws concerning this "peculiar institution".

    (Probably I'm closer to Lincoln's philosophy and hatred of slavery than I want to admit publically so keep that under your hat)
     

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