Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
Our Founding Fathers acquiesced to the existence of slavery with great reluctance.


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I'm sure the Founding Father just hated owning salves - but were merely keeping up with the Jones'. smile

Yes, they did.
"As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union."
"The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind."
George Mason, the "Father of our Bill of Rights."
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