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Originally posted by Kevin41:
toussaint posted,

We restrain governments for a reason. Had governments been restrained in the early colonies, many of the racial tension in this country could've been avoided, as well as other problems.

They also know, UNLIKE THE BLACKS WHO HAVE SEEMED TO FORGOTTEN, every social gain black people have ever attained, from being able to ride on the front of the bus, vote, get an education and aspire for a profession that was not for the "coloreds"....was legislated through the government which made the government serve as a mechanism for social change


This is simply incorrect. If Federal legislation was what really brought down Jim Crow, what was the point in all the boycotts and sit-ins? This is what brought the state legislatures to their knees. They knew they were being harmed by the unrest. Also, incidents like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, had the bus companies begging the states to change the laws.

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........so for all of the right-wing espousing black people; REMEMBER, LESS GOVERNMENT LED TO THAT "STATES RIGHTS" BS......


Actually, more government was the problem to begin with. Jim Crow was law legislated by the government which violated people's natural liberties, such as freedom of association, right to bear arms, equal protection, and so on.

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And if government would have not stepped in socially...and economically....there would have been much more racial tension here.....read the history of the slave revolts and how they started to pick up momentum in the south.......


What institution was instrumental in putting down the major US slave revolts? That's right the federal government. I take it you weren't aware of the fact that one of the main reasons the slave states wanted a Federal government in the beginning was to ensure that the other states would be there to protect them in the case of a slave revolt.

The Anti-Federalists, favoring a weaker central government, did not want any part of defending the southern states in the case of a slave insurrection.

But the Anti-federalists lost and government held the institution in place. Also, government started the racial aspect of the institution- something I need not get into right now.

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**And Negroes who espouse that Constitution bullshit as if their black azzes would have had a say-so at the table back in the day need to fade that BS(Walt and all of em).


Only a few whites had a say-so at the table as it was. It's not the say-so at the table that ultimately matters... unless the government is to have no limits placed on its powers.

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thought that never includes the best interest of black people and takes a counter-adverse position on EVERY issue.


Free markets have been beneficial to the economic standing every population that has allowed them with stable property rights and rule of law. I'd consider this an interest. Other folks may disagree, but that's on them. One of the reasons for hte Civil Rights movement was that so many were being denied participation in the free market by the government (or governments).

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black people embracing any of that BS during double-digit unemployment and swollen prison population (conservative judges perhaps?)


I support an end to the war on drugs which imprisons many blacks for non-violent offenses. And I also support the cutting of excessuve regulation which, under the guise of "protecting the people" seerves the interests of established companies. In this way, it deprives many blacks (especially in inner-cities) ways to earn an honest living.

I know you'll disagree with my solutions since they're not part of the main Democrat/Green party platform. Even mentioning them is probably useless. Or, then again, maybe someone will actually read what I'm saying without a knee-jerk reaction.
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