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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

James Wesley Chester ·
And, thus the end of our Constitutional Democratic Republic. Make sense?---K4R I think I get it. Thanks. Your suggestion of constitutional failure is based on the SCOTUS agreeing that The Office of the President is not answerable to Congress. That failure in your scenario is not based on the Congressial act of censure per se. Feingold's 'petition' for cnesure, if answered, could end with the censuring of the President. As I understand that procedure it is an act that is complete in itself.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
BTW - I would never suggest that we cavalierly throw our support just any old place. BUT - again - I don't think there is a dearth of leadership in our community. You want a political leader? Grab Barack; what about Harold Ford? Get a group of black leaders and draft Colin if that's your flavor. You want some black leaders - Julian Bond still has lots of fire in him. You want someone a bit more left leaning? Maxine Waters is a flame thrower! Cynthia McKinney is the ONLY person in Congress...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
I loves me some Maxine Waters and Cynthia McKinney But we need to disown Harold Ford
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That perm-wearing famewhore knew it was a bullshit story, but he wanted his face in the news. Thousands of dollars wasted trying to find these phantom perpetrators. Tawana Brawley is just the tip of his antics. He has no integrity. He's a fucking hype man with a $300 hairdo. What kind of a man is that to get behind?? Why on Earth would I , of all people, give him a pass, HB ??? You keep throwing this around. Are these people paraplegics? Something wrong with their voices?? Their feet? If...
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Re: .XXX

Kweli4Real ·
I agree with this designation and have no problem with the "ghettoization of porn." But I think that congress should stop acting as if this move is "merely for the children." There are adults who would prefer to have know of the contain of sites before actually entering them.
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Re: .XXX

Vox ·
In principle, I think it's a great idea from a free speech perspective. If it's seen as the "ghettoization" of porn, then who cares? As long as I can avoid accidentally stumbling onto it (and -- ahem -- I can freely access it if I so choose), then it seems fair, equitable, and protective of whatever free speech rights courts have misinterpreted the 1st Amendment as protecting. But Black Viking raises a good point, though... Privacy rights, especially in this dawn of the neo-fascists. A court...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

MBM ·
Well - you know you can't make that last statement and not expect for a question about it! Can you explain your thoughts about "rejecting integration"? We live in a white country. On a daily basis, we have no choice but to interact with white America. While "rejecting integration" can be emotionally liberating, what do you see as the practical implications, limits, and ramifications of that? I've written about using the "white flight" phenomenon to create all black or majority black...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

leart ·
Senators and many others are overlooking the fact that we are talking about "Illegal" Immigrants. So the issue is how do the U.S. Government get past allowing some people to violate the Law, and how would this "Guest" Workers Program apply to Foreigh Blacks, the Islanders, South Americans, Africans and Europeans. If the Congress want to give these Illegals some form of "Amnesty", how does that apply to those who will become Illegals once they create the program? You can expect many to start...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

MidLifeMan ·
Maybe this IS a case of a congress person thinking they are above the law and rules...which is pretty much the way it is on the hill... I'm not sure what really happen and the way this is going it will probably remain in the public eye for awhile. THEY will be playing the race card as much as possible...when it benefits them...see how they spin the story before all the facts can be told.."McKinny is racist" and "the black girl that was raped was a stripper" As usual, demonize and dehumanize.
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Re: Will the Dems take it back?

MBM ·
There is SO much negative stuff going on with the Republicans - from the Iraq War to Scooter Libby to Jack Abramoff to the Valerie Plame incident (that Bush is at the center of), to the investigations of Bill Frist, etc., etc., etc. If the Republicans want to salvage this election at all, it would seem that they are going to have to do something drastic. Maybe getting rid of Delay is a piece of that plan. I'll tell you - if the Dems get Congress, you can bet that special prosecutors and...
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Re: Will the Dems take it back?

EbonyRose ·
I think there's a good chance that the Dems can take back at least one House of Congress ... starting with this upcoming election, even and there's no telling about the White House ... it depends who the candidate will be, and that's way too far off to tell at this point. The Republicans will probably lose a whole lot ... seats, voter confidence, etc., not because the Dems are better or smarter or have a better plan, but just because of the mass confusion of the Repub party right now. They...
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

keylargo ·
Vermont Democrats call for Bush impeachment 53 minutes ago Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. In an elementary school cafeteria strewn with American flags and copies of the U.S. Constitution, some 100 state party officials agreed to make the request to the U.S. House of Representatives. "You know in your own hearts and minds that something is terribly wrong in this country," said...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
The Hutchinson Report: Illegal Immigration Creates Ground Rung of Jobs That're ˜For Latinos Only' Date: Friday, April 07, 2006 By: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com The young black man hesitated as he stood outside the small furniture manufacturing shop in South Los Angeles. He was dressed neatly, and he was well groomed. He eyed the building warily. The sign on the narrow glass door, in English and Spanish, read "Help Wanted" and trabajo aqui. The opening was for a shop...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Dusty Elbow ·
Most of the jobs in America are service oriented. So that means if this immigration bill hits growing young black people will be a PERMANENT UNDERCLASS lost in America. With the low scale jobs being immigrant friendly it will be much harder to get those service jobs for young black people. As you see the "young black person" has already been stigmatized and stereotyped as being rude, time consuming, lazy, etc to engage with. That happen first. Greater society thought this was FUNNY and...
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Re: Black Like GOP

ZAKAR ·
so we continue to support Democrates screwing us because of what? if we dont win nationwide races ok we not winning them anyway, what have we gained we cant loose.The Republicans still won the election the still control both houses of congress, so what the hell have we gained from the Democratic party, where is the hell is the WHITE LIBERAL when we need them?
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Kuya Pat ·
Because an open borders policy is necessary for the corrupt criminals running Mexico's gov't to stay in power: That's why the gov't south of the border always will oppose any attempt at 1) border security 2) enforcement of illegal immigration laws particularly criminals and business owners hiring and 3) Whatever is to be done about the 12 million here. Basically if a pipe breaks in your house do you first Shut off the water (border security) or do you first start mopping up the floor. Since...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ZAKAR ·
How are we tied together? If they want to be exploited and understand they are being supported , why would they join us, when they know the are competing for the same job. If we could get the Big Corporations to pay a fair living wage for every job they fill it would be different. But you got both houses of Congress making excuses for the loophole, so what change do you think there is for Big Business to get a conscious and stop hiring cheap labor?
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
U.S. Immigration Bill Could Hurt Mexicans By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A proposal in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented migrants in the United States could backfire by slashing the amount of money they send home, Mexican economists warn. The argument goes like this: Mexicans who have permission to work in the United States will want to bring their families north to live with them, eliminating the main reason they send money home. That would hurt Mexican businesses that...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Shango67 ·
Frenchy, We are cool on the fiscal vs monetary issue. However, I do think it is worth looking at considering how much money (cash) would be placed into the economy if Africans were to win a class action verdict - or in another miracle - if congress authorized it; the market place would change in the short and long run. This question is a great one and a source of constant fuss; especially in my conversations with MBM and some others. I don't have an answer that could satisfy people who...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: Bush: Won't rule out nuclear strike

Shango67 ·
He is certainly not the brightest cat. At least Clinton, Bush 41, Nixon (forget Watergate... the dude normalized relations with China during his presidency and he did it without the help of Congress... and politically speaking, that was no easy task), and Carter had the intellectual and MENTAL capacity to do the job. Bush 43 is not only lacking ability, he is probably still suffering from dyslexia.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
So you say... but the pathology is not mine - I am just publishing my observations. It is my sense that the majority of upwardly mobile Black folks in this country sub-consciously and consciously see acceptance by whites... in white spaces... on their terms... as a badge of honor. We walk around saying dumb shit like; *He is the first Black man to be accepted by the country club *She is the first African American to be a member of congress *He is the first Black graduate of Cracker...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
However, we would also have to be very... very... vocal about it.---Black Viking Sorry about being 'slow' in getting back to you. I noted your post the other day, and by the way, not many are commenting on the book. As to your post: Yes, being very vocal is the only way...so far. If you yell and scream, people think you are some kind of 'nut'. The reality is that the control of the power of our vote is a clear gateway to the solution of many, if not most, if not all, of repressions we are...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
Am I going to have to download and read your book in order to know what you're talking about?
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
I'm sorry Jim, I don't think I was clear. What I meant was this... How do you think that we have no control over our vote? PS. I would like to read your book, BTW. How can I get it?
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
I'm sorry Jim, I don't think I was clear. What I meant was this... quote: Originally posted by James Wesley Chester: We have no contol over the ultimate tool of power in a political system...our vote. Even worse we have stated that we are afraid to do what it takes to get it. Even worse we have allowed those who we thought we sent to represent us to stand up in the U. S. Congress and tell the nation all of the above. How do you think that we have no control over our vote? PS. I would like to...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
I'm back. ] As a result of Section 4(a) of that law, We do not, and cannot, have control of our own vote, neither individually nor a people. The people who claim to be 'the leadership' for Americans of unknown African ancestry initiated a petition to continue the law as is...for us. In that petition they articulate the reason being that to do otherwise, i.e. petition for equal treatment, would cause Congress to challenge the constitutionality of such a request. This is a request for equal...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

James Wesley Chester ·
Ricardomath: I've admired the work it took to get that chart to display like that. I tried but it's not automatic. That is an accurate representation of the long-used "felon-tactic." The concern I cited regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is another system in the process of being put in place. The great wonder is that with all the griping concern expressed on this board, no one to my knowledge is even willing to challenge their congress member about. So when I read the social...
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Re: Marijuana.

soul_doctor73 ·
With as much information that is available on the diseases related to alcohol and tobacco use, it would stand to reason that an equal amount would be present for a 'drug' such as marijuana. But there is not. Not only this, Alcohol and Tobacco kill millions. Marajuana has been accused to 'invovelment' in fatal accidents, but no one has dropped dead from marijauna use. But they sure feel better if they us it 'medicinally'. They eat. The sleep. They laugh and play. They think and meditate, they...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

darkbuck ·
A country founded by white men??? How can you discover something that is already inhabited by a race of people??? The IT field is a PRIME example of diversity. During the late 90's, most IT departments were filled with minorities from EVERYWHERE, India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Africa, Jamaica, etc. I know because I was one of them. I even ran into people that I couldn't tell what race they were. The big thing at that time in congress were them putting a cap on the Hb1 vistas that was...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

ItAintEazy ·
All right Sarge, I believe ya. This occupation of ours is going to be long and drawn out. But the only problem is that the American people were not expecting to be involved in Iraq for more than six months, or spend untold billions of dollars. This was a McWar that is NOT comparable to the one we waged against Germany. Germany declared war on US, so we had no choice, and our economy and our manpower were intrinsically tied to the war effort. That was made true by the fact that we had a...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

sergeant ·
Is this the same 'clark' that was responsible for Mogadishu when he was the theatre commander there? Didn't clark also march into Bosnia and proceed to bomb all those innocent people there, in that undeclared war, unsanctioned by the UN or the US congress, where the 'genocide' turned out to be a hoax???
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Yssys (Guest) ·
My gut feeling about Clark has been proven to be on point. "Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation – the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air." – Wesley Clark, The...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

James Wesley Chester ·
"Today, there is a new and real threat to minority voters, this time from cyberspace: computerized purges of voter rolls." MLK III This is a real issue. But, it seems off the mark. It's not that we shouldn't be doing what is needed to keep this from happening. But what about the law that has already said the protection of the right to vote, on the basis of race and color" shall terminate? That law says that decision shall be reviewed. Congress fails/refuses to do it, and we, or leaders,...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

EbonyRose ·
I'm with you on that one, Vox. When it comes to the issue of support for the "war", the whole issue did, and seemingly still does, have an "us" and "them" boundry. True enough, there were persons of every race, creed and color protesting against it in the streets ... but really, most Black folks were like at this whole We're-gonna-bomb-the-hell-out-of-Iraq-come-hell-or-high-water tactic that GeeDub threw at the American people. One of the most unbelievable things that I saw come out of this...
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Re: New Democrats Poll

James Wesley Chester ·
I think the reaction to Kucinich is as mystifying as that to Clark. Clark has been in the "race" for just over 36 minutes. He has no stated agenda. He has been a Republican of record. He was fired from his last job of consequence to electability. Kucinich has frequently, and loudly stated agenda. He has performed well for his constituency in Congress. He has a history of success in several elections to public office. Kucinich is seen however, suffers from the "barking dog" syndrome. His...
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Re: Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?

Lofton (Guest) ·
Instead of "Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?", A More Suitable Reality Would be "Merv Dymally! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?" Unlike Condoleeza Rice, who must do the bidding of those who hired her, meaning the President George Bush Administration, Merv Dymally is an elected official, meaning his employer is the people of the jurisdiction of the elected office represented. Over a period of twenty years plenty of evidence exists to prove that Assemblyman Merv Dymally is unfit...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

EbonyRose ·
blaqfist, I applaud your decision to re-direct the celebrations of your family But, just as an FYI kinda thing, you may want to consider that, actually, there is more reason to celebrate Jan. 1st for the occasion of New Years, than for that of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation!!! You see, the EP did not free all the slaves in this country nor did it even abolish slavery and make it illegal in this country! The EP gave freedom only to those slaves of the Confederate states ...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
[/QUOTE]You see, the EP did not free all the slaves in this country nor did it even abolish slavery and make it illegal in this country! The EP gave freedom only to those slaves of the Confederate states ... those Southern states that were opposing becoming a part of the Union (which was the other half of what the war was really about!) Slaves currently being "owned" in the northern states or those that were not rebelling at the time were still legally enslaved![QUOTE] --- EbonyRose This is...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

sergeant ·
Thats a very odd interpretation of historical events Jim. "its intent was direct to only those jurisdictions not under the control of the Union Army, and not applicable to a member of The Union." First off, the constitution does not permit congress to create laws for anyone but members of the United States or those under its jurisdiction by nature of being within its borders. Thats why its the "US" Constitution. So, in addition to that mistake, you must remember that the UNION never accepted...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
QUOTE]Originally posted by sergeant: Thats a very odd interpretation of historical events Jim. _"its intent was direct to only those jurisdictions not under the control of the Union Army, and not applicable to a member of The Union."_ First off, the constitution does not permit congress to create laws for anyone but members of the United States or those under its jurisdiction by nature of being within its borders. Thats why its the "US" Constitution.
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

blaqfist ·
"In 1787, the nation's first session of congress passed legislation that included a ban on slavery in territories North of the Ohio River. This legislation was named the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, and was originally written under the Articles of Confederation. Through the year 1819, all of the states who were granted statehood adhered to the guidelines of the ordinance..." http://home.earthlink.net/~civilrightsreport/comp1920.htm So the theory that the EP only freed slaves in the south is...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

EbonyRose ·
blaqfist ... The way I understand it, (in the short version ) The Missouri Compromise was basically about Missouri (a slave state) trying to come into the Union ... one Congressman tried to say that since it was being newly admitted, it should come in free of slavery - there was much opposition to that! Also, the debate involved the future states that would be established out of the territory acquired as the Louisiana Purchase, and whether or not they would be slave or free states. The...
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

Nmaginate ·
Save the bull... And Who In the HELL made you the KNOWLEDGE and SOPHISTICATION Magistrate? If you want some answer research it. It was an political/economic compromise between the North and South, IMO, that the South definitely pushed for to boost their representation in Congress, etc. So answer me... how that negates whatever un-named charges of racism you're talking about? ______________________________________________________________________ "The problem many African-Americans have with...
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