Abortolition, Abortion Abolition

    Abolition: noun, the act of abolishing; the state of being abolished;  abrogation:  the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes; the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S.  

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The Civil War and Slavery

We’re not fighting for slaves. Most of us never owned slaves and never expect to, It takes money to buy a slave and we’re most of us poor, But we won’t lie down and let the North walk over us

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February 5, 1865: Lincoln Proposes Compensated Emancipation

Throughout the War Lincoln had made several attempts to propose compensated emancipation to end the War.  All such initiatives were still-born, killed by the twin facts that Congress was uninterested in providing the funding and that the slaveholders were uninterested

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Pro-Life Democrats?

Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report explains to us why the concept of “pro-life” Democrats is almost entirely a sick joke: Here’s what it seems happened. When the bill limiting abortions to the first 20 weeks hit the Arkansas legislature last

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Trembling for my Country

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson, 1785 I have always agreed with this sentiment of President Abraham Lincoln: “Woe unto the world because of offenses;

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Jackson’s Black Sunday School

One of the more interesting tidbits about Thomas Jonathan Jackson, universally known as Stonewall, is that he and his wife established a Sunday School for free and slave blacks in Lexington, Virginia.  The school taught free blacks and slaves to

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Deconstructing the “Bible Endorses Slavery” Meme

One of the more fashionable responses to any Christian’s objection to the legalization of “gay marriage”, or for that matter, any objection to anything blatantly immoral in modern society, is to immediately announce that since the Bible (allegedly) endorses slavery,

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Was Lincoln a Reluctant Abolitionist?

    Lincoln was first and foremost a politician, and the sincerity of politicians is always subject to question, but it is impossible after examining his speeches and private letters not to be convinced of his deep and abiding hatred

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Were the Founders Hypocrites?

In the 19th century it became fashionable among pro-slavery advocates to deride the idea that the Declaration of Independence’s ringing assertion that “All men are created equal” applied to blacks. In the Dred Scott decision the majority of the Supreme

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William Tillman: Hero of the Union

One hundred and fifty years ago, while war raged on land in America, a lesser known struggle was also being waged on the high seas.  Confederate privateers were beginning  a campaign which would decimate the United States merchant fleet by

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Patrick Henry, Liberty and Slavery

In his day Patrick Henry was considered the finest orator in America.  Contemporary accounts often state that the cold words of the text of his speeches can give no true assessment of the impact of the words on his listeners

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Blowing Out the Moral Lights Around Us

Something for the weekend.  A tribute to our 16th President to the tune of Ashokan Farewell.  Today is the 202nd birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  As faithful readers of this blog know, I write quite a bit about him.  I do not do

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Gosnell, Abortion and Reality

  “What we want, and all we want, is to have with us the men who think slavery wrong. But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where

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Edward Coles and Free Illinois

Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois, is largely forgotten today, which is a pity.  His actions in 1824 helped lead to Union victory in the Civil War. Illinois came into the Union as a free state in 1818.  However, a majority

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Science and Technology in World History

Technological history is a unique point of view that always caught my eye.  David Deming of the American Thinker gives us a brief synopsis of his latest contribution in this genre.  Keep in mind how integral Christianity was to the

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Social Contract and Morality

Kyle Cupp has a brief post describing the dehumanizing moral effects of seeing human dignity and rights as springing entirely from a social contract (implied or explicit): This reduction occurs when we understand and act upon our moral obligations to

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Using Religion To Defend Slavery

My second post using clips from the Birth of Freedom video produced by the Acton Institute.  As historian Susan Wise Bauer, justly popular in home schooling circles for her superb The History of the Ancient World  and The History of the Medieval World, indicates

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Obama The Theologian

It’s interesting that during a Ramadan dinner at the White House President Obama mentioned that Islam is a great religion. Since when is he qualified to make such theological statements when questions of this magnitude are above his pay grade?

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Marse Robert

Some of our readers south of the Mason-Dixon line no doubt have perhaps felt left out in my many posts regarding Abraham Lincoln.  I am fully aware that great Americans fought on both sides of the Civil War, and one

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