ONLY 5 OF THE ORIGINAL STATES HAD BANNED SLAVERY BY THE TIME THEY JOINED THE NEW UNION

pawnstorm12 Sun, 03/24/2019 - 02:40
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THEY ARE (IN ORDER OF WHEN THEY ABOLISHED SLAVERY)...

1. PENNSYLVANIA - BANNED SLAVERY IN 1780 (JOINED THE UNION 12-12-1787)

2. MASSACHUSETTS - BANNED SLAVERY IN 1783 (JOINED THE UNON 2-6-1788)

3. NEW HAMPSHIRE - BANNED SLAVERY IN 1783 (JOINED THE UNION 6-21-1788)

4. CONNECTUCUT - BANNED SLAVERY IN 1784 (JOINED THE UNION 1-9-1788)

5. RHODE ISLAND - BANNED SLAVERY IN 1784 (JOINED THE UNION 5-29-1790)

These were the only TRUE LIBERTY states who believed ALL men are created equal.

I respect those states that had abolished slavery while the others joined the new union basically ignoring our founding docuuments which guaranteed EVERY person their God-given rights to Life, Liberty and their Pursuit of Happiness.

South Carolina in particular fought to keep their slaves, and it was they who threatened NOT to ratify a new union of states if slavery was abolished.

Thus the slavery compromise was made, the "3/5 Clause" was witten into the Constitution, and 8 out of the 13 new states were allowed to keep their beloved slavery.

It was the most egregious breech of liberty ever known to the United States and even ENGLAND - who we broke away from - abolished slavery before the U.S. did...and they did it WITHOUT a Civil War.

Here are the 8 states which chose to keep slavery as they moved from being individual colonies to the new union known as the United States...

Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, North Carolina

I might add that the first COLONY to abolish slavery was Vermont - which did it in 1777. 

But they were not one of the original 13 states. 

They were the 14th state to join in 1791, but AFTER the new union had been created.

 

 

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I am no fan of slaver. My ancestors were Irish slaves, treated much more poorly than the black slaves.  Here is some addition information regarding North vs South.

It wasn’t slavery that was the problem.  It was the federal government imposing their will on the sovereign states.  There were “republicans” in the north who felt that the southern state sovereignty should be left alone.  The president before Lincoln had no problem with the secession from the union.  It was Lincoln who didn’t want to lose control of those states and make their own treaties with Europe and lose the tariff money.  The south was supporting the total union budget at the time.  (from Lincoln's War, Lochlain Seabrook).  The president before Lincoln was James Buchanan, who was in favor of allowing the southern states to peacefully secede.

Also, both American slave trade and American slavery got their start in the Northeast, under the auspices of Yankee Liberals.  (Lincoln's War)

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...state "right" but...

...my point was if a colony was going to join a union whose FOUNDING DOCUMENTS guaranteed ALL persons their God-given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, then it was the height of hypocrisy and immorality for that state to deny SOME of their inhabitants those same rights.

Slavery is a violation of a person's right to liberty which is one of the promises of the Declaration of Independence and backed by the Constitution.

Remember, States' Rights only go so far before they violate someone's rights as set forth in our Federal Constitution.

Otherwise, for instance, a state could ban all its citizens from having firearms and call it a States' Rights issue.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul