SurveyThe founding fathers of the USA, by including the statement "that all men are created equal" into the Declaration of Independence, even if not intended by some, insured that slavery would later be abolished.
      – DigitalBoss, 2009-07-16 at 12:50:22   (6 comments)

On 2009-07-16 at 12:54:20, DigitalBoss wrote...
Some of the founding fathers of the USA owned slaves but only because they had inherited them. Most of them did so at conflict among their own feelings. John Adams did not own slaves. George Washington wanted slavery to be abolished, and Thomas Jefferson only owned slaves because they were his wife's dowry.
On 2009-07-16 at 12:55:42, DigitalBoss wrote...
It is a typical ploy of the left to bring up the fact that the founding fathers of the USA owned slaves, the fact is that most of them wanted slavery abolished.
On 2009-07-16 at 21:28:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I don't see it as being anything to do with how things started, but rather the abolition is an inevitable consequence of social progress. There are a great many things that have improved as society has learned to be more tolerant and less superstitious, and equality comes in many forms.
On 2009-07-17 at 04:03:05, BorgClown wrote...
I thought the main goal was getting rid of the English crown... Man, that really shows my ignorance.
On 2009-07-17 at 12:05:44, DigitalBoss wrote...
There are countries where slavery still exists, African countries. Slavery is an African thing, not an American thing.
On 2009-07-18 at 01:29:46, BorgClown wrote...
Oh right, damn Negroes were the ones promoting slavery in America, it logically follows that they were the only slaved ones. Sure they learned their lesson about not promoting slavery, huh?