GDG- Eman Proc & the value of a slave

ATMackeyJr at ATMackeyJr at
Tue Jan 3 20:40:28 CST 2012

In a message dated 1/3/2012 9:33:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
CWMHTours at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:

But basically Linkn said that the slaves were  property and the  Federal 
decided that in areas of rebellion that  this property became  "free".
No.  Lincoln said the slaves were a source of labor for the  rebels.  In 
other words, they were people doing work.  They worked on  fortifications and 
they worked in the fields bringing in the crops, work that,  if they were 
not there, would be done by someone who was now on the fighting  line.
Since your entire argument is based on the false assumption that Lincoln  
said slaves were property just like an inanimate object, then your entire  
argument is flawed.
The EP was neither insane nor stupid.
And you should learn to spell "Lincoln." If for no other reason, it won't  
make you look bad.
Best Regards,
Al Mackey

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