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Re: Money
« Reply #270 on: January 06, 2018, 01:35:00 pm »
I was just watching a doco about the Spanish American War.  At the time the US Constitution was written, there were 15 states, not 13. East and West Florida not joining up. The Spanish had slaves too, but they gave them human rights, while the US didn't, so slaves would escape from South Carolina and Georgia and become free in Florida.  Jefferson said "We can't have that" (we would have to do the labour ourselves!) while writing "All men are created equal" and fighting to win Florida. Spain and Britain were bad, but Amerikans have kept all the bad bits.

Amerika has not been EVAH a paragon of Moral Excellence, however it only followed the well trodden path of the Brits & Krauts.  Not to mention the Romans and Babylonians; the Huns and Mongols, etc.

Corruption, Greed and Immorality are features of all civilizations.  The FSoA merely took it to new heights because its turn came during the Age of Oil.

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Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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