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Old 02-22-2011, 12:48 AM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: Black History Edition (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

Originally Posted by Winspur View Post
John mentioned the "states rights orientation" common among Southern conservatives. This almost always excludes the right of states to recognize gay marriage--these people loved the proposal for a Federal Marriage Amendment. If they were content to focus on their own states, that would be one thing, but the Bush presidency showed us that their appetite for dictating social mores across the entire nation is immense. This is not unlike the demands made by pro-slavery politicians in the 1850s for ever farther extensions of slavery into the territories.
Just one question...what social mores were dictated across the entire nation by Southern conservatives during the Bush presidency?

And one politicians were not sucessful in their demands for extension of slavery into the territories. In fact, they decided to secede because they weren't.

And one more question...How do pro slavery politicians relate to Southern conservatives and their appetite to dictate social mores? You did say they were not unlike each other.
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