After all, under the United States flag, slavery did start in this country. Anyone want to challenge that statement here in an open debate? Brooks, Baker, Mackey, Hall????? Any of you willing to step to the plate????Simpson's risible reply:
Well, as it’s now MLB’s All Star Week, here I come.You see what the problem is, don't you? The original poster wasn't talking about when slavery started in British North America, was he? He explicitly said in this country. Let me reiterate -- not in British North America, but in this country.
Slavery did not start in what we now call the United States under the flag of the United Sates. Rather, African slavery began in British North America in the seventeenth century, and was present in each of the thirteen colonies at the time of the composition of the Declaration of Independence.
And in this country, the United States of America, slavery started when the country did -- and, thus, it started under the United States flag. Slavery in this country, the USA, could not have started before the country did, regardless of when it started in British North America.
See, what you have here is a deliberate "misunderstanding" of what the original poster said, just so Simpson can get off on disparagement, which he evidently loves.