From a comment thread at the X-Roads Flog (click to see full-size):
Do y'all suppose Mr. Historian Ruminski believes that there was no drinkin' during Prohibition because there was AN ACTUAL US LAW -- indeed, AN ACTUAL US CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT -- against it?
Does he imagine there were no abortions performed in the United States before January 22, 1973 because they were PROHIBITED BY LAW?
Does he believe there are no foreigners illegally in the US of A because there are LAWS AGAINST it?
Does he think that nobody in the US of A smoked marijuana before it got legitified (for medicinal purposes, don'tcha know) in some states?
|Detail of Confederate Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
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I'll bet he believes there's no rampant voter fraud, either, since it's PROHIBITED by LAW. No rippin' off Medicare. Nobody drives drunk. Nobody commits kidnapping, theft, rape or murder because there are ACTUAL US AND STATE LAWS against these things....
If you're going to make the case that no blacks served the Confederacy in war, you're going to have to do it on some other basis than there was AN ACTUAL CONFEDERATE LAW prohibiting it....
For those who are interested, here is my position on black Confederates, dating back to June and July 2011 (it is patently NOT what floggers say the "heritage" position is):
The Black Confederates Controversy
Black Confederates Redux