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Re: “Understanding terrorism is necessary to prevent it

Joe Stack was a crackpot. He had been paying the IRS for a long time due to poor business decisions he had made years before. He wasn't making of go of it, so he decided to do something extreme. Yet another bad decision on his part. Not exactly the stuff of "terrorism".

Posted by PKS on April 22, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Slaves to 'Settled' History

"Why did the emancipation proclamation only free slaves of the states in rebellion?" It was a war tactic. Disrupt the enemy behind their own lines.

Posted by PKS on April 22, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Notice to Republicans

Correction for Yuengling: Bill Clinton said, "Never had sexual relations with that woman." Look it up. Also look up what "sexual relations" means.

Posted by PKS on April 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Slaves to 'Settled' History

It's not surprising that, in a time of increasing popular dissatisfaction with the inflexibility and corruption of many national political institutions today, the standings of certain historical truths, explanations, and understandings are ONCE AGAIN trotted out for selective (that is, "cherry-picked") presentation across the various media. I encourage each of you not to rely upon the INTERPRETERS that you hear from today, with their various prejudices, contemporary political agendas, and hidden interests, but rather to seek out the original testimonies of the historical principals that are being discussed.

Posted by PKS on April 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Slaves to 'Settled' History

Leaders of the Southern states could see that their interests were already outflanked politically by the pattern of expansion of new states as the 19th century progressed. They were not content with the addition of Texas as a slave state and that the basis for the Mexican War was the extension of the institution of slavery to an even greater land area. Their goal of continually growing the land mass over which their "peculiar institution" could take hold led them into the corner of being perpetually a minority faction within the US and from which they foresaw they would not likely extricate themselves. So they shortsightedly turned to a military solution, which led eventually to massive loss of their previous wealth and the extinguishing of their previous institutions and way of life. Their questionable "binary-thinking" leadership produced the destruction of the lands they governed.

Posted by PKS on April 22, 2010 at 2:44 PM

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