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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 37
11-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by whamhammer View Post
There were many in the South who also beleived slavery was bad as well, especially on the religous front. Many of the poorer farmers never had slaves, in fact a minority of the South were slave owners. It was the plantation owners who had the government order the Postal Service to eliminate any Abolitionist materials going to the South. Calhoun , "the Mouth of the South" was one of this sort. The historical fact of the "golden rule" prevailed in the South in regards to the slavery issue; "Those with the gold, rule."
I don't think anyone here believes all of those who lived in the south and could technically own slaves thought it was a good thing.
But appearently some people did, otherwise we would never have gotten stuff like Calhoun's
"Slavery a Positive Good" *shudders*.