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augustknight
Jan 30, 2006, 06:57 PM
Of course I know that slavery is wrong. This is a strictly an exercise in philosophical reasoning. It is easy to say the right things but it is far more important to understand why. So the question is; Why shouldn't I be able to own another human being?

DrJ
Jan 30, 2006, 07:23 PM
In short: the human will is not to be owned by anyone... not even God, if that is your belief.

On the other hand, if one were to willingly give up their right to free will and become anothers slave, I see no wrong in the matter.

PrettyLady
Jan 30, 2006, 07:32 PM
Of course I know that slavery is wrong. This is a strictly an exercise in philosophical reasoning. It is easy to say the right things but it is far more important to understand why. So the question is; Why shouldn't I be able to own another human being?

How would you like if another human being owned you and had you chained in shackles? The slaves were treated like animals instead of humans, they worked in mines or on plantations and were beaten or punished. Thank goodness Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, he saw that slavery was morally wrong and spoke out against it, which started the Civil War. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

rudi_in
Jan 30, 2006, 07:34 PM
Is it possible that legalized, volunteer slavery is currently in practice?

Are we not already corporate slaves, and our employer the slavemaster?

Do we not stand at the doorstep of big business and beg to be put to work?

Do we not complain and make snide remarks when our boss is strict and demanding?

I suppose it does not count since I receive a paycheck.
:)

Are we not slaves to our children or perhaps our parents?

Slaves to the desire to achieve, become wealthy, or famous?

Of course, the idea of slavery has earned quite the negative rep over the years. But then how could it not with all of the bad treatment that the slaves received?

Which of us would want to sit on the shelf at "Slaves -R- Us"?

Here in the land of the free, owning a slave would be to take away the freedom of another.

We are simply not for sale.

Really, I am no philosopher, but something inside me says that it is just not right.

Food for thought.

DrJ
Jan 30, 2006, 07:54 PM
(WARNING: Although I mean NO OFFENSE by this post, some may take it that way... if you are sensitive in a way that true historical events may offend you, then you may want to skip to the next post)

Slavery is nothing more than being owned by another. We can look at history and say that slaves were abused and all that... but in the same context, we could say "being a Jew is wrong cuz look at the way the Jews were treated."

That doesn't make being a Jew wrong and that doesn't make being a slave wrong.

How does one come to "own" someone else?

Improper purchase of one human being may impose a moral issue but if one has nothing and allows himself to be purchased by another, does it make it wrong?

We own cats and dogs and we don't feed them poorly, abuse them, or make them do terrible things.

True that some people do, in fact, do this to cats and dogs... but simply because SOME do, are we going to now say that owning a cat or dog is also wrong?

Fr_Chuck
Jan 30, 2006, 08:12 PM
It honestly does not make economic sense. In slavery a owner must first either buy or raise the slave. In that there will be a cost to get a productive worker.

You will have to have a labor job that is very labor intensive

As an owner you must feed, house, clothe and provide even if limited for the medical needs. If the slave is sick, hurt and can not work, you lose value and may not be able to sell the slave.

In an free economic society, you do not have any investment besides training. You do not have to worry or even care about the workers housing, food, medical needs and clothing besides that of the need at work. In a free society you may get rid of any worker who is too old, to sick or unable to preform the needed duties.

In a free society you may lower the number of workers without any loss of value of the workers and improve using techonogy for improvements.

The overall work to dollar spent, when spent at mim wage in the US and in third world nations or sweat shops in america, is much lower to product produced than it would be over a period of years using slave labor.

augustknight
Jan 31, 2006, 05:21 AM
No one may own another person because we are equals.
That is the fundamental reason why slavery is wrong. It is a 'law' of humanity. We are all well aware of unequality in everyday life. And that is not necessarily immoral. If someone honestly earns riches, he than is entitled to his bounty. Some people are more intelligent than others and thereby may succeed in securing a better position in life. So in some sense we are not equal in all things.
What is undistillable is that we are all worth the same as humans. We are given life from outside of ourselves. It is not a commodity that can be bought or sold. As such no man can trade in human lives. To do so is immoral.
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By asking ourselves the obvious it enables us to reach a higher understanding of the things we take for granted. If we are forced to do the thinking for ourselves we just may find that the common answers to things are just the shallow echos of other men's thoughts.

Starman
May 13, 2006, 09:57 AM
Of course I know that slavery is wrong. This is a strictly an exercise in philosophical reasoning. It is easy to say the right things but it is far more important to understand why. So the question is; Why shouldn't I be able to own another human being?




Because ownership violates a human right.

As you already probably know, human rights are based on the human condition which is:

1. Ability to reason.
2. Capacity to suffer both mentally and physically and to die.
3. The need for socialization in order to increase survival probabilities.

Each of these conditions places upon us a moral duty. Each of these duties has to be weighed against the other duties and a decision reached as to which will receive priority under any given circumstance. These duties are:

1. To respect a human's right to decide for himself what he will if within the bounds of decency. This in turn generates other duties: to respect the person's right to know the truth so as to make an informed decision, if such knowledge is deserved.

2, To refrain from causing unnecessary physical or mental suffering and to alleviate such suffering when it is within our power to do so.

3. To cooperate with others in order to create a social environment. Not to be a disruptive force within a just society.

DrJ
May 13, 2006, 10:07 AM
Ok then given that... what would you say about using sentanced felons as slaves? People who have already lost their right to these freedoms? If someone is sentanced to life, rather than sitting in a cell, could they be sold off to a slave farm?

magprob
May 13, 2006, 05:40 PM
DrJizzle, why, yes, I want a killer as my personal slave. Wait... give me two rapist and a child molester... yes... that will do. As a retired prison guard, I can tell you that your run of the mill slave owner may not be equipped to handle this kind of slave; therefore, I have to say bad idea!

talaniman
May 13, 2006, 07:04 PM
We are all slaves to the almighty dollar! Instead of chains and whips that dollar has all of us scrambling just to eat or feed our families. If there is someone out their who doesn't have to do the hustle thing on a daily basis then you must be rich, and most of us do not fit into that category. If you think you can get a loaf of bread just because your hungry think again. Every time the price of much needed goods goes up does your paycheck? And who really cares if you work your whole life and see all your savings gone if you get sick. At least a slave knows he ain't worth a damn and has nothing coming but now we all think we are somebody but its still the same game except that dollar whips our butts now instead of a leather whip!:cool: :eek:

Tommyp!972
May 13, 2006, 07:32 PM
Lets roll back to the question"Why is slavery wrong?"
Slavery is not wrong... IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT GIVING UP EVERYTHING AND I MEAN EVERYTHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU...

Going to work is NOT slavery no matter how much you feel like it is.. lol
I agree with DrJizzle.. lets use the felons BUT lets use them for jobs that nobody wants to do..

I do not want to own one personally but by god I'll let him do any job the ILLEGAL immigrants are doing and make him do it for FREE(still not slavery) and if the ILLEGALS can beat that price then they DESERVE the job...

Starman
May 13, 2006, 11:23 PM
Ok then given that... what would you say about using sentanced felons as slaves? People who have already lost their right to these freedoms? If someone is sentanced to life, rather than sitting in a cell, could they be sold off to a slave farm?

A criminal is deprived of freedom to travel wherever he wishes in order to prevent his violation of the rights of others. But he still retains other rights such as freedom from being subjected to unusual, cruel or unnecessary pain. That's why torture is no longer sanctioned as punishment. Also, most criminals retain their right to live and cannot be summarily dispatched. Slavery? Well, as Magprop pointed out, some criminals would not be fit for that since they would pose a grave danger the owner. Also, the owner would not be free to do with the slave whatever he wished since the slave retains certain rights based on his humanity.

phillysteakandcheese
May 14, 2006, 12:00 AM
Slavery is wrong because it denies a human being their choice to be free.

If I own another human being, that indiviual has no choice about their freedom. I am responsible for that person, and free to do as I will with them. I may choose to neglect them. I may choose to give them freedom. They are not free to give up being a slave.

If someone volunteered themselves to work for me, without compensation, they would remain free to leave. So volunteers are not slaves because they retain their choice. ;)

Working for a living may seem like being a slave, but the reality is that your being compensted for your contribution. You may dislike the compensation your getting, you might "need" to work to pay your bills, however as a human being, you still retain choice... You can leave at any time.

Starman
May 14, 2006, 09:47 AM
Working for a living may seem like being a slave, but the reality is that your being compensted for your contribution. You may dislike the compensation your getting, you might "need" to work to pay your bills, however as a human being, you still retain choice... You can leave at any time.

Slaves under the British and USA system were compensated by being given food, lodging and shelter and medical treatment to keep them in working condition. Under the Portuguese and Spanish system they were also compensated by being allowed to work to earn money so they could eventually buy their freedom. Still they were viewed as being slaves and retained that status until slavery was abolished.

DrJ
May 17, 2006, 04:07 PM
Slaves under the British and USA system were compensated by being given food, lodging and shelter and medical treatment to keep them in working condition.

That's not so much compensation but an investment on the owners part lol

NeedKarma
May 17, 2006, 04:11 PM
Slaves under the British and USA system were compensated by being given food, lodging and shelter and medical treatment to keep them in working condition. Under the Portuguese and Spanish system they were also compensated by being allowed to work to earn money so they could eventually buy their freedom. Still they were viewed as being slaves and retained that status until slavery was abolished.Could they leave at any time in order to find better employment?

Starman
May 18, 2006, 12:06 PM
Could they leave at any time in order to find better employment?



No, they couldn't because of their condition of slavery. But Spain and Portugal had laws going back to the Roman Empire which protected those under that type of servitude. For example, separation of families was prohibited and a day was allowed to work and earn money to buy back their freedom. Also, unlike the other systems, a former slave could rise to high social positions. Other countries had no such protective restrictions or provisions as evidenced by the wanton cruelty which was perpetrated. Not to say that there weren't violatons of these protective laws. But if there were, it was a violation and not something considered lawful.

BTW
When it comes to the poor and unskilled and undereducated, employment underthe capitalist system has certain features which can be compared to slavery. For example unskilled under-eduacted workers are provided with barely enough for lodging, food and perhaps be able to procreate to in order to produce more workers. It's called exploitation, and it was what Karl Marx began to condemn. Please keep well in mind that in most instances for the under educated or unskilled worker the options of finding better employment are almost zero. So like the slave and the serf of the European supposed dark ages, they are forced to remain rooted in their position. Also keep in mind that the companies which inflict this type of condition are companies which are quite able to pay a decent salary of they wished to but don't because they want to squeeze as much profit from the worker as possible. So when such companies get a hold of someone who is even more vulnerable to the exploitation, like an illegal immigrant for example, they have a field day. That's why these employers resist any efforts at alleviating the situation. It would eat into their stuffed pockets. But that is different subject best left for another forum.

Starman
May 18, 2006, 12:19 PM
thats not so much compensation but an investment on the owners part lol


Very true!
But the person under servitude might perceive it as compensation especially when the slave owner behave as if it were compensation and strove to make the slaves grateful for the care they received. In fact, slaves that protested were often viewed as being unjustly ungreatful.

When slavery was an issue just prior to the USA Civil War when there was controversy over that diabolic institution, slave owners used the compensation-argument as a means to show that slavery was not as evil as those northern abolitionists were saying. They would wax melodic about how well they were cared for and that this in itself proved the system was OK. In short, the southern plantation owner's argument was that lack freedom were compensated to a certain degree by the good physical care given those under servitude.

BTW

Humans don't like to feel guilty about their conduct so they rationalize their behavior in order to reduce any anxiety that would result from bad conscience. So slaveowners, who considered themselves good Christians sought ways to not feel condemned by God for what they were doing and even strove to make the slave believe that the system which had him under such servitude had God's blessings.

phillysteakandcheese
May 18, 2006, 12:36 PM
If we move this into present day life...

The poor and undereducated have some of the best opportunities to receive assistance - be it training, student loans, and other opportunities reserved for those in need. In the US and Canada, someone that is interested in working hard to improve their situation has the means to do so.

A great example -

I know several people that got into working with computers by simply going to the library, reading magazines, learning from their friends, and making contacts in the industry. After learning enough to land an entry-level job as a bench technician or helpdesk jockey, they continued to work and improve themselves, which had continued to advance their opporunities.

It's not a two week process, but I know - first-hand - people that have worked to build themselves a future following this exact path...

I'm sure there are parallel examples in other industries and businesses.
Certainly some people are exploited, but there are also plenty of people that are interested working "just hard enough" to get what they minimally are willing to accept.

HarryPT
May 18, 2006, 03:55 PM
The only slave that I would have is a sex slave wich isn't illegal. Otherwise a slave that does your dirty work... its so 400 yrs ago. Now in usa you can get sued for even mentioning the word slave.

magprob
May 20, 2006, 07:54 AM
We are all slaves to our own ignorance.

NeedKarma
May 20, 2006, 08:26 AM
We are all slaves to our own ignorance.
I'm not. There's the exception to that blanket statement.

J_9
May 20, 2006, 08:43 AM
How about slaves to our checkbook? I know I have to slave away to keep mine full.

magprob
May 20, 2006, 10:44 AM
Yes, that was a blanket statement and I do not point it at any one person. I just look at the sad shape this world is in and I think it is due to ignorance. Slavery happened because of ignorance. But if not for the slave trade, we would not have had some of the great people whose ancestors were brought here. Miles Davis, a complete genius, Bill Cosby, whom I love dearly, to name just a couple. Oh my, did I forget Sammy Davis Jr. Man that cat could burn down a set of drumms and he was just WAY KOOL BABY!! But look at the suffering it caused. Look at the suffering that still goes on because the powers that be are still practicing the same brand of ignorance. So what is the point of asking the question, " Is it alright to own a slave?" Anyone that asks that question is just plain ignorant in my book whether they say they know it is wrong or not. I think we found the answer to this question years ago. If you are a slave to anything, your job, money, or anything, then that is of your own choosing and you can change it today. That makes you free, not a slave. This thread is ignorant and I will be finished with it now. C-YA.

ScottGem
May 24, 2006, 06:34 AM
the only slave that i would have is a sex slave wich isn't illegal. otherwise a slave that does your dirty work....its so 400 yrs ago. now in usa you can get sued for even mentioning the word slave.

You need to check your knowledge of law. By definition a slave is someone being forced to work without being given a choice. Therefore, using a sex slave is considered rape which is illegal in all civilized countries.

And, no, one cannot be sued just for using the word slave. It would depend on the context as to whether it constitute a legal wrong.

CaptainForest
May 24, 2006, 02:55 PM
Therefore, using a sex slave is considered rape which is illegal in all civilized countries.

Not if she consents to it :)



And, no, one cannot be sued just for using the word slave. It would depend on the context as to whether it constitute a legal wrong.

I agree.

keenu
Mar 27, 2007, 05:07 PM
Of course I know that slavery is wrong. This is a strictly an exercise in philosophical reasoning. It is easy to say the right things but it is far more important to understand why. So the question is; Why shouldn't I be able to own another human being?
Slavery has existed as long as humans have existed. Working is a form of slavery, being married is a form of slavery. Anything that we are tied to that is necessary to existence is a form of slavery. We are slaves to taxes, etc.

ScottGem
Mar 27, 2007, 06:00 PM
Slavery has existed as long as humans have existed. Working is a form of slavery, being married is a form of slavery. Anything that we are tied to that is necessary to existence is a form of slavery. We are slaves to taxes, etc.

That is an extremely cynical point of view and one I disagree with.

NeedKarma
Mar 28, 2007, 01:46 AM
...being married is a form of slavery...I feel sorry for your marriage.

hamworld05
May 6, 2007, 06:07 PM
No one may own another person because we are equals.
That is the fundamental reason why slavery is wrong. It is a 'law' of humanity. We are all well aware of unequality in everyday life. And that is not necessarily immoral. If someone honestly earns riches, he than is entitled to his bounty. Some people are more intelligent than others and thereby may succeed in securing a better position in life. So in some sense we are not equal in all things.
What is undistillable is that we are all worth the same as humans. We are given life from outside of ourselves. It is not a commodity that can be bought or sold. As such no man can trade in human lives. To do so is immoral.

I believe that slavery is wrong for essentially the same reasons which you listed, which all boil down to our equality. Yes, some people may earn more or have a higher education than others, but doesn't that mean there's a greater pressure on them to
Share that knowledge and help others, as opposed to enslaving them in whatever form slavery takes on?

keenu
May 7, 2007, 07:55 AM
Yes, maybe I am cynical and I worked very hard to become that way!
Nothing wrong with my marriage. I was just making an observation that in some circomstances marriage and slavery are similar.

hamworld05
May 8, 2007, 03:41 PM
You bring up a good point. One that deserves it's own forum. Is charity (not handouts) a moral resposibility of the more fortunate? Especially in this modern 'faceless' society.

Thanks, Augustknight! I'll put it in another forum, later.

Superfly999
May 9, 2007, 08:49 AM
This is my thoughts on this subject *smiley face*. No one person can be a slave. The only way a person can become a slave is if that person submits to the will of his master and accepts it. If he does not accept it this DOES NOT make him a slave; in turn this makes him a prisoner against his will. The reason I say this is to be a slave you have to be "owned". In my opinion, this means your will is owned to. If it is the will of the person who is to say it is wrong because that's is what he CHOSES to do with his life; although, if this conflicts with the lifes of others, not helping but hurting them then that is when something considered wrong imo(this of course is not linked to everything). However, if one choses to follow with this type of life I don't see how it is being a slave, rather it is a way of life which is the reason for my opening sentence(not the smiley face sentence :P).

hamworld05
May 9, 2007, 02:59 PM
*** edited, rasist quote by madmike has been deleted****

Wha-wha-what? Now, that is SO untrue! Nobody should be our slaves!

Sad try at humor: If any one should be our slave, it's Lady Luck.

hamworld05
May 9, 2007, 03:14 PM
[*** posted edited, quote from madmike deleted for its racism and hate speach***

You can insult me for as long as you'd like. It isn't going to change your racist remark. Oh, and your response wasn't really helpful.

Superfly999
May 9, 2007, 04:19 PM
Hmmm, even though this thread is about slavery; I wonder what this forums policy on racism is? :P

^ all I meant by this comment is that I didn't think racism was allowed here and that person that got banned posted some, sry for the confusion.

Fr_Chuck
May 9, 2007, 08:29 PM
Hi everyone, if the last several posts seem strange, there was a very rasist and hatred post by a poster, he has been banned and the posts deleted,

If any of you last three want to edit your posts to make more sense, please do so,

General discussoions and ideas are always welcome, you can even want slavery, but pure rasist remarks are not allowed and will not be tolorated.

ScottGem
May 10, 2007, 05:50 AM
Hmmm, even though this thread is about slavery; I wonder what this forums policy on racism is? :P

Added:
^ all I meant by this comment is that I didn't think racism was allowed here and that person that got banned posted some, sry for the confusion.

No confusion, You found out what the site's policy is. Just a reminder, if you see ANY posts you feel violate the site's rules or common decency, please use the Report Inappropriate Post link and report it. Such things will be taken care of.

Superfly999
May 10, 2007, 07:02 AM
Well, now that the problem is over it has made me remember something. Even though I said that no person can be a slave (read post #34), we labeled it that and people were in bondage working for a master; One reason that slavery is wrong is that it usually is based off prejudice and the master is racist against a certain people. Take African Americans for example, most Americans before the civil war were racist against them and took them as slaves; this though is not always the case but is only one of many reasons, if you believe there is slavery(I really do despite my earlier post, I guess I just label it a different name though :P), that it is wrong.

ScottGem
May 10, 2007, 07:38 AM
Yes, the enslavement of africans by europeans and americans, was racist. It was racist because the enslavers believed that africans were an inferior race that should be treated as property, not people. But something a lot of people seem to forget is that slavery was widely practiced in Africa. Tribes often took slaves in raids on other tribes. Africans that were shipped as slaves to the Americas, were more often than not sold to the slavers by their fellow africans.

The history of mankind is full of instances of slavery. In fact, the first real idea that slavery was bad came from europeans. It wasn't until the 17th century that this idea started to grow. So slavery has been an accepted institution for a lot longer than it has been demeaned.

The word racist is a hot button word. In its pure sense, it means the belief tha one race of homo sapiens is superior to another. In that sense, the enslavement of africans was racist. But too often racist is used interchangeably with bigot (someone who is intolerant and feels hatred toward a specific race). The planatation owners, slave traders, of early american history were rarely bigots. They simply viewed their slaves as property not humans. Many slave owners, genuinely and accurately felt, they were improving the quality of life for their slaves.

hamworld05
May 10, 2007, 12:58 PM
That gives me an idea: Should we insult racists? Why shouldn't we make them feel bad for being racists? Maybe I'm just confused.

ScottGem
May 10, 2007, 01:06 PM
People shouldn't be insulted. Ideas, concepts and actions can be. For example, we shouldn't say MadMike was an ignorant pig. Instead we should say his ideas about race are demeaning and irrational.

hamworld05
May 10, 2007, 01:09 PM
People shouldn't be insulted. Ideas, concepts and actions can be. For example, we shouldn't say MadMike was an ignorant pig. Instead we should say his ideas about race are demeaning and irrational.

Oh! That makes sense.

JakeDD
May 16, 2007, 03:22 AM
Of course I know that slavery is wrong. This is a strictly an exercise in philosophical reasoning. It is easy to say the right things but it is far more important to understand why. So the question is; Why shouldn't I be able to own another human being?

Some people believe personal freedom is the most basic gift that comes with life. Slavery makes an exception for that, which should be opposed by people with that belief.

For someone with a completely open point of view, there should be absolutely nothing wrong with slavery. It could be unpopular in one period because of another perspective, but the bottom line is that it is impossible to PROVE that slavery is wrong.

JakeDD
May 16, 2007, 04:39 PM
That gives me an idea: Should we insult racists? Why shouldn't we make them feel bad for being racists? Maybe I'm just confused.


Racism and slavery are two completely different topics. We may accociate the two because of our memory of American history, but the real history of slavery is between the small and powerful.

Insulting racists just isn't a very effective method of spreading your point of view on others. Try teaching them with love and respect, because like freedom, every man and woman deserve it. We spread love with more love, not hatred.

hamworld05
May 16, 2007, 07:59 PM
Racism and slavery are two completely different topics. We may accociate the two because of our memory of American history, but the real history of slavery is between the small and powerful.

Insulting racists just isn't a very effective method of spreading your point of view on others. Try teaching them with love and respect, because like freedom, every man and woman deserve it. We spread love with more love, not hatred.


Oh, I see! I definitely see how insulting racists isn't a very effective method. I also happen to agree( It was helpful and informative).

touji-za-nai
Jul 23, 2007, 07:06 PM
Humans are equal.

He all hurt
We all love
we all have self conscious existence
We all can think
We all desire acceptance
We all desire rights to live
We all deserve a chance
We all deserve freedom

raskolnikov
Nov 29, 2009, 11:12 PM
I will try to keep this short, but my answer will no doubt be controversial. (Also, please forgive me that what follows is not a proper syllogism; I'm at pains to even consider it a well laid out argument. I have faith, however, that with a little more work, it can be prettied up a bit.)

(1) A slave is a person who is not free.
(2) Personhood is generally tied in some way to rationality.
(3) Rationality implies freedom since it implies an ability to weigh and to choose between two or more possible courses of action.
(4) So, if slaves are rational (which I would argue that they are), they are also free.

It appears, therefore, that what we mean when we say slave is someone who is not allowed to exercise his freedom. So, essentially, all slaves ARE free men. Moreover, if the institution of slavery denies free men the opportunity to exercise their freedom, it also denies them the ability to exercise their rationality. And herein lies the true horror of slavery: it attempts to rob a man of the very thing that gives him special status as a person; and in so doing, reduces him to a position below his natural state.

Now, the language of slavery itself clouds the issue a bit specifically because it denies that slaves are persons. What's important to remember is that slaves are born just as rational and free as any other man; and this means that slavery is an injustice committed against free men wherein some free men wrongly imprison other free men and then exploit them. If you're an American, you'll be used to the idea that freedom is an inalienable right, that is to say it's a right that cannot by any means be separated from an individual; no matter what happens, unless a person loses his rationality (which, one could argue, might make him less than a person), his rightful claim to freedom cannot ever be nullified. If you're not an American, you may not have the same knee-jerk reaction to the language I've just used, but I believe you will likely recognize and agree with it regardless. (I'm sure this last sentence will get me numerous responses to the contrary.) This is not to say that because slaves are really free that the horrors of slavery are any less than what they would be if slaves were truly not free; this is also not to say that slaves are somehow responsible for their imprisonment and exploitation. What I'm getting at is essentially the opposite: that once we begin to consider the injustice of slavery as one that is perpetrated against free men (i.e. individuals who have a rightful claim to freedom), the offense of slavery appears even more horrific. It will appear all the more horrific not only because it creates an irrational distinction between some free men and other free men, but also because it is, at its very core, anti-rational.

roblew11332
Apr 9, 2010, 09:16 PM
What is you where a slave qould you like it!!