Let Me Try to Unbemuse You too

Al Mackey in his blog Student of the American Civil War at http://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/let-me-try-to-unbemuse-you/ discusses the Confederacy’s constitution regarding slavery. Her and the usual crowd of Confederacy bashers point out the points of the Confederate Constitution dealing with slavery. Mackey points out Section 9 of the Confederate Constitution which states:

Section 9
The importation of negroes of the African race from any foreign country other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden; and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.

That portion of the CSA constitution simply bans the importation of African slaves. What Mackey fails to point out is the US Constitution says this

Section 9

1: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
glossing over the fact that

It says in plain English the importation of slaves is banned unless you pay a tax of ten bucks.

So Mackey fails to explain how the CSA Constitution is more proslavery than the US Constitution.

Now we can simply look at the facts during the war slaves of the loyal slave owners were not freed under the emancipation Proclamation and West Virginia came into the Union as a slave state. These two facts sorta says it all doesn’t it???? Now you know more than Mackey was willing to tell.


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