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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2009 06:09 pm
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So there's another DiLorenzo out there? Great.

It's an argument often heard: Why didn't Lincoln just free all the slaves? How about that "persons held in servitude" is written into the Constitution? Lincoln could, as a war measure, declare emancipation of slaves in all areas now in rebellion; he could not Constitutionally free slaves in areas not in rebellion -- that would take an amendment, and it did.

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