One last try... Do you have any examples of the following:
1.regulations, by which federal executive officials refused to obey Dred Scott by refusing to protect slavery in the territories,
2. prosecutions of slave-owners in the territories under existing federal laws that prohibited slavery there, and,
3. Prosecutions by state officials against those travelling with their slaves through free states, prosecuting and harassing them under state laws, while also refusing to protect them.
Irrelevant. The South claimed that the other states were doing it, and Lincoln admitted it; there's really no need to quibble over and delve into minutiae, when the issue is right there in black and white.
Last edited on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 07:56 pm by ThomasWashington