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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2020, 09:34:22 PM »
Oh for crying out loud.  Our police force is being dismantled.  Rioters are destroying monuments and statues and this is what the GOP comes up with??   9999hair out0000  888mouth 888mouth 888mouth
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #126 on: June 23, 2020, 01:32:54 AM »
???

I am from Texas, and I've known about Juneteenth since I was a child.
I have never heard of it either.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2020, 02:15:00 AM »
@GrouchoTex

I would be willing to bet THOSE little factoids are not taught in our public schools,and most likely,not even in the private schools.

Sometimes history can just be so damn inconvenient,can't it? It shines a searchlight on the lie that the war was about slavery.
Nope. Union Occupied States which had not seceded were not included in the proclamation.  Besides, the war had been going on. We won't talk about desertions in Union ranks because it was one thing to fight to preserve the Union, quite another to free slaves, nor the Draft Riots in New York later the same year.

Seems folks just were not so altruistic as the Yankee History books claimed...
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #130 on: June 23, 2020, 09:08:18 AM »
Nope. Union Occupied States which had not seceded were not included in the proclamation.  Besides, the war had been going on. We won't talk about desertions in Union ranks because it was one thing to fight to preserve the Union, quite another to free slaves, nor the Draft Riots in New York later the same year.

Seems folks just were not so altruistic as the Yankee History books claimed...

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2020, 10:24:29 AM »
Nope. Union Occupied States which had not seceded were not included in the proclamation.  Besides, the war had been going on. We won't talk about desertions in Union ranks because it was one thing to fight to preserve the Union, quite another to free slaves, nor the Draft Riots in New York later the same year.

Seems folks just were not so altruistic as the Yankee History books claimed...

I must be old, because the very first thing my American History teacher said about the war was the Emancipation Proclamation freed absolutely nobody.  And that was Michigan in the 70's.   :shrug:
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2020, 10:29:52 AM »
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On January 1, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which included nothing about gradual emancipation, compensation for enslavers or black emigration and colonization, a policy Lincoln had supported in the past. Lincoln justified emancipation as a wartime measure, and was careful to apply it only to the Confederate states currently in rebellion. Exempt from the proclamation were the four border slave states and all or parts of three Confederate states controlled by the Union Army.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #133 on: June 23, 2020, 03:45:31 PM »
I have never heard of it either.

@dancer

Same here,and any title like that is too stupid to forget.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #134 on: June 24, 2020, 12:52:17 PM »
@dancer

Same here,and any title like that is too stupid to forget.

Maybe that goofy title name is why I remember it.
It has been a State holiday since around 1980ish?

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #135 on: June 24, 2020, 04:09:42 PM »
Maybe that goofy title name is why I remember it.
It has been a State holiday since around 1980ish?



That is what I remember as well. I say, fine make it a national holiday. Whatever. But companies might not observe it. The company I worked for didn't observe a lot of federal holidays. But observed others. I assume there is still some freedom left for individual owners?

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2020, 04:43:44 PM »


That is what I remember as well. I say, fine make it a national holiday. Whatever. But companies might not observe it. The company I worked for didn't observe a lot of federal holidays. But observed others. I assume there is still some freedom left for individual owners?

Yep, so far anyway.


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