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9754: Re: 9736: The oldest democracy in the Americas (fwd)

From: LAKAT47@aol.com

In a message dated 11/26/2001 7:56:57 AM Pacific Standard Time, Anonymity 
requested writes:

<< Does it mean that, if in the 1780s or 1790s the U.S. government had decided
 that instead of keeping the slaves in their chains, they be slaughtered, as
 were the 4,000-5,000 remaining French in Haiti in February-April 1804, by
 order of Dessalines, founder of a Black Supremacy system (and not a
 democracy--Read the 1805 Constitution), then could the USA have be
 considered the oldest democracy in the Americas?
 Anonymity requested >>
Do you really want to compare the acts of a justifiably enraged people, who 
were torn apart from their homeland, their culture, their freedom to pursue 
happiness, humiliated, dehumanized, brutalized, maimed and worked to death, 
wreaking vengeance on their tormentors... you want to compare them with 
slavers destroying their valuable property???  Hardly seems the same thing at 
all to me.  

Kathy DorcÚ