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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

CNN contributor and American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan on Tuesday asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the administration believed "slavery is wrong."

The question at the end of the Tuesday briefing comes one day after White House chief of staff John Kelly stated in a Fox News interview that the Civil War happened in part because of "a failure to compromise" between the North and South.

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#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-01 01:27 PM | Reply

Someone may consider it wrong, however slavery is legal according to the US Constitution.
The Amendment did not outlaw slavery completely.

Like any other law -to some, a legal action isn't necessarily moral, ethical, just, or good just because it's legal.

#2 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-11-01 01:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What an incredibly stupid question.

People wonder why the MSM has become so mistrusted.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-01 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Slavery is condoned by the Bible.

And anyways. As I hear it. The slaves came to America in hopes of a better life for themselves and their children.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-01 03:33 PM | Reply

I would say John Kelly sold his morals and honor to work for Trump but he fits right in the swamp.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-01 03:37 PM | Reply

I wonder how many questions were shouted at Gibbs/Carney/Earnest about Obama's birth certificate that they ignored as they walked off the stage?

This happens every day there is a WH press conference.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-01 03:40 PM | Reply

If slavery is so wrong why didn't we ban it?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-01 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

The MSM didn't force Kelly to spew some white supremacist revisionist history.

It should be an incredibly stupid question, and a real easy one. So why is it so hard for them to answer it?

#8 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-01 03:42 PM | Reply

It's obviously a clown question.

#9 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2017-11-01 03:49 PM | Reply

It should be an incredibly stupid question, and a real easy one. So why is it so hard for them to answer it?

#8 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

Because the question is contemptuous in its underlying assumption.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-01 03:51 PM | Reply

Dems have always been pro-slavery. Now, as it was 150 years ago, Democrats promote and believe it is perfectly acceptable to force one group of people to support another at gun point. Then it was the productive Africans or Irash and now it is the productive tax-payer.

#11 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-11-01 03:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" Then it was the productive Africans or Irash..." - #11 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-11-01 03:55 PM

Irash?

There are some salves and ointments that can help you with that.

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2017-11-01 04:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Someone may consider it wrong, however slavery is legal according to the US Constitution."

because in abrahamic faiths, including christianity, slavery is not only allowed, its encouraged.

thankfully secular values moved the usa passed its initial slavery mistake.
Sadly the convict lease system still exists.

#13 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-01 05:01 PM | Reply

"convict lease"

What the hell is that? People who commit crimes should not be restricted from continuing to do so? That there should be know penalty for committing crimes?

#14 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-11-01 07:03 PM | Reply

CNN contributor and American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan on Tuesday asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the administration believed "slavery is wrong."

Dumb question of the year.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-11-01 07:42 PM | Reply

#14 He's talking about convict labor. It encourages judicial corruption and competes against regular workers, who have to be paid real wages.

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-01 08:26 PM | Reply

#2 "slavery is legal according to the US Constitution."

God, that made me LOL. I wish I could come up with humor like that.

Well played, sir.

#17 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-01 08:29 PM | Reply

Sometimes we wonder.

#18 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-11-01 11:21 PM | Reply

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

It is legal in the United States according to the Constitution.

#19 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-11-02 01:57 PM | Reply

Actually, it reads and has always been interpreted like this:

"Neither slavery (nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted), shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

But hey, that's a great idea you had! The government can impose slavery as a punishment! Wait, why hasn't that been used?

Oh yeah, because that's not what the thirteenth means. It abolishes slavery.

#20 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 08:01 PM | Reply

#19 You should read less whack-job conspiracy sites and concentrate more on useful stuff, like educating yourself about fluoridation and UFO's.

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-02 08:02 PM | Reply

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