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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    this speculation isn't critical thinking. it is nothing more than a self motivated political speech. this person who wrote the op actually believes what he is saying is true. you missed the latter by calling it "thinking"! is thinking truth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    Abolition would have come faster without independence

    Independence was bad for Native Americans

    America would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain

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    stupidity!

    first, no way of knowing whether any of those three could be true. a lefties dream in speculation. typical lefty speak!

    second, change the existence of the US and you change the rest of world at the same.
    incoherent palaver of a jackanapes. [I know you need to look up the words. Education in the south isn't the best.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    @Davocrat, @boontito

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    a plea for help!! lol............

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    a plea for help!! lol............
    Nope. I always lead them to the best humor.

    In case it escaped your attention, I am the proud possessor of a quick wit which quite frequently bears a razor edge. THANKS, MOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    Abolition would have come faster without independence

    Independence was bad for Native Americans

    America would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain

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    stupidity!

    first, no way of knowing whether any of those three could be true. a lefties dream in speculation. typical lefty speak!

    second, change the existence of the US and you change the rest of world at the same.
    I was referencing your comments concerning the Holocaust. I repeat, WTF?
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    People might think it was a bad idea, but I couldn't possibly comment. Happy 4th!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake - Vox

    There have likely always been articles such as this one, but I've never seen one before so I found the concept intriguing. And if you know of any alt history novels that address this concept, please let me know.

    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it.

    Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada.

    But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better than the one we live in now, for three main reasons: Slavery would've been abolished earlier, American Indians would've faced rampant persecution but not the outright ethnic cleansing Andrew Jackson and other American leaders perpetrated, and America would have a parliamentary system of government that makes policymaking easier and lessens the risk of democratic collapse.

    Abolition would have come faster without independence

    Independence was bad for Native Americans

    America would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain





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    Dylan is certainly entitled to his opinions. But he is presenting his unsupportable 3 premises as if they were facts. Which they aren't.

    Handsome rascal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    I was referencing your comments concerning the Holocaust. I repeat, WTF?
    its meant to point out the stupidity of the ops theme. the stupidity is in the fact of the consequences of there being NO american revolution that started this country - NO US, the most dominating influence in the world going on 4 generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Dylan is certainly entitled to his opinions. But he is presenting his unsupportable 3 premises as if they were facts. Which they aren't.

    Handsome rascal.



    Dylan Matthews - Vox
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