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… James Clyburn , You are an Idiot [#Emancipation Proclamation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 31st,2016

.. the Proclamation was a political act , yes ..

.. but , in terms of the Civil War , it was a military order …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics.com/Video]..
.. [link] to the idiotic comments …

.. it was only effective in areas under the control of Union troops . Slaves [ergo , freedmen] could use it to state that they were then free , but if they were not in an area under Union control , then they were out of luck ….

.. at least , until Union troops came , or , the war eventually ended , which it did [in April of 1865]…

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