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NemoDude May 30th, 2018 1:14am

Is there any way to justify the Indian Removal Act and the subsequent Trail of Tears?

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ctskapski x
06/02/18 7:14 pm

Manifest destiny.

Or did you mean a good reason?

PrinceOberyn Reduce Reuse Reanimate
05/29/18 10:18 pm

Yeah, we had better armies. Vae Victis. Woe to the Vanquished.

phalnx Ohio
05/29/18 6:51 pm

Yeah. We're in, you're out, and that's life. Conquerors need no justification.

proudGA New Jersey
05/29/18 7:08 pm

Might does not make right

phalnx Ohio
05/29/18 7:23 pm

If you have the might, you decide what's right. The Indians knew this well...they practiced that philosophy on each other, even after we came into the picture.

phalnx Ohio
05/29/18 7:57 pm

I'm a realist. Strong group of people conquers weak group of people and takes their stuff. That's history in a nutshell. The very fact that we exist and Neanderthals don't is because Homo Sapiens were stronger than them in all the ways that mattered.

proudGA New Jersey
05/29/18 7:59 pm

So your a social darwinist and you derive moral from power

phalnx Ohio
05/29/18 8:01 pm

Cool. Good to know.

Jack55 Texas
05/29/18 6:50 pm

Yes. Without the Indian Removal Act, @DoctorWasdarb would have no purpose in life.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/29/18 7:19 pm

I like Doc but that is funny lol

Jack55 Texas
05/29/18 7:22 pm

As do I. Although I disagree with him on most things, he’s always very respectful to me. I definitely appreciate that.

SupremeDolphin They.them
05/29/18 7:56 pm

There was still slavery. Don't worry, there was plenty to be upset about

05/29/18 6:43 pm

You might not have been born had it not happened

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/29/18 6:37 pm

Well, the Ask Indians To Kindly GTFO Act didn’t work so....

jlong105 Indiana
05/29/18 6:16 pm

Not with today’s standards.