Separation of Slavery and State?

RECEIVED Wed., Jan. 19, 2011

Dear Editor,
    Re: Michael King's “Point Austin: Back to the Color Line” column of Dec. 31, 2010 [News]: I found it interesting that the people who scream the loudest about tyranny and being enslaved by the government are the same ones who say that slavery before the Civil War had positive aspects. I guess their argument is that as long as it's private-enterprise slavery it's OK. Separation of slavery and state?
Larry Lewis
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