It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.
We need to make it clear that addressing modern slavery is not only a human rights issue, it's a function of our identity. We're creating controversy over something incontrovertible. The very shape of Lincoln's shadow is an icon of freedom.
Long before Tea Party activists and other sundry conservatives detected the ghost of socialism in health care reform and financial regulation legislation, proslavery theorists argued that abolition was akin to socialism.