Vice President Biden in a speech recently got his history mixed up about the Republicans putting the blacks in chains. The Dems were the ones that put them in slavery for about 200 years. Republican Abraham Lincoln stated it was wrong to be one-half free and one-half slavery and fought a war to free the blacks. Approximately 600,000 Union soldiers lost their lives to free them, and 400,000 Rebels lost their lives to keep them in slavery. After the war, about eight or nine southern states kept the blacks in slavery about another 100 years. Remember, the solid south? Now, they have a two-party system, and the blacks are no longer in chains, thanks to Abe Lincoln and the Republican party.
Mason L. Maynard
Crown City, Ohio