One hundred years before
I was born our country was entrenched in a division of opinion polemic enough
to lead us to bloodshed. At the core of the difference was a basic moral
question. Shrouded in a way of life and what seemed an economic imperative,
lay the real question of whether humans can own humans-- a moral
question. The question is absurd today given mans' continuing
evolution, which seems to be headed towards greater benevolence and inclusion,
notwithstanding the many side roads we may travel.