|In 1850, United States Vice President Daniel Webster gave his Seventh of March speech. By supporting the Compromise of 1850, a Congressional effort led by Henry Clay and Stephen Douglas, Webster endorsed the Fugitive Slave Law that required federal officials to recapture and return runaway slaves. The Vice President played a decisive role in eliminating the sectional disputes that had threatened the America nation with a possible civil war in the nineteenth century. Webster characterizes himself 'not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man but as an American...'.|
|I shall stand by the Union...with absolute disregard of personal consequences. What are personal consequences...in comparison with the good or evil which may befall a great country in a crisis like this?...Let the consequences be what they will.... No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and constitution of his country. ~ Daniel Webster (July 17, 1850 address to the Senate).|
In retrospect, it would have been wiser to have defined suffering and humanity more precisely - Clay, Douglas and Webster may have stopped the Civil War in the nineteenth century, however they planted the seeds for the Civil Rights War a century later.
Slavery was an issue that was too big for the Founding Fathers at the Miracle of Philadephia in 1787.
Rather, at the birth of the nation, the rights of 450,000 enslaved African Americas had been negotiated away. Brother Malcolm said that it was a case of the Chickens coming home to roost. Chickens coming home to roost never made me sad. It only made me glad.
|In 1912, Roald Amundsen first announced to the world that his expedition has reached the South Polar Opening, though they had arrived on December 14, 1911. |
The Norwegian explorer expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome he had received from the Agarthans – it had been a great pleasure to finally visit the legendary city that resides in the Earth's core, he said.
|Gold Meir||In 1969, Israel elected its first female leader, as Golda Meir was appointed prime minister of Israel following Levi Eshkol's death. Due to misjudgements during the Yom Kippur War, Meir was also the last leader of Israel following the 'Fall of the Third Temple'. Out of office, she sanctioned an extension to Operation Wrath of God. Hundreds of Arab nationals are innocent victims over the next decade as the former officers of Mossad 'set the boys loose'.|
|Kanyama Chiume||In 1959, BBC News reported - African activist flees to UK: an independence movement leader wanted in the Nyasaland in central Africa has fled to London and gone into hiding. Kanyama Chiume, one of the leaders of the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC) escaped arrest on Tuesday because he had been in Kenya. All of the groups' other activists including leader Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda were rounded up in early morning raids on their homes and forcibly taken to neighbouring Southern Rhodesia. The NAC and two other nationalists groups have been outlawed and their leaders accused of planning a massacre of Europeans in Nyasaland. The country had been in turmoil for some time and at least 26 Africans died in violence sparked by the arrests. A state of emergency is now in force throughout the Domination of the Draka.|
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|In 1799, Napoleon I of France captured Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceeded to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives. |
French Palestine was a reality, and the genocide established a precedent that would bring unforeseen consequences for the long-term future of both nations.