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" A binding treaty and mandatory human rights due diligence would clean up slavery in global supply chains. Workers demand it, and consumers demand it. "
" Abolitionists believe that, as all men are born free, so all who are now held as slaves in this country were born free, and that they are slaves now is the sin, not of those who introduced the race into this country, but of those, and those alone, who now hold them and have held them in slavery from their birth. "
Elijah Parish Lovejoy
" A great fortune is a great slavery. "
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. "
Rita Mae Brown
" 'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it. "
" All socialism involves slavery. "
" A lot of things that we cannot buy and sell in markets used to be totally legal objects of market exchange - human beings when we had slavery, child labour, human organs, and so on. So there is no economic theory that actually says that you shouldn't have slavery or child labour because all these are political, ethical judgments. "
" Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues. "
" America is exceptional, it is asserted, because, with the exception of the abolition of slavery, it has been able to extend the promise of liberal reform mostly peacefully, through its democratic institutions. "
" America is haunted by an apparition steeped in slavery, and I wanted to remind everyone that, 'Yo, we've got to handle this.' "
" Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. "
Alexis de Tocqueville
" Among the friends of Union, there is great diversity of sentiment and of policy in regard to slavery and the African race among us. "
" And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone. "
Mary Harris Jones
" Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. "
" As a kid growing up St. Louis, Missouri, I lived in a predominantly black neighborhood. Any time people talked about slavery, it was always something like, 'If I was a slave, I wouldn't have been putting up with that. I would have been out in a heartbeat.' And it's like, sure, it's a very easy thing to say. "
Sterling K. Brown
" As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. "
" As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge. "
" Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. "
" Black people are experiencing a systemic disadvantage, and it goes back to slavery, which was not that long ago. "
" Blacks in America want to forget about slavery - the stigma, the shame. If you can't be who you are, who can you be? How can you know what to do? We have our history. We have our book, and that is the blues. "
" But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit. "
" But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before. "
" By the law of Christ, every man is bound to love his neighbour as himself; but every servant is a neighbour of every civil lord; therefore every civil lord must love any of his servants as himself; but by natural instinct, every lord abhors slavery; therefore, by the law of charity, he is bound not to impose slavery on any brother in Christ. "
" Can you look forward to the future of our country and imagine any state of things in which, with slavery still existing, we should be assured of permanent peace? I cannot. "
Robert Dale Owen
" Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.' "
" Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime. "
" Christian abolitionists gave their lives by the hundreds of thousands to end slavery. "
" Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery or Churchill and Nazism: it's not the kind of thing where you can compromise. "
" Colonialism is the cousin of slavery. "
" Coming up in America in the '80s and '90s, we were not too far removed from slavery. People forget that. "
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