The abolition of physical bondage and ownership of another human being throughout much of the world is arguably one of the greatest achievements in human history, which had occurred for a very very long time.
Interestingly enough, when you put history in the correct perspective, it was the white Anglos and Celtic cultures that spearheaded the anti-slavery movement and its eventual abolition worldwide. Of course, the Africans and other fighters of liberty from every other culture joined in, but they also had their oppressive governments to deal with just like the Colonists had the British Crown and other monarchies like the French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Germans and many others throughout the world to deal with. The Africans had numerous Tribes that had long been involved in slavery and the slave trade. At that time there were very few societies, that did not partake in slavery but in the late 1800s that all started to change.
Our founding fathers had to deal with the various monarchies of the world because it wasn’t until the 1900s that many of those monarchies were finally overthrown. The French, under Napoleon even helped us win the war against the British Crown who had even hired mercenaries from Germany’s Monarchy. The Monarchies often worked together to defeat societies like the Irish Celts who had abolished their government and slavery throughout their lands from approx. 650 AD to 1625 AD before being overthrown.
“King James II and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s famed Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next-door neighbor. http://www.aohflorida.org/the-irish-slave-trade/ – The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.”
When one thinks about how long slavery was promoted by the various governments and tribes like the Romans, Egyptians, Africans, Chinese, Japanese, etc., what the white Anglos fighting against government oppression did, starting with the Magna Carta in 1215 and eventually defeating the British, French, Dutch and German Monarchies which taught others, they too could also defeat their governments around the world, was one of the great achievements in human history and many lost their lives doing it.
My own forefathers had even helped to constitutionally abolished slavery in Vermont in 1777 and fought at Saratoga, and Ft. Ticonderoga, considered “Turning Points” in the American Revolution. It’s just like the separatists, eventually called the Pilgrims, who escaped England to first Holland and then America. They were fighting against both the Church and Crown, so it was as much against the religious persecution as against totalitarian government who use the church and law as a means of physical and monetary slavery.
Any law the takes away a right to property or activities, such as taxes, regulatory fees, fines and penalties, based on malum prohibitum laws are fascist in nature. It’s not that any single malum prohibitum law causes that much social harm, compared to the benefits, it’s the plethora of them that has bankrupted and corrupted every society in history, as it is doing to the U.S. and many others around the world today. https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/malum%20prohibitum – Malum Prohibitum defined.
Within approximately 70 years after the defeat of the British Crown and the eventual defeat of most of the other European, Asian and Arab Monarchies, slavery was defeated throughout much of the world and it took all the races of the world to defeat it. Blaming one race or another when it was the governments and tribal leaders in collusion with some of the wealthiest commercial interests in the world continuing this dehumanizing practice, is just pure ignorance.
Now, once again, due to all our ignorance, our world is again enslaved, just monetarily. As an example, in the U.S. we have over 120 different taxes and regulatory fees, enacted by the heirs and cronies of the very same old wealthy monetary interests that used physical slavery to increase their profits and wealth. Who do you think is inducing the various bureaucracies to enact all these Malum Prohibitum laws, taxes, fees, fines, and penalties? Understanding fascism; the merger of State and Corporate powers, who together are usurping the rights to property ownership and the fruits of our labor, of especially the civilian populations is a key to understanding the differences between good laws and bad ones. How well do you really understand the differences?