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Heh! Good thing the "injuns" didn't have firearms when Whitey first showed up....
Didn't take long to sell them some, if I remember correctly.
And because the people living in North America at the time were incapable of preventing the European immigration we have no right today to prevent or stem any current immigration?
Yes, phils, exactly. That's the base of all the argument out there that counters brutality against immigrant workers. Thank you for nailing that one.
Actually, the first colonials firearms were not much better (probably worse) than an extremely skilled Indian with a good bow and arrow. Their diseases were pretty good though.
I have read the same thing, Steve... that the American Indians' bows and arrows were more accurate and faster to reload up until the time of the repeating rifle. And also there were likely North American cities larger than European cities before disease wiped out the majority of the Indians.
Funny, there were sure no fences when the pilgrims got here.