ANSWERS: 40
  • Like I could afford one.
  • I would take any amount of loan for one...And if there was a buy one get one half off sale, I'd be first in line.
  • That depends on what your definition of "if", is.
  • If we're talking about slaves that are more like indentured servants that are working off a debt to you, sure. It seems fair - you loan someone money and they offer to pay you back by working for you. If you mean, take it back to the 16 and 1700's, nope.
  • It is legal. Ever heard of a pack mule?
  • I have a slave. he's my husband too. (I"m joking just incase anyone is offended)
  • No. I'm too poor.
  • How can I put this? NO! I would never "own" another human being.
  • No. Owning another human being is wrong on all levels.
  • Only my ultimate enemys. But then i guess they might poisen me or kill me, so no i wouldnt.
  • I would never take control of another person.
  • NO WAY and if it was legal I would go on escapades to free as many as possible. However my best friend has a slave. His little sister actually LIKES doing stuff like getting him a root beer or finding something for him! It's funny!
  • No i wouldnt. Any form of slavery is wrong.
  • I would own as many as I could, but they would be treated very well, and be very free, in a relative sense of the word. If I owned them to keep them with as much freedom as possible, so that someone else couldn't keep them quite enslaved.
  • Absolutely not - infact, if I knew anyone who 'did' own any, I'd break into their property and free them all, using as much force as necessary. Slavery is morally inexcusable; the legality of it is irrelevant.
  • If I faced a sudden personality change, whereby I became a barbaric, immoral, self centered individual who did not value other human life, then maybe I would. Otherwise, I seriously doubt it
  • Sure! If I could afford them. In order to show that I am not racially prejudiced, I will buy one African American that looks like Halle Berry, one Hispanic that looks like Vida Guerra, one Lucy Liu lookalike as the Oriental and one that looks like Jessica Alba as an Anglo American..... Well...thinking about it, I don't know if they will be my slaves, or if I will end up being the slave...
  • no slavery is wrong, now i might HIRE someone to help me out, but i wont own a slave no way.
  • I'd research it very diligently. I imagine it'd be like having live-in help but with more responsibilities for the health and welfare and education of that person.
  • I would not even think of asking a question like that let alone the idea of owning another human being.
  • no. I'd be with the people that didn't believe in it when it was legal. There were plenty who were ahead of their time.
  • yes id have 5 goodlooking guys, each with their own itinery
  • I think most answers are a little bit hypocrite. If most people would own slaves, I think I would own slaves as well.
  • I think it is not dishonourable to admit that you can imagine to own slaves and being a slave-holder. Slavery is abolished but it was regarded over thousands of years as a complete natural and honourable social institution. We just say since about a 150 years that slavery is inhuman. In Roman times, in medieval times, owning slaves was useful and was a basic of wealth to all those who could afford slaves. So after my opinion it is more than honest and honorable if people today say thta they could imagine to own slaves. No one of us knows if we would own slaves because we can not make the test but I for myself would not completely exclude that I would never have slaves. Living in a slave-holding society I would be more sure that I would also own slaves like the other people.
  • No. It's nice to fantasise about owning a beautful slave girl but in reality I wouldn't, even if others did.
  • My god no..I would be totally against that..
  • Never!
  • Perhaps. I'd like to have enough slaves to be able to train them into an army.
  • I would own some... Just to relieve them from other potential bad owners... They would be like family at my house...
  • Most likely I would. There are jobs/tasks that need to be completed. If it was cheaper to buy a slave to complete them rather than pay for the labor of a fellow member of my society, then most definitely I would own slaves to do the work. Treatment of slaves does not have to be as barbaric as popular culture portrays in in pre-civil war southern US States. In many slave owning societies slaves were able to purchase their own freedom, so it was not that the slave owner took everything from the slave, just their labor. Most of the workforce is in basic slavery, they just don't know it. Unless you own the means of production you are in essence a slave. Many have great amounts of money, few have any real wealth.
  • Of course not, but every time I buy products made in China or India etc., I wonder if I'm supporting it. I buy the products for the value, but isn't that why people supported slavery.... because it was cost effective?
  • No, I would not own any. I would take turns pretending with my hubby though.
  • No i don't like slavery
  • Sounds like a good deal to me, but they'd probaply pull a Scofield on me.
  • Not at all.
  • I deeply agree with the opinion of LadyLuck. People who owe money to others should work for the money they owe. As we see it is quite easy to cheat somebody, take his money he has earned by hard work and rhen forget about it. For me this is nothing but legal robbery. And for the debtors there is no risk at all. Why should debtors not be enslaved to the advantage of those they have cheated and stolen? Is it fair if somebody lends money from you and then forgets about that? Just let him work for you like a slave until he has worked that long until you have your money back. In this case most people would think about before they lend money.
  • In Europe it was in many regiosn quite common that people who owed money, were emprisoned by the will of their creditors. After some time in prison they were auctioned like on a slave auction. Everybody who was able to pay the price could have such a person and had this person as personal property. The money got he creditor. But also the creditor could take such a person if nobody was willing to ay and so he had for some years or for the rest of the life of the human manpower of his debtor. In certain limits the owner could treat such a person quite similar to a slave. This legal situation existed in some European countries still up to 1914 and wascalled "personal execution". I absolutely do not see what was that wrong?

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