Didn’t we fight a war about this?

by thoughtfulconservative

9 US States Declare Sovreignty

I believe this is called secession, and I’m pretty sure we fought a war over this. So why is it coming up again?

On a somewhat related note,  Human Events offered a book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War which looks designed to show the North and her leaders did nothing right and the South and her leaders did nothing wrong regarding the Civil War.

It will show

Why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did

How, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century)

How the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner.

Leading Northern generals–like McClellan and Sherman–hated abolitionists

Bombing people “back to the Stone Age” got its start with the Federal siege of Vicksburg

General Sherman professed not to know which was “the greater evil”: slavery or democracy

Stonewall Jackson founded a Sunday school for slaves where he taught them how to read

General James Longstreet fought the Battle of Sharpsburg in his carpet slippers

Is this really “the truth of the Civil War?”

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3 Responses to “Didn’t we fight a war about this?”

  1. I’m old enough to remember it called, in all seriousness and with no sense of irony, The War of Northern Aggression. Grew up learning in the segregated public schools that it was all about states’ rights and that slavery wasn’t really that much of a factor. Saw separate drinking fountains. End slavery in the 19th century? I’m not so sure. I’m old enough to remember all that, and I’m only 54.

  2. Since I grew up in the south, I remember all that also. I remember when busing started in high school and how that much of the early Christian school movement was a result of that.

    Many of those attitudes are still alive in the south, I’m sure you know what I mean. You have to be in contact with the right people.

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