dharman 
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Re: “Secession impressions

Not saying it wasn't part of the equation, just that by no means was it what history has portrayed it as. http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo198.html

Posted by Douglas Harman on 12/16/2010 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Secession impressions

"except the right they most strenuously advocated for was the right of states to have slavery" You may want to read "When in the course of human events" by Charles Adams. It's annotated, and footnoted throughout and proves your point is the farthest from the truth. The bottom line is the war started over taxation. Over 87% of taxes collected were from the Southern States and over 90% of those were spent in Northern States. The South felt the only way to survive was to leave the union. I am no advocate for any sort of slavery, just want to make sure that history is presented honestly. It is important however, to understand that due to economic reasons, slavery would have ended anyhow whether the war was fought or not. The whitewashed history taught in schools today have Lincoln portrayed as the "Great Emancipator" when in fact he had guaranteed in his first inaugural address that slavery would continue in the South. Lincoln stated emphatically that he had "...no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Lincoln was the 19th century equivalent to the modern day G. W. Bush, an imperialist with a dictatorial abuse of civil rights.

Posted by Douglas Harman on 12/15/2010 at 10:31 AM

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