Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On the American Civil War

It wasn't a civil war. A civil war is when two participants vie for the control of one government and one piece of territory. All that the American South wanted to do was leave and start a new government (similar to what the New England states has contemplated in the early 19th Century and the Middle Atlantic states and New York City subsequent to that), a concept that even Abraham Lincoln himself had stated was fully constitutional as late as 1848. Big, big, difference, folks.

6 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Technically you are right. But, how date you mess with traditional beliefs.

Consolidation of federal power in Washington (the North) was indeed a significant part of Lincoln's agenda.

Rational Nation USA said...

Check out Wang Dang' (wd) blog today WIll, you'll love it.

dmarks said...

These civil war posts have been eye-opening. WD's poor grasp of facts along with his racism and adoration of fascistic/authoritarian ideas make any idea that he supports into something repugnant.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I'd like to, Les, I just can't. The man is just way too insane for me.......There's been a lot of disinformation on this subject, dmarks. Like I didn't know, for instance, that New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland were also seriously considering secession, not with the South but for the their own confederacy, The Central Confederacy. Same thing with New England during the War of 1812 and New York City at multiple points in the 19th century. It wasn't until Lincoln came along that secession was ever considered a form of treason.

BB-Idaho said...

Given the large number of current
secessionist groups ,
oppression must be rampant.

dmarks said...

BB: I like the one about the Vermont secession. The US Congress wold get a little more sane and responsible to the public interest if this happened.