Skip to comments.Lincolnís War
Posted on 05/06/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT by cowboyway
One of the greatest misconceptions of American history is that the Civil War was fought over slavery. Those who subscribe to this belief see President Abraham Lincoln as the benevolent leader who made unimaginable sacrifices in human blood to wipe out Americas greatest sin. While the human sacrifice is indisputable and the sin was monumental, the wars purpose was not to free blacks from the shackles of bondage. Rather, the Civil War was fought with one purpose in mind: To preserve the Union at all costs. And, to put it in Lincolns terms, with no ifs, ands, or buts. Youd better agree with the president, or else.
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Is that a self portrait in post #290, Mr. Liar?
None of them, of course, since I wouldn't have anything to do with the confederate cause and that seems to be a prerequisite.
But what do you suppose they...
...would think of your man, H.K. desecrating their precious rebel flag?
Not a chance. Stars and Bars and that Southern heritage thing are very much the cowboy way.
Along with white and blue, definitely. But red alone with that rag in the background? Not a chance.
What other interesting hobbies do you pursue in your basement?
You mean other than remind you guys of your Southern heritage? Lots. Come on, I'll bet those guys in the pictures I posted would love to join your new confederacy, central_va. Sounds like their kind of place.
Well duh! Any president running on a platform of ending the expansion of slavery would not be popular in at least 11 Southern states.
Once again you are caught telling a lie.
Not by you. Not to date.
Lets' close ranks on these Yank Federal Boot licking yahoo Bump.
Yes indeed. Get the gang together and close ranks.
As far as the flag they choose to claim, be it the American of Confederate, I wish they'd abandon both - their positions are not those of either government nor their soldiers. Personally I think those that wear the pointed hats do so because they have pointed heads.
They also claim the Cross of Christ, but I'll never abandon my Christianity nor Bible because some insane lunatics claim it as well. Many people claim positions and objects as a shield / barrier to their true beliefs.
Just as courts and politicians can wield barriers, and by twisting words distort the meanings of their words, and the words of our ancestors, even those that framed our government and demanded that our Constitution be written to prevent such distortions.
I believe the vast majority of soldiers - Union, Southern and Native American - were and are honourable men, and deserve our gratitude and praise. Whether we believe in their cause, many gave the ultimate sacrifice. Long should we remember their sacrifice.
Just as we should remember those that serve and sacrifice today, or did so in Vietnam, Korea or countless other shores. Politicians can lie and ameliorate their positions, historians can whitewash the truths, courts can mitigate their culpability, but it for the people to honour their dead and their memories.
I have no doubts that the disgust you express for the Klan is heartfelt and sincere because while we agree on virtually nothing, I believe you are a man of integrity and of honor. Unfortunately, some of your compatriots do not hold themselves to your same standard.
Why is it that the higher one gets in the Klan the gayer their robes become?
When the Yanks start calling you a Klansman you know you’ve got the high ground. Unlimber all guns. Double cannister....
End the Occupation
I'm not sure. Maybe one of the three stooges can answer that? I'll ping them.
And when you rebs start with the homosexual references you know that they've run out of myths.
The "Lincoln was gay" thing??????
Beautiful dog there.
But just as a suggestion, check to make sure you have them right-side up. It's far more effective that way.
I'm not talking about that piece of Southron idiocy and you know it.
Not to defend the “pointy heads” but it seems funny, the anti crowd doesn’t seem to be holding up a US Flag(s) in the picture. There is a yellow flag with a stripe on it. Curious. Over analyzing here....
Actually, the drive to go from tolerance, my personal position, to acceptance of Homosexuality, the official statist Federal position, is even more evidence that “we need to go”, (like we need anymore). Instead of attacking the Federalist, just put it in the column labeled “More Reasons to secede from this abysmal Union” and go on.
Not to defend the "pointy heads" but why the U.S. flag?
There is a yellow flag with a stripe on it. Curious. Over analyzing here....
The only analysis necessary is that they don't seem to be made up of God's brightest creatures, do they?
True story. When my daughter was about 6 she had a birthday party sleepover. As kids do, they tried to freak each other out and one of the girls entertained the rest with scary stories of "the coneheads". The next morning when they told me about it I was a little puzzled because I assumed they were talking about that Dan Akroyd movie, a take-off of his Saturday Night Live skits which didn't strike me as particularly scary. But the girl in question set me straight when she told me she was talking about the KKK. She had lived in Mississippi not far from some local chapter and had apparently seen the group in full regalia from time to time and it had scared the daylights out of her. So when it came time for scary stories, she knew just what to pick.
You have any idea what it's like intercepting parents as they come to pick their kids up and tell them that if their daughter mentions anything about the Klan then it's because of Kelly's ghost stories and not because I was trying to recruit her?
Yeah right. God forbid that you lived somewhere that tolerated anyone not just like you. Well begone and be damned, that's my motto.
The yellow flag seems to be in the group of counter-demonstrators. No idea what it means.
There are so few KKKers now each one has their own personal FBI case officer assigned to them. They are a tiny mentally ill pack of losers. I would say ACORN is more of a threat then the pointy headed clowns in silk robes. What if the KKK held a rally and nobody came? BIg woop.
Why don't the counter demos have any US Flags flying?
The Kluxers ain't about Southern heritage, asshat.
They are about something that is much more familiar to yankees: racism.
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I tolerate but acceptence, no no no....
39%. That is statistical proof that he wasn't this overwhelmingly popular 'saviour' that you revisionist yankees have portrayed him to be.
From post #220: cowboyway - "The 1980 election was as much about getting rid of Carter as the 2000 election was of purging the Clinton's. The 1984 election was a true mandate. "
From post #294: Non-Sequitur - "But according to you the '84 election was a real squeaker. "
From post #296: cowboyway - "I said that the the 1980 election was close and that the 1984 election represented an actual popular vote mandate. Once again you are caught telling a lie."
From post #305: Non-Sequitur - "Not by you. Not to date. "
Like I said, caught in ANOTHER LIE! Admit it or STFU.
Of course, we all know that you can no more admit to your lies and deceit than you could shut up. You've been caught in numerous lies over the years but you're simply not man enough to admit. Most of the time you just tuck tail and run. But, that is the yankee way.................
How can someone who lies with virtually every other breath know anything about integrity or honor?
You are a well known liar and should refrain from using such words as 'integrity and honor', Mr. Liar.
Why don't YOU tell US. After all, they're probably yours or NS's family members................
In order for me to be in one of those pictures I'd have to be 80 years old or something. Those one's I provided, the ones with your confederate flag so prominently displayed, are far more recent. I think it's nice when a group of people return to their heritage, don't you?
We must like in Lincoln's case,get to the root of the problem...He wishes to dress up and act a fool BUT history tells a different tell..SO Mr. Federally If y'all want to be a fool...Do it with the proper Flag!!!!!!
If I were to do that I'd have to do it with your Dixie Do-rag...
...and I'd hardly be inclined to do that now would I?
And as the members of the Southron Clown Posse have shown, there will be no tolerance and damned little acceptance in your new confederate fatherland for anyone not fitting the rebel mold they've imagined.
Geographically speaking perhaps, though that didn't help you around Chattanooga in 1863. But when it comes to the moral high ground, you're buddies abandoned that long ago.
Sure it is. Hatred is very much a part of the heritage you and Rustabout and Idabilly hold dear. Hatred to Yankees. Hatred to homosexuals. Hatred to Muslims. Hatred to anyone and everyone who doesn't look and think and act exactly like you. Hatred is what keeps you warm at night. Hatred is the part of your heritage you cling to the most. And you wouldn't have it any other way.
They are about something that is much more familiar to yankees: racism.
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! Denial sure ain't no river in Egypt so far as you're concerned, is it?
Well of course you would, because that's your way of directing attention away from the South's dirty little history and towards some other geographic region.
What if the KKK held a rally and nobody came?
Judging from news reports, every time they hold a rally the counter-demonstrators outnumber the Klan members by a considerable margin.
The real question is, why don't the counter-demonstrators have any confederate flags flying? If the modern day secesh cause is so down on them and all?
It's amazingly easy. I just look at you...and do a 180.
Well Kill Us y'all can but.. conquer Us y'all will never do,That's my motto!
“If you bring these [Confederate] leaders to trial it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution secession is not rebellion. Lincoln wanted Davis to escape, and he was right. His capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one.”
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, July 1867 (Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 3, p. 765)
Way too late on that one, Rustabout.
If you bring these [Confederate] leaders to trial it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution secession is not rebellion. Lincoln wanted Davis to escape, and he was right. His capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one.
That would be the very same Chief Justice Salmon Chase who ruled the Southern acts of unilateral secession to be illegal not 2 years later in the Texas v White case? Must have changed his mind, huh? </sarcasm>
Did I strike a nerve or just tug on your robes?
How many of those rainbow ringees do you have?
It’s a Gadsden flag and the black stripe is a tree branch.
Do y'all think a Yankee will fit in a small cage? For training,of course?Non-Sequitur,Will you volunteer?
For one, you better quit rolling around on the floor or the white coats are going to be coming into your room with the straight jacket again.
And second, for yankees to deny their racist heritage is just, well, tradition.
No nerves struck here.
Like I said, those photos have more of chance of being in yours or NS's family photo albums than in mine.
Tucking tail and running again, I see................
You guys have no idea how many lies NS has been caught in over the years. But he can never admit it. Instead, he uses spin, dodge or run tactics.
His pomposity and arrogance are only exceeded by his cowardice.
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