Skip to comments.This Day in Civil War History October 16th, 1859 John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
Posted on 10/16/2010 4:28:16 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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For Southern Rights, Hurrah!
Hurrah foe the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears a single star!
"Southern Rights" to own slaves were abolished by the Civil War, a war the South brought on itself.
“”Southern Rights” to own slaves were abolished by the Civil War, a war the South brought on itself.”
Don’t get so cocky, Round2 may be just around the corner.
Only a friggin fool would be cheering on such a thing.
In other words you're lying again.
But you seem to be the only one strange enough to want to do that.
rockrr: "Only a friggin fool would be cheering on such a thing."
Constitutionally, states can secede the same way they enter the Union: by applying to, and waiting for the approval of Congress.
No doubt, Congress would want to negotiate such matters as the states' appropriate shares of the National Debt and other legal obligations ($13 trillion for starters, plus many times that amount for such items as Social Security and Medicare), national defense assets (i.e. aircraft carriers, etc.), international trade agreements, and the disposition of Federal property in the states' territory.
Of course, before any states might apply to secede, they'd want to make certain they had enough votes on their side in Congress to approve secession.
But then, if they had enough votes to approve secession, wouldn't they also have enough votes to abolish whatever major grievances they hold against the Union?
And, if that all sounds like just too much work, and too much bother, then they could do it the "easy way" instead -- just like the Confederacy in 1861.
They could simply declare themselves independent, and start a war to prove it.
And after they lost again then they could spend the following centuries rewriting and falsifying history.
I mean, it was so much fun the first time around, why not enjoy a Round 2?
After all, didn't that work really well for the Germans after World War One?
That is simply not true. Lincoln thought slavery to be wrong from his earliest known writings. I have seen the so-called 'historical quotes' you cite, and they are all taken totally out of context.
Barack Obama himself admits that The Emancipation Proclamation was a military document.
Lincoln himself said the same. As president, he had no power to end slavery, and he acknowledged that only a Constitutional amendment could do that. But as Commander in Chief in time of war, he did have the power to seize and dispose enemy 'property' as militarily necessary. The property he seized were the slaves and his disposition of them was freedom.
ALL QUOTES TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.
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