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To: Idabilly
At least the Honorable Lee didn't follow after your horrendous,Conduct Unbecoming an Officer,torturous act's by your Union buffoons.

You mean winning?

Jefferson Davis writing to General Robert E. Lee

General Grant writing on William Sherman:

"Sherman is not only a great soldier, but a great man. He is one of the very great men in our country's history. He is an orator with few superiors. As a writer he is among the first. As a general I know of no man I would put above him. Above all - he has a fine character - so frank, so sincere, so outspoken, so genuine. There is not a false line in Sherman's character - nothing to regret."

26 posted on 02/03/2010 7:35:31 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
“You mean winning?”

If you feel that attacking civilians is necessary - In order to Win. With all due respect to General LEE - He should have stepped down.

Shelby, Forrest or William C. Quantrill - may have had the stomach to Rape and Pillage the Yankee populace. I don't it though. They should of hired the German and Italian mercenaries first. Befriended Marx before Lincoln planted his lips on Marx's man toy.

If war is fought by your standards, We will always be second place. Murder of noncombatants in not our cup-of-tea.

27 posted on 02/04/2010 5:19:17 AM PST by Idabilly
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To: Non-Sequitur
“You mean winning?”

If you feel that attacking civilians is necessary - In order to Win. With all due respect to General LEE - He should have stepped down.

Shelby, Forrest or William C. Quantrill - may have had the stomach to Rape and Pillage the Yankee populace. I don't it though. They should of hired the German and Italian mercenaries first. Befriended Marx before Lincoln planted his lips on Marx's man toy.

If war is fought by your standards, We will always be second place. Murder of noncombatants in not our cup-of-tea.

28 posted on 02/04/2010 5:19:23 AM PST by Idabilly
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To: Non-Sequitur
You mean winning?

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?"

In this case, the soul of the nation and that is the point of the article that I posted.

Lincoln's war was the first step in centralizing the powers of the federal government which was opposed by the Southern states citing the 10th Amendment. Lincoln ignored the 10th Amendment (and many other parts of the Constitution) in his quest for power which eventually led to the monster that is growing at an exponential rate in the nations capital today and threatens to 'enslave' an entire nation.

You and yours seem to prefer this form of totalitarian government but there are those of us, just as in 1860, that are against the continued centralization of power in Washington and the point of the article is that if there were more people like us, rather than you and yours, with a seat at the table then perhaps we could avoid a repeat of the first War of Northern Aggression.

But, sadly, as long as the non-sensicals of the world exist that will never come to pass.

29 posted on 02/04/2010 5:54:18 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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