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To: Smokin' Joe

Slavery was the primary reason for the slave power to pretend to secession.

Union was the primary reason for the US to oppose secession.

At the end of the war, slavery was dead. The slave power lost. Anyone sad about that?


36 posted on 06/11/2013 9:29:48 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker
Not about the end of slavery. It would have been better had it not started.

But the ramifications of that loss extended far beyond the end of slavery and we will see those issues again. Our Federal Government was supposed to be a Federal Government (very limited in power) while the State Governments were supposed to have more power. Instead, we now have a National Government, and the States have been stripped of much of their power. That is regrettable, as the National Government imposes one-size-fits-all standards where one size doesn't fit, while the states have become rubber stamps for the National Government.

38 posted on 06/11/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: donmeaker
Yet Northerners were far more bigoted than Southerners. A Southerner would never have used the word “Nigger” for instance, which Northerners clumsily tossed around.
71 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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