Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: Rearden
"The southern states withdrew, legally, from the Union for the same reasons the Colonies went to war with England, taxes."

That was a major element but saying it was the reason for their leaving the Union is every bit as revisionist as the leftists who put it all down to class struggle or other angles they particularly like. Had slavery not been an issue for the elites in the South there would have been no Civil War. The Confederacy was not an 1860s TEA party any more than Jim Crow laws were just minor regulations.

have a nice day

18 posted on 12/03/2010 3:31:49 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies ]


To: Rashputin

BFLR


19 posted on 12/03/2010 3:44:48 AM PST by snowtigger (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies ]

To: Rashputin

So you are saying that slavery was THE reason for the war? I would be very grateful to you if you could substantiate that statement. I can find no documented evidence that the War of Northern Aggression was initiated by the institution of slavery, onerous as that institution may have been.

Your reasoning is more than a little revisionist itself, wouldn’t you agree.

Have a nice day yourself


23 posted on 12/03/2010 3:53:53 AM PST by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson