I’ll never forget a statistic that Pat Buchanan (why oh why didn’t he run for pres?) mentioned years ago: The number of Negroes brought to the U.S. in the slave trade numbered approx. 675,000 . . . the number of deaths in combat in the Civil War were approx. 660,000.
The similarity in these two numbers is almost too coincidental . . . almost 1 to 1 that God made us pay for the tragedy that was the slave trade and the Civil War.
I do a lecture here at my medical vocational school about Civil War Medicine. I start my lecture with asking the students for the years that the Civil War was fought, and very, very seldom do any of the students get within 60 years . . . thank you, public screwl systems!
Of course, you can argue that quite a few war deaths were from the slave-holding South, but virtually none of the southern combatants were slave holders.
300,000 mostly white men from the north gave their lives in the struggle that freed the slaves.
Wow. That is a sobering statistic.
Start thinking along these lines and you’ll really get a lump in your throat. The current death toll from abortion:
ARe you so young that you do not remember the multiple times that Pat ran for president???
The North held slaves, too, contrary to public school teachings. In fact, several northern States had recently strengthened their slave laws in their constitutions and even Lincoln advocated laws to keep free slaves out of Illinois.
“Truly it is written, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be requited by one drawn by the sword.” - A. Lincoln
I cannot help but agree that the Civil War was most unnecessary. Hot heads on both sides fired the cannons before anyone thought through the consequences. Very few people, on either side, would have supported the War if they had foreseen the consequences. Slavery would have ended in the South within a generation, most likely. Was the cost in blood and treasure worth a generation of freedom? Would the status of the freedman have been ameliorated if the southern states had relinquished slavery of their own volition?