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To: TheDon
Ah, yes...the kum by yah gloss. And sleight-of-hand, too. Are you contending that the people of the southern states chose 'more centralized govt', rather than having it rammed down their throats, via fire & sword? If so, then it follows that every people in history who were overrun, conquered & stiched into whichever megalomaniac's patchwork empire chose those fates as well. Pretty funny definition of 'choice'. Isn't it plainly evident that the last vestige of the experiment we have been discussing expired at Appomattox? And is the ability to appreciate the relative diffrentiation of America &, say, a yurt in outer Mongolia, apropos of anything? Or, is the description of my 'unfortunate' lack of 'appreciation'an example of the oh-so-short & placidly contented perspective of the thoroughly domesticated bovine who would urge all to capitulate overrated liberty & join the herd? Not me, brother.

140 posted on 06/23/2002 7:50:27 PM PDT by budo
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To: budo
As some in the South attempted to overthrow the US Constitution, I don't think they were concerned about centralized gov't, as they set up one for themselves. If they wanted out, they should have followed cooler heads, and done so using the US Constitution and the law, rather than the musket. By resorting to the sword, they contributed to making the federal government more centralized. Just the opposite of their hopes.
141 posted on 06/23/2002 8:01:16 PM PDT by TheDon
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