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  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/26/2007 6:05:29 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 237 replies · 4,506+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 22, 2007 | JERRY PATTERSON (Texas Land Commisioner)
    Any attempt to judge our history by today's standards -- out of the context in which it occurred -- is at best problematic and at worst dishonest.For example, consider the following quotations:"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.""[T]here is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."By today's standards, the person who made the first statement, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, would be considered enlightened. The person who made the second,...