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Re: “Confederacy's confusing legacy

600,000 dead and sovereign states in ruin is more than enough evidence to show Lincoln's Union was more tyrannical than King George's government.

The South chose to leave Lincoln alone by seceding. His promise to preserve slavery in perpetuity via the Corwin Amendment ... rejected. Any potential future claim on the status of future Western states ... abandoned. The marriage could not be saved and the South wanted out, Lincoln's political trinkets not withstanding. Let the North have it all and let the South have her freedom. But like the abusive husband, Lincoln stalked, battered and beat the South into submission and forced her back into his home.

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Posted by lektrikwire on 07/16/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Confederacy's confusing legacy

Each of us with familial ties to the war have our own stories and perspectives. Mr. Hazlehurst has his and I respect his right to it.

That said, I seriously doubt his Union ancestor decided to make war on the South to end slavery -- the North could not have filled out its latrine details with the number of Yankees willing to leave their families and go die to free black slaves.

And why should they? At no point did Lincoln ever declare his intention in prosecuting the war was to end slavery. Indeed, not only did he say, in his first inaugural address, he had no intention to interfere with the institution, he said the Constitution gave him no right to and he endorsed the Corwin Amendment, passed two days before, making the permanence of slavery explicit.

Mr. Lincoln's war to crush the South's same yearning for independence exercised against England in 1776 cost well over 600,000 American lives. If Hazlehurst needs to beat his breast over his family's legacy of shame, he should start with that bloody act.

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Posted by lektrikwire on 07/15/2015 at 4:16 AM

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