Since Barack Obama's re-election, hundreds...
I enjoy being a 'civil war' buff. Lots of interesting history, and people at that time. When an article like this is written it is always interesting to see the comments. What is so obvious to anyone that has studied that era that there is a myth about the war and what were the causes and the effects of reconstruction. In reality what the author is talking about is there are many many parallel with what was going on in 1860 and today. While party labels have changed the major issues are still big government vs. freedom, and the arguments have not changed a great deal.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.
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