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Parting Company

jbirckhead316 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:27 PM
Actually, both sides fought for the right of self-determination. The South fought for the right of states to self-determination. Some of the soldiers who fought for the North fought for the abolition of slavery, or the right of slaves to self-determination. Otherwise, an interesting historical look at the question.
Charles3662 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 10:24 AM
It is a shame that nobody really understands slavery. The North didn't fight to abolish slavery. The North fought for what the South had and the individual Union soldier fought to be left alone by their government, the reason most men go off to war. Kill the officers and the enlisted men will shake hands and go home--where they really want to be.
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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