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Behind the Russian Rage

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 11:56 AM
Matthew, Sorry about the "scolding". I simply disagree that there was anything peaceful about the secession. I don't think my answers were contradictory at all. Simply because Lincoln was willing to allow the South to continue slavery in order to maintain the Union doesn't change the fact that the South started the war because they were protecting their states rights, and the right they were protecting was slavery. If you would like to read something, I would recommend the autobiography of Fredrick Douglass. "The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas", it is available for free on e-readers.
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Behind the Russian Rage

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM
Actually, slavery has NOT ended everywhere else in the world. It is ongoing. I would love to see something other than your opinion that the South was trying to end slavery prior to Lincoln's election. Also your assertion that Lincoln went to war over tax revenues is ludicrous. CSA attacked US Fort Sumter and initiated the hostilities. I guess Lincoln could have gone Obama style and talked about crossing red lines and such, but he didn't, Lincoln properly treated it as an act of war against the United States. I do understand that it is distasteful to think that the South started a war to protect the so-called "states rights" of slavery. It is what it is.
What passes for intellect on LSDNBC is amazing! I don't know if it is possible to pick who the biggest moron is on that network.
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Behind the Russian Rage

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 11:03 AM
I don't think Lincoln's reasons for the war was about slavery, clearly he wanted to maintain the Union, without a war if possible. He repeatedly tried to reassure the southern states that he wouldn't go after the "peculiar institution" of slavery. But, they didn't trust him. I guess it's kind of like Obama when he said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman. Interesting letter to Greeley though. It shows that he put preservation of the Union ahead of slavery...at least for a time.
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Behind the Russian Rage

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 10:31 AM
Really? Peacefully secede? Millions of human beings in chattel slavery and you act like the Civil War was imposed on the South. The barbaric practice of brutal slavery and the refusal to treat fellow humans properly brought the consequences of the war the South started.
The defecits during the height of the war pale in comparison to what the clown show administration has put up over the last 5 years. Your point is BS.
You bet. Just disregard the 5000 year history of Judeo-Christian tradition. That "cultural, made up code of ethics" that led to the establishment of the greatest nation in the history of Earth. The one nation that has given more treasure and blood and asked nothing in return to the world than any other. Just remember to thank God that you weren't born in Japan in the 17th century (or Pakistan), that you are in America land of the free, because of the brave, where you can still say...Thank you Lord, I am a free American.
Apparently you didn't get the word. But the US Air Force is a branch of the military that was formed in 1948 after WW2. That is their Officer producing Academy, just like West Point or Annapolis.
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Just the Facts

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 14, 2014 1:28 AM
Great column, it shows exactly why McConnell needs to go. He is a true Washington insider and a part of the problem. I hope Matt Bevin can knock him out in the primary. Unfortunately McConnell has a big double digit lead on Bevin with the vote on May 20th.
They won't bring him back up. Stick a fork in him, he's cooked.
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Obama Must Go

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 8:30 AM
tex you are full of what l don't want to step in at a stockyard. The average Bush deficit = 250 billion dollars and that includes 2 years with an all Democrat Congress The average Obama deficit = 1.086 trillion dollars It's no contest as to who is bankrupting this nation. Bush kept America safe and dealt the hand he had. Obama and the idiot Democrat leadership made sure they didn't "let a crisis go to waste".
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