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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:17 AM
Except for the single issue of slavery, the South was right. And by the way, the North was hardly right about slavery, either: several Northern states were slave states, as well, and Lincoln was quite content to continue slavery in order to preserve the Union. The mythology we all learned in government skules--that the misnamed "Civil War" was an heroic quest by the North to free the slaves--is laughably false.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:43 AM
lincoln himself was well known for his racist comments. lincoln was essentially a control freak statist who couldn't stand to have anyone not submit to his power and authority.

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...