[geeks] I just saw...
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sat Nov 11 17:33:35 CST 2006
On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> As for Lincon, have you ever read the emacipation proclimation? He freed
> the slaves in "the states in rebelion", over which he had no control.
Sort of like all the times President Lincoln said "If I could preserve
the Union without freeing a single slave, I would gladly do so"?
It's a matter of revisionist history that the US Civil War was fought
to eliminate/preserve slavery. Yes, that was the straw that broke the
camel's back. However, the real heart of the matter was states' rights
within a federal government (which we were supposed to have per the
Constitution) versus states' obligations to a national government (which
we have now).
 A lie that has will be near-universally accepted as truth as my
generation comes to an age of political power, as we have been
bathed in that falsehood by our corrupt government school system.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Some people grow out of the petty theft of
Elgin, TX ( childhood. Others grow up to be CEOs and
USA ) politicians." --Forrest Black
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