Confederate History Month sans That Silly Old Salvery Thing

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    I love this article. I love the headline. It's also a title to one of my favorite popular books of all time. A Confederacy of Dunces

    The South Lost The War.

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    A war the North had to justify retroactively 3 years after it ended. Lincoln had no Constitutional Right nor justification to invade Southern States. Typical US aggression.
     
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    What battle precipitated the war? If the Confederacy was not recognized by the Federal government than the government put out a civil insurrection. That is not an invasion as an act of aggression. The aggression was secession. Lincoln did every thing possible to avoid armed conflict. South Carolina paid the price.
     
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    Incorrect. No legislation existed at the time that precluded secession by ANY state and in fact, the first threats of secession were by Northern states in the 1820s. States were LEGALLY at the time allowed to leave as freely as they joined.

    A Supreme Court ruling in 1868, Texas v White, is the only ruling to this day that makes secession illegal.

    How is secession aggression? If you join a gym and don't like it, aren't you free to quit being a member of that gym? If you join freely, and no legislation precludes you leaving just as freely, why should you not be allowed to?

    The act of aggression was Lincoln refusing to allow states to leave the Union as freely as they joined and he had nothing on which to base his decision to retain those states by force.
     

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