- Oct 24, 2016
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The “Law of Nature and of Nature’s God” was not with slaveholders and their “civilization,” now gone with the wind, but on the side of “liberty for all,” as Lincoln had understood and we should understand today. Whether we are black or white, wherever we may live, we need to embrace our revolutionary American heritage. The terrible Civil War which ended legal slavery was in truth the “Second Great American Revolution.” Revolutions are terrible things and they don’t always work out exactly the way we would wish. But compromises with slavery had been tried and failed, and war became inevitable.
The Civil War didn't end slavery. An amendment did. When Fort Sumter was fired upon there were more slave states in the north than the south. And until the end of the war three slave states remained with and were coddled by the union...including DC.
The Law of God, as seen by theAmerican Revolutionaries, was that any people who desired could reconstitute their government as they saw fit. The slavery-was-legal revolutionaries.