posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 09:47 PM
This post is a breath of fresh air!
Thanks for posting OP.
Our U.S. civil war was indeed about states rights. Slavery was a big issue and needed to be abolished. But was not the main event or cause of the
The victors wrote the history, as in all wars.
There's a lot, and I mean huge amounts of history that hasn't been taught in "schools" about the war of northern aggression.
The southern states were holding the Federal government to its limited authority and capacities, outlined in the law of the republic.
There were many black Americans that fought for the south. Not because they agreed with C.S.A. but because it was their home. Much like Gen. Lee, "I
can not fight against my country, Virginia".
One notable, his name escapes me (Have to dig through my notes). Was a Commissioned Officer of negroid race, a Captain of Cavalry. He and his troop
were not considered "uniformed" and were wanted by The US. Army and feared. He was a very skilled, successful leader and Soldier.
I do believe in a "nutshell" slavery was probably the spark. But because history is taught and written by the victor. The present educated "lawyer",
"teacher" and other average ignorant folk believe it was "the reason". But wasn't the reason the average "southerner" fought for. The ignorant folks
of that time had a better grasp of the laws of our Republic than today.
Not to mention the war being lost by the south, opened the door for the U.S.A Constitution being nothing more than a "general idea" and a "living
document" by modern liberal "thinkers". Which totally defeats the purpose of a "constitution".