posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 09:44 AM
Originally posted by elaine
I side with the South because it had the constitutional RIGHT at that time to secede from the Union if it wanted to.
Not a very good reason to side with them. They also had the RIGHT to own slaves. Just because they have the right to do something doesn't mean it's
right and they should do it.
Was it about state's rights? One reason, sure. But besides slavery what other "state right" did they feel they were going to lose? And why didn't
the union also feel like they were losing state rights?
"But it brought about a big centralized government"
What the south lacked was foresight. I agree the US gov. is too big, but there is absolutely no evidence that thier vision, the way they wanted the
US, would have worked. That's because it wouldn't have worked. Had they won the US (especially the south) would be at least 50 years behind where we
are today, socially (especially in regards to race relations), economically, and in just about every other category. We wouldn't be the superpower we
The U.S. is a lot like your body. It works much better with the brain in control, because your foot or ear may want to go and do something stupid.
It's not a bad thing to have something keep them in check. Still each limb, etc. is still able to function independently. The right hand can care
less what your left leg does.
That's just the way we are. People may not like it, but it works....