Posted by G. D. Gibson on June 11, 1999 at 15:04:06:
In Reply to: Internet posted by Tom on June 11, 1999 at 08:54:57:
: I was impressed with the way Tom argues from the works of published historians. He liberally uses words like "reputable" "published" "renowned" and so on about thosw who share his opinion. Of course, becoming published, reputable and renowned requires adherence to the Northern viewpoint of the issues of the War for Southern Independence. Otherwise, you don't get validated by "established" historians. "Facts," as the United States' greatest President often said, "are stubborn things." The facts in this case include the increasing number of descendants of black, Confederate, fighting men who are revealing their family history. Of course, these are not "published" "reputable" and "renowned" either so they too can be dismissed.
The policies, strategies, and tactics of Lincoln and his army can scarecely be distinguished from those of Milosevic so roundly condemned by the current occupant of the White House. No amount of talk about preserving the Union or freeing slaves can disguise that.
Lincoln was engaged in an illegal and unGodly effort to conquer and supress the Southern people, in defiance of the principles fought for and won in the Revolution. It can be no wonder that he was resisted, even by those on the lowest rung of the social ladder.
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