|Has anyone read American Lion? Well I was thumbing through it and came across something very interesting on page 234:
Floyd was inclined to throw in his lot with Calhoun, and there was an argument that the Union's demise could be good for Virginia, which would become the greatest power in a new Southern order. In considering their own decisions about nullification, Virginia's neighbors worried that they might be trading tyranny of the North for the tyranny of Virginia. "Separated from the East and united in a Southern Confederacy, would not Virginia govern with supreme control?" a correspondent asked John Branch of North Carolina. "Have you not already felt the force of her domination, when her sons were in power? And how could you protect yourself against her overwhelming population and resources? There are matters which it would seem the worthy nullifiers have not studied as they deserve. The time is approaching when it will be necessary for South Carolina to look at this side of the question- and to decide which is likely to use power most tyrannically, the General Government or the mighty and proud Dominion by which she is located and before which she must tremble and crouch in the event of a contest between them."
It seems to me that the correspondent's prophecy about Virginia actually did come true during the war. Or am I wrong???
Last edited on Mon Apr 27th, 2009 05:27 am by The Iron Duke
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