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 Posted: Thu Jun 19th, 2008 06:44 pm
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Every board I've ever been on has whipped this horse over and over again. Always with the same unproven convictions that secession was legal; that Lincoln issued the EP hoping there would be a bloody slave rebellion; that Lincoln closed 300 newspapers and imprisoned 30,000 citizens; that Lincoln was as bad a racist as any southerner; yadayadayada.

It's always the same, so I suspect that there is, somewhere, a Confederate talking-points book. The points get hashed over; each side fails to convince the other and the thread dies away. A few months later it pops up again.

It goes away quicker when evidence in the form of citations are requested.

ole

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