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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2008 11:20 pm
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I know that seven state had secede by the time of Lincoln's appeasement speech but if he had shown them the stick as Washington, Jackson and Taylor had before him. I would bet many of those insurrection or succession would have been in name only.

Remember, those leaders of secession thought they were dealing with another Buchanan and Lincoln's speech just fed their belief. A fiery speech about the preservation of the union would have dispelled their faults opinion that Lincoln was weak and could be pushed around. I think Lincoln should have threaten that all insurrection leaders with the rope.

Once those insurrection leaders knew their heads were in the balance many would of cowed to Lincoln's desire...The dice were not cast until after Lincolns appeasement speech. It all comes down to his speech....






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