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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:31 pm
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Thanks for clarifying that, TD. Yes, that is the quote to which I referred.

The point is, the war was about states' rights and whether or not those rights had sovereignty vs. the preservation of the union. It was NOT a war to 'free the slaves', at least not initially.

It all goes back to the Constitution, and one's interpretation re state sovereignty.

The founding Fathers, as magnificent as their acheivements were, ignored the slavery issue, knowing full well it could blow up at a later date.

"Hey, we got us out from under the yoke of British rule and taxation, we're going to leave this slavery powderkeg for somebody else to figure out down the road."

Marty

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