|View single post by Unionblue|
|Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2009 09:41 pm||
And history is left for the late-comers!
This is the only tool by which we can view and judge the actions of those who seceded and for what reasons and if those reasons were justified.
Now, you have brought up the Declaration of Independence as an example in some manner as a reason for justification of Southern secession in 1861.
The delegates to the Congress felt they had to lay out the reasons for their wanting independence from England. They did so. If we are going to use this document as a guage for Southern secession, I say let's do so and compare, complaint by complaint, and see if the South measures up in justification with the original.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder goes only so far.
What rights were being denied the South? In what way was its representation being restricted in the government? What unfair taxes were being levied? What State governments were overturned and replaced by the federal government? What laws were enacted that were totally against the South?
When comparing the two rebellions and their causes against the DOI, how do they measure up?
Until our next post,
Belief does not make truth. Evidence makes truth. And belief does not make evidence.