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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2011 10:09 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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I understand that rationale TD. That's the Southern view. What isn't shouted quite so fervently is the nothern view - that Davis led a government of traitors who resented the threat that they may lose the right to hold others as slaves. Now you may agree or disagree, and it may or may not be my view. But the fact is that many northerners believe that and they're as sure of it as you are of your beliefs. To ignore Davis as a polarizing figure would be to ignore 1/2 of the views out there.

I don't want this to become a discussion on causation. I find them monotonous and boring. But Davis' position and his views on whether there should be a guerilla war after J Johnston's surrender qualifies him as polarizing to many.

Good topic Tim!

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