A peculiar notion

Steve Schear azur at netcom.com
Sun Aug 10 17:50:34 PDT 1997

>Steve Schear wrote:
>> In short, the Constitution itself was a casualty of >Lincoln's war. A
>>Pyrrhic victory indeed.
>	For the first time in a long time, I've read a post that actually make
>me seriously consider rethinking what I have been taught. I've studied
>quite a bit in regards to US law and the Consitution, (made necessary by
>my being Pro-PGP), and never looked in that direction. Your post adds a
>very different light to things.  I took the liberty of forwarding your
>post to a few of my old teachers, and they said that even they had not
>looked at history from that point. Thank you for the push.

Even more disheartening is the realization that the war probably wasn't
ncesassary to free the slaves, as the South was already in decline and
slaves were leaving (via the Underground Railroad) in record numbers.  Like
the West's 'victory' over communism, there's good reason to believe that
the South would have collapsed sooner than later due to its untenable
economic structure.  It seems the war substantially fought over economic,
idiological and egotistical reasons.  Big sigh...


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