I enjoy using an older title: “War of Northern Aggression”.
Dick.G: AMERICAN !
The war of Southern Rebellion.
Without Northern aggression, there would have been no war.
That’s what I call it because that’s what it was.
I agree with the rights of the states. Though not all people’s were allowed to determine their states fate.
Anyway, war could have been avoided. You didn’t see Castro attack Gitmo after he took over power. Evil, but smart man.
Fort Sumter could have been eventually negotiated, but the Rebs decided to start the war.
So much so that I think we should use it for the next one as well.
When we first arrived here in GreenAcres (rural NWGA) I was commenting to someone about living in an area rich with Civil War history (specifically, the taking of "The General"). Someone gently said to me, in a wonderful southern drawl, "Son, you need to understand that we don't call it the 'Civil War' here. In these parts it's known as 'The War of Northern Aggression'".
Still puts a smile on my face to remember that encounter.
That's not uncommon, but one that I've never heard (though it would be more accurate) is the
War for Federal Supremacy
The Constitution gave very specific and limited authority to the federal government, and any sane reading of the Constitution would inform you that the modern thought
federal law trumps state law is a lie: only federal law pursuant to the Constitution is superior, anything not so pursuant is null and void (see the last third of Maybury v. Madison for an excellent logical/legal proof.)
War for Federal Supremacy, the federal government has usurped a lot of powers that are rightly those of the several states — this usurpation has been quickly growing in the very recent years, but the trend for greater and greater usurpation is illustrated very well with prohibition and
the war on drugs: in the former there was a Constitutional amendment, in the latter no such amendment exists. (The difficulty of the acceptance of each indicates the implicit authority accepted to enact the laws. Prohibition was at least following the letter of the the law that is the Constitution, the War on Drugs does not even need that form followed to be held as legitimate.) Now we have reached the point where the federal government is telling us we must engage in commerce.
It is a more accurate description of that conflict too.
I shall forever remain, Unreconstructed.
We call it the “Act of Northern Aggression” or “That Unpleasantness” down here in the south.
I like, "The War of Kicking the Slave Owning Moron's Ass."
“I enjoy using an older title: War of Northern Aggression.”
I lean that way also. But today I think we could call it the War to End The Police State.