Skip to comments.War Crimes Against Southern Civilians
Posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:18 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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You can not bring yourself to condemn slavery?
If to you DU means someone who recognizes slavery as a sin than I accept that label.
I agree. This thread is garbage. From the root.
Mods. Please take this thread down. It is not worthy of Free Republic.
Of course slavery is evil but, while it was practiced in numerous places throughout the world, the U.S is the only country to use it as an excuse to go to war. It was abolished everywhere else through civilized political process. The atrocities committed by the Northern troops against Southerners, both black and white, dwarf any perceived purpose they claimed to justify their actions. By the way, I have read the book and it is very good.
Paul must have missed your memo when he wrote to Philemon.
“I was just going to not post but I did want to reply. Yes we lost but at the end there were twice as many dead Yankees as Rebels”.
Correct. And that was fighting with 1/4 the men the Federals had.
The South didn’t lose the war, they just ran out of men to fight it.
“But again, war is a no holds barred fight to exterminate the enemy”
Women and children, no-combatants, are not the enemy. No more than the thousands of Plains Indians slaughtered by Sherman and Sheridan and their thugs to make room for the railroad.
Here we go. The Bible is on the side of slavery. You are the saint, I am the sinner.
Sin has consequences. I wish we had never gone down this path.
OMG please tell me the oficial position of FR is not that Obama = Lincoln. If that’s true I’m out or here.
every race and ethnicgroup that hascome to america has experienced prejudice, of course some worse than others, but it hasn’t been a cakewalk for any group/race.
these are just people who want something and this isthe angle they are working.
It is evil, but Lincoln, via the “Corwin Amendment,” supported its preservation in the states where it existed at the time of his inauguration.
don’t fall for thelibtards divide and conquer/deflection techniques. it’s a hundred fifty freaking years. it’s over. that’s why we’re so damn tired of blacks today acting like it ended yesterday.
So you think he started the war for what purpose?
I’m not falling for it. I’m calling on it.
“Here we go. The Bible is on the side of slavery.”
Well you are the one who brought up the subject of sin, so I’ll bite.
Evidently you are aware that Paul didn’t order Philemon to free Onesimus. Maybe that was an oversight on his part.
I’m sure that the Almighty must have condemned all slavery as evil somewhere for you to make the claim, and perhaps you can guide us to the proper chapter and verse.
Unless your concept of sin has nothing to do with the Bible. If so then maybe you can tell us what rule you do use.
You try to make me your slave. Go ahead. Try it.
“So you think he started the war for what purpose?”
It’s easy enough to let Lincoln answer that himself:
Whereas the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law:
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union, to the a ggregate number of seventy-five thousand, in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed.
The details for this object will be immediately communicated to the State authorities through the War Department.
I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured.
I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to the forces hereby called forth will probably be to repossess the forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union; and in every event the utmost care will be observed, consiste ntly with the objects aforesaid, to avoid any devastation, and destruction of peaceful citizens in any part of the country.
And I hereby command the persons composing the combinations aforesaid to disperse and retire peacefully to their respective abodes within twenty days from date.
Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respective chambers, at twelve o’clock, on Thursday, the fourth day of July next, then and there to consider and determine such measures as, in their wisdom, the public safety and interest may seem to demand.
“You try to make me your slave. Go ahead. Try it.”
I believe that is what is known as a non sequitur.
Your answer has nothing to do with the question that I asked you. Do you want to try again? Or do you not have an answer?
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