Skip to comments.Tenn. Governor Bill Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform
Posted on 02/21/2019 8:07:55 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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If you think it's sad now, just wait until history repeats itself. Those who forget history are destined to repeat it and the politically correct loons will rue the day when it happens. They are NOT doing blacks in this country any favors by wiping confederate memories from history.
Lincoln, the most important person at the time the war started (which is when the cause of a war is determined), explicitly stated that it wasn’t about slavery.
That’s a fact.
Cowardly fool. Glad to say I voted for an independent in the last TN election. I don’t trust born agains. No spine.
Also a split state during the civil war. Lots of Unionist.
Sure, Fort Sumter wasn't about slavery, nor was the Confederate Declaration of War on May 6, 1861.
But Declarations of Secession were all about slavery, and within a few weeks of Fort Sumter, slavery became a military issue in the form of "Contraband of War".
Beginning in 1861 Congress passed several laws protecting fugitive Confederate slaves and offering compensated emancipation in Union areas..
The result was slavery became increasingly important, militarily & politically, especially so after Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
Those are facts, FRiend.
Sure, Fort Sumter wasn’t about slavery, nor was the Confederate Declaration of War on May 6, 1861.
Combine that with Lincoln’s first inaugural address and it’s clear that the cause of the war was preservation of the Union.
Anything that happened after the war started can not be a cause by definition.
Well... the immediate cause was Jefferson Davis' order to "reduce" Fort Sumter when he believed Lincoln "assailed" Confederate "integrity".
But you may remember, there are several categories of "causation" including proximate, ultimate, predisposing, precipitating, etc.
Ultimately, Civil War was caused by secession and secession by, mainly, slavery.
And within a few weeks after Fort Sumter, slavery again became a focus in the form of "Contraband of War".
So nobody at the time doubted CSA Gen. Morgan's words:
Nobody with any sense would take the opinion of a cherry picked rebel general after the war started above that of Lincoln in his inaugural address.
As Lincoln said then on the eve of the war, it was all about preservation of the Union.
And here's what Jefferson Davis said in that same context:
Here is a long list of quotes illustrating the point.
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