Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
Yes, it's easy with hindsight to say what was wrong and what was right about history. I, too, have a lot of respect for the men on both sides, but I am unwilling to say their beliefs gave an excuse for carrying on a clear wrong, a worse cause for which a people ever fought. Unworthy to be called Americans? No, just Americans who made the wrong cause part of their beliefs.Easy to say from our perspective. They saw it differently. I have a lot of respect for the men on both sides for putting their money where their mouth was and going out into the field in support of their beliefs. I would never discount half of them as unworthy of being Americans because I disagree with what they did.
Yeah, next time secession comes we'll handle it differently.
Haven't seen unilateral secession attempted in over 155 years. Somebody must have learned something from the end results of 1865.