Answered the Call for Reinforcements
- Aug 16, 2015
My position is not that the United States had lost but rather had not fought.
Unfortunately, not fighting to preserve the Union would have been an unacceptable defeat for the American experiment. If states can forcibly leave the Union over the results of an election, how can that Union survive other petty differences?
Like it or not, The United States, though never perfect, has been a positive force in the world, one unmatched by any other in history.
I deplore the death and destruction of any war. But occasionally wars must be fought. We are far better off today than we might have been had the conflict not been settled as it was.