To Seceed or Not to Seceed…(Was Slavery Really the Cause of the Civil War?)

“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” 
-Robert Anson Heinlein “

I’m currently researching a lot on this topic.  I haven’t learned enough to have too many opinions so I’ll keep it short for now and post a few links to think about.

I say we go back to this (minus the slavery). The Federal government isn’t going to lose strength. Our right to own rifles and shotguns isn’t going to stop a tyrannical government the size of the US if it got to that point (isn’t going to take much more stripping away of our freedoms in exhange of safety before that happens).  You have to ask yourself: are you willing to deny your allegience to the United States if it crosses a certain line? –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America

And the flag with the X has a lot of racial stigma attached so let’s just remember this flag:

It seems there were slave owners both North and South and the Union used anti-slavery as an excuse to take power and control over these states that didn’t want to be a part. So now that there isn’t slavery (apart from the NCAA  ) why can’t we re-start this? It’s because slavery had nothing to do with the causes of the Civil War…

Interesting history-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Blue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_West_Florida

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America (minus the slavery, just think about it)

I am cautious to even post anything with the X Confederate flag, just because people instantly close their minds off to the discussion and bring racism into the issue, but I found this link interesting – Confederate History – Dispelling the Myths

I won’t even get into gun control, but I liked this quote 🙂 :

“The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20.”

– Sam Cohen; inventor of the neutron bomb

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