Have you not heard of Presidents Day ?Why is MLK day more important than Washington and Lincoln's birthday? When I was in school we had those two days off of school. Then it turned to one day for the both of them and one for MLK. Now it's only MLK, but not our ex presidents? Hmmmmm...
It’s simply. The union was fighting to preserve the union. The confederacy fought to preserve slavery.From what I remember from reading the articles of succession, slavery was arguably the driving force. But, I always wondered how much people really knew back then on both sides. No internet to investigate on your own, no t.v. or radio presenting alternate views, mostly local or regional papers and word of mouth. As easy as it is currently to influence people into believing certain things. Maybe it would have been much easier back then? Also, it may just be the movies, but it seemed men were anxious to go to war back then. Maybe just fighting for regional or state pride. Maybe the reasons for the war were not the same reasons that got people to fight in it.
Have been hearing talk from some for quite sometime about another secession. I agree with your point that it was/is a largely a rural/industrial divide, and that it isn’t as regional now. My thoughts have been that a secession would be much more difficult now due to the fact that it isn’t regional at this point. The larger cities and surrounding metropolitan areas in most states that could conceivably attempt such action amount to a large almost equal number in terms population compared to the more rural parts of a state. To me it looks like there would be considerable opposition from within states and even if it were to succeed there would be ongoing problems that likely would not ease up. I have no idea what the future holds but I don’t see a second secession movement happening like before.A good read RDFF thanks for posting. I am sure one of the others will be along shortly to tell us all that it is false information.
The truth is look at the similarities between then and now as many believe this country agains teeter on the brink of Civil War. There was then and is now huge cultural differences between rural and industrial America. At that time the difference between the two was largely geographical not as much now. To bad that part and so many other parts of our history is being removed from schools and life as it still teaches a lot of important lessons. Was not so much a war about Northern aggression as it was a war against Federal aggression. Just as the next one will be.
And there you go as to how "they" gain "control" over you............... follow the money! And I'll say it again... be careful what you wish for, and I DO mean to include pretty much any kind of "subsidy... handout... bailout... farm program... "free" college... "free" health insurance........" Pretty much if they give you enough "free" stuff, the only free you no longer have is your "free-dom". You had to give it all away to get all those "goodies" from "the great [government] spirit"! They're ALL a working cog in that slippery slope machinery that moves further into socialism.
Actually wouldn’t be that hard.
Actually Texas alone would currently be 8th in the world.Texas alone would be in the top five economies in the world.
Wouldn’t be after we raise the price a dollar a gallon for everyone outside the Republic of Texas.Actually Texas alone would currently be 8th in the world.
Behind #7 France - - and ahead of Italy.
1. USA gdp without Texas 19.5 trillion
2. China gdp 14.8 trillion
3. Japan 5.4 trillion
4. Germany 3.8 trillion
5. UK 3.3 trillion --- (#2 at the end of World War II, but now 5th)
6. India 3.1 trillion
7. France 2.7 trillion
8. Texas 2.0 trillion
8. Italy 1.9 trillion
9. Brazil 1.8 trillion
10 Canada 1.7 trillion
11 Australia 1.4 trillion
China is #1 in gdp to debt ratio and Australia is #2
USA isn't in the top 20 with 21.5 trillion gdp and 28 trillion national debt
China's 800 billion loan to Obama now = 1.1 trillion dollars.
Who is in trouble? - answer - That's China's problem not mine.
USA fiscal policy over last 12 years proves USA has no intention of ever
repaying debts. The day will come....
China: Where's my money?
USA: LOL - we've got missiles and we've used them before. We good?
Yeah, I thought so - don't let the door hit you on the way out."
Of course we'll need the boys from Idaho - Missouri - Texas, without them
usa wouldn't have the balls to follow through.