Really? What were the names of all the slaves that gave their lives and ultimately their children's lives and their grandchildren's lives so that their masters could better themselves at their expense?No sir, I respectfully put forth this as proof that just because the plantation owners fought to keep a people enslaved (and lost), is no reason to keep their memories alive.Yes, slavery at that time was legal, but it was morally wrong. What the Nazis did to the Jews was legal, it too was morally wrong. Should statues of the Nazi leaders be plastered all over Germany? How about statues all over Japan remembering the slaughter during the Rape of Nanking, China? Statues reminding the Japanese of the forced sexual slavery of Korean women? Statues remembering the Bombing of Pearl Harbor as well? Deviant behavior and those that have tried to use it for personal or ideological gains should never be remembered with statues and plaques. They should be remembered for exactly what they were, egotists that bought heretic preachers blessings and the politicians mouth with the blood of an enslaved people until the righteous came, freed the slaves, vanquished their armies, and destroyed the very fabric of their beliefs.My people fought for North Carolina during the Civil War. They likely listened to the traveling preachers and politicians, paid for by slave owners to drum up enough anger, resentment, and enlistees to fight to protect their means of riches- the backs of others.
I was taught that the civil war was fought over states rights.The south was underpaid, overtaxed and generally taken advantage of by their Northern counterparts. They also had a legitimate right to secede. The subject of slavery was brought into the discussion after the war was in progress...
At the time of the Civil War it (secession) was not illegal as the ruling by Supreme Court came later in 1869 (after the war) that unilateral secession was unconstitutional.
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