What did South Carolina think when they brought their cannons to within range of Ft. Sumter? It was a nice place to picnic?
What I will do, however, prove that all 11 Confederate states and 3 border states had state wide referendums on secession.
He ended up showing that only three did and in one of those three- Virginia - the results were so split that the state divided into two different pasts and the state of West Virginia was created.
This is far from splitting hairs. It is getting it right and exposing the extremist lies of the apologists defending secession, treason and slavery.
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Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Nobody has argued that fighting against the American government is treason as he has said we have. You liked his post and you continue to defend his post as if it is correct. That is dishonest.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Quick question, because this "state's rights vs slavery" thing is always fought over incessantly. Were the seceding states fighting to secure any rights other than the right to own other people?
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