Confederate VP Alexander Stephens.Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition
You want to say slavery wasn't the only issue, that's fine. You're probably correct. You want to say it wasn't an issue? Dead wrong, it was an issue.