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    I have actually been told several times that the SOuth did not lose the Civil War. When I pointed out that Le surrendered at Apamattox and Jefferson Davis spent a lot of time in prison, they shrug and mutter that not everyone surrendered.  I'd like to blame this on David Barton but this was in the 80s....

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:38:16 PM PST

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      We could always let them secede, and then invade them so they surrender for real!!

      It does seem a bit extreme to want to secede though.  When Bush was elected for a second term I was very upset, and contemplated moving to another country, but never contemplated making my own.  

      It just doesn't make any sense, they have way too much to lose if they secede.

    •  There are times I regret the whole thing. (1+ / 0-)
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      This much blood and money to keep these states? Yes, I know it worked out, because end of slavery was worth it. And there are wonderful people in the South along with the idiots. But overall, it is sometimes hard to see this was a good bargain. Like when people talk about great patriotism while worshiping a culture of treason. That's difficult to hear.

      by Magenta on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:48:24 PM PST

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