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  •  Good points but (5+ / 0-)

    the state as nation idea wasn't universally accepted. Had it been, the Civil War wouldn't have occurred. There were plenty of people who consider the secession to be treason at the time. Some of these were in the South itself, resulting in what amounted to mini civil wars in some of the seceded states. East Tennessee comes readily to mind.

    So whatever the tactical pros or cons of characterizing secession as treason, it isn't a question of judging the past by the mores of the present. The charge of treason was laid at the door of Confederacy in 1860 as well.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:09:22 AM PST

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    •  All true (1+ / 0-)
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      I did make sure to say most instead off all. I just think we can more past that language now. Back in the day the decision was made to set aside treason charges against rebel soldiers and citizens. So there's that too.

      Now if I was in a F2F shouting match with a KKK loon, I might dust off the treason language. But I'd work up to it.

      Anyway, just food for thought.

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