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  •  Traitors don't have to be a majority to start wars (0+ / 0-)

    Secession was pulled off by a rich and powerful minority. The rank and file Confederate citizens routinely said "Rich man's war, poor man's fight". They simply didn't have the political power that a majority would have had if the South had been democratic. Instead they fought back with food riots, desertions, and even militias that controlled territory in opposition to the Confederate government.

    See the book "Bitterly Divided".

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:07:07 PM PDT

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