Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lincoln's Legacy

His War of Northern Aggression is widely considered the world's first "modern" war, i.e. a total war waged also on civilian populations, and it has been downhill ever since, with the steady increase of "gov­ern­ments’ read­i­ness to set­tle dis­putes by force" reported on here — Military conflicts have been increasing since 1870, study finds.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Indeed. And the war would never have started if the rebels hadn't attacked and illegally seized federal property. The horrors of war were unleashed upon those who refused to abide constitutional government and who initiated hostilities against the Union.

Once the war began, if men like Lee and Longstreet had been true to their oaths, if they had stood by the Union they had sworn to the Lord to protect, then the war would have been over in 3 months without the horrors that followed once the war became protracted.

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