Henry Posted March 10, 2011 Share Posted March 10, 2011 Well, Jeff Davis didn't believe he was bound by the Constitution, you know, because they didn't recognize Union authority. So technically, he didn't break any laws. You mean, technically he broke all of them so who cares about the specifics? My point is that the evil the South claims (and still apparently claims) that it was fighting against, it was in many cases practicing itself. Why? Because it was fighting a war. Funny, I don't think Bush was extended the same line of reasoning. It was war. Things happen. It is only acceptable in hindsight. If you agree with the politics of that person. But hey, why bother with truth? Bush wasn't fighting the same war. It wasn't even close. Had a third of the country declared independence, massed an army on our newfound border, and attempted to coerce even more of the country to side with them, I think I'd have cut Bush a little more slack. However, if your point here is that Lincoln was not perfect and did not make every single correct decision, well, point taken. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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