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User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: October 17th, 2008
Subject: it's an interesting pickle
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Tags:adraham lincoln, civil war
8:19 PM 10/12/08 · Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. That's the popular view right? Along with that, the American Civil War was fought to free the slaves. There are those that say this is not the actual case. That the Civil War was actually fought to prevent the Southern states from breaking free of the United States.

Lots of people hold to this, the not freeing the slaves bit in favor of actually just stopping the Southern states from breaking free. Because that's what the war was fought for. However I've always seen a basic flaw in this.

See, the Southern states only tried to break free because they didn't want to lose their rights to own slaves.

Basically, the Civil War was fought just to free the slaves.

That whole breaking away thing was just a side effect.
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User: kitwench
Date: October 18th, 2008 (UTC)
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Wow. Education today sucks.
Or, it's doing the job it intends rather too well I suppose, depending on one's view on what education *actually* intends...

The Civil War was fought not to free slaves nor to retain breakaway states.

The Civil War was fought to decide whether we would continue as a Republic union of States as laid out in the Constitution, or whether we would continue on the path towards a nation controlled by a Federal Government.

State's Rights lost.

Slavery - AND the right to leave the Union - were merely the grounds chosen over which to debate the far greater issue.

But - given the hard work done over the last 50 years towards removing curriculum designed with the intent of teaching logic and thinking skills, it's hardly surprising that the well known issues of the day are lost to the dust of the politically incorrect history books which've been put away in favor of books teaching you the right beliefs to think, and the error of ever questioning those 'correct' beliefs.
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