Lincoln and Secession

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Our friend, the Southern Avenger, tears into DC’s hypocrisy over secession. Here’s a sample:

The very notion of democracy, of men deciding their own political fate, is so inextricably wedded to secession that one cannot imagine any fair-minded person opposing it. Yet, on our own soil, here in the United States, the man responsible for one of the most bloody and oppressive wars to suppress a secessionist uprising is considered by many to be a great leader, if not an outright saint.

So why wasn’t Saddam sanctified for his Lincolnesque actions against the Kurds? How different were they from Sherman’s March?

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