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  •  Yes. I don't understand why (4+ / 0-)

    if the Southern states believed that they had a legal right to secede, they always assumed, from the beginning, that secession necessarily meant war.
       Had the S.Carolinians not fired on Fort Sumter, how could Lincold have persuaded the Northern states to go to war?

    •  culture of violence. (3+ / 0-)
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      whipping slaves, poisoned their thinking.

      Look at Preston Brooks.

      •  The day that Congress generally (3+ / 0-)

        lost any and all "dignity".

        Actually, it had disgraced itself before that, but that, in my opinion should have been the point where people stopped carping on the "dignity" of the Senate. Really? You didn't hang the bastard by sundown? You have neither dignity nor character. You are a disgrace to the people you were elected to serve.

        Remember that Harry Reid. Preston Brooks owned you and all your precious body could do was gesticulate wildly.

        And the good people of South Carolina's 4th district returned him to office.

        Thing is, that Brooks was an abject coward. Anson Burlingame proved it.

        Too bad the U.S. Senate could not.

        Mr. Reid, you have no dignity to protect. Just do your fucking job, already.

        Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

        by journeyman on Fri May 17, 2013 at 10:45:29 PM PDT

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