Hi everyone. Got back from vacation a week ago, but picked up a cold someplace and was not felling good for quite sometime. I am back up and running now, just not 100%.
My mailbox was filled with Al Mackey rants and attacks on anything Confederate. I haven’t the time to address each and everyone of them of them, and they are the same old same old ” the South was fighting for slavery” spill. Of course no facts being presented to prove the South was fighting for the institution. That being the case I am just gonna pick a few comments from a couple of Mackey’s post and address them.
From Mackey’s post at https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/well-meaning-but-wrong/
“Moving a monument isn’t erasing history. Even if a monument was demolished, it wouldn’t erase history.”
Ok that being the case why don’t we start with the Lincoln monument in Washington D.C. After it was under the leadership of Lincoln that the peaceful Confederacy was destroyed. It is easy proven Lincoln was nothing but a war criminal. Why should we honor him?
The entity for which they fought was dedicated to preserving slavery, therefore no matter what their personal motivations were, and personal motivations varied with each soldier, because they fought for the confederacy whose goal was preservation of slavery, all confederate soldiers fought to preserve slavery.
Prove it Mackey. It is easy for someone with a biased agenda to say, but let’s see your proof. You have nothing to support this statement, you do not know the truth. In fact looking at Section 9 – Limits on Congress, U. S. Constitution
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
This being the case if the Yankee soldier was fighting to “preserve the Union” slavery was exactly what he was fighting for.