Well folks it seems you just cannot go to a neo-yankee blog and post facts. They seem offended by that. Also do not prove they are not telling the truth, Gets you banned. I just found out. I was having a factual debate with Rob Baker at his “Historic Struggle” blog at http://historicstruggle.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/monticello-and-secession/?replytocom=2082#respond
Note these posts are now gone. Baker was telling me how un-important the Declaration of Secession documents were and how they really do not mean much as to the start of the war. i was agreeing with him and asked what changed his position from this point of view-http://historicstruggle.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/the-north-fought-the-civil-war-to-preserve-slavery-yea-right-part-1/
In short, war is merely a continuation of policy. If we apply Clausewitz’s teachings to the Civil War, it is painfully obvious that the Confederacy fought a war to preserve slavery and the social order (i.e. slave society) slavery created. Numerous historical sources reinforce this. The Declaration of Causes of Seceding States (Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas) draw heavily on political conclusions about the North’s aggression towards the institution of slavery and that institution’s ability to expand into new territories. The Florida Declaration of Causes relies on the same arguments. The case is universal for all states involved in the first wave of secession. I could bring in the Cornerstone Speech of Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens but I think at this point it would be redundant. (I will address these documents in a later post– GP)
I have no idea why baker does not to defend either position, perhaps he is embarrassed to do so by the presence of one Jimmy Dick. I have no idea. At any rate my posts are gone and it appears baker, like Mackey is more comfortable hiding behind an edit/delete button than he is factually defending his lies.