View Full Version : more civil war whining

12-27-2007, 11:36 AM

12-27-2007, 11:43 AM
I am more dumbfounded by the American people each day. I had no idea the majority think of the Civil War as good.

12-27-2007, 11:45 AM
Public school system + the winner writes history = this.

12-27-2007, 11:51 AM
Public school system + the winner writes history = this.

Yep, there are definitely many inaccuracies taught in public schools. That's one of my biggest issues with the federal gov being in control of schools.

12-27-2007, 11:52 AM
It isn't even the facts that is causing the reaction-- it is an emotional reaction because HOW DARE Dr. Paul even utter the word slavery. Thus you have a media reporting the emotional argument rather than by using logic.

12-27-2007, 11:53 AM
Iowa is 7 days away and people are being played by the opposition. No one cares about Abe Lincoln and no one cares about Ron Paul when he's talking about Abe Lincoln. Get it yet?

12-27-2007, 11:56 AM
I am actually glad this civil war business came up, I got the chance to uneducate my kids about the civil war last night.

12-27-2007, 12:02 PM
The Article is hilarious and uses only cherry-picked examples...what about the historical facts like:
- Lincoln proposing the "Corwin Amendment" which prevents the federal government from abolishing slavery
- Lincoln constantly told General Fremont (an anti-slavery general) not to free the slaves and replaced him when he did free them
- Lincoln prohibited his generals from freeing slaves even in captured territories
- Lincoln himself says "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it"
- Lincoln also said "I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race"

12-27-2007, 12:12 PM
AOL has a riduculous Civil War/Ron Paul poll up. Tokk question out of context Is RP right about Civil War?

He is losing 31% to 61%.

Here is url:

h ttp://news.aol.com/political-machine/2007/12/26/hot-seat-lincoln-wrong-to-fight-civil-war/?ncid=NWS00010000000001

12-27-2007, 12:20 PM
don't you guys know? Ron Paul hates Lincoln because he [Paul] is a racist!

12-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Public school system + the winner writes history = this.

I feel so stupid about American history. Not only because I vaguely remember anything that the public school system taught me, but also because that of which I do remember is nothing close to factual.

I need to relearn American/World history by myself. If I ever have kids, they will be home schooled. I cannot allow my child to go through what I went through.