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    What are your thoughts on the Reconstruction Era?



    The Reconstruction Era from what I understand is generally considered to be that of a disaster. What could have been some Libertarian policies that would have prevented said disaster?


    Moreover, any recommended readings for this topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post


    The Reconstruction Era from what I understand is generally considered to be that of a disaster. What could have been some Libertarian policies that would have prevented said disaster?
    They should have let the South secede.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They should have let the South secede.
    / thread.
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    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They should have let the South secede.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    / thread.
    @Swordsmyth, @Origanalist

    Was the Confederacy’s bombing of Fort Sumter the “catalyst” as to why there was ultimately a war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post
    @Swordsmyth, @Origanalist

    Was the Confederacy’s bombing of Fort Sumter the “catalyst” as to why there was ultimately a war?
    Lincoln would have used something for an excuse if it hadn't happened, and his refusal to withdraw federal troops and sending reinforcements forced a response.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post
    @Swordsmyth, @Origanalist

    Was the Confederacy’s bombing of Fort Sumter the “catalyst” as to why there was ultimately a war?
    Was Randy Weavers failure to surrender the catalyst for the murder of his wife?
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I missed out on the dick pills , they any good ?

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    Had they let the south secede my home state would have had to put an army on the southern border to keep the riff raff out ( and would have ), but otherwise we would have benefitted . You might try (Ross A Webb 2015 ) Kentucky in the Reconstruction Era ( University Press of Kentucky ) , it will cover the multitude of problems for you .

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    The after war riff raff list got longer and would be guerillas ,democrats , former slavers , thieves , illiterates , bandits , murderers , cut throats , disgruntled confederates, former slave owners, former treasonous govt officials , lawyers or about 99 percent of the white population that were not preachers , school marms or farmers.
    Last edited by oyarde; 02-02-2018 at 08:29 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post
    @Swordsmyth, @Origanalist

    Was the Confederacy’s bombing of Fort Sumter the “catalyst” as to why there was ultimately a war?
    More like Lincoln refusing to remove troops from South Carolina. Then calling up troops to invade the first Confederate states was the catylyst for Virginia and others to get involved.
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