I'm sorry, Hawker. I'm just "yanking your chain." I guess I just don't understand the people waving the "Confederate Flag" instead of the United States Flag. Just call me one of those Damn Yankees who happens to love the United States of America. :) That includes the South, the North, the East and the West.. :)
It has long been my opinion as a historian that a stronger more creative president than Mr. Lincoln could have avoided the whole mess. There were many compromises available but he would hear none of them.
"It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers. In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly, I am readily willing to yield my command to these obviously superior intellects, and I will, in turn, do my best for the Cause by writing editorials - after the fact."- Robert E. Lee, 1863
i dint like libruls n dentists n hippies n nurthners
i dint lack nobidy a'tellin me whut i could or couldnt do n whenever ye git to critcizin the grate state of tennessee, yer a'fixin to git a anser back frum me