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Simon Black Speaks of Freedoms Lost Post-Civil War

from The Daily Bell:

Yes, the Civil War was about Slavery. Get over it. Stone Mountain can keep its memorial, but it needs a reboot … Yesterday I wrote a piece about how it’s time for the Georgia legislature to stop honoring slavery, and it seems people have taken it way out of context. The first line of that post was “Is it time to put away the war between the states? Yes, it is. It’s way past time.” But some people can’t put the Civil War away. I’m not sure if it just haunts their dreams, or if they’ve got a great-great-grandfather who fought at Antietam, but these people—typically Southerners—can’t rest until they prove that the South was the victim. The Civil War was primarily, and at its root, about slavery. This should be obvious to anyone looking objectively at history. – Redstate

Dominant Social Theme: Lincoln was a hero and saved the union so that the Patriot Act could provide further luster to our freedoms.

Free-Market Analysis: We don’t mean to pick on the author of this article because we chose it simply as a representative text. In the past months, Northern revisionism regarding the Civil War has been powerfully promoted by the mainstream media.

The idea is to make clear that the US federal government is a protector of “human rights” – and has been historically, starting with the Civil War. Additionally, the South is to be demonized.

The North’s role is far from reality as Sovereign Man’s Simon Black reminds us in an article posted yesterday and entitled “Celebrating 14 years since we kissed our freedoms goodbye.”

On the anniversary of the USA Patriot Act, Black points out that we should take some time to remember how freedom was actually lost in the US. He writes:

The USA PATRIOT Act is one of the most sweeping, liberty-destroying pieces of legislation in American history. Remember the rule of thumb: the more high-sounding the name of a law, the more disastrous its effects.

Simon Black does a favor with his article. Reading it, we are reminded that the root causes of today’s troubles go back a lot longer than the Patriot Act, all the way back to the Civil War.

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3 comments to Simon Black Speaks of Freedoms Lost Post-Civil War

  • Paul T

    So if the Civil War was about slavery, then how come Abraham Lincoln waited 2 whole years into the war to declare slavery illegal? If it was about slavery then don’t you think he would have made slavery illegal at the very beginning of the war instead?

  • Joel

    @Paul – Great points! Also, when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, 4 Union states REMAINED slave states. Lincoln did not care about slavery. He said that if he had to preserve the union by keeping all the slaves he would do it, if he had to preserve the union by freeing all slaves he would do it, or that if he had to free some slaves and keep some he would do it as well. He clearly chose the third option.


    I wish that these dumb asses that write about the war of Northern Aggression,
    would would learn history. (SIMPLE SIMON BLACK)

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