That's probly what england used to think, too. Then there was open revolt, and they made em eat their prideful words. Please go into further detail about the civil war. I always thought that old abe just really really loved black people or something.
Funny you mention England and that revolt or long series of revolts. Those are the same reasons the south seceded in the first place.
Look at your own state's history. How widespread was slavery in TX? It was near nil compared to many other southern states. Yet why did TX join the southern states in seceding? Geography? Not really, no major battles were fought on our soil. It had to be something else.... maybe states rights perhaps? You think maybe Texas being it's own nation not 20 years prior to the Civil War felt strongly about it's right to govern itself? Perhaps.....
Slavery was a red herring issue to create emotion and drive racial tension. Our country has a long history of driving racial tension to make sweeping changes. Look at the native americans, look at the first Irish immigrants, look at the immigrants from the Middle East now, look how we treated the Japanese living here during WWII.
Trust me when I say once again, race is a huge red herring issue in our government. Speak up against the president today, and if you are white, you will automatically be labeled a racist. Honestly, I think the man's policies and decisions are terrible, regardless of his race. I wouldn't want any President trying to befriend the radical Muslim world as this man has. Their religion requires them to kill all of us. That's the Koran in case you aren't familiar with it. We are infidels and they are required to kill us.
I'm all for religious freedom until it infringes on my rights, and an untimely death would violate my right to pursue happiness, so die hard fundamentalist muslims are not our friends.
Yep race is the red herring issue... while everyone is worried about tiptoeing around this issue, we have instituted communism and socialism right before your eyes! We started with federal income tax, then social security, then medicare, then freddie mac and fannie, now we have Government Motors.... soon we'll have socialized medicine!
I personally spent 10 years defending my country from the threat of communism, now all the idiots here have gone and voted it into power.
If you want to find out what is really going on in this country or has gone on (aka the Civil War) read books not published in the US, and pay attention to what you see not what anyone says.
Pay attention to what the Congress does not says, pay attention to what the President does, not says....... etc.
Have any of them done anything recently that Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin or Joseph Stalin wouldn't applaud? I dare say no.
And I imagine pretty soon the regime will start making naysayers disappear much like good ole Joe too...... right after they get all our guns.