Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:15 PM
Faygo Kid (20,897 posts)
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As for me, as a Michigander, I'm stickin' with the union (Original post)
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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:24 PM
Xipe Totec (33,347 posts)
2. I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union, to see what might lie hidden in the dark..
I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union, to see what might lie hidden in the dark recess behind. I have not cooly weighed the chances of preserving liberty when the bonds that unite us together shall be broken asunder. I have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion, to see whether, with my short sight, I can fathom the depth of the abyss below; nor could I regard him as a safe counsellor in the affaairs of this government, whose thoughts should be mainly bent on considering, not how the Union may be best preserved, but how tolerable might be the condition of the people when it should be broken up and destroyed. While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifiying prospects spread out before us and our children. Beyond that I seek not to penetrate the veil.
- Daniel Webster,
The Second Reply to Hayne
January 26-27, 1830
So when did Union become a pejorative, and why?
Response to aquart (Reply #14)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:00 PM
Mkap (223 posts)
19. Thanks...coal not dole
Thanks another great song is Coal not dole by chumbawamba although i can't find any videos of it on youtube. But they have entire album of songs from the working class and songs of unions in the 19th century called "English rebel songs"