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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:53 AM

25. Lincoln didn't choose war. The South did.

The South attacked Union troops. The South voted to secede. And this:

South agrees to gradually end slavery to maintain its "most favored trading" status.


Is utterly delusional. The South started a war to maintain slavery, thus cutting off all trade with the North. And even before the war, England was the South's primary trading partner, not the North. Yet you argue that these same people would abandon slavery for better trade relations with the North?

Here's a little thought exercise for you: Why is 600k dead in the civil war worse than the millions of blacks killed by slavery?

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