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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2008 03:10 pm
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Johan-

  I think that the point that 39th Miss. Walker is making is to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the US Government.

  On the one hand, it maintained that the secession of Virginia was illegal, but then the secession of the counties FROM Virginia was legal. It would seem that if one was illegal, so was the other. If one was legal, so was the other.

  Its kind of like the Emancipation Proclamation. It said that the slaves in the southern territory that the US Government didn't control were free, but the ones in its own territory had to remain in bondage. How that put the war: "on a higher moral plane" is hard to understand, at least from a 21st Century perspective.

  We might all love our "mother," the US Government, and prefer her to anyone else's mother. Yet that does not, and should not, prevent us from pointing out the injustices that she has perpetrated throughout her history.

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