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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 01:30 am
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Ole-

  I don't think that there was some giant plot to throw the election of 1860. The southern democrats did not see eye to eye with Mr. Douglas, and the party was split. That allowed Mr. Lincoln to be elected. That led to secession, I agree.

  But it was the particular republican who was elected, Abraham Lincoln, who decided that there would be war, because he would not accept secession. He had the option of letting the: "wayward sisters" leave. Of course, he would never have done so.

  So- if you wish, we can spread the blame around. There was a war because the southerners were the southerners, and Mr. Lincoln was Mr. Lincoln.

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