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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2013 12:40 am
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
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There are fewl that know anything about Lincoln IMO. Most HS students wouldn't know him from Jeff Davis.  The SCV, LoS, DoC etc represent themselves as the defenders of "Southern" heritage and as representatives of a majority of "true Southerners."  Their effect has hardly been miniscule over the last 150 years.

And yes I do believe Davis one of the worst villains in US history. And yes I do believe him guilty of gross treason. I've voiced it often; he should have been made a man w/out a country. Never again allowed to set foot on US soil, or any soil living out his years as a passenger on a US ship of War where he could never again do damage to the country and when he died a simple burial at sea.

Both Lincoln & Davis were humans w/ faults and both were politicians. But I firmly believe Davis betrayed his country at every opportunity from about 1856 on. I can think of few other politicians who have lionized as Davis has been by the American South and fewer more undeserving of it.

IMO a lot of that is the legacy of Early and his modern followers.

But as a caveat I'm cynically somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan.

Last edited on Fri Mar 1st, 2013 12:44 am by Johan Steele

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