The tragic event that sadly erupted in 1861 is often referred to as the Civil War. In reality, we have never experienced a true civil war in this country. A civil war is a struggle between two factions for control of the same government. The South had no designs to overthrow the existing government, only to govern her own affairs in a separate confederation.
After years of financial aggrandizement and repeated constitutional violations by the North, the South, in legal and due form, seceded from the Union. The war was not fought by the North to free the slaves, rather to force the South back into the Union by industrialists and government for monetary gain via the Union military. The result of Lincoln’s unconstitutional war is that today we are all financial slaves on Uncle Sam’s plantation.
What was the war then? It was a War For Forced Union.
John Fisher, Myrtle Beach