Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Let The War Begin

The Civil War began with the first shots at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Governments and historical societies are having events about the civil war all over the country. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell today at 2 p.m. will help commemorate the 150th Anniversary during a ceremony today at the Delaware Public Archives building in Dover. Markell is scheduled to issue a proclamation about the observance.

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Tuesday, roughly one in four Americans said they sympathize more with the Confederacy than the Union, a figure that rises to nearly four in ten among white Southerners. If you view the WAR as a fight for state rights I am sure that number would be even higher. If our fore bearers could see the way the Federal government has forced mandates on the states today I am sure many more would have joined the confederacy.

2 comments:

Atlanta Roofing said...

Not about good or bad, but I think we must recognize the Civl War for what it was, a war mainly about slavery and how to end it. This doesn’t make the South bad and the North good, as both sides engaged in a heinous practice in order to be prosperous at the expense of an entire people. The fact is, slavery was the issue, and we are, as a nation, both North and South, Red and Blue, conservative and liberal, completely responsible for it. May God have mercy.

jb007 said...

If you view the WAR as a fight for state rights I am sure that number would be even higher.