Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Last Americans to Believe in the Voluntary Union of the States


“If there is to be a separation [i.e., secession of New England], then God bless them [the two countries] both, & keep them in the union if it be for their good, but separate them if it be better.”

  • Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John C. Breckenridge, Aug. 12, 1803, regarding the New England secession movement

“No state . .  can lawfully get out of the union . . . acts against the authority of the United States are insurrectionary . . .”

  • Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address

“Extermination, not of soldiers alone, that is the least of the trouble, but the people [of the South].”

  • Letter from General Sherman to his wife, July 31, 1862, explaining his purpose in the war

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  1. It's always great to see Free North Carolina at the top of Wirecutter's sidebar list of Bloggers. It makes my day.

    1. Hi Elmo!!! and Brock!!!!,

  2. Thomas Jefferson had it right...