"If a separation of the states shall ever take place, it will
be, on occasion, when one portion of the country undertakes to control,
to regulate, and to sacrifice the interest of another." Daniel
Webster, during the War of 1812
"If I thought that this war was being fought souly for the freeing of
the slave, I would resign my commision and offer my sword to the other
side." U.S. Grant when asked about ending slavery as an objective
of the U.S. Government.
"I will say then, that I am not nor ever have been if favor of bringing
about in any way, social and political equality of the white and black
races; that I am not not ever have been in favor of making voters of
the free negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, or
having them to marry with white people. I will say in addition,
that there is a physical difference between the white and black races.
which , I suppose, will forever forbid the two races living together
upon terms of social and political equality, and inasmuch as they
cannot so live, that while they do remain together, there must be the
position of superior and inferior, that I as much as any other man am
in favor of the superior position being assigned to the white
man." A. Lincoln, 1858, Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Quincy, Il. Oct.13th.
"All we ask is to be let alone." Jefferson Davis, President of
the Confederate States
"Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of
before it is too late," It means the history of this heroic struggle will
be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern
schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of
the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education
to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit
objects for derision?The conqueror?s policy is to divide the conquered
into factions and stir up animosity among them?
"It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up
we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not
all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to
establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of
government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties."
Pat Cleburne, Maj. Gen. CSA
"It is not humanity that
influences you...it is that you may have a majority in the Congress of
the United States and convert the Government into an engine of Northern
Aggrandizement...you want, by an injust system of legistation to
promote the industry of the United States at the expense of the people
of the South." Jefferson Davis Speech to the Senate before the War.
"What were the causes of the Southern independence movement in
1860"...Northern commercial and manufacturing interests had forced
through Congress taxes that oppressed Southern planters and made
Northern manufacturers rich... the South paid about three-quarters of
all federal taxes, most of which were spent in the North." _
"For Good and Evil The impact
of taxes on the course of
Adams, 1993, Madison Books, Lanham, USA, pp.325-327
"The South has furnished near three-fourths of the entire exports of
the country. Last year she furnished seventyu-two percent of the
whole...we have a tariff that protects our manufacturers from thirty to
fifty persent, and enables us to consume large quantities of Southern
cotton, and to compete in our whole home market with the skilled labor of Europe. This operates to compel the
South to pay an indirect bounty to our skilled labor, of millions
annually."; Daily Chicago Times, December 10, 1860
"They (the South) know that it is their import trade that dtaws from the
people's pockets sixty or seventy millions of dollars per annum, in the
shape of duties, to be expended mainly in the north, and in the
protection and encouragement of Northern interest... These are the
reasons why these people do not wish the South to secede from the
Union; They (the North) are enrage at the prospect of being
despoiled of the rich feast upon which they have so long fed and
fattened, and which they were just getting ready to enjoy with still
greater gout and gusto. They are as mad as hornets because the
prize slips them just as they are ready to grasp it." New
Orleans Daily Crescent, Jan.21, 1861
From the Web Page of the Sons of Union Veterans:
"In 1866, Union Veterans of the Civil War organized into the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)
and became a social and political
force that would controle the destiny of the nation for more than six
decades." The underline is mine and it says it all.
"If Northerners... had peaceably allowed the seceders to depart, the
result might fairly have been quoted as illustrating the advantages of
Democracy; but when Republicans put empire above liberty, and resorted
to political oppression and war rather than suffer any abatement of
national power, it was clear that nature at Wahington was precisely the
same as nature at St. Petersburg....Democracy broke down, not when the
Union ceased to be agreeable to all its constituent States, but when it
was upheld, like any other Empire, by force of arms." London Times, September 13, 1862.
"From January of 1860 to August of 1861 a thousand times ships left New
York Harbor to get slaves for the slave market in the New World."
Gotham: A History of New York
City to 1898, Burrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace, Oxford Unv.
Press, New York, 1999.