By Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
I continue to see articles on the internet about how we are now engaged in our second civil war, and although the folks that write most of them are sincere and present some interesting facts, I have to disagree with them on that one point.
Our first “civil war” was not truly a civil war. It was a War of Northern Aggression to prevent Southern independence.
I recently read a good article on https://spectator.org/americas-next-civil-war-will-be-worse-than-our-last/ It was a good article, but the author made a statement on page 2 that showed it was not a “civil war” and I doubt he even noticed. He stated, accurately, that “In the end, the war was fought over a single legal issue: whether the states that had freely ratified the Constitution to form the Union could freely leave the Union if they felt it no longer served their interests.” That comment alone takes the War of Northern Aggression out of the category of a civil war in which both sides are contending for the control of one government. That was not the case. The South had no interest in controlling the …
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