Posted 11-19-2002 at 17:17:01
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IMHO ole abe was not tha smartest when it came to States and States of mind. I firmly believe the War could have been avoided,slaves freed and ultimately again one Nation under God.It would have taken much longer but with so very much less loss to both sides.
A combination of hot heads and a Pres that was a little shy of handling tha situation.
To Me it was and will always be the War of Northern aggression. All of which I truly hope in no way causes any ill will between Us.
I stood in the hallowed spot and read the speach,gazed out over the battle field, was humbled by it all.
Watched groups of students showing disrespect for it all in every way and was saddened,no, realy angered.... naw lets admit tha truth I felt like kickin tha crap outta ever dad blasted one of em and triple on idiots in charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the end Les I trust a gentle difference of opinion. My paternal Grandpap was in a N.Y. Inf outfit.
has ta have one blacksheep :>)