Monday, August 20, 2012
“When I speak of my country, I mean the Commonwealth of Virginia.” John Randolph
The people of the antebellum south were fiercely independent, a man’s country was considered to be his home state. How could anyone be expected to fight his own neighbors, friends and family?
Technically, there was no such thing as a citizen of the United States until passage of the 14th Amendment, defining citizenship, three years after the war.
If Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden decided to leave the European Union, could you in your wildest imagination invision the rest of the EU carpet bombing those countries into submission and back into the Union?