----- and that is only one side of the issue, the side you wish to present. So now tell me, how are you more correct than anyone else who chooses to post a counter argument? See what I am getting at? As I have proven many times before, you get a quote, I get a quote, and so whose man carries more weight? Lincoln and Davis were the only two men who were elected to represent ALLL of the people, anyone else is just spiking of their own beliefs. Give me something Lincoln said that counters his "my paramount objective" statement. Show me anywhere Davis stated to Beauregard we are gonna start a war to keep our slaves. Can you show me anywhere where one state on either side, said we are fighting for the slaves? No you haven't done it yet, even though everyone on this board as posted plenty of evidence that slavery WAS NOT the cause.