It's true George. Over 600,000 dead Americans including two of my Grandfathers. All to preserve this man's personal political power. I was amazed on a recent DC trip to note the hundreds of visitors at the Lincoln Memorial. Read sometime the memoirs of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. " A lie repeated a 1,000 times becomes the truth." I am sure our main stream media outlets have all read Goebbel's memoirs. Another famous quote by the circus entertainer P.T. Barnum, " A sucker is born every 15 seconds. " My pet dog Nimrod has enuff sense to understand what is happening.
I personally feel for that time, that the slavery issue was but a side show to the big show. The big show was, who will control my life? Local and state governments or a strong central government at Washington, DC. It is interesting, many of us today have the same feelings that our ancestors felt 150 years ago and a 100 years before that..