Of course, the story goes that Lincoln refused to see the commissioners because he knew that his force had been sent down to Charleston Harbor. It is believed by many that he was hoping that there would be a confrontation and he could use that as an excuse to threaten the South Carolinians with a full invasion and force them to undo their recent secession and rejoin the Union. That was the plan.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – They act as though the State of Colorado owns the citizens of northern Colorado, and that the citizens of northern Colorado are not sovereign political entities in and of their own right should they choose to be. Folks, this is the law of nations. This is what 18th and 19th century republicanism is all about. It is all about gathering together and forming, through geographical boundaries, sovereign entities to practice self-government, republicanism. That’s why we call it republicanism. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I would say to anyone that harbors this point of view, if you’re so convinced that it was the confederacy that was the antecedent for Hitler’s regime or for Lenin’s regime or for Mussolini’s regime and that’s what gave rise to it, then you might as well go across the next bridge and say it was Madison and Mason and Martin and Sherman and heaven forefend Washington who came up with the original idea. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - What if the Confederacy had been left on it's own? What direction would it have taken? There's too many possible outcomes to count here... and they aren't all sunshine and roses. One possibility is the GRADUAL elimination of slavery in the south because many European countries wouldn't trade with them until they got rid of it, and would've given way to mechanized farming anyways. But there would've been a very different "course of Human Events" as Jefferson said. The western states would've allied with Texas instead of the Northeastern States and so on and so forth. For more on Rethinking the American Union be sure and check out today's Founders TV and pick up Prof. Donald Livingston's Book.