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From: "Janet" <>
Subject: RE: [ADAMS-L] Re: Virginia
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 19:24:01 -0700
In-Reply-To: <000d01c11893$f8da4dc0$7d21c740@s0023705855>


I totally agree. Just goes to show it depends on what side you are looking
at it from.

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From: JOHN W PARKS [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:07 PM
To:
Subject: Re: [ADAMS-L] Re: Virginia


Right on! Good Job.
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Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 12:03 PM
Subject: [ADAMS-L] Re: Virginia


>
>
> My intentions were to stir attention to a problem I've witnessed
> since starting my family genealogy studies. I'm proud being an American
and proud of my southern heritage. We know only of the Civil War from the
victor's point of view. Slavery was an issue that brought up the real
reason for the Civil War, which was a state's right to dissolve itself from
the union. Jefferson Davis felt that the Articles of Confederation which
brought the union together, allowed a state this right. Abraham Lincoln
said no way and the war was on. Ninety percent of southerner's didn't own
slaves, so why would they go to war over that issue. Slavery is a part of
our American history, something that we today had nothing to do with or
about. It was a part of life in the 17th, 18th and 19th century, and
slavery still exist in today's world. Those southerner's who fought for
their states and homeland deserve the same recognition as those who fought
for preservation of the union. They were fighting for causes they believed
in and there is no shame for th!
> is. There are many who would like to eradicate this memory as being
racist, but it isn't. Take the American Indian, we only know that situation
from the victor's side. We think we understand the Indian's side, but we
don't. There are those who want us to feel shame for taking the land from
the Indian's. If that hadn't happened, there would be no union and United
States of America as we know it today. Believe me, I've lived in Europe and
have seen their civil rights for some. I'm proud that our country has put
its' problems before the world and done something about it. We're not
perfect and never will be. This is why I feel we have to honor our
ancestor's memories and the heritage they past down to us. Some were slave
holders and we can't blame them for a way of life they inherited. Enough of
my soapbox speech and thank you for your kind note.
>
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