Originally created 12/09/96

Ponders `War Between the States'



I have some comments on the Civil War.

I know it sounds a little late to give an opinion and many may not agree with what I have to say. We need to change the name of the war. To what, I don't know.

First, there is nothing "civil" about the carefree destruction of human life or war. Second, the United States did not face itself in war, it faced the Confederate States of America. We call it a "civil war" because the Confederacy lost; winners usually pick the name of the war, and the Union refused to acknowledge the South as a new nation.

Let's take this into consideration the next time we talk about the "Civil War." It's just ironic.

Justin Copsy, Belvedere



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