Leif Andersen 
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Re: “Those who compare Confederate soldiers to Hitler should look at Lincoln

This misquote from Mein Kampf is absurd! "[T]he individual states of the American Union ... could not have possessed any state sovereignty of their own. For it was not these states that formed the Union; on the contrary it was the Union which formed a great part of such so-called states."

The part after the ... is another paragraph where Hitler is talking about Germany. In truth Hitler recognized that the American States 1. have some historical basis for remaining Sovereign, 2. they have practical purpose in remaining Sovereign (be he didn't think the German States had such purpose) and 3. most importantly, under the Constitution they were entitled to remaining Sovereign.

More to the point.. Hitler wouldn't have invaded Austria if it refused to join Germany. BTW Austria voted 97% to join with Germany and given that the Soviet Union had plans to invade ALL of Europe, it was in both of their best interests.

True both Lincoln and Hitler wanted to dissolve the individual States in their respective countries and have a strong central government, but the circumstances are entirely different. What works for Germany doesn't necessarily work for the United States. Lincoln had a more European vision of America, which is not necessarily an immoral thing, but I would argue erroneous. What is bad about it is that it went against the majority of Americans will (including most northerners) and that he acted on by instigating an awful war. Adolf Hitler didn't instigate war on anyone, rather he was dragged into every conflict of WW2; but that is a discussion for another time.

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Posted by Leif Andersen on July 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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