Mr. Gibbs 
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Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

I find it assuming all the posters here that keep stating that slavery would have eventually ended if the Confederacy had won and the Civil War was REALLY about the fighting against tyrannical overreach of the federal government.

Let's just take a look at the the C.S.A.'s constitution:
"No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed"

Slavery most probably would have ended as it did in most other countries. But the Confederacy was doing its best (Constitutional protection) to try and keep that from happening.

Let's compare this to the U.S. Consitution and the changes that were made to it directly after the war. It was admended 3 times.

13th amendment : abolition of slavery
14th amendment: citizenship (& all its rights) to all Americans, due process, & equal protection
15th amendment: the right to vote can't be denied based on race or skin color.

So for those who are bemoaning the loss of the Confederacy my question to you is which country would you rather live in: one that enshrines slavery in its Constitution or one with the 13th, 14th, & 15th amendments?

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Posted by Mr. Gibbs on January 7, 2011 at 1:09 AM
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