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Thanks for stopping by, we'll leave the porch light on!
Mark Raines SHAPE President
Edited Fri Aug 08 2008, 07:03PM
So SHAPE is also a womens mag--- Your point? If it is your intention to come here and disrupt this website and these forums rest assured it will not happen. This is your first and final warning. The choice is yours.
150 years later and it's STILL a heated discussion. The fact of the matter is Lincoln's winning of the election caused session, since it was well warned it would happen if he was infact elected. The slavery issue will never go away since those certain folks will always remind us of that fact...get over it!! it didn't happen to you or anyone you knew, I think you folks have come along way since, so stop bitchin! those folks need be more concerned about their own, and why they over populate prisons and correctional institutions in America. The Civil War might have been avoided if the South was left alone to straighten out their own problems and not bullied by Washington politicians and those posion spreading Abolishinist about how wrong their way of life was. Minding ones own business can go along way, the South never told the North how to live their life, it should have been returned the same. The South had every right to take arms against the North, like the Colonies did against the British, Sherman was a tyrant and the union army looted and killed many innocent Southerns, elderly and woman, and which rapings also took place, the burning of towns and cities, but it's all been excused by the spoiles of war. I feel for the people of the South during that time, but nothing can be changed, Libreals and Minorities have ruined this country, it's the worst it's ever been, and it will get worse since this President another Illinoing annoying idiot remains in office.