Letter: Let the North secede | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: Let the North secede

The recent storm of words over the flying of the Confederate battle flag in South Carolina has caused me to rethink my position on the Civil War and, much to my dismay, on President Abraham Lincoln. My now counter-factual feeling about the Civil War is that it should never have been fought.

I have a modest proposal. I say let the North now secede from the South. Let the United States of America include all of the states except South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and the Oklahoma and Arizona Territories. Let these states go.

Not one of the more than 400,000 Yankees who died was worth losing. If I could bring them back, I would. And Lincoln was wrong to think that such bloodshed to preserve the Union was right or could even be successful. Ever.

Jim Breasted

Carbondale


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User