Thursday, December 27, 2007

AOL Poll - Was Lincoln Wrong?

There are numerous internet polls out there, many which are of little consequence more than passing curiosity. However, the question has been raised recently in the current Presidential debates - which has caught some momentum - of whether Abraham Lincoln’s war against the Southern states was the right thing to do. The fact that the question is even being considered means that Southerners and questions of states rights do still matter. AOL News has put together an internet poll which is a little more involved than the usual, with state-by-state breakdowns, and asks the following: Was Lincoln wrong to fight the civil war? If you have some thoughts on that question (and what SCV member wouldn’t?), go to:

and take the poll. Currently those who think Lincoln’s War that cost over 600,000 American lives was wrong are winning in a few states. If you think Lincoln should have sought political rather than military solutions, you’ll want to answer “yes” and then see how your state is doing before passing this along.