Hi everyone - looking for a Guild F-512 or JF30-12 in Maple. Must be in good shape (not interested in getting into bridge repairs or a neck reset). If you've got one that's just sitting and you'd like to find it a new home, please shoot me a message.
Mal, I'm not trying to be intentionally obtuse or provocative. I am trying to point out that the facts do not support a great deal of the mythology prevalent in understanding this subject.
You can feel anything you want. I actually like and respect that you speak your mind. But facts are...
The use of the term "War of Northern Aggression" was not used to describe the Civil War until the 1950's. Its use came about when segregationists were attempting to correlate the Federal government's imposing of Civil Rights to the Union's war against the Confederacy.
Certainly, after the Civil War, southern succession and the Constitution were very difficult things to reconcile. I would argue that Texas v White in 1869 basically established that the Union was insoluble and therefore the Confederacy was in fact committing treason.
"For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that Article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the...