Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Robert E. Lee's "Country"

Greetings Cosmic Americans!

I have been been dutifully at my post scouring Youtube for interesting videos worthy of sharing here. I came across this one portraying a Robert E. Lee reenactor giving his take on allegiance to his "country" of Virginia and how the founders formed a union of "countries" under the Constitution.

I will have to give props to the reenactor - he has the look down. But his understanding of the formation of a union of sovereign countries seems a little more than problematic. Like Lincoln, many other folks understood that the formation of a union of former colonies made one country of constituent parts - and thus the formation of the Union created states...bound by allegiance to an indissoluble nation. What do you think?




  1. Scott A. MacKenzieFebruary 7, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    I loved the European union comparison. Yikes, it shows how desperate they are to legitimate secession. Anything to evade the real cause: the protection of slavery.

  2. They also neglect the obvious problem of states created out of land purchased or conquered by the United States after 1787. Arkansas was clearly not a "country" when it became part of the U.S. Nor was it a "country" when it was admitted as a state. The federal government purchased the land that became Arkansas using common funds from all parts of the Union.

  3. Thanks for pointing that out Pat - so this mean that only four Confederate states were part of the original 13 "countries" - Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.

  4. Do you drink a lot of coffee?