Thursday, May 23, 2019

“Every absurdity has a champion to defend it, for error is always talkative.” - Oliver Goldsmith

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 23
The following editorial appeared in The Atlanta Confederacy just before the election of 1860, just before what looked like the formation of a thing called the Confederate States of America: “let the consequences be what they may - whether the Potomac is crimsoned in human gore, and Pennsylvania Avenue is paved ten fathoms deep with mangled bodies, or whether the last vestige of liberty is swept from the face of the American continent, the South will never submit to such humiliation and degradation as the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.”

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