Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Battle of Gettysburg


Anonymous said...

Famous editor and journalist H.L Mencken wrote about the speech in 1920
saying that the speech claims that "The Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives for self determination so that government of the people, by the people, and for the people should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything any more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle fought against self determination. It was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.
The Confederates went into battle free but came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and veto of the North and for 20 years they had scarcely more liberty than convicts in a penitentiary. It did not usher in a new birth of freedom. It consolidated Federal power and gave birth to the fascist system and imperial presidency under which we now suffer".

Antidote said...