Could one even consider it a true litmus test when only about 12 million out of 39 million citizens even bothered to vote? It makes one wonder what the numbers would show if the other 27 million residents had shown up; and all this in his own backyard. If that does not give one pause, then maybe the fact that the opposition was even able to bring Newsom’s recall to the ballot should.
Much like America, if one is going to falsely point out that 750,000 mostly white confederate soldiers allegedly fought to maintain slavery then you must also recognize that 2.1 million mostly white union soldiers fought to end it. Unless I am mistaken, there was only one successful slave revolt in the entire history of the world.
With each blow, the small sparks we see are impurities being driven out of the steel. They are not wiped away but driven out. At this point, the steel is brittle. It will remain so until it is quenched by complete immersion in water. Now you have a piece of steel that is strong and resistant to the work for which it has now been made.
When trying to determine a person’s motivations, its best to go straight to the source when possible. Princeton historian Dr. James McPherson, who had researched 25,000 personal letters and 249 diaries of Confederate soldiers, discovered the main theme referenced was ‘Liberty” as they saw and defined it at the time. And many a letter from Union soldiers talk about the desire to preserve the Union
If one can’t be trusted to get the little things correct, things that are easily checked and broker little debate, how then can we hope to get the larger things correct, especially if these are a little vaguer and more open to interpretation?
An Open Letter to All Americans: Is It Proper to Call Confederate Soldiers ‘Traitors’ and to Tear Down Their Statues?
If so, then we need to broaden the scope of installations to be reviewed to include most of the founding fathers and every single officer of the Continental Army. They too led an armed insurrection against their parent nation with some having received their military training by serving in the British Army.