How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery — Paul Craig Roberts | Information Clearing House

Posted: August 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Two days before Lincoln’s inauguration as the 16th President, Congress, consisting only of the Northern states, passed overwhelmingly on March 2, 1861, the Corwin Amendment that gave constitutional protection to slavery. Lincoln endorsed the amendment in his inaugural address. By making it unconstitutional to abolish slavery, the North made it quite clear they weren’t prepared to go to war in order to end it. What they weren’t prepared to give up were the high tariffs and economic policies that were hurting the Southern economy.

Taking Sides

How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery

By Paul Craig Roberts

When I read Professor Thomas DiLorenzo’s article the question that lept to mind was, “How come the South is said to have fought for slavery when the North wasn’t fighting against slavery?”

Two days before Lincoln’s inauguration as the 16th President, Congress, consisting only of the Northern states, passed overwhelmingly on March 2, 1861, the Corwin Amendment that gave constitutional protection to slavery. Lincoln endorsed the amendment in his inaugural address, saying “I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.”

Quite clearly, the North was not prepared to go to war in order to end slavery when on the very eve of war the US Congress and incoming president were in the process of making it unconstitutional to abolish slavery.

Here we have absolute total proof that the North wanted the South…

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Comments
  1. This does not surprise me in the least. Lincoln owned slaves and so was in no position to take the high road. No whites gave a damn about the slaves with the exception of a few White abolitionists.

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