Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ohio rethinks states rights

The state that gave us Generals Sheridan, Sherman and Grant has apparently rethought its stand with the Union 150 years ago. I find it highly ironic that the State of Ohio has passed a resolution affirming the sovereignty of the states, in particular Ohio.
Ohio provided more than its quota of troops in the War Between the States. Their troops covered the rear at the Battle of Bull Run and served in nearly every major conflict of that war.
The end result, of course, was the loss of state sovereignty and the establishment of the power of the central government to rule over the states.
It is also somewhat ironic that they were perfectly satisfied with that arrangement until the first black president took office.
The photo is of Atlanta burning in 1864 at the direction of Ohio’s General Sherman.
You may read their resolution here.

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