The Rise of States' Rights and the Race CardSubmitted by Kevin Tuma on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 13:43
This is a good time for States' Rights.
Now that we have an African-American president, it's going to be harder to play the Race Card on state secessionist movements, especially in the South.
And it may be easier to discuss the real Lincoln, and the reality of the War Between the States, as Thomas DiLorenzo has, when people opposed to the Tenth Amendment are foolish enough to dredge it all up. One thing that I noticed from a little over a year ago--when the issue of slavery and the "Civil War" came up with Ron Paul in his Tim Russert interview--was that the authoritarian
establishment has become a little touchy on the topic now, with user-driven Internet. Ron Paul successfully navigated the whole topic without being crucified, or compared to the likes of David Duke. The reason why was because they do not want the myth "the Civil War was a just war" to be shattered--and they knew that if it was argued and debated with entities like the Ron Paul Revolution or Lew Rockwell.com, and splattered across the blogosphere and Youtube, the myth would not withstand the penetrating light of day.
Neither will Lincoln emerge from any such debate unscathed...his feet of clay would be exposed.
This squeamishness may work in the favor of those of us who want to advance and promote Liberty on a States' Rights front. If they want to play the Race Card, they have to deal with the reality of the US "Civil War". If they want to play Lincoln, they have to debate Lincoln.
They don't want an honest debate on this to happen.