Comment: That's not true either

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That's not true either

I agree halfway. But, just as no one can be justified saying "The Civil War was about slavery", you cannot justify saying "slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War".

Slavery was one of the big issues. It may not have been why Lincoln went to war, but it was a factor in the southern states deciding to secede.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain