...downvoted and accused of defending a brutal empire, simply for questioning whether 15,000 + dead (estimated from all causes related to the war), all the wounded, all the families affected, all the losses of the Library of Congress, etc., the US being almost in bankruptcy, were all worth it, even though the end result was simply to seek to return to the status quo before the war, without addressing any of the grievances claimed as the reasons for it? I'm supposed to just shut up and salute and bow down before the idols of Madison and Jackson and conventional wisdom and bask in the glory of kicking the $!*% out of people, without any thought to the actual human suffering involved?
Sorry, I'll continue to question ...
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