We see a lot of letters from self-styled “historians” like Robert Miller who want to lecture us about the “truth” in the Civil War.
He says both sides were Americans and then goes on to explain that they even named “their country” the Confederate States of America. How are they still Americans if they have their own separate country? If we accept his premise that they were Americans, then the fact that Americans took up arms against the government makes them traitors. Isn’t that the very definition of treason?
He says the British said the same about our ancestors in 1776. This is true and, had they won, many of our leaders like George Washington would have been executed as traitors, a possibility of which the founders were well aware.
In any event, they wouldn’t have built statues venerating them as heroes as we do with Confederate leaders.