Monday, February 20, 2012

A Quote From Robert E. Lee

They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins.

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

The nation mostly recovered from that "expiation," I'm not sure we'll make it out of the current one, for we've left God almost entirely out of the picture.