I posted the below comment in [this Opednews.com Article
], called, "* Had Lincoln Not Been Shot, I Might Not Have Become a Blogger"
I believe the use of the Pinkerton Detective Agency as paid corporate/government thugs in 1852 is the beginning of the end of ethical Capitalism, Freedom, and the Government envisioned by its creators. If States had the rights as agreed to, they would be able to separate from the Union. If this were not the case, they would not have joined the union. If the Confederate States were allowed to remove themselves from the Union, maybe the United States would be the greatest country in the world with the loose affiliation of all the current states. Under Lincoln journalists and informed Americans were rounded up without charges and release dates, railroaded to prison. Most were covertly killed and then buried. That story isn't told. Ward Churchill breaks down a little of where America went wrong here in [this video].