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What would have happened to someone who made the statement "the war is lost"?

What would have happened to someone who made the statement "the war is lost"? Topic: military personal statement
June 25, 2019 / By Bobbie
Question: during the civil war?....what would Lincoln or the government at that time have done to a lawmaker who would have made that comment to the news papers back then? Kelly4u2..what the heck difference does it make if its a civil war...ITS A WAR!!..we were losing 10,s of thousand in a battle! and it sounds like your assuming that we are losing this war...the only way we will lose this war is by the cowards in the dem party who VOTED FOR this war, and now want to pull the funding while we have troops being shot at...good grief! geoswol...YOU listen einstein..WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM!! The Islamic faciast have been at war with us for years..its dopes like you who refuse to see it....and to those who see the statement Reid said as a matter of free speech...free speech comes with responsibilities!!you don't yell fire in a theater, and you DON'T TELL THE ENEMY THE WAR IS LOST when we have our military in harms way!!..thats irresponsible and a cowardly act of treason for personal and political gain!!
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Alanis Alanis | 2 days ago
You are awesome to have asked this question. This is a very compelling question, and it epitomizes the apparent lack of strength and true patriotism in today's society in comparison to society during the civil war. We have a generation of weak, wishy washy children posing as adults, and it's not a pretty sight.
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Alanis Originally Answered: What would have happened to someone who made the statement "the war is lost"?
You are awesome to have asked this question. This is a very compelling question, and it epitomizes the apparent lack of strength and true patriotism in today's society in comparison to society during the civil war. We have a generation of weak, wishy washy children posing as adults, and it's not a pretty sight.

Travis Travis
Lincoln was the other president to suspend habeas corpus. See, he is like George. Many people had different opinions during that time, particularly the South! Guess what, the 1st Amendment was part of the Constitution even back then, and lawmaker's are protected anyway from what they say! The war is lost. The commanding general in Iraq currently has said there is no military solution. Who would have thought you would hear a general say that, but then there was MacArthur, a 5 star general, and Pres Truman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjFrezxIM... YOU can't win the war militarily. Got it yet! Besides we won't support this war based on lies!
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Rees Rees
There were lots of those folks. The rioters in New York City had no interest in fighting Mr. Lincoln's War. Governors in states like Indiana were also not big fans of the war. Lincoln himself began to wonder following Hooker's defeat at Chancellorsville. Even McClellan was something of a defeatist and ran against Lincoln on an "end the war" ticket. The difference then was that Lincoln's causes of restoring the Union and abolishing slavery were righteous causes. Mr. Bush's adventure in Iraq is not a righteous cause and the patriotic American has an obligation to point that fact out to his fellow Americans.
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Maximilian Maximilian
Absolutely nothing. It's called free speech. Were you around during Vietnam? What Harry Reid said was mild compared to things you heard from our lawmakers, government officials and newspapers back then. It still stings their butts. They wouldn't even let Joan Baez perform at Walter Reid this week because of her anti-war stance and music during Vietnam. They couldn't stop her back then, but they still poke her with a stick when they get the chance now. What is it about free speech that torques up the right wingers so much? It seems like it's only okay when they agree with what's being said.
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Joe Joe
Well, that's kind of a dumb question considering the Civil War was a CIVIL WAR!!!! Besides that, the civil war wasn't lost, so therefore it would be a dumb thing to say. Compare the other wars this country was involved in with this one and then tell me exactly why we are even at war. A war which the congress of this United States did NOT approve of. PS A lot of you speak of being "patriotic" or a "loyal American". A loyal American cares about this country and the people in it. A loyal American is not one that gives his government total power. A loyal American is one who stands up and says If we're going to war, then it's for a good reason. And Mr. President, you can't even get your reason straight...
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Joe Originally Answered: What happened and is there any hope?
Wow - this is complicated. It sounds like a combination of things. I suspect he is suffering from depression and feelings of inadequacy due to the lack of a job and the financial problems. In your absence he was obviously attracted to someone else who could help fill the emotional void he was feeling. She obviously told him all the things he wanted and needed to hear ( most women who lure men into affairs are very good at this.) It could also be that he feels like he is holding you back and is trying to cut you loose to go on with your life. I am not sure there is anything you can do to salvage the relationship if he is seeing someone else and has made his decision. Would you still trust him? Are your feelings still as strong as they were? What would change in your relationship if you got back together? Give it some time and you will start feeling better. Some of the things you wrote suggest that you too might be suffering from depression. Seek a consultation with a physician to see if anti-depressants might help. Taking care of yourself will help you deal with things more clearly. Been there - done that. You will survive and be stronger when this is over!

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