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Formerly Sorcerer Blob

I love table-top gaming, specifically D&D 3.5, 4E D&D, and Pathfinder. While those may be my main games, I am always open to trying something new.

I am also a huge comic book nerd, having been around them my entire life. I grew up with them as bed-time stories and have continued reading them to this day. I'll read just about anything as long as it is exciting, fun, and interesting.

In addition to that I am also a huge History buff, researcher, and perpetual student. History is very much my life. I enjoy playing Devil's Advocate and coming up with different and sometimes controversial takes on certain historical events and figures.

I also love the German language and have been learning and practicing it off and on for the past 10 years. This is another area that I consider myself to be a perpetual student.

I also an am avid runner, pet lover, reader, and more.


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comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
There's no emotion being argued on my account, just facts. You quote a lot of facts while willfully omitting or ignoring other ones. You are making the facts fit your conclusion, much like Doug, once again committing a fallacy. Good history is done by making the conclusion fit the facts. End of the day, the historiography on this is all over the place on both sides of the fence.
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comment Were the British Over-Taxing their 13 American Colonies?
It's quite ironic that the issue of taxation immediately reared it's ugly head following the successful American Revolution. +1 though, good answer.
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comment Were the British Over-Taxing their 13 American Colonies?
@malloc - The American colonies actually did have representation in British parliament by "virtual representation." Essentially one of the MPs was in change of American issues. Also, just using block quotes from Wikipedia is in bad form.
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comment Were the British Over-Taxing their 13 American Colonies?
@MichaelF Is correct. The taxation was not ridiculous by any means, it was quite fair considering the effort put forth by the British to protect their American colonies.
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comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
And "state's rights," but not to the degree you are suggesting. The only real state's rights issue was taxation; taxation directly related to slavery.
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comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
Steven, while much of what you've written is factually correct, you have made the historical fallacy of, as Doug put it, "underestimating how threatening the lose of slavery was to the South." The real issue stems back to the early days of confederacy before a constitution was formed following the Revolutionary War. The issue here is taxation. Following South Carolina's coup with the Nullification Act during the early 1800s that dealt directly with taxation and tariffs. The issue here was taxation on the amount of property owned, including slaves. So yes, the war was about slavery...