When that same government, on the other hand, justifies domestic spying for our own safety, we are fighting the Civil War.
When the country’s first African-American president is spoken of with racist words in this “enlightened land,” we are still fighting the Civil War.
It’s imperative of us to learn its lessons, for we are continually tested.
As strange as it sounds, I find hope from studying the Civil War. That tragedy was as bad as it could ever get, and we have never returned to it. We never will.
And if we can survive such a crisis, as we have for 150 years, we can meet and get past all challenges mentioned above and others to come.
It depends on what direction we take when we approach the crossroads.
Herald Page Designer Richard Young of Jamestown is a Civil War re-enactor who is spending the anniversary week in Gettysburg doing just that.