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EVERYONE SHOULD GO SEE COPPERHEAD the MOVIE! IT EXPLODES the LINCOLN MYTH SUPERBLY! EXCELLENT for HOMESCHOOLED kids for HISTORY and POLITICS!

I went to the 4PM showing of Copperhead the Movie.  I was not disappointed.  It’s a movie everyone should see.  The Abner Beech character expresses my feelings about the so-called Civil War and Lincoln exactly.  Beech did not condone slavery but he believed the war was unnecessary and unconstitutional and openly criticized Lincoln’s suppression of newspapers and drafting people to serve in the war.  It was all I could do to keep from cheering out loud.  (I did cheer but it was very quiet!  There were about seven or nine in my showing.)

Yes the movie is a bit tendentious and it was difficult to keep up with the characters a bit.   But it introduced America to the Peace Democrats (The election scene was searing and worth the cost of admission:  Let’s just say it gives voter ID a new meaning!) and to people like Horatio Seymour, who I knew little about.  Seymour was clearly a skeptic about the war and its necessity.  Here is a pro-Lincoln bio of Governor Seymour.

The abolitionist character was not very attractive but the copperhead was very much attractive; Beech will draw more to him and his cause through his humility and courage.  The romance between the abolitionist’s daughter and Beech’s son, Thomas Jefferson Beech, who goes to fight and is missing after Antietam, is poignant.

I suggest that Americans go see this movie (It is at the Bow Tie Criterion through Sunday at least!) and see the Lincoln myth demolished.  Homeschooling parents could use this movie for many lessons in history and politics in ways that few will cover in the state-approved psychobabble texts we have to endure today.  It should, if I had my way, have a huge turnout among the people.  Go see Copperhead the movie today.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

3 Responses to “EVERYONE SHOULD GO SEE COPPERHEAD the MOVIE! IT EXPLODES the LINCOLN MYTH SUPERBLY! EXCELLENT for HOMESCHOOLED kids for HISTORY and POLITICS!”

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    I am not much of a movie goer these days. I suppose the propaganda spewing out of Hollywood has soured me on movies.

    Was the Civil War necessary? I suspect Lincoln did what could to prevent the war, but he was only one man. And one man cannot stop millions from warring.

    Was the Civil War necessary? Since the war ended in 1865, none alive today experienced those times. Few alive before the war started well understood the sentiments that existed in the minds of both Northerners and Southerners. Oddly, one of those few was Alexis De Tocqueville, and he anticipated trouble.
    http://citizentom.com/2010/01/03/a-gap-too-wide-and-too-deep-to-bridge/

    When did the trouble begin? Doesn’t our constitution record the first compromise necessary to bring the slave states into the Union. Isn’t that why slaves represented three fifths of a vote? Before the Republican Party existed, the South had determined to spread the institution of slavery. In fact, the North created the Republican Party to resist the spread of slavery. Thus, the election of Lincoln alone was enough to open the breech that was already there.

  2. Sandy Sanders
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    Thank you Citizen Tom for coming by. Citizen Tom has a great blog that occasionally even re-posts our stuff. I am honored he came by and commented.

    Sandy

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