The Revolutionary War was supposed to have created something new and blessed. It was supposed to plant the seeds for this wondrous new land. How sad our Founders with all their genius couldn't lay a framework preventing the kind of conflict we saw in the Civil War.
War today seems to involve the pin-prick type of confrontation. It's certainly tragic but not on the same scale as in a previous era of war. How on earth could so many young men allow their bodies to be deployed this way?