Snippet: Grant & Lee

Him: "US Grant was a butcher that destroyed his own army to win." Me: "Actually, Grant ended the war with an Army, Lee ended it with what was left of one. Through the war Grant had around 190,760 killed, wounded and missing and Bobby Lee lost 240,322. So, by the numbers Lee lost more than Grant. At the end, the scoreboard says Grant winner by a surrender." Him: "Lee was a better general!" Me: "He...

Great Misconception: Treason Under US Law

There are whole libraries filled with the laws of this country but only one crime that was of such importance that it was specifically placed into the United States Constitution, the crime is treason and the reason for this prominence wasn't because the founder intended it be used, but rather to constrain its use under the most rigid checks. Treason was a charge that could be levied in other...