[W]e denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
~ Abraham Lincoln, inaugural address, 1861
(Lincoln's pledge was broken within a month.)
"The social system of private property and limited government is the only system that tends to debarbarize all those who have the innate capacity to acquire personal culture." ~Ludwig von Mises