I agree Mike, victors and carpetbaggers propagate their narrative in school text books until kids believe it is the absolute truth that the Union was absolutely moral.
I my area, a family had a relative long ago who was hanged near the end of the civil war. He was a 14 year old boy who was accused falsely and was hung. The boy did not die instantaneously but dangled in the air for several minutes. You won't find these accounts in the school text books.
Our Federal Government is not atheistic. It is polytheistic and cannot accept the exclusiveness of salvation through Jesus Christ. So what Bernie Sanders demands that all nominees burn a pinch of incense at the Senate's altar to the gods of the US Government.
Capital punishment for murderers and the failure of civil magistrates:
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Chris GP, I appreciate your comments. My earlier statement may have been misunderstood. I too abhor mob violence. However, I am a proponent of public executions of murderers and these executions are sanctioned through a civil magistrate and a jury of peers. The shedding of innocent blood is a capital offense.