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  •  One facinating and little known story of (1+ / 0-)
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    Southern Republicans is the tale of The Free State of Winston (Alabama). It is also known as the Republic of Winston.

    For a hundred years, calling a while Southerner a Republican was an insult, largely because of the events of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato

    by Jane Lew on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:58:48 PM PDT

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      An interesting sidebar of history.

      And a needed reminder that we should never tar all residents of any area, nor all members of any category, with the same brush or the same labels.

      People are individuals, and that's what makes them interesting.

      In Washington, whenever anyone does something wrong, everyone else gets punished.

      by Noziglia on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:22:02 AM PDT

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