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  •  He probably beleives his family (11+ / 0-)

    owned a big plantation with loyal house servants who just loved Massa.  

    In reality the average slave owner owned one, maybe two slaves, who ate the table with the family and slept in the barn--because the owner was too poor to afford a shanty for them. Too many people down here believe the myth of Gone With the Wind, rather than face the reality that their own family were likely white sharecroppers or, at best, dirt-poor farmers who owned a dozen acres, a mule, and one slave,.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:57:51 PM PDT

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    •  In reality (11+ / 0-)

      most of those dirt-poor farmers didn't even own a slave.

      Also in reality, a lot of those white Southerners whose heritage he's so proud of fought for the Union in the Civil War, but the history books in the South don't tell you that part.  I loathe the way we teach history in this country: there's no judgment of right and wrong.  The Confederacy was quite clearly wrong and deserved to have their asses kicked by the North.  There, I said it.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:01:44 PM PDT

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      •  "Those".... (6+ / 0-)

        would be my ancestors.  Nonetheless, my g-g-great grandfather is buried in Elmira NY; he died a prisoner of war having been captured at Spotsylvania CH.

        The saying was that it was a rich man's war and a poor man's fight.

        But you have to notice how much money is being spent trying to keep this nonsense alive and start asking who is behind it?   The people mouthing off are just being used.  Heck, even old Louis Goehmert is just a useful idiot.

        50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

        by TarheelDem on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:08:07 PM PDT

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