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  •  And these uber patriots (0+ / 0-)

    Are the first to talk secession as soon as Democrats, especially black ones, are elected and follow policies they don't like.
    They invoke an interpretation of the Constitution used by their ancestors to defend slavery, a version repudiated by a war they started, a version they claim gives each of their states the right to ignore and override the Federal government when it suits their purpose.
    And yet theses unrepentant nullifying states righters consider themselves the "real Amerkans" and refer with pride and victimhood to the "War of Northern Aggression".

    Call them out for what they are: "Slavery apologists" and "racists" looking for high sounding principles they can use as excuses to keep the "wrong" people in their place.

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 06:03:39 AM PDT

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    •  IIRC they supported the King (0+ / 0-)

      against the Colonies revolution against England.
      Lincoln made a big mistake by treating them as Americans.

      "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

      by BrianParker14 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 03:01:26 PM PDT

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