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  •  If the old Confederate states were out of the (0+ / 0-)

    picture you'd have fewer, but still plenty of right-wing whackadoodles.  And you would have lost many a good progressive.

    After the Civil War the two factors that did the most to reunite the South with the North (IMO) were WW II, when military personnel were posted all over the country, and the introduction of air conditioning to homes, after which many Northerners found the southern states livable.  (And, as I observed, most of those Northerners were just fine with segregation and the availability of low-pay maids, "yard men", and other cheap labor.)

    The right of the women of this State to be secure in their persons against unreasonable searches shall not be violated by the State legislature.

    by Mayfly on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 01:13:23 PM PDT

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