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  •  You might want to start with the State Anthem (2+ / 0-)
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    midnight lurker, Dave1955

    If I recall, the first stanza of "O Maryland, My Maryland" advocates secession (or comes very close).  I think it was also adopted in the 1930s.

    •  The Words Were Written in 1861 (0+ / 0-)

      It became the state song in 1939. The entire song is about resisting the Union Army "vandals," etc. LINK It's hard to understand what the sentiment was in 1939 that carried the vote in the state legislature in favor of the song.

      "A famous person once said, 'You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' But as I once said, "If you don't teach them to read, you can fool them whenever you like." – Max Headroom

      by midnight lurker on Tue May 27, 2014 at 08:13:42 AM PDT

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    •  Not just the first stanza (0+ / 0-)

      One of the later stanzas includes the gem, "Huzzah! She spurns the Northern scum."  

      "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes." - Lewis Carroll

      by Dave1955 on Tue May 27, 2014 at 10:55:12 AM PDT

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    •  Right, I want to do a diary on that too n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

      by Navy Vet Terp on Tue May 27, 2014 at 03:57:59 PM PDT

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