Skip to comments.4 ways we're still fighting the Civil War
Posted on 04/11/2011 7:56:33 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
As the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of its deadliest war this week, some historians say we're still fighting over some of the same issues that fueled the Civil War.
"There are all of these weird parallels," says Stephanie McCurry, author of "Confederate Reckoning," a new book that examines why Southerners seceded and its effect on Southern women and slaves.
"When you hear charges today that the federal government is overreaching, and the idea that the Constitution recognized us as a league of sovereign states -- these were all part of the secessionist charges in 1860," she says.
1. The disappearance of the political center
2. How much power should the federal government have?
3. Unleashing the dogs of war
4. The president as dictator
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5. Yanks on FR hate sweet tea and grits
Stopped reading after the “hurts women and minorities most” line.
Did anyone read this Sunday’s Parade Magazine in which there was an article written by a supposed Southern historian who basically said we are still fighting the war because the Tea Party people are nothing but secessionist, anti-government, KKK racists?
I’m a Yank and loooove grits. Got introduced to them at Parris Island way back when.
Well I am a Yank and I love sweet tea. Tried grits but wasn’t all that impressed.
We could have a BBQ thread and really get everyone all riled up: nawth carolina, georgia, south carolina, texas, bama, mizzou!
Considering the North’s strong union (labor union that is) bent it’s really ironic that so many yankees (yeah I know, half a word) are back tracking down the underground railroad to work as virtual slaves in right to work states. Stay home bluecoats, we don’t need you and your liberal views, we got enough Californians now messing with our politics.
Joshua Chamberlain left the yankee Northeast 100 years ago, and he ain’t coming back. He’s been replaced by Gen. Michael Moore and fat welfare momma brigade.
Yes on grits, no on sweet tea. *shudder*
Other than slavery, the issues that precipitated the Civil War are still out there to be dealt with, and most thoughtful people recognize this. It’s not strictly necessary for the things to be viewed through the filter of the Civil War experience, but it’s reasonable that they would, and probably doesn’t do much harm.
If there is ever a split in the Tea Party would we call the Southern faction, The Sweet Tea Party? I think I’m one of them critters already.
LOL...very cute!!!! :)
Oh lawdy, please don’t get the Q wars started. I live right smack in the middle of the DMZ between the two North Carolina BBQ factions and the shelling keeps me awake some nights.
LMAO! and they probably never tried grits... ever. If they did, they probably tried those nasty instant grits.
Of course you didn’t like grits. You forgot to add the shrimp.
Giving the tired old “race card”, a spiffy new “historical analysis” outfit. Rather like hauling granny out of the nursing home to get her hair done.