Also from Illinois.
Isn't the percentage of black people in this country around 11%? Coincidence?
Then the great depression hit. FDR's "new deal" was known as "alphabet soup" because its record number of government agencies was unprecedented in American history. After enacting his socialist agenda, he received well over 80% of the vote in much of the so-called "conservative, limited-government" south, more so than anywhere else in the country.
A bunch of "our Republic is dead" freepers have claimed Abraham Lincoln "destroyed" our Republic in 1865, but then they also claim our Republic was "destroyed" in 1913. How was it "destroyed" in 1913 if Lincoln already killed it 48 years earlier? You guys might have more credibility if you could come up with a consensus date and stick with it.
By the way, Ronald Reagan (also from Illinois) was a huge fan of honest Abe and considered him a role model. His ancestors fought on Lincoln's side, not on the side of the "save slavery" fascist confederacy.