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    Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Living in the South, I see my fair share of Confederate flags and the such.

    I've always wondered, though, why would someone even want the south to rise again?
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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    You know what the South was about, right?

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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You know what the South was about, right?
    Sure, the south was about state rights, in the most broad of senses.
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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Sure, the south was about state rights, in the most broad of senses.
    Why was it about state rights?

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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Living in the South, I see my fair share of Confederate flags and the such.

    I've always wondered, though, why would someone even want the south to rise again?
    Well, if the south rose again, it would give the north an ass to kick again.
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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Living in the South, I see my fair share of Confederate flags and the such.

    I've always wondered, though, why would someone even want the south to rise again?
    Driving to Florida about a month ago along I-75, about 10 miles into Georgia from TN, I spotted some yahoo's idea of making a point. He had a C flag up on a flagpole that was higher than the surrounding trees. Wife and both were like, "What kind of moron does that?"

    ...then we looked at each other, and said, "Trump voter!"

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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Why was it about state rights?
    Because they felt like the federal government was overreaching, but that's not what I'm getting at. What I'm trying to get around to, is why would someone want the Confederate states, as they are now, to secede; would they even be viable?
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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Sure, the south was about state rights, in the most broad of senses.
    Well, let's ask one of the primary movers and shakers of the confederates, Alexander Stephens(you may have heard of him, he was important):

    Our new government is founded upon exactly [this] idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth
    So he seems to disagree with you...
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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, if the south rose again, it would give the north an ass to kick again.
    Be a much fairer fight today. The South is no longer agrarian. And, the North is rusting.

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    Re: Why Would You Even Want the South to Rise Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, if the south rose again, it would give the north an ass to kick again.
    I would hardly say the north kicked ass. It was a very bloody and, at many points, a closely contested war.
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