We musn't forget that in addition to a relatively small number of mercenaries from Europe, the death toll for the American Civil War is now estimated to be 750,000 (combined North and South).<quoted text>
No reason, no reason at all to elect a person that will allow and encourage their tea party friends to make extremely insensitive, racially charged remarks as they wave a confederate flag in our school board meeting, once again putting Springboro in the headlines and making a mockery of our district:
The Civil War wasn't just about North Abolitionists vs. South Slave Owners. A major factor that contributed to the South's eventual seccession was "states rights" a.k.a...Southern states having issues with increasing interference from Washington D.C. over affairs they view as "local", especially in regard to European cotton trade.(hmm? does this maybe sound a bit familiar?)
Almost a century and a half after Lincoln's assasination, does racism against blacks still exist in America? Sure it does. On the other hand, we have to be honest with ourselves. Flys on every wall can hear racist comments being uttered against whites every bit as much as those being spoken against blacks, asians or hispanics. Yeah, Sonny Lewis may indeed be a little rough in his mode of delivery, but he's 100% correct in the respect that Americans owe the South the honor of a return of its Civil War legacy. Confederate Civil War soldiers were every bit as American as were Union soldiers. If Civil War soldiers were still alive today they'd be ashamed of two things.
1)They's be ashamed racism still exists.
2)They'd be ashamed Americans in genenal choose to look at the Confederate Flag with disdain.