CDZ A Very Interesting Video of the South as 'Other'

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    Lincoln and the Union Army did not invade the South, at the time the Union moved soldiers into Fort Sumter the Civil War had not commenced. That said, the bombardment of the Fort by Southern Forces, and the responding return fire by the Union Soldiers began the Civil War.

    States Rights was the euphemism, and the Right to own slaves was the major component of that claim.
     
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    If Guam voted to be independent, would you support Trump using military forces to keep them in the Union?
     
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    The largest flag of any type I have ever seen was the Stars and Bars flying in the City of Tampa, FL.

    We were visiting my in laws and I attended a fair or 4H event in Hillsborough County with my niece, who had entered a hen in the competition. I spoke with a number of FL natives there, and at my nephews Little League game later in the week. People around our nation are pretty much the same, I got no flak from being from California or a native of San Francisco, in fact many of them had visited or wanted to visit California and the SF Bay Area. They were aware I was the Uncle from California and the SF Bay Area, and didn't present at all as do the RWer's who post here.

    Those I spoke with were polite and curious, not rude, self righteous and hateful as are so many who post on this MB.
     
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    So, you agree that that OP, ie the South as the "other" is incorrect?
     
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    Hell no. Since our Military is the largest employer, followed by tourism, it is hard to imagine Guam voting to become independent. It is more likely that the native residents of Guam would vote to become the 51st State.

    BTW, Wake Island which has the longest USAF landing strip in the Pacific Islands is only 2789 air miles from Pyongyang: North Korea take note!
     
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    That has been my experience in Savannah, Amelia Island, several Florida Cities, Houston and San Antonio, Richmond, VA, St. Louis and Louisville Kentucky. The only asshole I met was in DC, I was with my 15 and 21 yo sons and the younger boy had his ball cap on backwards.

    This asshole, out of the blue & wearing the BB New Jersey ball cap made a comment to my youngest that he had his hat on ass backwards. I said to the SOB, "You best shut your mouth Admiral". He never made eye contact with me, and when the elevator stopped he got off when others got on. I doubt it was his floor since the only button pushed was for the lobby.
     
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    In general I also don't find people here obsessed with "the south".

    Maybe once a year in person (though often enough here) someone brings up this causes of the civil war debate.
     
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    What were the causes of the Civil War, in your opinion?
     
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    I think the slavery issue boiled over, the South could see their power weakening in national elections and they struck back the only way they could.
     
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    So the South invaded the North and conducted a scorched Earth campaign from Dc to Baltimore to New York then Boston...no, wait, that was General Sherman through the South.

    roflmao
     

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