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Shall the South Rise again?

Public interest question

The American Civil War ended in June 1865. Despite the assurances from some diehard Southerners during the past 147 years that the region would "rise again," the union has stood firm, without any serious threat of another wave of state secession.

It's clear the secession petition movement primarily is driven by citizens upset with the re-election of President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. What's a little less clear is if the people signing the petitions really want to have their states withdraw from the union.

Is it a sign of protest, or just a politically driven temper tantrum from people upset that Mitt Romney lost?

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Richard Steiner November 19, 2012 at 08:17 PM
My quess is that it's mostly a tantrum, but since I don't agree politically or philosophically with many of those people I really don't claim to understand their reasoning. Yes, there are issues, but secession strikes me like throwing the baby out with the bathwater times a thousand. If they're serious, though, good riddance. I'm sick of fair-weather patriots. Don't like the country? Leave. Please.
april strozier January 17, 2013 at 09:16 PM
From personal observation the east coast which is Florida all the way to New york is a very judgmental, traditional type of area. This is the east coast and the south. I am not surprised. You can actually read blogs and articles that say the east coast and the south are against education, and change period.
L A Hays July 02, 2013 at 09:08 AM
The South has risen again, just not in the way that the hoisters of the Stars and Bars would prefer. We've eliminated many laws that kept large segments of the population from participating freely in society. Our economy has grown from one that relied primarily on agriculture. If those who have not yet made it cognitively out of the 19th century would hush about what was but is no more, we could realize the region's vast potential.

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