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Old 12-07-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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And all because of the "hated" Fed Govt. If not for the Fed Govt forcing it thru law, the South would have never embraced what you describe, and you know it. So I ask why then do southerners so despise the Fed Govt today? And I don't mean just when a democrat is president. I'm talking about the fact that just about every single southerner I have ever spoken with hates the Fed Govt.
Southerners aren't the only ones that despise the Fed Government. It's corrupt on both sides of the aisle for northerners and southerners, and those who are awake know it. I don't see how the Confederacy winning the war would have led to a less corrupt central government...150 years later. That's a lot of time, and few from that time would recognize the federal government of today. That's besides the fact that slavery would have continued (indefinitely?) with a Confederacy win....

 
Old 12-07-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Are you happy that the Union prevailed in the Civil War? Do you believe Lincoln to be our greatest president?
This is laughable because you know as well as the rest of us that the South does not vote Republican because of hatred for Lincoln (who was a Republican, lol) or the federal government. They vote Republican because they are still the most deeply religious region in the country and they feel morally compelled to vote against the party that supports social issues such as gay marriage and abortion because those issues run completely contrary to the teachings of the Bible.

You might want to study your history. In the not too distant past, the South was a very Democratic region, due, yes, to their dislike for Lincoln who was, again, a Republican. It was only when the Democratic party began embracing radical, nontraditional, social beliefs in the past 3-4 decades that the South began to vote Republican in large numbers. Their faith is deeply ingrained in them, so these days they would rather vote for the "Party of Lincoln" than vote for social issues that offend the very core of who they are.
 
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