Since we are revising history on a daily basis, here is a simple quiz to see what you know about American history. Don't worry, it is one simple question. The answer is below the fold.
What was the singular event that caused South Carolina and subsequently the rest of the Confederate States to secede from the Union?
Answer: the election of a Republican President, Abraham Lincoln.
It was not Democrats who freed the slaves, passed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, who passed the Civil Rights Acts. It was Republicans against the staunch opposition of Democrats. You knew that, right?
So if the intent is go all-Soviet style and erase our history, let us not stop at digging up dead generals and tearing down monuments. Don't stop at banning flags and toys and games. Let's get rid of the very supporters of slavery, the political party of the antebellum South, the authors of segregation and Jim Crow. Let's ban the Democrat Party. It makes as much sense.