June 27, 2015

Pop Quiz

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.

6 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

I'm down wit dat.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I should add, Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Any actual research in Lincoln will reveal the popular myth is not supported by reality.
JOG

Joe said...

Lincoln was the first big government president

Ed Bonderenka said...

I shared this on FB and a number of people reposted it there.
They thought I was brilliant!

No. I gave credit. They're sharing the link.

Joe said...

Thanks Ed

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