Too bad that Sergeant Jasper and William Moultrie were not included as they were certainly remembered given their names dot the south. Those two were important players in why South Carolina is the Palmetto State. Also CP missed Fort Sullivan (aka Fort Moultrie) as a Revolutionary War National Park site in the other By the Numbers story.
Wait, its a historical find! A remarkable one at that. Why are you bringing race into it? Just take it for the historical value and leave behind politics. Besides, better they have a historically accurate one than something made up. There is no need to project negative political connections onto this story which was about a historical artifact! Secession be damned, but Citadel cadets are better off using this and their schools history, than something phony.
Here, here to Luna's comment: "I guess I would be for smaller federal government if I was not SO scared of the fools on the local level."
Sir, I mean this respectfully and would really love to hear your response. Have you read the Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union? If South Carolina is not enough of an example for you try A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union which states "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world." Both of these documents were issued in conjunction with the famous Ordinances of Secession which explain why they were leaving the Union. I feel it fair to actually leave it to the words of those who actually signed the documents to point towards the cause. Anyone who reads this cannot deny the central issue was slavery over states rights. If anything, South Carolina points to the fact that Northern states had exercised states rights to impinge upon the national governments support of slavery. While the whole issue for the causes of the Civil War are too broad of a topic to tackle here, the Confederacy was not founded solely or nobly on the issue of states right. It is a product of the Lost Cause. While I'm not arguing that those that fought and suffered most in the war fought over the issue of slavery, certainly those who inaugurated the War had the issue of slavery right at the center of their mind. My point is your argument that we need to get back to an idea of states rights based upon Southern and Confederate examples of Secession is misplaced.
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