“The one great evil from which all other evils have flowed, is the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States. The Government of the United States is no longer the government of a confederate republic, but of a consolidated democracy. It is no longer a free government, but a despotism. It is, in fact, such a government as Great Britain attempted to set over our fathers, and which was resisted and defeated by a seven years struggle for independence.”
-Robert Barnwell Rhett, The Address of South Carolina to the Slaveholding States of the United States
Let’s take our country back. It was lost in 1865, not 2012.
Note: We’re experiencing a surge of interest this morning. Southern national consciousness has been aroused by the recent Supreme Court rulings. Lots of talk about pulling down the Star Spangled Banner or flying it upside down.