Monday, December 20, 2010
American History Like it or Not
On hundred fifty years ago today South Carolina seceded from the Union and declared her independence. The reasons seem a bit silly now looked upon from the vantage of time. The issue was of real emotional importance however during that period in our history. A powder keg if you will. There are those that will tell you the issue was solely about slavery and they are only partially right. It had far more to do with the approaching end of a culture and the cataclysmic response to that fact. Granted slavery, or more accurately, the expansion of slavery in the United States, was the root of the issue. There is no getting around that. Thankfully slavery is a thing of the past. Now is you will excuse me, my wife has informed me to prepare a bedtime toddy for the Colonel.