In the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln’s primary objective was to preserve the Union, not to free the slaves. As speculation grows that the current polarization of the American public will lead to some sort of civil war again, it does not seem likely that a blue state hero along the lines of Lincoln will save the day. It is more likely to be the citizens of the states that flew the Stars and Bars and their ideological soulmates throughout the rest of the country who will save the Union this time around.
The abolition of slavery, of course, was the saving grace of the Civil War. Slavery was America’s Original Sin, the one issue resident in the Constitution that was like an earthquake about to happen. To Lincoln’s credit, although late to the abolitionist cause, he came to realize that it was the one goal worthy enough of shedding so much blood among American citizens. Too bad slavery was stamped out only in America. The Uyghurs in Red China, females in Joe Biden’s Taliban Afghanistan, and the oppressed in large swaths of Africa among others still face the yoke of slavery.
Despite many Democrats’ bitter opposition, conservatives joined forces with forward thinking liberals to pass the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s which finally gave full force to the notion that “all men are created equal” enshrined in the Constitution. Jim Crow laws bit the dust. Where natural integration among the races lagged, forced integration was imposed, focusing mainly on the South, the region most densely populated with blacks.
Today, nowhere in the country is there an easier relationship among the races than the South, especially once you get outside the cities. Southern cities are mostly blue while the suburban and urban areas are thoroughly red. Curiously, it is in these red areas, presumed by stereotype to be the most racist areas, that the races live together in the greatest harmony. It is not uncommon at all to see mixed-race couples, children, churches, and social events. Go to the cities, however… and neighborhoods are only integrated on the edges, the schools are heavily minority, and mixed race couples are rare as hen’s teeth. Racial tension is as bad in southern cities as in Los Angeles. As bad as in New York. As bad as in Chicago.
It’s a shame, but the blue states and blue cities have lagged behind in social progress. In killing slavery, Lincoln inadvertently set the country on a track toward a tyrannical and overreaching central government. The leftward lurch of the Obama and Biden regimes have have served as a wake-up call to Americans who for too long have taken their civil rights for granted.
That’s why you’re seeing laws come out of states like Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee that lead the nation in stamping out abortion, the eugenicist scourge that disproportionately kills black babies. That ensure that every citizen’s vote counts – and counts only once. That strengthen the rights to free speech and private property and personal protection and health choices and all those things that tyranny undermines. And that protect faith in God, the grantor of all individual rights.
Yes, it seems if the Union is to be preserved, it will be the South that saves the day. It gives new meaning to the notion that the South will rise again. It will rise to the occasion, and it will succeed, because even in California and New York and other red states, people still want to have control of their own lives. Such people are the ideological soul-mates of the good people of the South, and though mainly a silent majority up until now, any good seismologist can feel the rumble of a coming push-back of earthquake proportions.
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