Hi Joe! I fully agree, you cannot separate the Confederacy from slavery. Yes, it was in one sense about states' rights: It was about states' rights to HAVE SLAVERY. On the other hand, it makes me sad to see the Taliban-style purging. Most of our early presidents owned slaves, but that does not diminish the power of their ideas about freedom, only makes them flawed hypocrites like the rest of humanity.

I do a lot of things. Some of them I even do well. But what I really want to do is share ideas. Check brianewish.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianwish/

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store