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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:09 PM

71. The North wouldn't give the South a divorce

when the South asked for it. lol

I am a Southerner & love the South. I wouldn't want another civil war because like one of posters said in this thread, millions of people will get killed or hurt.

I am sick of south bashing, too, but usually they're just idiots. I don't understand their obsession with the South here on DU. There are many Northerner DUers who are great as well. I don't want to judge the North just as they shouldn't judge the South. We all need to take a close look at the root of the problem. What I think is even if the North got rid of the South by fencing us in or actually cut the South and let it float away with us in, it will probably create a vacuum and something worse will take over. It won't solve the problem. Because the 1% (Wall Street) will still be in the North destroying the economy & middle class. They will want more and more then many of people in the North will become poor and uneducated like the South.

After the Civil War the South suffered from the carpetbaggers coming down from the North to steal lands, etc. Look at Florida beaches. I am a Floridian native and am sick of people like Donald Trump coming down to grab up beaches with their money with help of corrupted politicians, building high rise condos along the coast, stealing beaches from people. I remember very well as a child we were able to enjoy going to beaches. Now most of it is "private property" owned by the rich. Actually I welcome people coming from everywhere to enjoy Florida beaches as long as they respect the nature and leave it alone..not be like a parasite or a thief.

Another problem I see here in the South: Religion. Those preachers need to be reined in and stop asking people for money. This is how they control people by fear of "going to hell". If we could make it illegal for them to preach "prosperity" with "if you give $100 God gives you $10,000" crap. They need to stop being tax free, too. If we can get rid of them problems will be lessened and more people will be more educated. Even politicians use religion to get votes. And many of politicians are corrupted. Usually they're already a millionaire, out of touch with regular people. Not all of them are bad like FDR & JFK, but they're rare.

I've lived in Washington D.C., PA, California and visited NYC. I still love living here in the South. It's home to me...for better for worse. I love Southern food especially grits

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