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May 23, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Get over it already: Secessionists lost

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From the Civil War in the 1860s until after World War II, the Democratic Party included secessionists who wanted to continue slavery. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican president who thought slavery was wrong and took the nation into the Civil War to prevent the Southern states from seceding from the Union and continuing slavery.

Since the Democratic Party’s civil rights efforts were successful in the 1950s and ’60s, the “Solid South” Democrats have become conservative Republicans. With a black president having been elected to a second term, 17 states — mostly in the South — have commenced measures to secede from the Union.

When are they going to get over the fact that they lost the Civil War and that all men are created equal? It should be obvious to all that people of all races and creeds want to share our wonderful country and are gradually outnumbering the Caucasians.

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