No Soup For You!

29 Aug

 

There has been much discussion and controversy lately as to whether or not southern states, or any state for that matter, should display statues and symbols celebrating the former confederacy of 11 southern states (1861-1865) and their attempt to secede from the American Union and establish their own country at the expense of the United States of America.

“They’re trying to take away our culture. They’re trying to take away our history,” President Trump said at a rally in Phoenix. “And our weak leaders, they do it overnight. These things have been there for 150 years, for a hundred years. You go back to a university and it’s gone. Weak, weak people.”

That culture and history that the President speaks of is the culture and history of slavery and treason and the denial of human rights and the hoped for destruction of the U.S.A as we knew it then and as we know it today. Is that a good thing to memorialize with statues and flags?

I’m pretty sure that most Americans think not…at least 65% anyway… but despite how our own President, Jefferson Davis Trump I,  feels, this entire problem would be an easy fix for Congress. All they have to do is pass a law that declares all states displaying such monuments publicly, as “Sanctuary States”… (now where have I heard that before?) and then cut off all federal funding until the statues and monuments are taken down.

Especially since it’s the southern states, and especially those that led the charge for secession from the union 157 years ago, that today receive the most tax dollars in federal aid from the U.S. Government…in some case up to 40% of their entire state budget! And these are the states that almost exclusively vote Republican and live by the mantra of, “a smaller federal government that spends less is a better federal government.”

So if they so choose, let the south keep their monuments to their “Great Lost Cause” (that of states rights, slavery and living in their own country) and let the rest of the USA keep our government money for running the federal government…you know, the UNITED States of America…the one government that didn’t lose our cause and truly did make America GREAT again…back in 1865!

3 Responses to “No Soup For You!”

  1. ladyinthemountains August 29, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    Thanks for sharing, too bad those that need to understand this would think it is fake news.

  2. jacquelineobyikocha August 29, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    Unfortunately for these silly folks, no one wants to go back the days of slavery and misery. Change is here to stay.

  3. RAB August 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Great conflation of the “statues=heritage” issue and the dependence on federal taxes by the very states that want to CUT federal taxes, SHRINK the federal government, and keep celebrating their predecessors’ battle to separate completely FROM the federal government. Great teaching!

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