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How the Old South vs North Conflict Is Related To The Basic Political Conflict and Division In America

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The 'Southern Pride' movement really began in 1973 when the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, wrote and sang the song, Sweet Home Alabama, which eeflected the arrogant defiance of some Southerners who resented criticism regarding their racism and were proud of the Confederate Flag and what it stands for. However, in recent years that movement has grown and taken on the guise of religiosity and patriotism, as it did in the 1860s, and some of its leaders have also trying to mislead people about the intent of the Founding Fathers regarding religion, and regarding Jeffersonian Democracy. In fact, Southern evangelists on the 'religious right' like David Barton have even created a revisionist history of the past to justify themselves. Therefore, learning historic facts and the real lessons of history is more important now than it ever has been.
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E.J. is a progressive activist serving to help promote an initiative based on Jeffersonian principles regarding government and religion -- principles which Abraham Lincoln said are "the axioms of a free society."

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