Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Happy Secession Day

Ran across this intriguing article at Lew Rockwell's website, titled "Happy Secession Day." The opening paragraph is jarring, scandalous, and thought-provoking... and it just goes on from there. I'm copying the opening paragraph here, and a link at the end to whisk you magically away to the original, full article...


Happy Secession Day
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Perhaps the best evidence of how American history was rewritten, Soviet style, in the post-1865 era is the fact that most Americans seem to be unaware that "Independence Day" was originally intended to be a celebration of the colonists’ secession from the British empire. Indeed, the word secession is not even a part of the vocabulary of most Americans, who more often than not confuse it with "succession." The Revolutionary War was America’s first war of secession. [read more]

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