COLUMBIA, S.C. – The memory of the Civil War was set to collide with modern-day civil rights sensitivities as protesters targeted a Monday night “Secession Ball” commemorating South Carolina’s decision exactly 150 years ago to secede from the United States of America.
The Confederate Heritage Trust, which scheduled the dance in Charleston near where the secession document was signed, says it wants to honor the Southern men who were willing to sacrifice their lives for their homes and their vision of states’ rights. Guests will have a chance to see the original Ordinance of Secession, which has been preserved by the state.
The South has been so consistently wrong about everything, there is a grim logic that it is now the region of the country most represented by the Republicans.
Anyway, I’m sure Senatorette Lindsey Graham will be stunning as all the beaus fight over placement on her dance card, and who get’s to bring her a plate of barbecue.
South Carolina is too small to be a Republic, and too large to be an insane asylum.
— James Petigru