Our friends in Virginny are so entertaining! Legislation establishing a commission to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln was recently derailled in the Virginia legislature. The celebration, part of a nationwide effort, apparently upset some folks who are still cranky about the Civil War.
Richard Lamb of Richmond is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He argued that those wishing to celebrate Lincoln suffer from "historical myopia and amnesia." He then added, "he sent armies into Virginia to lay waste to our land." Lamb suggested celebrating the birth of Jefferson Davis instead.
I have an idea. I've thought for quite a while that maybe we should just let Florida and Texas go. Florida can become North Cuba, and Texas can go back to being their own republic. I think that residents of both states will really be happier that way, and voters in US presidential elections will be forever grateful.
While it's probably not a good idea to let Virginia secede again, maybe Mr. Lamb and his buddies in the Sons of Confererate Veterans can just move to North Cuba or the Republic of Texas.
More info can be found on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website here.
With malice toward none,
Stevie Joe Parker