After 150 years are Southern States finally getting what they wanted from the U.S. prior to our War For Southern Independence? I contend that we are now getting most of it.
Remember how the South could not ship cotton to foreign countries and was limited to minimal trade agreements with them? Merchandise had to pass through northern hands and pay huge tariffs to the U.S. government in order to reach customers overseas.
Today in my home, we boast foreign car manufacturers, steel plants and airplane manufacturers. This applies to other Southern States, as well.
This is all happening while the North loses its financial hold on the rest of America, and its states become the Rust Belt because of poor workmanship, high taxes and union strangleholds on companies’ abilities to manufacture goods in a timely manner at reasonable prices.
While the South did not win the war of 1861-65, 150 years later we are finally winning most of the things we wanted prior to that war. In 15-20 more years the South will once again be the most prosperous and popular section of the U.S. Those who do not live here will be the ones who are looked down on while we once again run the show.
So all is not gloom and doom in the South of 2012.
— Billy E. Price, Ashville