I’ve lived in Texas all my life, so racism isn’t anything that shocks me. Why should it? I see it all the time. To see a Confederate flag displayed somewhere, or hear someone use the “n-word,” isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Hell, many of the people here truly believe “the South shall rise again.”
You know, the well known phrase often used by racists referring to the time when slavery was still legal in the South.
Well, a recent poll done by Public Polling Policy found that only 41 percent of Republicans in Mississippi would support the United States if there were another Civil War. Thirty-seven percent said they would support the Confederate States with 21 percent saying they weren’t sure.
That means a full 59 percent of Mississippi Republicans aren’t loyal (or aren’t sure if they’re loyal) to the United States of America.
I’m really not sure what’s more stunning. The fact that 41 percent of Mississippi Republicans wouldn’t support the United States against the Confederacy during a second Civil War – or that the number isn’t actually higher.
But this is the “logic” many conservatives use. They claim to be these “proud patriotic Americans,” yet in one of the most Republican states in this country less than half would side with the United States against the Confederacy.
Tell me again how that’s “patriotic”?
Maybe it’s just me, but I’d call anyone who’d take the side against their own country a traitor. Not a patriot.
Then again, these are many of the same people who think our Second Amendment is meant to arm Americans for a violent overthrow of the government that was elected by Americans, per our Constitution.
Think about that for a moment. Say 60 percent of Americans elected a government, yet 30 percent of Americans who disagree with that government manage to violently overthrow it. How is that not terrorism? That’s those 30 percent of Americans saying to the 60 percent that elected those officials, “We don’t care what the majority of citizens wanted, we don’t like it so we’re going to overthrow it!”
And I’m almost sure that if you did similar polls in Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and other “strongly Republican” states, you’d get similar results.
This poll is just more evidence showing how much loyalty these “proud patriotic conservatives” have for the country they claim to love, but clearly hate.
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