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From: barry levine
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:32 PM
Subject: re: Slavery’s Long Shadow
To the Editor:
Considering the Slave vs. Free state map of 1860 and the Gore vs Bush electoral map of 2000 and the distribution of states refusing to expand Medicare in 2015, it is ever clearer that president Lincoln was wrong. Ours is not "a house divided against itself"; it is two houses. Much of the Old South rejects my values as I reject its values, not on a single ballot issue but rather as two irreconcilable polities. Southerners deserve national self-determination as much as do anyone. So let them take their hateful flag and go back to the 19th century if that is what they want. The Union will be enriched by their refugees.
Barry Haskell Levine