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FIAT2LUX April 3rd, 2016 2:31am

While the US Civil War ended in 1865, the ideological animosity between the two factions still remains.

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CudOfCow Oregon
04/03/16 10:03 am

Big government vs Individual states rights....a persistent ideological battle in the US. To those that say it doesn't still exist...why is it such a big deal to take down the confederate flag from state buildings in the south?

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
04/03/16 8:02 am

Nobody defends slavery anymore.

04/03/16 6:25 am

I doubt there is any ideological animosity but in places there is still animosity but mostly to the post war treatment...

FarmerManE djent
04/03/16 5:27 am

No ones arguing over slavery anymore. But there is the ongoing debate on states rights

suppressedID anti Gilead
04/03/16 9:30 am

Which wasn't what the war was about. It was code for slavery back then, and it's just historical revisionism now.

abusara i drink and i know things
04/02/16 7:55 pm

The sides changed positions. Post civil war radical republicans would be today's liberal democrats. Love the irony.

bringstheeagle Colorado
04/02/16 8:28 pm

This ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

Very insightful and reflective of sound historical knowledge.

ndull Minnesota
04/03/16 6:46 am

Wrong. The Democrats of the past supported a large, bloated central government and public enterprise. Republicans still supported minimal government and free enterprise. Just out of curiosity, why do you think the parties switched? Did a racist democrat wake up one day and think "hmm, I'm going to be a liberty loving republican?"

bringstheeagle Colorado
04/03/16 10:35 am

I don't agree. Republicans of the past and democrats of today have in many ways switched roles. The republicans then were the radicals referred to as "black" republicans because of their abolitionist views. So I'm not "wrong" nor is the person above.

bringstheeagle Colorado
04/03/16 10:36 am

As why they they switched it happened over time. Read about the Dixiecrats.

bringstheeagle Colorado
04/03/16 10:42 am

Not the full story but provides insight.

ndull Minnesota
04/03/16 10:43 am

Brings, you do know that all but two dixiecrats remained in the Democratic Party after the CRA, right?

bringstheeagle Colorado
04/03/16 10:45 am

I'm steeped in history so indeed I do know what I'm speaking about. Obviously we disagree about history.

abusara i drink and i know things
04/08/16 1:44 pm

Ndull, the size and reach of the federal government exploded under Republican leadership during and in the decades that followed the Civil War.

ndull Minnesota
04/08/16 1:49 pm

Yep. Reconstruction. It was needed. In order to unite the country, it was necessary.

ClayTownR California
04/02/16 7:32 pm

The arguments have varied but the sides didn't change.