As someone who spent much of my college career studying the Civil War, it’s great on one hand that it’s relevant. I guess it gives me a piece of mind knowing I didn’t waste my time, right? (Right?!!!)
The only problem with that is these issues of big versus small government and federal republic versus confederacy are old, now. What’s REALLY getting old for me is the thinly-veiled racism that slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War. Why isn’t this obvious in 2010? Why can’t we listen to the historians?
Oh well, if I expected reasonable thinking, then maybe Texas would get things straight.