The South 150 Years Later
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 & were limited to minimal trade agreements with them? Our merchandise had to pass through northern hands & pay huge tariffs to the U.S. government in order to reach our customers overseas.
Today in my home State of Alabama we boast of foreign car manufacturers, steel plants, airplane manufacturers etc. This too applies to other Southern States.
This is all happening while the north loses its financial hold on the rest of America & its states become the Rust Belt because of poor workmanship, high taxes & union strangle-holds on companies’ abilities to manufacture goods in a timely manner at reasonable prices.
While the South did not win the war of 1861 – 1865 and we did not get everything we wanted 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 & 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 & doom in the South of 2012.
Billy E. Price
Ashville, Al.