As we count down the final hours of Confederate History Month in some states like Virginia, Mississippi, etc., it bears repeating that the New Confederate Party / Rethuglican Party is doing its best to bring back those good old days. From Texas Gov. Rick "Hair" Perry's virtually seditious threat of secession to Gov. Robert "Blowdry Bob" McDonnell's lapse of memory when it comes to slavery, the New Confederate Party is ready to lead us into the 1860s.
Today's overtones of threatened violence, brandishing guns, denial of the democratically-elected government's legitimacy, and racism was also present leading up to the Civil War. Celebrating a "cause" that defended slavery and led to secession from the Union isn't patriotic at all. But tell that to today's New Confederate Party and you'll get blank stares at best, because they've largely become a party of the Old Confederacy. And they're on the wrong side of history as a result.