You have to feel for poor old Connie Chastain. It’s bad enough that she’s found herself in some hot water after her buddy Pat Hines, a fellow southern nationalist she’s defended before, says that it may be necessary to slaughter schoolchildren to achieve southern independence. But leave it to Connie to hold forth with her vast knowledge of American (and southern) history elsewhere this week on this website.
Here’s what Connie has to tell y’all:
This is remarkably ignorant, even for Connie. First she tells us that the Confederacy ended slavery in 1864. Sure. Then she tells us that the United States ended it in 1868. Guess she doesn’t know about the Thirteenth Amendment, which was ratified in 1865.
Yes, I’ve heard all about how long slavery existed under the United States. Let’s stipulate for the moment that the United States began in 1788, although that’s really when the Constitution was ratified. Does she forget that between 1788 and the secession winter/spring of 1860-61 that those United States included her beloved South? Slavery evaporated through state action in Maryland and Missouri and by the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in Kentucky and Delaware, the slave states that did not join the Confederacy.
I know, I know … it’s heritage, not history.
Perhaps the real problem is that Connie would like to attend this school … which I believe others have highlighted before.
Meanwhile, let’s continue to remember that Pat Hines is welcome at Connie Chastain’s “Backsass!”