The surrender of the Confederacy was indeed a sorrowful event. It allowed the radical Republicans, who were the ‘big govt.’ advocates of our day, to turn our nation into an empire. Read “The Real Lincoln.”
At least you mentioned tax day, the day millions file forms they’re not legally required to file for an amendment that was never ratified by enough states to become law:
FK – Well let’s see, a demonscat congress passed NAFTA and Bill Klinton signed it and bragged about it after declaring during its first campaign that it was against it.
The republicrats control the congress and ostensibly the now orange house and many state legislatures and are still balking at doing what will be required to fix this mess if it can be fixed. They don’t even have the courage to repeal commie care or the gun laws or shut down the IRS or the Fed.
Libertarians have a great ‘philosophy’ that human kind is clearly too backwards to understand much less accept at this point. Israel’s prime minister has just announced he wants to base their law in the Talmud while commie morons in this country say they’d have no problem with Sharia law and judging from many comments I see on fakebook and other social sites on a regular basis many ‘christians'(very loosely defined) would return to burning witches and other undesirables if the opportunity presented itself. And we’re supposed to think we’re ready for ‘open borders?’
Fences work both ways, search ‘iron curtain.’ American corporations didn’t move their factories after NAFTA was passed because they felt sorry for the peasants in Latin America and Asia. They wanted ‘compliant'(desperate) workers who would do or say anything to get a job, show up on time, do what they’re told and NEVER ask inappropriate questions, and oh yeah, put up with ridiculous work hours and ridiculous wages.
Don’t believe me? Go spend some time in an industrial setting or delivering freight.
They’ll do the same here if they are allowed to get away with it.
So human nature being what it is, supremely fucked up and slavish, I don’t expect to live to see the situation improve markedly. The blind faith so many put in Trump, and hitlery and the Marxist mutt and Bush the second and various versions, sub-versions and subversions of sadistic gods that were patterned after ancient tyrannical kings sadly proves this.