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TRUTHS THAT WORK | 2002-12-21

A long time I ago, by trial and error, I found the perfect answer to use on a Yankee who badmouths the South.

No matter what he says, my first reply is

"You know, we didn't fight a war to keep YOU."

If you say that and stop right there, it leaves them furious and frustrated. Anything they say is going to be on the defensive.

The greatest war in American history, the war in which more Americans were killed by far than in all America's other wars combined, was for the express purpose of keeping the South IN the union.

All we wanted was to get away from Yankees.