South Carolina abandoned the United States. It's no surprise that a lot of southerners still glorify the confederacy and the culture surrounding slavery. Throwing a "Secession Ball" glorifying the event hardly seems appropriate. Whether it's revisionist terms like "triangular trade" or canards like "It was all about states' rights", there seems to be a collective amnesia in America when it comes to slavery. I wonder if the US is just doomed to endlessly fight costly wars, whether against slavery, our oil addiction or even universal health care. Lord Simcoe placed a partial ban on slavery in Canada in 1791, England followed in 1807. Why did it take another half century for the US to take a stand? There's no doubt in my mind that the FF sold their souls to the devil when allowing slavery. I wonder how they would explain away the millions of deaths and endless suffering they caused?