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Virginia Readies For A Major Confrontation, With Itself

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Divisions among Virginians are not only over history, heroes and guns, they are also moral and religious. Unlike the seven states of the Deep South, Virginia did not vote to secede and leave the Union until President Lincoln issued his call to arms to put down the rebellion after the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. Virginia seceded from the Union as the colony of Virginia had seceded from Great Britain. Today, it appears a new secession is underway. Virginians are separating from each other over issues as deep and divisive — such as who can take innocent life and when — as those that divided us in 1861. As are the rest of their countrymen in this time of Trump.