I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Bill Marx about the misguided people in Pennsylvania who display and take pride in the Confederate flag.
I have thought about it in the past when Pennsylvania's Sen. Rick Santorum was advocating "states' rights" from his position of power in the U.S. Senate. Here was a sitting senator from the North espousing the philosophy used by the Southern states to justify the Civil War.
Perhaps it is the fault of our society in not educating our young ones about history more thoroughly. Although I grew up and had my high school education in India, I was aware of the history of the Civil War more than the young people who have grown up here. The impact of the Civil War on Indian history was the introduction of tobacco and cotton farming there by the British to ensure a continuing supply of cotton and tobacco in view of the possible total blockade of shipments from the South.
As someone said, "Where there is no knowledge of the past, there can be no vision for the future."
We indulge our youngsters too much in entertainment and self-indulgence and are losing the work ethic which characterized colonial America.