What a strange piece.
I was raised in the South, but I confess I've never quite understood all the reverence for Robert E. Lee -- a man who took up arms to defend his state's "right" to enslave half of its citizens.
As if slave ownership was ever a divine right "reserved to the states or to the people"!
It was exactly that idiotic notion that cost MY state the right decide everything from whether I wear a seat belt to who pays my doctor, and ultimately, whether my state can secede from a country that no longer even vaguely resembles the nation described in the Constitution.
Thanks a lot, Bob!