Ran across this intriguing article at Lew Rockwell’s website, titled “Happy Secession Day.” The opening paragraph is jarring, scandalous, and thought-provoking… and it just goes on from there. I’m copying the opening paragraph here, and a link at the end to whisk you magically away to the original, full article…

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Happy Secession Day
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Perhaps the best evidence of how American history was rewritten, Soviet style, in the post-1865 era is the fact that most Americans seem to be unaware that “Independence Day” was originally intended to be a celebration of the colonists’ secession from the British empire. Indeed, the word secession is not even a part of the vocabulary of most Americans, who more often than not confuse it with “succession.” The Revolutionary War was America’s first war of secession. [read more]

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