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Colbert I. King / Tea party is akin to the confederacy

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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 12:01 am

It took on new force with fears of the federal government in Washington interfering with their cherished way of life. It gathered steam with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. And it all came into full flower when shore batteries fired on Fort Sumter. It was the spirit of the Old Confederacy, a state-sponsored rebellion hellbent on protecting its "peace and safety" from the party that took possession of the government on March 4, 1861.

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