As Rachel Maddow noted in this segment tonight, sadly 150 years after the start of the Civil War in the United States, we've got wingnut politicians in the South who are pushing nullification laws in their states and those themes are sadly still
April 13, 2011

As Rachel Maddow noted in this segment tonight, sadly 150 years after the start of the Civil War in the United States, we've got wingnut politicians in the South who are pushing nullification laws in their states and those themes are sadly still resonating in this day and age after... and potentially because of the election of our first black president.

It's a damn shame we've still got wingnut politicians whipping up these divisions in the South, but apparently 150 years later, we haven't come nearly as far as we should have with racial tensions in the United States and with politicians who are willing to take advantage of them.

From The Maddow Blog, here are some links on her segment tonight:

McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation irks civil rights leaders

House: nullify health reform

Citizens line up to urge 'nullifcation' of health reform law

Nullifcation backers eye next move on anti-health reform plan

Arizona bill on nullifying U.S. laws revived

The 10th Amendment Nullification Movement

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Georgia Food Freedom Act."

Lawmakers Seek to Exempt Guns, Coal from Federal Regulation

Kentucky threatens to give boot to federal EPA

Confederate currency on eBay

North Carolina RLC Representative Glen Bradley Says State Needs Alternative Currency

South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Federal Currency

At Least 10 States Have Introduced Gold Coins-As-Currency Bills

Bogus coins, bullion seized in CdA focus of federal action

Health Care Law Has Wamp Hoping Against Secession Palin's secession flirtation

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