A HIGHLY informative & must -read piece…Not often I re-blog but when I do; its really, really a worthwhile read. Enjoy…


I once lived in South Carolina and was nearly run out of town due to my insistence that the rest of the United States believes USC is in Los Angeles.

I have a working theory that this is the real reason South Carolina led the southern states in secession back in 1861.

Turns out this is not the school’s only point of contention.

There was a day when the “South Carolina College”, founded 1801, was the undisputed intellectual training ground of the American South’s elite sons. Those with means sent their young men to the college to learn to be leaders. It was the feeder system for South Carolina’s government. The state house is only two blocks away.The school put extra emphasis on the power of oratory and debate. The Euphradian Society, founded in 1806, held regular debates on current events and matters of importance, the hottest topic regularly being slavery.

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