|From John C. Calhoun |
to Strom Thurmond
to Newt Gingrich
to Ted Cruz
Chuck Thompson's column at Salon is linked below.
Chuck Thompson: The Southern-Fried Gub-mint Shutdown
"It’s part of the same soiled fabric that stretches from John C. Calhoun and South Carolina’s 1832 Ordinance of Nullification...all the way to the Newt Gingrich-led government shutdown and de facto second paralysis brought about by his presidential impeachment campaign of the 1990s. With stops along the way to roll back Reconstruction, stop black kids from entering white schools, dismember the Voting Rights Act, etc., etc.