- Nov 27, 2016
The pioneers that settled Florida (my ancestors) are some of the most self sufficient people in the US. And they didn’t have slaves. Slavery was an American business. We just simply wanted freedom to live our lives how we wanted without government interference from the North. That’s why we fought.State's rights to slavery. Freedom from the North? How about freedom from slavery? Eh?
If it weren't for Northerners Florida would still be a backwater to a backwater; as Alan King said in Sunshine State, a place where white people eat catfish.