The South "Repelled" the Immigrant "Scum"

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John Fenton

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Two things stand out to me and i like that The Mercury acknowledged them.
One that the north was ingenious, and two that at least half of the SC planters were faithful to George III in the revolution.
So much for the idea they were against tyranny or had some sort of intellectual superiority over Yankees.
 

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Two things stand out to me and i like that The Mercury acknowledged them.
One that the north was ingenious, and two that at least half of the SC planters were faithful to George III in the revolution.
So much for the idea they were against tyranny or had some sort of intellectual superiority over Yankees.
Yet without the southern patriots the revolution likely would not have been a success
 
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JPK Huson 1863

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Too easy to forget our history. I don't care whether ancestors came to Jamestown or Plymouth and all the points of entry through all our history since, with the exception of those already here we're all immigrants. I'm always baffled when seeing this stuff- pick any, single whiner about those darn foreigners coming here, anywhere in time and there are ancestors making the decision to come here-from elsewhere. Place would be a little empty otherwise.
 

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Too easy to forget our history. I don't care whether ancestors came to Jamestown or Plymouth and all the points of entry through all our history since, with the exception of those already here we're all immigrants. I'm always baffled when seeing this stuff- pick any, single whiner about those darn foreigners coming here, anywhere in time and there are ancestors making the decision to come here-from elsewhere. Place would be a little empty otherwise.
No doubt all this is true but the place is not empty now. There is a difference between legal and illegal, something many want you to forget. 150 million people worldwide have expressed a desire to come here, how many do you think is reasonable?
 

John Fenton

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Yet without the southern patriots the revolution likely would not have been a success
A little off topic but...
Not sure that is true. It has been argued that the British navy’s failure to take Charleston by bombardment in 1776 lost the south to the patriots. SC had a large loyalist population but had been unsupported for three years until it was taken in 1780 by Clinton.
My point is that for all the civil war talk about northern tyranny and subjugation over the south , many South Carolinians had a heritage of support of British tyranny and subjugation.
 
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John Fenton

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My apologies to @Pat Young for taking this thread off topic, i just picked up on some things in the clip that i found interesting.
On topic , the south had no trouble with immigrants just those that required pay for labor. And the original settlers in Georgia were criminals. Should we call them scum ?
Overflowing prisons in England caused a concern. James Oglethorpe provided a solution by requesting a colony for debtors to work off their debt through servitude toward the colony. No slaves were allowed in the colony as the debtors were the labor. Slavery was legalized in 1751.
 
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