If there’s anything government haters can succeed at

It’s bad, bad governing.

More than three times as many women have died here at the hands of current or former lovers than the number of Palmetto State soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

The beat of killings has remained a constant in South Carolina, even as domestic violence rates have tumbled 64 percent nationwide over the past two decades, according to an analysis of crime statistics by the newspaper.

Maybe Lincoln should have just let ’em go? There is a lot more in the linked article that will make you sick…especially if you live in South Carolina.

If nothing else, it’s evidence that no policy and virtually no government serves the interest of one type of person most of all, a white male…or as that particular type of person too often calls it, “the good old days.”

Those days never ended in South Carolina, whose State Flag should perhaps replace the Palmetto Tree with a simple prehistoric club.

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