A Very Golden Rule: The nation "celebrated" the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which began at Fort Sumter April 12, 1861. I would rather forget that war except as a student of history. If we must remember it commemoratively I hope it teaches us the forces that would bring us back to that evil period of the so called “southern cause” and who cloak their rhetoric in “states rights” philosophical and political thought must be restrained from walking the halls of power. There are those, mostly but not entirely, in the south who to this day advocate not only for "states rights" but, as unthinkable as it might be, even for secession from the union. As much as our nation seemingly is often stuck in putrefying racist animus no one, I think, can deny since that brutal Civil War period we have advanced the cause of racial justice.
We must not return in reactionary fashion to those destructive times but must advocate for egalitarian policies and truly do to others what you would want done unto you!