Saturday, January 22, 2011

The South Votes to Secede


No, this isn't a repeat from 150 years ago, but this article about a present-day secession process in Sudan does go to show how limited, decentralized government and home rule never really go out of style.  Even the president of the United States is onboard. 

Of course, I wonder how he's react if Louisiana held the same vote (as happened in convention, January 26, 1861 in Baton Rouge, 150 years ago this Wednesday).  No, I really don't wonder at all.  It would be "different."  In that sense, the southern Sudanese have rights denied to Americans for a century and a half.

God save the Southern Sudanese!  Deo vindice.



2 comments:

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

Do you know of any changes or increased focus on missions or support to the Lutherans in (South) Sudan that are in the works?

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Eric:

I have not heard anything, but this can only be a great thing for Christianity in Sudan.