December 23, 2010 1:03 PM

Commentary: Moving past South Carolina's secessionist past

While it should be crystal clear to anyone who would read the secession delegates’ official explanation for their actions with an honest eye that slavery was the only reason South Carolina parted ways with the United States in 1860, it’s also quite clear that our state’s way forward isn’t by spending an inordinate amount of time, money or resources looking backward, especially if the intent is to celebrate.

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