No surprise there's a North and a South Carolina, there's a big difference. South Carolina started the Civil War, and North Carolina at first declined to secede from the union.
They have an interesting governor now, Sanford, Mark or something. He's way into this "Obama wants to enslave Americans" thing. That's Right Wing Code for "now that he's in charge, the Black man wants to get back at White people."
Sanford seems to think that this country was founded on the idea of freedom. The following is from Think Progress:
//Sanford claimed that the nation was founded on “freedom” as opposed to slavery. But that view reveals either a profound ignorance of American and South Carolinian history, or, at worst, is an example of Sanford casually rewriting of the past.
Not only did the nation’s founding documents acknowledge and perpetuate slavery, but South Carolina has a particularly grisly record on the practice. Under the state Constitution of 1790, white men were required to own 500 acres of land and ten slaves to be eligible for the state House of Representatives, and double that to be eligible for the Senate. Author William Dusinberre has described South Carolina as a “charnel house” among other slave states, noting that over fifty five percent of slaves on rice plantations died before the age of fifteen. In addition to brutality from their masters, the deaths were a result of a combination of malaria and infants’ feebleness at birth, which was caused by the mothers’ own chronic malaria and their general exhaustion from rice cultivation during pregnancy. //
Now I hear that he's missing, Sanford that is. Maybe he's at the library, studying up, but somehow I doubt it.