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Rep. Heather Scott slams media, says: Civil War about states’ rights

In a post on her Heather Scott for North Idaho Facebook wall, state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, criticized the media and then provided a statement that said the Civil War was fought over states' rights not slavery. She began:

"Today, an Idaho based newspaper contacted me in hopes of getting a verbal interview. Likely, they already had the story written, and only needed that perfect sound bite to fit their theme and twist a "non issue" into an issue. I did not want to be "misquoted" so I provided them the following written statement relating to their nonissue ..." (Click on photo to enlarge and see Rep. Scott's prepared statement and additional comments)

Question: Izzit just me -- or has the Far Right embraced the states-rights meme re: Civil War?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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