CSA Today Parts 6 & 7 by Gerry Shannon
Author says: across the Mason-Dixon Line, two men of vision come to power, both determined to turn the page of American History..
Feb 18, '76: In 1976 on this day
James "Jimmy" Earl Carter Carter, Jr. of the Democratic-Republican party, and
former governor of Georgia, is sworn in as the President of the Confederate
States of America.
Many observers, both white and black, in both the Confederacy and neighbouring United States, hail Carter's remarks. Not only is Carter the first holder of the office to condemn racism in an inaugural speech, it is clear rebuke of the policies of his much-disliked predecessor, firm segregationist George Wallace.
Jan 20, '77: In 1977 on this day
Edward Moore "Teddy" Kennedy of the Democratic party, and former senator of
Massachusetts, is sworn in as President of the United States.
The success of implementing many of these policies during his eight-year Presidency, particularly with a Republican-majority Congress in 1979 and later in 1981, would give future US President Barack Obama the inspiration to eulogize Kennedy as "the greatest President of our time" following his passing in mid-2009.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.