America’s Sparta: The South’s Contribution to America’s Military Might and Why

About three weeks ago, at the League of the South’s Annual Conference, I met a couple who were grappling with the idea of their son joining the United States military.  Other’s joined in the conversation at a buffet restaurant in Montgomery.  As we discussed military service and the reasons Southern boys join the US armed forces it dawned on me as to why Southern boys join the military in such high numbers: the South raises young boys to be soldiers.

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