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The Confederacy still lingers with the Progressivism that birthed it.
John Daniel Davidson, writes in The Federalist.
Progressives are outraged that a new HBO series will depict a modern-day Confederacy. But they have more in common with the Confederacy than they realize.
What if the South had won the Civil War? That’s the premise of a new HBO series from “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, called “Confederate.” The series will be set in a present-day America in which slavery is legal, the secession of 1861 was successful, and another civil war is brewing. Although still in its infancy, the project has already drawn backlash from progressives who are offended at the idea of two white men producing a show about modern-day slavery. A grassroots effort to quash the series spring up on Twitter under the hashtag #NoConfederate, and some have called it “slavery fanfic” despite assurances to the contrary from Benioff and Weiss that the show won’t be some kind of weird alt-right fantasy.
But progressives shouldn’t be so quick to denounce dramatic depictions of a sci-fi Confederacy. After all, modern-day progressivism is one of the Confederacy’s most enduring legacies in America today. Whether they realize it or not, progressives themselves are among the inheritors of the political ideology that led to the Civil War.
From her experience in medicine to politics, Dr. Ada M. Fisher has excelled at breaking barriers.
Born in Durham, North Carolina and now residing in Salisbury, Dr. Fisher earned her first degree in biology at the University of North Carolina. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. After countless contributions to the medical field as a physician, medical director of Amoco Oil Company, and Service Line Director for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Occupational Health Services, Dr. Fisher decided to get involved politics.
Dr. Fisher has always been deeply involved with the Republican Party, including her work on behalf of the George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Donald J. Trump campaigns. In addition, she has served as the RNC’s Committeewoman for North Carolina the last nine years.
As a part of the RNC’s celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked Dr. Fisher to share some of her experiences as a Republican woman.