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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Colorado Man Wants the Confederate States of America to Re-Incorporate in St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Picture this: an American country with no foreign debt, no credit-card debt and no income tax. A nation that didn't dope up millions of school children with Ritalin, yet a place where cannabis would be the president's specialty. 

This happy nation, called the Confederate States of America, would be headquartered right here in St. Louis' abandoned breweries, warehouses and old brick schools. It's the dream of a Colorado man named David Yuhas. And he wants St. Louis preservationists Michael Allen and Larry Giles to help him get started. 

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Yuhas is a prolific commenter in Internet forums relating to Jesse Ventura and Ron Paul, and publishes a weekly e-mail called "Inland Empire" that he reports goes to 1,000 people.

Daily RFT tried to interview him about his plan to resurrect the Confederate States of America "after 146 years in Babylonian Exile," but he wanted to make us wait a week so that this here lil' blog didn't scoop an upcoming "issue" of his e-letter. Hmm. Can we say, conspiracy theory?
The Confederate States of America. Back from Babylon, baby. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • The Confederate States of America. Back from Babylon, baby.

The details as we know them:

Yuhas grew up in Streator, Illinois, where legend has it one of the August Busches donated the town church bells. That's one St. Louis connection.

Yuhas also likes the idea of forming the Confederate States of America here in St. Louis, because red brick buildings have so much character, and, well, we're not exactly in an oversold situation.

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