If a few years ago you had told me that neo-Confederates were everywhere, even occupying high political office, I would have gently replied that you should put down your dogeared copy of Tony Horwitz and take the rest cure.

But here, again, we have an elected official parroting Thomas Dixon. This time it’s Representative Bryan Stevenson, a Republican state rep. in Missouri. Yesterday Stevenson railed about about the Freedom of Choice Act on the floor of the Missouri House (you can find classy audio here), suggesting that:

What we are dealing with today is the greatest power grab by the federal government since the war of northern aggression…

It’s probably too late to encourage these people to re-secede, right?