My ancestors are from here. By your standards I can say, if you don't like it here then leave. The people who did this weren't identified. They could be from the North.
We are better than the vandals that did this. We are defending ourselves from the stereotypes placed upon us. It's the same process of a black person defending themselves against a racial slur. If you don't put us down for who we are, then we want get upset and tell you where to go.
From my experience with northerners, I would take a honest-to-good redneck (in the traditional, true meaning of the word) over any kind of yankee.
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