This is the first page from a comic commissioned by George C. Wallace‘s 1960 campaign for Governor of Alabama.

The first thing he touts in official campaign materials wasn’t pensions, or roads, or education (well, kinda), or his economic plan. No, it was standing up to the federal government to protect Alabama’s right to be racist. This is what “State’s Rights” means:

In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.

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