It also should be pointed out that unlike in the 1960s nobody is shooting at anybody else over public policy or political differences.
But efforts to resist federal authority against overwhelming odds continue to be the modus operandi for some politicians – especially Mississippi politicians.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Perhaps, Democratic President Barack Obama will have a change of heart, hold a prime-time network address to announce he is undertaking efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That would be just like him to do it on Super Bowl Sunday and interfere with the game.
Maybe, the Democratic majority in the Senate will join with House Republicans – and they would need some Democratic help in the House, too – to repeal the health care law so despised by so many Mississippi politicians.
Or perhaps Republicans could win in 2016 and repeal the law.