Frank Underwood said of the Confederacy:
I personally take no pride in the Confederacy. Avoid wars you can’t win and never raise your flag for an asinine cause like slavery.
In another scene:
where he's confronted with a photo of his father wearing a KKK robe
he calls it "despicable".
Frank's view on slavery left me flummoxed. I thought Frank - a man with no conscience - would be in favor of slavery, or at least indifferent to it.
The best reasons I can come up with are his friendship with Freddie and real-life backlash if he sided with slavery. But if this is the case, then it would run contrary to his character. If so, then why leave it in the script at all?
Why was Frank so opposed to slavery?