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Monday, June 05, 2017

Marxist Socialism In America


By James W. King
Albany Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp Commander
  
Students at James Madison High School in Madison Wisconsin want the name of the school changed because Madison owned slaves. Using slavery as an excuse is a Marxist Socialist Communist ploy to change all of America's history. and it's future. Socialism and Communism hide and operate behind the cloak of humanitarianism while they stealthily work to enslave the planet. These students in Madison Wisconsin and the Democratic Hillary supporters who are rioting and demonstrating in America's cities are "useful idiots" as defined by Communist Vladimir Lenin. They don't have a clue that they are helping work to enslave their children, grandchildren and future generations. Socialism and Communism are using slavery as an excuse to erase Southern and Confederate history and the history of America's founding fathers. Also Christianity is being attacked. Next will be the U.S. flag the "Stars and Stripes" and eventually American sovereignty. The Bible predicts the coming of an evil One World Government and human misery on a scale this world has never seen.
  
Young Americans are very susceptible to indoctrination and many of America's schools have become indoctrination centers.  Karl Marx said "Separate people from their history so they can be easily persuaded-"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, and its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was." -Karl Marx--Infamous European Socialist. Communist Vladimir Lenin is quoted "give us your child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever".
   
Socialist Communist Saul Alinsky wrote a book on how to create a Socialist country. Hillary Clinton and Obama studied his book. There are 8 levels of control to establish. The First and most important is HEALTH CARE-control health care and you control the people. Second-POVERTY-Increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if they are given all they need to live. Third-DEBT-Increase debt to an unsustainable level. This allows an increase in taxes which will produce more poverty. Fourth-GUN CONTROL-remove people's ability to fight the government and then create a police state. Fifth-WELFARE-take control of food housing and income. Sixth-EDUCATION-control the news media and what children are taught in school. Seventh-RELIGION-remove God from government and schools. Eighth-CLASS WARFARE-divide people into wealthy and poor. This will cause discontent and allow the wealthy to be taxed to support the poor. 
   
The three part conversion of the American Republic to Socialism began in 1861 with the Yankee "War of Northern Aggression"-the Political phase.  The Economic Phase started in 1913 with income tax, Federal Reserve and direct election of senators followed by the Cultural Phase in 1960-the Welfare and Nanny state. It is sucking America into the Marxist Quagmire. 

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ANSWERING THE MYTHS

By Jeff Paulk

The Marxists, and those brainwashed by the Marxists, have long contended the reasons for the War of Northern Aggression to be different from what true history reveals. They slander our flags, calling them symbols of racism, and call our heroes traitors. Here we will answer and debunk those myths.

MYTH #1 - The war was all about freeing the slaves.

TRUTH – The war had nothing to do with slavery. The proposed Corwin Amendment, by Congressman Thomas Corwin of Ohio, would have FOREVER prohibited the abolition of slavery if the seceded states would but rejoin the union and ratify the amendment.  The South refused.  Why? If it wanted to protect slavery you would think the South would have jumped on this. Besides this, the Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stated that the war was not for the “purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those states”.

On July 22, 1861, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution stating the purpose of the war:

“Resolved…That this war is not being prosecuted on our part in any spirit of oppression, not for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those states, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and all laws made in pursuance thereof and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.”

This is further proof that the war was NOT fought over slavery.  The North did, however, conquer and subjugate the South, and the war they initiated and waged against the South was both unconstitutional and treasonous.  It was fought to force the legally seceded South back into the union for the purpose of continuing the collection of excessive tariffs, which economically damaged the South, but was of economical benefit to the northern industrialists.

In his inaugural address, Lincoln stated that he would continue the collection of revenues “by force if necessary”.  He wanted the money that the South had been paying into the federal government.  The South was footing over 85% of the tax burden but only had 1/3 of the population.  The Northern industrialists and bankers were reaping the benefits of this. Also, if the war was “all about slavery”, why was it that Union General Grant had slaves, but Confederate General Robert E. Lee had none?  Why was West Virginia (which was illegally and unconstitutionally formed) allowed to cede into the union on the condition that it could keep its slaves?  Why was Union General Fremont’s order freeing slaves in Missouri countermanded by Lincoln and the slaves sent back to their masters?
Why were there more union soldiers that owned slaves than there were Confederate soldiers that owned slaves?

Also, not one single letter has been found written by Union or Confederate soldiers stating that they were fighting to “free the slaves”.  Numerous Confederate letters state that the Confederacy was fighting for independence and in defense of their homes and families.

“The sole object of this war,” said Grant, “is to restore the Union.  Should I become convinced it has any other object, or that the Government designs using its soldiers to execute the wishes of the Abolitionists, I pledge you my honor as a man and a soldier I would resign my commission and carry my sword to the other side.”
                                     
-Democratic Speaker’s Handbook, p. 33 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corwin_Amendment 

MYTH #2 - The South wanted to protect and perpetuate slavery to the western territories.

TRUTH – Well, that myth is beyond absurd. Common sense refutes this myth.  By the very act of seceding from the union and establishing its own country, the South locked itself OUT of any rights to territories belonging to the U.S. The Confederate Constitution outlawed the importation of slaves, so if it wanted to “protect and perpetuate” slavery, why did it outlaw the importation of slaves?  Slavery was dying out in the South and there were five times as many abolition groups in the South than in the North.  The South wanted to be done with slavery and many had already freed their slaves. If the South wanted to “protect slavery”, it had only to stay in the union where it was already protected.  The South was working towards gradual emancipation so that the blacks could gradually be prepared to enter society as free people. The ending of slavery in the South was a byproduct of the war, not the cause for it.

MYTH #3 - The South started the war by firing on Ft. Sumter.

TRUTH – The firing on Ft. Sumter was what Lincoln had planned on.  He lied when he said that he would not resupply the forces there.  If Lincoln abandoned the fort, he risked legitimizing the Confederacy.  Northern sentiment was mostly in favor of recognizing the newly formed Confederacy.  Lincoln needed to change that opinion.  He crafted the plan of resupplying the troops there, knowing the South would not permit this and fire the first shots. Remember, the one who fires first is not necessarily the aggressor, but the one who causes that shot to be fired. Lincoln wrote to Lieutenant Gustavus Fox,  “You and I both anticipated that the cause of the [Federation] would be advanced by making the attempt to provision Fort Sumter, even if it should fail; and it is no small consolation now to feel that our anticipation is justified by the results.” Lincoln provoked the firing on Ft. Sumter according to plan.  Now he could launch his war on the Confederacy, illegal as it was.

(“The Real Lincoln”, by Charles L. C. Minor, pages 88, 256, 257)

MYTH #4 – The secession declarations prove the South seceded to protect slavery.

TRUTH – While several of the Declarations do mention slavery, and the states call themselves “slave states”, these documents have to be interpreted in the context in which they were written.  You have to get into that period of history to understand their meaning. For decades the South had been the victim of slander, lies, and propaganda at the hands of the Northern press, authors, and even pastors. 
    
“Four seceding Southern states published some form of declaration of their reasons for secession.  These were South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas.  Many modern academic allies of the Northern War to Prevent Southern Independence have recently taken up the cry that because these declarations have many references to slavery that they are proof that the war was all about slavery.  First of all, however, there is a difference between the cause of the war and the causes for secession.  The cause of the war was Lincoln’s call for 75,000 troops to invade the Southern states.  This invasion immediately triggered four more states secessions – Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas – in addition to protests from the governors of Kentucky and Missouri, and unrest in Maryland. 
     
In addition, the substance of the secession declarations must be interpreted in their political/economic and constitutional contexts.  The Northern Union had become an oppressive government dedicated to Northern regional dominance and almost exclusively Northern economic prosperity.  States Rights were the primary bulwark against this Northern regionalism.  Many modern apologists for the Union cause also fail to recognize that these declarations, following South Carolina’s example, were building a legal case against Northern breaches of the Constitution.  Moreover, much of the language of these declarations was a protest against the constant inflammatory distortions and repeated attacks on Southern honor by radical abolitionists in Congress and in the Northern press.
     
The Mississippi declaration included an admission of its economic dependence on slave labor.  However, over-dramatizing this admission in accusatory terms fails to recognize a genuine dilemma.  Many Southerners, probably a majority, would have gladly rid themselves of slavery.  But how could it be done without destroying the economies of the major cotton producing states and severely damaging New York banking and shipping interests?  Many also saw the necessity of preparing the slaves to compete in a free economy before emancipation.  Many would have followed the British model of gradual emancipation with compensation to slave owners.
     
What the secession declarations prove is that Southerners had strong reasons to believe that their political rights and economic welfare were unsafe under Northern political dominance.”

(“The Un-Civil War”, by Leonard M. Scruggs, pages 27-28)


MYTH #5 – Secession was treason.

TRUTH – Secession being legal was taught at West Point from William Rawle’s “Views on the Constitution” published in 1825.  It was used as a text book for one year and remains in the library today. Americans who oppose secession for the Southern states find themselves bed partners with the communist generals of Yugoslavia and communist hard-liners of the former Soviet Union.  What was condemned in 1861 was sanctioned by the Republican Party in 1991 when Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia withdrew his country from the Soviet Union’s orbit, but Jefferson Davis and his fellow Southerners are called traitors for doing the same thing.

The 10th Amendment protects a states’ right to withdraw from the union. If a state voluntarily joined, it can voluntarily withdraw.
   
New England threatened to secede over the War of 1812, yet no force was threatened against them to remain in the union.  Our Founding Fathers knew secession was a right held by the states.

“Among the Founding Fathers there was no doubt. The United States had just seceded from the British Empire, exercising the right of the people to “alter or abolish” — by force, if necessary — a despotic government. The Declaration of Independence is the most famous act of secession in our history, though modern rhetoric makes “secession” sound somehow different from, and more sinister than, claiming independence.

The original 13 states formed a “Confederation,” under which each state retained its “sovereignty, freedom, and independence.” The Constitution didn’t change this; each sovereign state was free to reject the Constitution. The new powers of the federal government were “granted” and “delegated” by the states, which implies that the states were prior and superior to the federal government.”

“After Lincoln’s illegal War of Northern Aggression, Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, was arrested and placed in prison prior to a trial. The trial was never held, because the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Mr. Salmon Portland Chase, informed President Andrew Johnson that if Davis were placed on trial for treason the United States would lose the case because nothing in the Constitution forbids secession. That is why no trial of Jefferson Davis was held, despite the fact that he wanted one!

Because of our progressive-liberal public education system, many Americans now believe the myth that secession is treasonable. The Declaration of Independence was, in fact, a declaration of secession. Its final paragraph declares inarguably the ultimate sovereignty of each state:

That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved of all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.

Following the Declaration of Independence, each colony established by law the legitimacy of its own sovereignty as a state. Each one drew up, voted upon, and then ratified its own state constitution, which declared and defined its sovereignty as a state. Realizing that they could not survive upon the world stage as thirteen individual sovereign nations, the states then joined together formally into a confederation of states, but only for the purposes of negotiating treaties, waging war, and regulating foreign commerce.”     Charles Pitts

If secession was not legal, why did the U.S. Congress try to pass an amendment making it illegal AFTER the Southern states seceded?

(“The South Was Right”, by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy, pages 195-217)
                           
http://radioboston.legacy.wbur.org/2012/06/15/new-england-succession
                          
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/12/the-right-to-secede.html


MYTH #6 – The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves.

TRUTH - You say, “His Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves! That proves he was against slavery.” Lincoln’s words: “I view the matter (Emancipation Proclamation) as a practical war measure, to be decided upon according to the advantages or disadvantages it may offer to the suppression of the rebellion.” He also wrote: “I will also concede that emancipation would help us in Europe, and convince them that we are incited by something more than ambition.” At the time Lincoln wrote the proclamation, war was going badly for the Union. London and Paris were considering recognizing the Confederacy and considering assisting it in its war effort.

All one has to do to debunk this myth is to actually read the Proclamation. It “freed” slaves in areas NOT under federal control, but expressly left them in bondage where it actually could have freed them. Over 100,000 union troops deserted after the Emancipation Proclamation was made public.

(http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/abe-lincoln-a-closet-secessionist/

MYTH #7 – The South treated blacks terribly.

TRUTH - From, “The Truths of History”,  pgs. 92, 93.

The South claims that race prejudice has been, and now is, far greater in the North than in the South.
In his “Democracy in America”, De Toqueville, the French writer, says;

“Though the electoral franchise has been conferred on the negroes in all the free States, if they come forward to vote their lives are in danger.  Negroes may serve by law on juries but prejudice repels them from office.  They have separate schools, separate hospital wards, and separate galleries in the theaters.  In the South it is quite different with the negro.  Undoubtedly, the prejudice of the race appears to be much stronger in the States that have abolished slaves than in the States where slavery still exists.
    
White carpenters, white bricklayers, and white painters will not work side by side with the blacks in the North, but do it in almost every Southern State unless Northern men among their workmen oppose it.”

Negroes left their homes in Alabama to work in Illinois, but many were killed and others driven from the State.  Were the murderers of those Negroes ever brought to trial?

One Republican said:  “If any more Negroes come to Illinois, I will meet them on the border with gatling-guns!”

Mr. Seward, March 3, 1858 said:  “The white man needs this continent to labor in and must have it.”

The Legislature of Kansas, the home of John Brown, said:  “This state is for whites only.”

In 1850, 1855 and 1865, Michigan refused suffrage to free Negroes.

In 1864 no Negro could vote in Nevada.
     
“In Illinois (Lincoln’s State) no negro nor mulatto was allowed to remain in the State ten days.  If a negro came into the State he was to be sold at auction.”

In twenty-seven counties of Indiana no negro was allowed to live.  If any white man encouraged him to come to the State he was fined.

In Boston the Negroes are segregated.

In Ohio the Negroes were warned if they did not segregate some dire calamity would befall them.

In New York City and Washington City this question of segregation is of serious import today and under constant discussion.

No negro can live in Oregon.

As to the condition of the slaves in the South under the institution of slavery, Major-General Quitman, of New York, an army officer who was stationed near a Mississippi plantation before the war, says in a letter to his father: 
   
“Every night she has family prayers with her slaves.  When a minister comes, which is very frequently, prayers are said night and morning, and chairs are always provided for the servants.
     
“They are married by a clergyman of their own color, and a sumptuous supper is always prepared.  They are a happy, careless, unreflecting, good-natured race-who left to themselves would degenerate into drones or brutes.  They have great family pride and are the most arrant aristocrats in the world.”  

(The Secession War in America,” by J.P. Shaffull, published in New York, 1862)

By the above accounts, blacks were treated well in the South and horribly bad in the North.  There were laws against the mistreatment of slaves, though it did happen, it was not common. 

MYTH #8 – The Confederate Flag is a symbol of racism and hate.

TRUTH - St. Andrew, a disciple of Jesus Christ, was martyred by crucifixion at Patras, Greece, ordered by the Roman governor.  He deemed himself unworthy of being crucified and nailed to a Latin cross like Jesus Christ. He requested crucifixion on an “X”-shaped cross and to be bound, not nailed. He preached the word of God to all that passed until he died. His martyrdom was during the reign of Nero, A.D. 60. Latin and Greek churches keep Nov. 30, his death date, as a day of feast. St. Andrew is honored as chief patron by Russia and Scotland. Here are some more interesting facts surrounding the flag:» In the 1860s, two-thirds of the country’s population was Scotch or Scotch Irish. This flag design was a carryover of the Scottish National Flag and ancestry.» No historical document exists to support that this flag represented hate, slavery, racism, deceit, infamy or repression. Not one flag of the Confederacy was ever described in its placement to represent anything other than the Confederate States of America.» No Confederate ship ever ran slaves.» The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) adopted the battle flag as part of its logo in 1896, long before “hate” groups began to abuse the flag, and they condemn misuse of any Confederate flag.» The KKK and other “hate” groups didn’t use the flag until late 1950s/early 1960s. In his book “What They Fought For, 1861-1865,” historian James McPherson, after reading more than 25,000 letters and over 100 soldier diaries from both sides of the War for Southern Independence, concluded that Confederate soldiers "fought for liberty and independence from what they regarded as a tyrannical government."

Here, Mr. King tells it well.

Before you attack the Confederate soldiers' Battle flag, see how Old Glory will compare: http://www.vdare.com/fallon/confederate.htm

The Confederate Flag and the United States Flag are judged by different standards and criteria, and are not held to the same levels of accountability. In analytical science and weights and measures, comparisons are made against known standards. However, in politics comparisons are never made in a fair and impartial manner.  In order to understand the hypocrisy, ignorance, and bias that have been directed against the Confederate Flag, it is necessary to use the U.S. Flag (Stars and Stripes) as a standard of comparison. The purpose of this comparison is not to berate or disparage the U.S. Flag, but is to prove that the Confederate Flag has received unfair and unequal treatment.  The genocide and racial cleansing of the American Indians took place under the U.S. Flag. Their land was taken without fair and just compensation. Indians died by the thousands as they were forced on to reservations and subjected to starvation and deadly diseases. The Trail of Tears endured by the Cherokee is an example. In the American West, cavalry troopers murdered entire villages including babies in their mother's arms.

The U.S. Flag Flew over an unconstitutional and criminal war conducted against The Confederate States of America. Abraham Lincoln conducted this war for the benefit of wealthy Northern industrialists. Atrocities against Southern civilians and military are listed in the book, The Uncivil War: Union Army and Navy Excesses in the Official Records.  Furthermore, slaves were imported from Africa to America primarily by five Northern States: New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The Confederate Flag was not involved in the importation of slaves.

Finally, the U.S. Flag flies over a nation that has murdered an estimated 42 million babies by abortion. Confederate leaders would never have voted for abortion or nominated judges that would legalize abortion.  Political Correctness has been used to attempt bans of The Confederate Flag from schools, parades, public and private property, and even historical monuments and sites.  The Confederate flag represents Constitutional Limited Federal Government, States Rights, Resistance to Government Tyranny, and Christian Values and Principles. To say that it represents racism and bigotry is a negative and shallow interpretation comparable to saying the U.S. flag represents the genocide of the American Indians and abortion.      James W. King 

(Let it also be noted here that it was Northerners, New Englanders to be specific, who built the slave ships and transported their cargo of human flesh to the U.S. and sold them to Northerners and Southerners. It was the North that grew and perpetuated slavery, not the South.  Slavery died in the North because it was not as useful in an industrialized society as it was in an agricultural one, and Northerners refused to work alongside of blacks. Those who slander the South, blame it for slavery, and slander it and its symbols are clearly ignorant of true history.)

"Truth crushed to the earth is truth still, and like a seed will rise again." Jefferson Davis

Monday, May 29, 2017

MEMBERS OF THE GALLANT OLD GUARD OF THE CONFEDERACY

[The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1893]

Passing, one by one, into the silent land, the heroic leaders who struggled desperately to save "the lost cause" have been dropping out of mortal ken during the past quarter of a century, until now a very small group is left. Very interesting are the figures which make up the little band, men of hoary hair and faltering step they are now, but their names recall memories of the days when they were active and alert, braving shot and shell on the field and cheerfully bearing privation and hardship in the camp or on the march. In those times, in the cities of the East and the farm houses and homes of the West, their names were execrated, and on the hotly contested border land their approach was dreaded with sinking heart. The new generation which has grown. up to manhood since that time has learned to look at them in a more kindly light. Their valor and their devotion are come into recognition; their disappointment and their failure plead for them, and we remember that they, too, are Americans whose prowess does honor to our race.

Busily occupied with business affairs in New Orleans, the last surviving general of the Confederacy, Gen. Pierce Gustave T. Beauregard, still exhibits the untiring, indomitable energy which characterized him during the four years of war. In spite of his seventy four years, he retains the old pugnacity of his youth and middle age. He does not wield the old weapons but the man who has the hardihood to cross the old general's path and oppose his plans speedily learns that he has an antagonist who can adapt himself to any mode of warfare, and has lost none of his strategic skill.

The general has a certain right to speak authoritatively, so far as experience can give the right, he having had the honor and the responsibility of opening the ball, by directing the attack on Fort Sumter, and of commanding, in conjunction with Gen. J. E. Johnston, at the battle of Bull Run. The general explains with graphic force how, if that battle had been fought as he planned it, and if he had been permitted, even after the battle had taken place, to add his later plans, he could have "crushed Patterson, liberated Maryland and captured Washington." He surrendered with Gen. J. E. Johnston to Gen. Sherman, in April, 1865.

Associated with Gen. Beauregard of late years is that other prominent soldier of the South, Gen. Jubal A. Early. The two men are congenial associates, having many characteristics in common. The same dash and impetuosity, the same impatience of contradiction or control, distinguish Early as they do Beauregard, and the same effects are seen in both their lives in numerous and bitter enemies. Gen. Early, who is seventy six years old, has been a soldier since boyhood, though more than once he has abandoned a martial career for law or business. He had a West Point training, and first smelled powder in the Florida War of 1837.

He quitted the army at the close of the war and commenced the practice of law; subsequently he sat in the Virginia Legislature for two years. The outbreak of the Mexican War lured him from the pursuits of peace. He served as a major of volunteers, and acted as Governor of Monterey the last two months of its occupation. He returned to the practice of law when the army was disbanded, and served for ten years as attorney of the commonwealth. He was appointed colonel on the outbreak of the Rebellion, and took part in the battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

In 1864 he was sent to the Valley of the Shenandoah. There, after a few minor successes, he fought the disastrous battle of Cedar Creek. Six months later, in October, 1864, a still more severe disaster befell him at Waynesboro, where Gen. Custer almost annihilated his command. Lee, who still retained his faith in Early's capacity, was unable to resist the popular feeling in the army against the defeated general, and felt himself obliged to remove him from his command. In his letter relieving him from duty, Lee with the delicacy of the true gentleman, softened the blow by assuring Early of his own regard, but reminded him that the country and the army would naturally judge by results, and consequently there could be no doubt that his influence would increase the already serious difficulties accumulating in Southwest Virginia. Early at once quitted the army and spent some time in Europe.

A conspicuous figure among the survivors of the great struggle is Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, who a few years ago was elected Governor of Kentucky. He was one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of Gen. Grant, whom he always admired and honored. He was the general to whom Grant sent the dispatch which stirred so much enthusiasm in the North early in Grant's career, and which history has immortalized. The North thought it had the right ring, and that the man who wrote it was the man for the hour. The words, which soon became famous, were: " I propose to move immediately upon your works." This was at Fort Donelson. Buckner's two superiors, Officers Floyd and Pillow, had made their escape, when they found the position no longer tenable; but he declared that he would stay with his men and share their fate. He remained, and after the capitulation was sent as a prisoner of war to Boston, Mass., where he was kept until exchanged, six months later. On his return to the field he commanded under Bragg in Tennessee. He fought at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, and surrendered with Edmund Kirby Smith at Baton Rouge, in May, 1865. Buckner was another of the West Point graduates, and had also, like so many of his comrades and foes, done gallant service in the Mexican War. He is now sixty nine years old.

Now sitting in the United States Senate for his native State of Georgia, is another brave officer of the southern army, Gen. John Brown Gordon, who has just passed his sixtieth birthday. He bears on his body evidence of his valor in the shape of eight wounds received in battle. He entered the Confederate Army as a captain of infantry, but before the close of the war had risen to the rank of lieutenant general. He was one of the officers who surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.

Last, but not least remembered, of the old chivalric guard of the Confederacy come those sturdy heroes, Stephen D. Lee and Ambrose P. Stewart. Gen. Lee now holds a position of responsibility in a university at Starkville, Miss., while Gen. Stewart, who is living quietly at Oxford, Miss., was recently appointed Confederate commissioner on the committee for the construction of a national cemetery on the site of the old battlefield of Chickamauga, where so many of the sons of the confederacy fell fighting for the stars and bars.
The animosities of the war have long since been buried, and by none more completely than by the men who fought most bravely and sacrificed most in the struggle. The North unites with the South in recognizing the heroism of the men who fought so gallantly for their convictions. In the closing years of their lives the chieftains of the old Confederacy enjoy the love and honor that is accorded to true soldiers, and when they finally pass away from the scenes of their struggles they will not be among those who are soon forgotten.

REF: The following article is from the Confederate Veteran, Vol. 1, No. 2, Nashville, Tenn., February, 1893. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Word to the “Take’em Down” Crowd

The Marxist-indoctrinated crowd just doesn’t get it. The War of Northern Aggression had NOTHING to do with slavery, but was fought to repel an illegal invasion of sovereign states that had legally seceded from an over-reaching, intrusive, tyrannical, overtaxing government. Slavery was a dying institution and no other country on the planet waged a war to end slavery.  It died a natural death everywhere else, so why do people think we needed a war here to end it?  The North hated blacks and were not invading the South to free the black race.  What sense does that make when there were more Union officers and soldiers who owned slaves than there were Confederates soldiers who owned slaves? If people would take the time to read the Corwin Amendment and the Johnson-Crittenden Resolution they would see that they clearly dispel the myth of slavery being the cause of the war.  Lincoln threatened war in his inaugural address when he stated that the duties and imposts would be collected from the seceded states "by force if necessary".  He could not bear to lose the revenues being unconstitutionally extracted from the South because the South was footing over 80% of the federal tax bill while the rich Northern industrialists and bankers were reaping the benefits. The war was all about ending self-government, subjugating the people of the South, looting the natural resources of the South for the benefit of the North, and establishing a strong, centralized government that would have control over the states.  The CSA seceded and fought for the same reasons that our Founding Fathers seceded from and fought Great Britain.  If slavery was the cause, as the Marxists contend, then isn’t it strange that not one letter, not one, has been found from either Confederate or union soldiers stating that this is what they were fighting about?  Instead, numerous letters found from Confederate soldiers state that they were fighting for independence and in defense of their homes and families.  Letters from union soldiers state that they were fighting to “restore the union”.  The Confederate Battle Flag and all the Confederate monuments have nothing to do with slavery or white supremacy, but a people who defied tyranny and fought to preserve the Constitution and the principles upon which our Founders established a new country. Lincoln was for white supremacy.  Just read his quotes about the inferiority of the black race and how he had never been in favor of making voters or jurors out of them.  Yet he is worshiped as the Great Emancipator.  He freed nobody. The 13th Amendment ended slavery, eight months after the war was over.

These lunatics taking down Confederate monuments are no different than Nazis or ISIS by attempting to destroy and rewrite history.  And quit putting the blame for slavery on the South.  It was the Yankee slave traders who brought the slaves to America, flying Old Glory on the masts of the slave ships.  Not one single slave ship ever flew a Confederate flag. These "take'em down" idiots are puppets for the global puppet masters seeking to destroy every bit of our history, culture, and Christianity.  It won't stop with Confederate monuments.  Washington and Jefferson will be next. What about the White House and other beautiful historic buildings in Washington D.C. built by slaves?  Will they be taken down too?  The hypocrisy of the Marxist left is easy to see.  They tolerate only what they agree with, but expect EVERYONE else to tolerate the left's views. Communists is what they are.  A blight on our soil and a disgrace to the great people of history who fought to make us free.


Jeff Paulk                                 
Tulsa, OK

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Magnificent Monument - Shreveport, Louisiana



This photo was made back in the days before, without a murmur, the Confederate ladies let the brainwashed and the Marxist- enemies take down the Confederate flag.  The Confederate flag waved last over a Confederate capital in  Shreveport in 1865.—Shreveport was the site of the  last state capital to fly the flag.  That’s history!  

One can only wonder just how many Confederate ladies pay dual devotion to the Daughters of the Union groups?  How many are presidents for both the Union and the Confederacy groups and thus are incapable of being loyal to the South?  Dual citizenship - can never mean equality of loyalty.  Anyone saying so—lies.  If anything people should be required to make their choice—  One cannot be both for God AND for the Devil!  What idjits think this possible?  What kind of people are busily forcing the alteration of an ancient Southern organization into a mere genealogy group?

The longer this hate the South movement continues the more it makes me despise the enemies of truth.  Deo Vindice?

Please God, let me aid you in delivering vengeance on all of the hideous haters of the South— on the  liars, the  thieves, and other crazed, evil Yankee-Marxist- monsters.
 
Joan Hough
johough@swbell.net

Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE TRUE NATURE OF THE MONUMENT DESTROYERS


By Connie Chastain

"The force behind the assault on Confederate heritage is the same force behind the attacks on President Trump. What we are seeing is an enormous psychotic episode, a colossal nervous breakdown by the ultra-left in America because their adored Hillary was defeated.
The left has always been destructive, increasingly so in recent years. But since Trump has been in office -- since late January -- where he has steadily razed the Obama legacy, they've been like an animal in the furious stage of rabies.
These people are not Americans. Leftists are socialists. They are the antithesis of Americans. They are destroyers. Since they cannot have our country and transform it into Socialist America, they will destroy it.
Destroying Confederate heritage is an early phase, a trial run, you might say. They have the same fate in mind for the legacy of the Founders... not just monuments and statues, but the very country they crafted. They want to destroy every aspect of the culture -- Christianity, the family, private property, education, historical memory, our cultural cohesiveness, our very identity as western man.
Western man. Man. Men. The left hates nothing the way they hate masculinity. From "feminism", which is not about equality for women but about hating and hurting men ... from feminizing industry, education, the military, church leadership, the popular culture, the government to the demonization of "dead white males" the left hates virility.
VIRILE, VIRILITY characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit: manly character, vigor, or spirit; masculine energy, forcefulness, or strength in a marked degree.
Our Confederate heroes were some of history's manliest of men. Even in cold, lifeless bronze, Davis, Beauregard and Lee exuded a level of virility that shames Mitch Landrieu.
The nameless Confederate soldiers in marble and granite standing atop pedestals and obelisks across the South shame the typical leftist male -- the Michael Moores, the Morris Deeses, the brainwashed antifa, the mindless mobs, the spineless and weak-minded men, leftists themselves or influenced by leftism, who run government at all levels. The closest thing these men have to masculine energy and vigorous spirit is hatred. Oddly enough, this is the same fuel that energizes leftist women -- the Hillary Clintons, the Maxine Waterses, the Ashley Judds and the Madonnas -- as well.
As we craft and then implement our counter-offensive in the defense of our heritage -- and our continued existence and the future for our children (make no mistake, these are in the Left's crosshairs, as well) -- it will do us well to remember the nature of our attackers."
 

About the author:  Connie Chastain writes contemporary Southern fiction. Her author page at Amazon.com is found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/…/B002KL46…/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Monday, May 08, 2017

BLACK STUDENT AWARDED SCV COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Americus Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp 78 awards College Scholarships to two graduating high school seniors from Sumter and surrounding counties who place 1st and 2nd in an essay contest. The topic of the essay contest changes each year but always relates to Southern and Confederate heritage, culture, and history. This year the topic was "Black Confederate Veterans". Miss Kahria Hadley placed 2nd. She and her family attended the Confederate memorial service along with about 200 SCV and UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy) members Saturday May 6 at the Masonic Lodge in Americus. Both scholarship recipients read their essay which was followed by a presentation by Mrs.Teresa Roane of Virginia who is a descendant of a black Confederate and a UDC member.
  
The group then traveled a short distance to Oak Grove Cemetery for a headstone dedication for black Confederate Peter Furlow who was a Confederate veteran in Company D of the 12th Georgia Confederate Infantry Regiment. Technically Peter Furlow was a slave but he was a trusted loyal loved and respected member of the Furlow family. When the South was invaded he accompanied his master's son William Furlow to Virginia. The 12th GA. became part of the CSA  Army of Northern Virginia and served under General Stonewall Jackson in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. On May 8, 1862 at McDowell Virginia Confederate forces were victorious. However the 12th GA was in the center of the front battle line and CSA officers Furlow, Turpin, and Dawson were killed in combat. Peter Furlow had been stationed in the rear with instructions in case of death of the officers. After the battle he searched and found their bodies and brought all three with all their possessions home from Virginia to their families in Americus Georgia.
  
The memorial service included descendants of the Furlow and Turpin families. No Dawson descendants could be located. The later history of Peter Furlow and his actual grave and burial site are unknown. The headstone honoring this brave and faithful black Confederate was placed in the Furlow family plot and is inscribed C.S.A. Peter Furlow 12th Ga. Regiment Company D. 

James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Albany GA

Saturday, April 29, 2017

HISTORY RIGHT SIDE UP

By Steve Quick
No other place of origin evokes such strong reactions and prejudices as the word “Southern”. It is all the more amazing when one considers the manner in which the early Republic was shaped and dominated by Southerners. Jefferson was the intellectual and spiritual architect of the Declaration and as the third President acquired the vast Louisiana Territory staking an early claim as far as the Pacific. Washington’s feats after he defeated the British at Yorktown include the first two terms as President, declining a third and an offer to be “King”. James Madison and Patrick Henry crafted a Constitution which has proved the most enduring and practical political document in the world. In fact, five of our first seven Presidents were Southern and it was James Knox Polk in the 1840’s who assured the U.S. would be a permanent transcontinental nation.

It is not only ironic but forgotten that it was once New England that suffered from the inferiority complex when compared to the feats of these Southern giants. The hinge upon which this extraordinary about-face occurred was the epic known now by the misnomer the “Civil War” and the events which preceeded. That terrible conflict, much distorted by both traditional history and more recently the revisionist variety, holds the unfulfilled promise of our national destiny. We currently lack the will and the courage to learn its great truths, banish its dark lies, probe its obscured origins and confront its painful legacies. These myths and distortions must be replaced with historical facts if we desire the ultimate goal of national reconciliation. These include:
1) The slave trade prospered in West Africa 40 years before Columbus even discovered America. African tribes actually conducted raids on their neighbors for the express purpose of enslaving them. Tragically, slavery is practiced to this very day in places like the Sudan, Zaire and Nigeria.
2) Five European powers (Spain, Portugal, France, Holland and Britain) competing for New World influence all employed slavery, with Brazil (Portugal’s crown jewel) topping the list at 5.5 million slaves, half of the total brought to the New World. By 1860, their numbers had dwindled to a little over 2 million.
3) Only 6% of Africans reached our shores (about 600,000). By 1860 their numbers had increased (without new importations) to almost 4 million, the only slave population in recorded history to increase in captivity. Indigent Anglo-Celts filled the need for slaves (as indentured servants) in our early history by selling themselves into slavery because they could not afford the cost of passage. Most white Southerners are descendants of these early bondsmen.
4) Slavery was practiced in all thirteen colonies and NY was second to SC in 1776 as the colony with the highest percentage of slaves. Sojourner Truth was born Harriet Van Wagner, a slave in New York.
5) The liberal guilt, which today besets the North, has at its roots the profits from its vast slave trading which did nothing less than finance the Industrial Revolution. At the Constitutional Convention a continuation of the slave trade was a concession wrung by the Northern delegations from the South which allowed the North to continue the international trade another 20 years, until 1808.
6) New England slave ships continued plying the waters in defiance of the ban thereafter providing millions of slaves to French and Spanish sugar plantations in the Caribbean and South America.
7) The 1860 census reveals 95% of America’s slaves were owned by just 5% of the population while 85% of Southerners owned the land and structures they lived upon. This clearly establishes a large, independent non slave-holding class of yeoman farmers who later became the rank and file as well as the heart and soul of the Confederate army. To state their motive for fighting was the preservation of slavery is pure nonsense.
8) Secession as a doctrine was asserted by both North and South (Massachusetts threatened to secede on three separate occasions). The abolitionists had also advocated secession. It was only after 1830 when the control of national politics by the North became permanent that secession became associated exclusively with the South. As a nation conceived in secession and built upon the principle that government is contingent on the consent of the governed the South, or any other section of the country for that matter was completely within principle to assert the right.
9) Slavery was an inefficient, self-consuming labor system driven by cotton and already well-contained within its own soon to be encountered natural frontiers (the American desert). It required ever newer lands to replace that which it exhausted. The pattern was identical throughout the entire Western Hemisphere. It was doomed for extinction well before the end of the century if left alone.
10) Support for war among the general population North and South was weak prior to Sumter. The original seceding states contained only 30% of the Southern population. Four southern states subsequently voted down one ordinance of secession, four others would remain within the Union fold throughout the war. Northern war fever was equally tepid. The manipulation of Ft. Sumter by Seward and Lincoln which resulted in hostile fire polarized the vast middle and guaranteed a long and bloody conflict.
11) The war was unconstitutional and the closing of over 300 Northern newspapers and suspension of habeas corpus that jailed 13,000 Northern civilians (including elected officials) is without parallel in our entire history! The Lincoln Administration repeatedly violated amendments 1, 4,5,6,8, 9 and 10. By contrast Jefferson Davis closed not one paper nor jailed one citizen.
12) Warfare against citizens had ceased in Europe and a conduct of war eventually known as the “Geneva Conventions” codified in Europe during the 1860s forbade war against civilian centers. Contrary to this great humanitarian trend when it became apparent the Confederate armies could not be subdued in the field war was commenced against civilians. The depredations of Sherman in Georgia and the Carolinas as well as Hunter’s and Sheridan’s in Virginia mirror much witnessed in the recent Balkan war.
13) While the war is now represented as an altruistic crusade by the North to free the slaves the historical facts could not be more contradictory. The 1860 Republican Convention contained a platform plank promising protection for slavery everywhere it currently existed. Lincoln at his first inaugural address offered a constitutional amendment forever protecting slavery. A Congressional Resolution in 1862 reaffirmed the war’s aim was to “preserve the Union, not free the slave”.
14) The Emancipation Proclamation was met in the North by laws collectively known as “Black Codes”. These laws forbade entry, travel, work or residence by African-Americans in Northern states.
The Proclamation was nothing but a clever ruse to stall imminent European recognition of the Confederacy. It freed no one. Slave states remaining in the Union (in the border states) not only retained their slaves, but also benefited from the strictest enforcement of the hated Fugitive Slave Law.
15) Blacks served willingly and honorably in the Confederate armies. Estimates of their numbers run as high as 100,000. Their motive was the same as their Federal counterpart; patriotism and the desire to disprove the misconceptions about their race. They fought no more to preserve slavery than to preserve Jim Crow during the Spanish-American War, or the doctrine of separate but equal in Korea.
16) The holocaust that resulted from the halt of the prisoner exchange is the sole responsibility of Stanton (Lincoln’s Secretary of War) and Grant. Its only design was to deprive the Confederacy of manpower with the full knowledge scores of thousands on both sides would perish. By the wars’ end, 30,000 on each side had died in captivity. The largest mass grave in the Western Hemisphere is located at Oakwood Cemetery in Chicago and contains the remains of 4200 Confederate known P.O.W.s. The bodies of the other 1800 were lost and remain unknown.
17) Had the South prevailed Robt. E. Lee would have undoubtedly been elected president (the Confederate Constitution limited the President to one six year term) and just as undoubtedly have taken immediate steps to free the slaves. This single act, proposed as it would have been by President Lee would have been accepted by the South and would have advanced race-relations light years.
18) As it was Reconstruction was the single most corrupt period of our entire history, pitting newly enfranchised Blacks against disenfranchised and occupied southern Whites. When in 1877 the last of the troops and carpetbaggers left only Blacks remained to face the rage and hatred of a humiliated South. The ugliness of the 1960s can be traced unbroken from the 1860s.
19) Recent interpretations, Ken Burns The Civil War foremost among them, while artfully crafted, serve only to perpetuate the victor’s propaganda that lies at the root of the unresolved conflict.
By the beginning of the 20th century the wounds of that war had finally begun to heal. Southerners embraced anew the Stars and Stripes while Robert E Lee became a national, not just a regional hero. Confederate Battle flags were returned to the restored states and Southern pride in the old Confederacy was not considered inconsistent with their fundamental American patriotism. Unfortunately South-bashing has replaced the mutual respect of a century ago. In an age of so-called tolerance there are no boundaries to the venom that is daily heaped upon all things and persons Southern; our faith, our heroes, our symbols and our history. It has reopened a rift that may ultimately and ironically fuel a desire for independence from a people who refuse to be homogenized or abused any further. This much is certain, until we understand and teach the Civil War truthfully the ink on the surrender documents signed in McLean’s parlor will never dry.
In honor of the 620,000 American men who lost their lives, their widows and orphans and to my own great-great-great grandfather Cpl. Stephen Quick, Company D, 26th South Carolina Volunteers who surrendered with Lee’s army 9 April 1865
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