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Remembering Jefferson Davis: A True American Hero…

May 30, 2014 2 comments

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. Thursday, May 29, 2014“Never teach your children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright”—-Jefferson Davis.June 3, 2014, is the 206th birthday of Jefferson Davis who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808

Jefferson Davis President 1861–1865

Jefferson Davis President 1861–1865 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

January 19, 2014 1 comment

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. Sunday, January 19, 2014

Do you remember when….

Fess Parker played “Davy Crockett” on TV, American school and military bands played “Dixie” and the late country music legend Johnny Cash sang “God Bless Robert E. Lee” that includes these words:

“I won’t ever stop loving you my Dixie till they put me in the ground. And the last words they probably hear from me are God bless Robert E Lee.”

What was General Robert E. Lee’s favorite war horse? See answer at end of article.

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Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

October 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the...

Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

 

 

 

Canda Free Press ^ | October 11, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

 

 

 

Posted on 10/11/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT by BigReb555

 

 

 

 

 

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His last great deed came after the War Between the States when he accepted the presidency of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chuck Baldwin — Dates That Destroyed America

October 9, 2013 2 comments

By Chuck Baldwin

 

October 10, 2013

 

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Well, Obamacare is now in effect. The decision by Congress to pass Obamacare into law back in 2010 ranks among the most draconian, most egregious, most horrific actions ever taken by the central government in Washington, D.C.

 

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This bill rocks the principles of liberty and constitutional government to the core. It changes fundamental foundations; it repudiates historic values. The same flag may fly on our flagpoles, the same monuments may grace our landscape, and the same National Anthem may be sung during our public ceremonies, but it is not the same America.

 

For all intents and purposes, our nation now more resembles the socialist countries of the old communist East Bloc than it does the constitutional republic of the old land of the free.

 

 

 

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Letter Explaining his high esteem for General Robert E. Lee

July 29, 2013 1 comment

President Dwight Eisenhower wrote the following letter in response to one he received dated August 1, 1960, from Leon W. Scott, a dentist in New Rochelle, New York. Scott’s letter reads: August 1, 1960Dear Mr. President:At the Republican Convention I heard you mention that you have the pictures of four 4 great Americans in your office, and that included in these is a picture of Robert E. Lee.

 

Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the...

Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I do not understand how any American can include Robert E. Lee as a person to be emulated, and why the President of the United States of America should do so is certainly beyond me.

 

The most outstanding thing that Robert E. Lee did was to devote his best efforts to the destruction of the United States Government, and I am sure that you do not say that a person who tries to destroy our Government is worthy of being hailed as one of our heroes.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United ...

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Georgia: Petition to remake Confederate monument splits Georgians | The Lookout – Yahoo! News

May 7, 2013 2 comments
English: Photo of the carving on Stone Mountai...

English: Photo of the carving on Stone Mountain, granite dome located in Georgia, USA. Carving displays figures of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Depending on whom you ask, the enormous monument carved into Georgia’s Stone Mountain is either a proud statement or a blight and an embarrassment.

Depicting the only president of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, riding beside Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, it’s two football fields wide, making it the largest of its kind.

The NBC station 11 Alive reports that a petition that seeks to remake this famous—and infamous—landmark is causing controversy.

English: Cropped giant image at http://commons...

English: Cropped giant image at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Stone_mountain_closeup_mosaic.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It’s almost like a black eye or an embarrassing smudge on our culture,” the petition’s creator, McCartney Forde, told local 11.

Forde’s online petition on Change.org calls for changes to be made to the mountainside carving, first conceived in 1923 by a charter member of the Daughters of the Confederacy but not completed until 1972.

He writes, “The three men embossed on the face of arguably the most famous landmark in the great state of Georgia are icons for what is widely considered the darkest period in our nation’s history. … It is a monument that perpetuates the perception of Georgia as an icon of racism, slavery and oppression.”

Forde suggests that the current carving be removed and replaced with a monument to Georgia veterans.

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Keep Stone Mountain Carving A Confederate Memorial….. – 05/01/2013 – Chattanoogan.com

May 2, 2013 1 comment
Cover of "Lee and Jackson"

Cover of Lee and Jackson

A young man asked me why do they want to change the carving at Stone Mountain Park?The question should also be why do some people continue to try erasing history?

There is a petition drive to change the beautiful historic carving at Stone Mountain Memorial Park near Atlanta, Georgia? See link below of news story from 11 Alive of Atlanta, Georgia including their interview with me.

A special thank you to Mr. Dan Coleman who participated in the debate that followed: http://www.11alive.com/news/article/290674/3/Petition-wants-Stone-Mt-Confederate-carving-removedRead what I said including, “Like previous campaigns criticizing other Confederate Memorials, he sees the petition to remove the carving of Jefferson, Lee and Jackson as an attack on the truth.

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SEE ALSO:

https://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-sayonara-marines-japan-1950s-camp-mcgill-d-u-k-w-s-ducks/

The WW II DUCKWS ARE ALIVE AND WELL @ STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA !!!!!

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WHY HAS THIS FLAG BEEN A WORLDWIDE SYMBOL OF OPPOSITION TO STATE TYRANNY?(CLICK-HERE!)
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