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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
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Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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.

 

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

May 7, 2013 2 comments
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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.

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

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150 years later, Virginia treats Lincoln like a hero (Hooray for Hollywood)

April 12, 2013 1 comment

150 years later, Virginia treats Lincoln like a hero (Hooray for Hollywood)

SF Gate ^ | April 11, 2013 | Christine Delsol

Jefferson Davis President 1861–1865

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As the capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, Va. could hardly be described as a supporter of Abraham Lincoln; its grand Monument Avenue is chock-full of oversized statues of heroes of the Confederacy, including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Jeb Stuart. But now, nearly 150 years after the Civil War ended, Lincoln – or at least the movie version of him – is Richmond’s new hero…

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Alan Stang — Yankee Genocide Still Here… “Remember that at the beginning of the war Lincoln offered Lee command of the Union army. Imagine the humane result had he been able to accept. We make war “only upon armed men,” said Lee. “

April 11, 2013 1 comment

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Our source for the present discussion is War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, by Walter Brian Cisco Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 2007.

It is important to establish that the spiritual and political inheritors of the war criminals who committed those crimes do not deny them.

They ignore them, hoping that if they say nothing those crimes will fade away; and so far they have been successful. Remember, the winner of a war writes the history of the war. They will respond only if their crimes become sufficiently known.It is important to correct the record.

The crimes and the criminals need to be named. More, they must be explained, because the motives that inspired them continue to motivate the men who run our country, regardless of political party. As we shall see, little has changed. Only if we drag this continuing horror into the light do we have a chance of exorcising it.

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A 21st Century Patriot’s Dream… (Ron Holland Archive!) by Ron Holland

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

If you can see through the lies and seek after truth

Then you fear patriotism is often falsehood out to enslave our youth

The American Dream began to die when the Articles were lost

English: Robert E. Lee in 1870.

English: Robert E. Lee in 1870. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To powerful interests who decided to make their Constitution our boss

Voluntarily sovereign states joined the union to be strong and free

But Washington decided they knew best and we would soon see

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Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

 

Huntington News ^ | January 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

 

Posted on Friday, January 04, 2013 6:18:18 PM by BigReb555

 

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A portrait of Robert E. Lee adorns the Georgia State Capitol where the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their first Lee birthday celebration in 1988.

 

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Southern Heritage of the South – Confederate… (“Barack Obama Through his mother, related to Robert E. Lee”)

December 27, 2012 71 comments

Barack Obama Through his mother, related to Robert E. Lee

Family Relationship of General Robert E. Lee Army of Northern Virginia

5th cousin 8 times removed to Barack Obama 44th U.S. President

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Barack Obama in an article in USA Today, says this about Robert E. Lee: Â

I am seriously glad to be here tonight at the annual Alfalfa dinner. I know that many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old. And very confused.

There’s an interesting article at CNN.com about the genealogy of our presidential hopefuls.

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According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Sen. Barack Obama has family ties to: President George Bush, Winston Churchill, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, artist Georgia O’Keefe, actor Brad Pitt, Robert E. Lee and two signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Gunny G: Re Alan Stang, Speaking of Dr Ron Paul, Etc. ~ RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

October 24, 2012 7 comments
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…..Remember that the Emancipation Proclamation came well into the war. It was a propaganda stunt that freed only the slaves in areas controlled by the Confederacy; in other words, none. Meanwhile, prominent abolitionist Robert E. Lee, the first man Lincoln offered command of the Union Army, had freed his family’s slaves long before the war.

 

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So, what were the Communists who came here after?

 

Republican Senator John Sherman, brother of the monster who Marched to the Sea, advised his fellow senators to “nationalize as much as possible [making] men love their country before their states. All private interests, all local interests, all banking interests, the interests of individuals, everything, should be subordinate now to the interests of the Government.”

 

Germany was a decentralized collection of independent states. The goal of the Forty Eighters there was a “united, indivisible republic” in which those states would be dissolved. Land and private industry would be confiscated. The government would be transformed into a Socialist dictatorship. These are the ideas the Forty Eighters came to implement here. By the way, that is what Hitler did in the 1930s. That is what the fleeing Communists found so attractive in Lincoln.

 

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247 boys forced to fight at ‘Field of Lost Shoes’

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

 

On the morning of May 15, 1864, the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute fell into rank and began the march to New Market, where they would serve as a last defense against a Northern force headed by General Franz Sigel.

Despite his determination not to let the boys see actual combat, Southern General John Breckinridge was forced to, at last, commit the young, grey-clad corps to fill a gap in the line as the battle raged near the old Bushong Farm. The young cadets fought valiantly and helped turn the tide of battle, securing an increasingly rare victory for the doomed Confederacy.

Mustered at dawn, the 247 cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, more than half first-year students as young as 15, fell into ranks and began the long march to New Market. Having left with a minimum of baggage, they camped near the town of Midway when the rains began to pour down.

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191st Birthday Tribute to General Forrest

July 13, 2012 2 comments

Nelson W. Winbush, a Black and respected member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as a child accompanied his grandfather Louis Napoleon Nelson to United Confederate Veteran Reunions. Private Nelson was a Black Confederate who saw service during the War Between the States Battles of Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, Brice’s Crossroads and Vicksburg—as a soldier and served as chaplain in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, under Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

It should be also noted that after the War Between the States, Bedford Forrest returned home with the ‘free’ black men who fought with him.

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Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sixty-five black troopers were with the General when he surrendered his command in May 1865. Forrest said of these black soldiers, “No finer Confederates ever fought.”

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Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

June 4, 2012 Leave a comment
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Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

Canada Free Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:00:58 AM by BigReb555

Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American?

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Craig Maus: Gods and Generals… « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

May 30, 2012 11 comments

Dear Confederates and Fellow Patriots (bcc herein),

General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘It will not be the first time that Washington has visited itself upon another’s Nation within the contiguous boundaries of this original Republic.

But now they feed upon what little remains of their own Social Democracy for the remaining sustenance that supports their insastiable thirst for total domain.

I believe we are entering the morning mist of the final Battle that will decide the fate of this Christian Republic once and for all.’

“All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the Government, as originally organized, should be administered in Purity and Truth.”

General Robert E. Lee, 5 January 1866

….and, as most of you know, and just prior to his death several years after he said this and after witnessing the lies, usurpation & ReConstruction at the hands of the Federals, he then said :

“I would have preferred to have died with my men, holding my sword in my right hand rather than witnessing what they (the Federals) have done too us.”

I have visited just about every Battlefield in this land and, at each, I have felt an eerie & growing uneasiness.

From Ft. Donnellson overlooking the River; to Vicksburg at the Heights; Shiloh and the Bloody Pond; Chickamauga and, of course, Gettysburg to name but a few.

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Arlington National Cemetery—A Memorial Day Tribute

May 27, 2012 4 comments

The world famous Arlington National Cemetery in located in the shadow of the Custis-Lee Mansion (Arlington House) that was home to General Robert E. Lee and family until 1861 at the beginning of the War Between the States.

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Monday, May 28, 2012, 11 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony and concert will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Memorial Day.

Read more at: http://dc.about.com /od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for those who fought for the Confederacy and Union during the War Between the States. It is also the burial place for men and women who fought our nation’s wars since the War Between the States.

There are 245,000 Servicemen and Women, including their families, buried at Arlington?

The world famous Arlington National Cemetery in located in the shadow of the Custis-Lee Mansion (Arlington House) that was home to General Robert E. Lee and family until 1861 at the beginning of the War Between the States. This cemetery is on the Virginia side of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C. is across the river.

In 1864, Union soldiers were first buried here and by the end of the war the number rose to 16,000.

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Battle of Shiloh Births a Great American | Veterans Today

April 6, 2012 1 comment
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One has to dig deep for uplifting things that come out of a war. The fickle finger of fate deals off the bottom of the deck to many who suffer lonely graves in far off places.

But those who survive unmaimed in body and mind, having been forged under fire, can find their lives taking twists and turns which could never have happened without ‘the war’.

There are a myriad of examples. Custer went on to die with his command at the Little Big Horn. Grant became President and Robert E. Lee ended up fittingly at Washington and Lee.

Ten thousand Confederates went to Brazil, partaking land grants offered by the king. They intermarried and the Confederado colony still survives today, with the kids being taught the Virginia Reel on Grand Ball night.

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Why Confederates are taken for granted! (Like conservatives today?)

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment
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The "Battle Flag of the Confederacy," including stars numbered 12 and 13 for Missouri and Kentucky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Confederates of the Southern movement are like the conservatives of the Republican Party, the leaders believe they have no choice!

The parallels occurring in America between the 2012 election year, what is occurring in America as a nation and in the South, and the events of 150 years ago are startling.

While most Americans have some knowledge of the GOP Primary, few have any idea of the Sesquicentennial (the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War) and the events occurring in the Southern movement. And yet, what is occurring is like mirror reflections of one another.

Let’s start with what most people know about, the GOP primary. Mitt Romney is the sweetheart of the northeast Republicans. He is super rich, someone keenly involved in the international economy. He is a social liberal, the father of Romney Care, the proto type of Obama Care. He is not Christian, or at least his faith, Mormonism, is not Christian and this suits the northeast elite who revile the Christian faith. God has no place at the governing table. Heavily Catholic in the northeast, it is also heavily liberal. Abortion starts and ends there, along with feminism.

There is a strong Jewish constituency in the northeast, and though divided on many issues, many Jews see America as an extension of Israel. Not the other way around… American foreign policy revolves around Israel. We are in two wars, and threatening a third for Israel’s security not our own.

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Former Governor of a blue, dark blue state, Mitt Romney is keenly aware of all the above.

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Alan Stang — Yankee Genocide Still Here

February 23, 2012 3 comments

Our source for the present discussion is War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, by Walter Brian Cisco Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 2007. It is important to establish that the spiritual and political inheritors of the war criminals who committed those crimes do not deny them. They ignore them, hoping that if they say nothing those crimes will fade away; and so far they have been successful. Remember, the winner of a war writes the history of the war.

They will respond only if their crimes become sufficiently known.It is important to correct the record. The crimes and the criminals need to be named. More, they must be explained, because the motives that inspired them continue to motivate the men who run our country, regardless of political party. As we shall see, little has changed. Only if we drag this continuing horror into the light do we have a chance of exorcising it.Let’s begin with a revealing contrast. In 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee invaded the North.

The South by then had suffered two years of Yankee crimes and some Southerners thought the invasion was their chance to retaliate. Not so, said Lee. In a proclamation he reminded his men that “the duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than in our own.”

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“The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and defenseless and the wanton destruction of private property, that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country. . . .”Remember that at the beginning of the war Lincoln offered Lee command of the Union army.

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Libertarians and the Confederate Battle Flag

December 8, 2011 4 comments

By calling for the eradication of the Confederate battle flag from public places the Cato Institute, the NAACP, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are saying that we should destroy the most enduring symbol of opposition to centralized governmental power and tyranny, a symbol that to this day is a part of secession movements around the world, from Quebec to Northern Italy.

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No one was a more articulate and outspoken abolitionist than the great libertarian legal philosopher Lysander Spooner of Massachusetts. But in 1870 Spooner wrote that “all these cries of having ‘abolished slavery,’ of having ‘saved the country,’ of having ‘preserved the union,’ of establishing a ‘government of consent,’ and of ‘maintaining the national honor’ are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats — so transparent that they ought to deceive no one.”

The great historian of liberty, Lord Acton, wrote to Robert E. Lee on November 4, 1866, that “I saw in States Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of he sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. . . . I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.”

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YANKEE GENOCIDE STILL HERE ~ By: Alan Stang « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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…It is important to correct the record. The crimes and the criminals need to be named. More, they must be explained, because the motives that inspired them continue to motivate the men who run our country, regardless of political party. As we shall see, little has changed. Only if we drag this continuing horror into the light do we have a chance of exorcising it.

Let’s begin with a revealing contrast. In 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee invaded the North. The South by then had suffered two years of Yankee crimes and some Southerners thought the invasion was their chance to retaliate. Not so, said Lee. In a proclamation he reminded his men that “the duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than in our own.”

“The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and defenseless and the wanton destruction of private property, that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country. . . .”

Remember that at the beginning of the war Lincoln offered Lee command of the Union army. Imagine the humane result had he been able to accept. We make war “only upon armed men,” said Lee. Taking vengeance for the “atrocities of our enemies” would lower ourselves and offend “against Him to whom vengeance belongeth.” What atrocities is he talking about? Our source is divided into the states of the Confederacy. Let’s begin with Missouri.

Union Brigadier General James H. Lane: “We believe in a war of extermination. I want to see every foot of ground . . . burned over – everything laid waste. . . .” Whoa! A war of extermination?

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We Are Losing Because….by Alan Stang « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

November 1, 2011 1 comment

…One of many ways to understand this would be to compare the behavior of the two sides in Lincoln’s Communist War to Destroy the Union. The Yankees came out to First Manassas as if to a picnic. It was to be an afternoon’s diversion. The ladies came along in summer finery, bearing snacks. The Yankees would quickly whip the upstart rebels and go home.

But it was there, at Manassas, that Stonewall Jackson stood like a stone wall and became one of the Immortals. The Americans sent the Yankees fleeing in disorder back to Washington. Had this really been a “civil” war, in which both sides were contending to control the national government – had Jackson and the others understood what they were really fighting – the Americans would have pursued the fleeing Yankee rabble all the way back to Washington, overthrown the perverted government, arrested Lincoln and the other imperialists, given them fair trials before hanging and restored the Union.

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141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

September 24, 2011 Leave a comment

141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death:

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:14:02 PM by BigReb555

General Lee died at his home at Lexington, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 1870.

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Malice Toward All, Charity Toward None: The Foundations of the American State by Thomas DiLorenzo

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Malice Toward All, Charity Toward None: The Foundations of the American State by Thomas DiLorenzo

Malice Toward All, Charity Toward None:

The Foundations of the American State by Thomas DiLorenzo: “‘Americans are forever proclaiming our boastful aspersions to the world . . . that our government was based on the consent of the people,’ though in fact ‘it rests upon force, as much as any government that ever existed.’

~ Letter from Robert E. Lee to E.G.W. Butler, Oct. 11, 1867

‘[H]ad the Confederates somehow won, had their victory put them in position to bring their chief opponents before some sort of tribunal, they would have found themselves justified . . . in stringing up President Lincoln and the entire Union high command for violation of the laws of war, specifically for waging war against noncombatants.’

~ Lee Kennett, Marching through Georgia: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 286

In his book Battle Cry for Freedom: The Civil War Era (p. 619), Lincoln cultist James McPherson wrote that some 50,000 Southern civilians perished during the War to Prevent Southern Independence. Others have made estimates that are much higher. The only way this could be possible is that if thousands were murdered in cold blood by the U.S. Army.”

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Libertarians and the Confederate Battle Flag

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Libertarians and the Confederate Battle Flag

Libertarians and the Confederate Battle Flag:

“By calling for the eradication of the Confederate battle flag from public places the Cato Institute, the NAACP, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are saying that we should destroy the most enduring symbol of opposition to centralized governmental power and tyranny, a symbol that to this day is a part of secession movements around the world, from Quebec to Northern Italy.

No one was a more articulate and outspoken abolitionist than the great libertarian legal philosopher Lysander Spooner of Massachusetts. But in 1870 Spooner wrote that ‘all these cries of having ‘abolished slavery,’ of having ‘saved the country,’ of having ‘preserved the union,’ of establishing a ‘government of consent,’ and of ‘maintaining the national honor’ are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats — so transparent that they ought to deceive no one.’

The great historian of liberty, Lord Acton, wrote to Robert E. Lee on November 4, 1866, that ‘I saw in States Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of he sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. . . . I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.’”

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Lincoln, Evil? Our Certainties of 1865 Give Us Pause Today by Martin Kettle

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Lincoln, Evil?

Our Certainties of 1865 Give Us Pause Todayby Martin KettleThe Guardian Mention the American civil war in Britain today and you are likely to encounter something close to a unanimity of views. The north were the goodies. The south were the baddies.

The northern states had history and right on their side, whether on slavery and race or on the question of maintaining the union. The south, by extension, was wrong and against history on both counts. So, in short, the right side won. Moreover, in Abraham Lincoln the federal side had one of the greatest leaders America has ever produced, the man who rose to the occasion in deeds and words to save his country, and whose murder was one of the greatest calamities in the republic’s history

.Those are almost certainly, in broad terms, the views of the conflict held by most readers outside parts of the American south, just as they are, equally broadly, my own. They are indeed the official version. Happily, there is a good amount of truth in them. Yet not only was the civil war less straightforward than this benign retrospective view suggests, it was also a much more divisive conflict in Britain than the received pro-northern and anti-southern consensus lets us see.

The imminent 150th anniversary of the start of the war is a good time to venture out of our comfort zone.The best recent guide to a historically informed approach is Amanda Foreman’s book A World on Fire. Foreman stumbled on her subject while researching her bestselling 1999 biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

In the family archives she discovered that the heir to the Devonshire title – later the eighth duke – had spent Christmas Day 1862 making eggnog for Robert E Lee‘s Confederate cavalry officers in Virginia.This Devonshire heir, though, was not some deranged rightwing romantic but one of the pillars of Victorian Liberalism.

As Lord Hartington, he served in Gladstone’s first two Liberal cabinets, introduced the secret ballot into British law, pulled troops out of Afghanistan in the 1880s, was leader of the Liberal party in opposition, nearly became PM, and finally broke with Gladstone over home rule for Ireland, becoming leader of the breakaway Liberal Unionists – an irony for a man who had sided with the Confederates 20 years previously……………..

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No Surrender For The Confederate States of America…

February 4, 2011 2 comments

This is a subject never really touched upon in the history books. They just sort of slide over it and hope no one will ever take the trouble to check this out.

After having read somewhat in this area I thought it was something we needed to consider and be aware of. Will the South rise again–or yet? At this point I don’t know if it will help to save your Confederate money, but, as a collector’s item at this time, it is worth more than the Yankee federal reserve notes you use to pay for it.

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By Al Benson Jr.

Back in the mid-1990s I came across a book by Clifford Dowdey called The History of the Confederacy–1832-1865. It was an interesting book, and though I don’t know if I agreed with everything Mr. Dowdey said, I did agree with the majority of it. And, toward the end of the book, he pointed out something I had never seen or even thought about before–the fact that the Confederate States never officially surrendered to end the War of Northern Aggression. I call it by that title because that’s what it was.

On pages 411 and 414 he commented that the Confederacy had no formal end. Interesting. I knew that both Germany and Japan had signed surrender documents to conclude World War 2, but the fact that the Confederate States government never signed any intrigued me. Most people just assume, and the “history” books seem content to have it that way, that when Lee surrendered at Appomattox it was all over. Most never think beyond that. All that General Lee surrendered at that point was the Army of Northern Virginia, nothing else. He had no authority to surrender anything other than Confederate soldiers under his command.

After reading Mr. Dowdey’s book I began looking through other histories of the War to see what they said. All the ones I came across said nothing. They mentioned the surrender of the various Confederate armies but nothing else. Mr. Dowdey was the first person I ever read that brought out this point. No official Confederate government surrender. Now in the 1990s there just wasn’t much around about that subject, at least that I could locate, and I did look.

At this point in time there seems to be a little more. I did a Google search recently on this and found several blog spots and some websites that now…

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“Young people will get a school holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King whose birthday is January 15th. But, will anyone tell them that January 19th is also the birthday of Robert E. Lee?”

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Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend
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Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:24:43 PM by BigReb555

Young people will get a school holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King whose birthday is January 15th. But, will anyone tell them that January 19th is also the birthday of Robert E. Lee?

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Lew Rockwell.com King Lincoln Archive Thomas DiLorenzo, etc.

January 15, 2011 3 comments

 

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PRAISE FOR LEE AND JACKSON By Chuck Baldwin

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PRAISE FOR LEE AND JACKSON

 

By Chuck Baldwin
January 13, 2011
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January is often referred to as “Generals Month” since no less than four famous Confederate Generals claimed January as their birth month: James Longstreet (Jan. 8, 1821), Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19, 1807), Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (Jan. 21, 1824), and George Pickett (Jan. 28, 1825). Two of these men, Lee and Jackson, are particularly noteworthy.

Without question, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were two of the greatest military leaders of all time. Even more, many military historians regard the Lee and Jackson tandem as perhaps the greatest battlefield duo in the history of warfare. If Jackson had survived the battle of Chancellorsville, it is very possible that the South would have prevailed at Gettysburg and perhaps would even have won the War Between the States.

In fact, it was Lord Roberts, commander-in-chief of the British armies in the early twentieth century, who said, “In my opinion, Stonewall Jackson was one of the greatest natural military geniuses the world ever saw. I will go even further than that–as a campaigner in the field, he never had a superior. In some respects, I doubt whether he ever had an equal.”

While the strategies and circumstances of the War of Northern Aggression can (and will) be debated by professionals and laymen alike, one fact is undeniable: Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson were two of the finest Christian gentlemen this country has ever produced. Both their character and their conduct were beyond reproach.

Unlike his northern counterpart, Ulysses S. Grant, General Lee never sanctioned or condoned slavery. Upon inheriting slaves from his deceased father-in-law, Lee freed them. And according to historians, Jackson enjoyed a familial relationship with those few slaves that were in his home. In addition, unlike Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant, there is no record of either Lee or Jackson ever speaking disparagingly of the black race.

As those who are familiar with history know, General Grant and his wife held personal slaves before and during the War Between the States, and, contrary to popular opinion, even Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves of the North. They were not freed until the Thirteenth Amendment was passed after the conclusion of the war. Grant’s excuse for not freeing his slaves was that “good help is so hard to come by these days.”

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140th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

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The American flag, which Robert E. Lee had defended as a soldier, flew at half mast in Lexington, Virginia.Excerpt Read more at canadafreepress.com …

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Arlington House, Robert E. Lee & Family, Arlington Cemetery, etc.

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Arlington House, Robert E. Lee & Family, Arlington Cemetery, etc.

On a Virginia hillside rising above the Potomac River and overlooking Washington, D.C., stands Arlington House. The 19th-century mansion seems out of place amid the more than 250,000 military grave sites that stretch out around it. Yet, when construction began in 1802, the estate was not intended to be a national cemetery.

Arlington House “Custis-Lee Mansion

The mansion, which was intended as a living memorial to George Washington, was owned and constructed by the first president’s adopted grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, son of John Parke Custis who himself was a child of Martha Washington by her first marriage and a ward of George Washington. Arlington won out as a name over Mount Washington, which is what George Washington Parke Custis first intended calling the 1,100-acre tract of land that he had inherited at the death of his father when he was 3.

Between 1841 and 1857, Lee was away from Arlington House for several extended periods. In 1846 he served in the Mexican war under Gen. Winfield Scott, and in 1852 he was appointed superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his alma mater. After his father-in-law died in 1857, Lee returned to Arlington to join his family and to serve as executor of the estate.

Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna, lived at Arlington House until 1861, when Virginia ratified an alliance with the Confederacy and seceded from the Union. Lee, who had been named a major general for the Virginia military forces in April 1861, feared for his wife’s safety and anticipated the loss of their family inheritance. In May 1861, Lee wrote to Mary Anna saying:

“War is inevitable, and there is not telling when it will burst around you . . . You have to move and make arrangements to go to some point of safety which you must select. The Mount Vernon plate and pictures ought to be secured. Keep quiet while you remain, and in your preparations . . . May God keep and preserve you and have mercy on all our people.”

Following the ratification of secession by Virginia, federal troops crossed the Potomac and, under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell, took up positions around Arlington. Following the occupation, military installations were erected at several locations around the 1,100-acre estate, including Fort Whipple (now Fort Myer) and Fort McPherson (now Section 11).

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Craig Maus: Gods and Generals…

March 10, 2010 1 comment
(Original 1st Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 2:56 AM
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Dear Confederates and Fellow Patriots (bcc herein),
General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘It will not be the first time that Washington has visited itself upon another’s Nation within the contiguous boundaries of this original Republic.
But now they feed upon what little remains of their own Social Democracy for the remaining sustenance that supports their insastiable thirst for total domain.
I believe we are entering the morning mist of the final Battle that will decide the fate of this Christian Republic once and for all.’
“All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the Government, as originally organized, should be administered in Purity and Truth.”
General Robert E. Lee, 5 January 1866
….and, as most of you know, and just prior to his death several years after he said this and after witnessing the lies, usurpation & ReConstruction at the hands of the Federals, he then said :
“I would have preferred to have died with my men, holding my sword in my right hand rather than witnessing what they (the Federals) have done too us.”
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