Friday, December 20, 2013

"Erasing Southern History" -- An Essay by Fay Voshell at American Thinker

Fay Voshell has a fine defense against the latest cleansing of Southern history at American Thinker.  She writes:
The South's generals have long been a part of the proud history of the region. Robert E. Lee's and Stonewall Jackson's military strategies are considered some of the most brilliant in the history of warfare, and this is to say nothing of their exemplary characters. They are honored to this day for their bravery and brilliance. That is why their portraits are on the walls of the U.S. Army War College, which is dedicated to the training of future generals, some of whom may one day show that they, too, have absorbed a code of honor and chivalry.

But according to the Washington Times, revisionists are mulling over a decision to remove Lee's and Jackson's portraits from the walls of the War College, lest that august institution be sullied by the memory of generals who fought on the wrong side.
Read it all at this link.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Major Heritage Attack: Demands to Remove Lee and Jackson from the National Cathedral in Washington

Always on Watch, one of my favorite blogs, has a post on the latest attempt to eradicate Southern heroes from the public. It's called "Objectionable Windows." AOW writes:
The Washington National Cathedral's stained class windows incorporate many different themes and subjects. Upon the recent death of Nelson Mandela, objections have now arisen to two of the stained glass windows — two separate windows depicting General Stonewall Jackson and General Robert E. Lee, both of them officers in the Confederate Army.
Read it all here.

South Carolina: First to Secede, First to Nullify Obamacare (Maybe)

South Carolina is a beautiful state.  It was the first state to secede in December of 1860; it is now on its way to being the first state to secede from Obamacare.

Well actually, when I say "secede" from Obamacare, I am really describing nullification.  Any state has the right to opt out of any federal law that violates the Constitution, regardless of what the Supreme Court says (screw you John Roberts).  South Carolina may be the first state to nullify the so-called "Affordable Care Act" by exempting all of its citizens and businesses from participating in Obamacare.

South Carolina's House voted in favor of banning Obamacare from its state by a vote of 65-34, and the state  Republican-controlled Senate will vote on the bill (HB3101) in January.

Capitalism Institute reports:
The core of the “South Carolina Freedom of Heath Care Protection Act” (HB3101) outlaws any state employees, officers, or agencies from implementing Obamacare.

The federal government can try to subject South Carolinians to the horrors of theACA – but they would have no personnel or funds in the state to actually carry it out. Obamacare would be nothing more than a ghost.
Capitalism Institute also cites a Supreme Court case of Printz v. United States:
What the Supreme Court said … is that states are not merely political subdivisions of the federal government to carry out what the federal government does; they are sovereign entities. Congress can pass laws, but it cannot compel the states to utilize either their treasury or personnel to implement those federal laws.
Note that kiddies:  the states are sovereign entities, not merely subdivisions of the federal government.  The latter answers to the former, not the other way around.  May this spirit of states' rights expand and spread.  It is exactly what the Founders intended.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Educate Those Damn Yankees: Give to the Abbeville Institute

Below is a message from Donald Livingston of the Abbeville Institute.  We heartily recommend supporting this organization for all who care about the South.
Friends of the Abbeville Institute,

Distinguished historian Clyde Wilson has observed that when college students are confronted with the truth about the Southern tradition and its place in the American story, they often find it a transforming experience. Such education is the most important thing we can do in the culture war we are in.

Please support the Abbeville Institute with an end of the year tax deductible gift. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. There are a number of on-line ways to give. Press "Donations" on the website at Or you can send a check to Abbeville Institute, P.O.Box 10, McClellanville, S.C. 29458.

Merry Christmas,
Donald Livingston, President
Abbeville Institute
(843) 323 0690

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Are the Sides Forming For a New Civil War?

There is a website devoted to militias that say the sides are now forming for a new Civil War. Not sure I agree, but the article is interesting.  Read it here.