Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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 Loyal PATCON attendee

First Motocross! :

Two loyal Confederates. :)

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America by Brion McClanahan, Foreword by Ron Paul

 

A review of How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America by Brion McClanahan, Regnery History, 2017.

A thinking American must choose between Hamilton and Jefferson, whose contrary visions of the future were contested in the first days of the Constitution. If you are happy with big government, big banks, big business, big military, and judicial dictatorship, then you have Alexander Hamilton to thank. His legacy of nationalism, centralisation, crony capitalism, and military-industrial complex is all around us.

If you prefer the Jeffersonian version of an American regime (or even if you don’t), Brion McClanahan’s new book is for you—How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America. McClanahan, who is proving to be one of the ablest truly relevant historians of our time, has given us a definitive, deeply-researched chapter and verse and long perspective of who this bad man was and how he is, Constitutionally, the fountain of our current discontents.

When Hillary Clinton called we Americans “deplorables” (in contrast to the rich foreign sophisticates who surround her) she was simply channeling Alexander Hamilton who said that “the people are a great beast.”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Congregation once led by Robert E. Lee votes to remove his name from their church

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Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday evening to change the parish’s name to Grace Episcopal Church — what it was originally called when the Confederate general moved to town after the Civil War and joined the congregation.

The decision concludes a quiet, two-year debate among congregants over whether it’s appropriate for a Christian institution that aims to welcome all to carry a name that memorializes a man best known for fighting a war to preserve the institution of slavery.

“It’s been a very divisive issue for two years,” said the Rev. Tom Crittenden, the church’s rector. “But Charlottesville seems to have moved us to this point. Not that we have a different view of Lee historically in our church, but we have appreciation for our need to move on.”

The discussion was not easy, dividing congregants and prompting a vestry member and the church’s treasurer to resign their leadership posts in protest of initial inaction.

Senate GOP Reaches Tentative Deal For 10 Year, $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

Via Billy

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that they have struck a tentative deal for sweeping tax reform, with tax cuts totaling $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) informed reporters with the Wall Street Journal about the deal, but declined to provide specific numbers. The deal was reached after a Tuesday Senate Republican working lunch. Vice President Mike Pence was reportedly also in attendance.

The plan itself has not yet been written. House, Senate, and White House tax leaders are scheduled to release more information next week.

I moved from a blue state to a red state and it changed my life

Via Billy


I used to say I’d never move to a red state. And then I did. And it’s changed my life for the better.

In July 2016, I moved from San Diego to Terre Haute when my husband received a job opportunity at a local university. At 41 years old — at midlife — I moved from the blue, liberal left coast bubble to a rural, Midwest, Rust Belt red state.

I was raised in California, where we like to believe diversity is applauded and opportunities abound. 

In many ways, California’s blue state bubble can be a very safe place to live if you subscribe to the popular liberal politics.

More @ USA Today

Trump Chief of Staff Ensuring ‘Exposure to Populist Nationalism Now Close to Zero’

Donald Trump, John Kelly

President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly and his Never Trump bureaucrats and globalist minions are ensuring that Trump’s “exposure to populist nationalism is now close to zero,” according to an Axios report that details how Kelly is isolating Trump from the concerns of working-class Americans of all backgrounds and parties who got Trump elected.

Since former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon left the White House, Trump has caved on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), reportedly is thinking about staying in the Paris Climate Accord, has palled around and made deals with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and supported increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Axios noted “who is around President Trump matters much more than with most presidents, because of his impulsiveness, lack of ideology and willingness to make snap decisions.”

“So if you wonder why President Trump has been willing to seriously entertain — and in one case so far, execute — policies that would’ve been anathema to Campaign Trump, it’s partly because of the feedback loop built by Chief of Staff John Kelly and the process adhered to by the national security team before briefing Trump,” Axios’ Mike Allen wrote in his Tuesday AM newsletter.

Allen further pointed out that Kelly and “Staff Secretary Rob Porter pick and choose what information gets to Trump and who’s allowed to weigh in, that’s supreme power.” Kelly’s deputy, Kirstjen Nielsen, is also a globalist bureaucrat who has no idea about what concerns Trump’s coalition of working-class Americans and what got Trump elected in the first place. She now symbolically occupies Bannon’s office.

More @ Breitbart

Excellent: Ron Paul: Here's The Truth About The War Between The Alt Right And Cultural Marxists

Via Billy


Despite recently being demonetized by YouTube, possibly for his anti-establishment views and slamming President Trump’s decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is back with a video addressing the widening left-right political divide in the US – and the role that the “immoral use” of government force has played in fomenting the US’s present political crisis.

Claiming that the US is “witnessing a battle between authoritarian groups in America”, the prominent libertarian and former politician says that the “Alt-Right” and Cultural Marxists are fighting to control a government that is bankrupt, doesn’t follow the Constitution, and controls a foreign empire that is running on fumes.  Ron Paul describes our dilemma.

More @ LRC

The New 'Scariest Chart In The World' : "Worst Since Hitler"...



While "worst since Lehman" has become ubiquitous and central bankers' experimentations have left us with many "all-time" record extremes from asset values to inequality, we suspect the following (above) chart from Deutsche Bank is about to become the new "world's scariest chart."

The last time "Populism" surged this fast to this level of extreme, there was only one utterly devastating way out.

Spokane Sheriff: Guns Didn't Change, Society Did

Via Billy




After another school shooting last week, this time in Spokane, Washington, the anti-gun lobby jumped at another chance to blame the crime on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Watch below as Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich sets the record straight. He says a culture that glorifies violence, not the availability of firearms, is the root of the problem.

More with video @ Patriot Post

Trump makes case for keeping political refugees out of the US in UN speech

Via Billy

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President Trump told the United Nations Tuesday that his administration prefers to resettle refugees as close to their homes as possible, and can help more refugees that way because it costs more to bring them to the United States.

"We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly mistreated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process," Trump said in his first address to the U.N.

"For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region," he said.

Gun Owners as a Percentage of Each State's Population

Via comment by Franklin Pierce on What’s the Gun Ownership Rate in Your State? "Here, the stats are more reasonable"
 
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This article lists individual gun owners as a percentage of each state's population, as of 2007.

This data is relevant to national and state elections, particularly the 2012 presidential election, as it clearly explains why candidates President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney refuse to meaningfully address gun control and ownership issues, at least before the November 2012 election day: thirteen of fourteen 2012 battleground states have gun ownership rates of 30% or more.

Interestingly, all ten of the states with the highest gun ownership rates (all 50% or more) are considered staunchly Republican-red states. And nine of the ten states with the lowest gun ownership rates (all less than 30%) are considered staunchly Democratic blue states. The sole exception is Florida, a battleground state with a 24.5% gun ownership rate.

See Pros and Cons of Gun Ownership and Use Laws for Individuals for more on this hot-button issue.

More @ ThoughtCo

I think we need a third party,

 

and I think Trump should quietly - does he ever do anything quietly - call for it and Bannon / Palin should start organizing it . . . right now!  I think if properly managed, they could elect some people in '18 by-elections.  Certainly they could present a viable ticket by 2020.

I think the GOP is as dead as the NSDAP and the Dungrats are fitful Communists jerking spastically in their own death throes.  The old system is beyond restoration and new ideas are needed.  Not new at all, actually, but a resurrection of the original ideas of a tightly controlled federal authority acting as agent for the several States.  And any state wishing to secede should be applauded on the way out.

Y'hear me there, California, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois?

--4Branch

Trump: Venezuela in crisis because 'socialism has been faithfully implemented'

Via Billy



President Trump slammed Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and the very political system his country is based on for being a failure to the people of Venezuela.

"The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented," he said in front of the United Nations General Assembly, which was greeted with a long pause and then some applause.

"From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela — wherever through socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation, and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime."

Monday, September 18, 2017

Confederate monument can't be moved in Virginia Beach, city attorney says

Via Susan

Virginia Beach Confederate monument

Norfolk and Portsmouth city leaders have vowed to move their Confederate monuments out of public view.

Around the country, similar emblems have been coming down, too, in places like Baltimore and Dallas.

But in Virginia Beach? It’s unlikely.

City Attorney Mark Stiles issued an opinion that the Confederate monument built more than a century ago outside of the former Princess Anne County Courthouse can’t be moved.

He relied on a 1904 law that says war memorials in counties can’t be disturbed or interfered with.

Comparing Constitutions


 


(My G, G Grandfather - *Tariff Must Be Reduced)   
The Tariff must be reduced; it was grinding the South to powder. The northern manufacturers were declaring dividends of 25 and 30 per cent per annum, while the poor farmer at the South could scarcely "make both ends meet." The Tariff must be reduced - it made the rich richer and the poor poorer.
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Southern leaders had few complaints with the old Constitution under which they had lived. The heart of the conflict, they felt, was that the intent of the written law had been subverted by Northern sectionalists.

Three major areas of conflict were over *protective tariffs, the settlement of common territories, and the right to be secure in one’s property. Although tariffs enacted to foster industry had received initial approval from the South, Southerners came to be opposed to these measures as overly beneficial to Northern manufacturers and injurious to the agricultural South. The question of settlement and territorial administration was a particularly abrasive issue, as Northern states sought to stop the expansion of slavery into the territories and Southerners insisted on the right of persons to migrate into the territories with their property, including bound laborers. This was related to the third issue—security in property. Specifically, the properties in question were slaves, and Northern Abolitionists had already demonstrated their view on this matter in the halls of Congress, the prairies of Kansas, and Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Not Enough

 Lies of Omission

I have been buoyed by the support we have gotten from hundreds of people both while making the film Lies of Omission and by those who have purchased it from the website. None of it was ever done to support me as a person, but to support the message that those in the film were trying to bring to those less astute than the average reader of this blog and many others. It is and always has been a tool to help educate those who will not read The Road To Serfdom or anything else that might expand their understanding of the predicament the people of this nation are in. I hope it is, and we tried to make it, something that even the astute can value for the perspectives that it brings forth by the people we interviewed.

Real Life Slavery Today Not Nearly As Important As Taking Down Confederate Monuments

Via Billy

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Many of us have observed, with growing indignation, as the seemingly insane (but actually well-planned and coordinated) campaign to tear down Confederate monuments here in the South proceeds. In fact, it is proceeding so smoothly that you have to recognize none of this is "spontaneous" and it is working like a well-oiled machine--paid for by whose money? Anyone need three guesses? Didn't think so. This has now expanded to where the Hard Left wants to remove all manner of monuments to people, either because they were slave owners or because they were white, or because they treated  "indigenous" peoples badly, or for whatever cockamamie reason they can come up with. I wonder, through this planned insanity, how many statues of Ulysses S. Grant will come down, or maybe there's a monument somewhere to some black person that was a slave owner, and there were blacks that were slave owners you know.

These Hard-core Leftists profess a growing concern for a slavery that ended in this country 150 years ago.  And they want to display their growing concern over this slavery that ended a century and a half ago here by trashing our society, our history, and our culture. Actually what they are really doing is using this now extinct slavery issue as an excuse to practice their favorite form of cultural genocide against white Southerners, because the managed "news" media has let it be known that it's open season on white Southern folks, and you can do whatever you want to them and get by with it. Do this stuff to anyone else and you might wind up with jail time for a "hate" crime, but, hey, these are only white crackers, so you can do what you want to them--and then, if they fight back to defend themselves, they are committing a hate crime.

Trump’s DACA Dalliance: Incoherent, Infuriating, Unnecessary

Via Mike

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DACA, DACA, DACA. Now, when I see or hear that acronym DACA, I just start to seethe.

DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] should have been scotched with a forked stick, like a snake on your patio, eight months ago, as Donald Trump promised would be done. Instead we're stuck with the damn thing apparently for ever, the Main Stream Media periodically whipping up their progressive followers into frenzies of compassion over picturesque little kiddies being ripped from the arms of their wailing mothers, hustled into cattle wagons, and shipped off to starvation and misery in Mexico.

First off, as I've pointed out before, DACA recipients have a median age somewhere in the high twenties, and a highest age—given the reliability of public record-keeping in rural Central America—very likely in the mid forties.

Second, there's no danger of starvation. Mexico was ranked ninth fattest country in the world in a report last year. Per capita GDP in Mexico is $19,000: not fantastic, but above the middle of world rankings, better than Brazil or China

Fourth, the propaganda about breaking up families is just that—propaganda, of the shallowest and emptiest kind. Of the many, many people I know who favor enforcing the laws against illegal aliens, not one has any objection to families going back home together. Since Mom and Dad are mostly illegal too, it is in fact what the law requires.

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Mike Scruggs comments: The parents of DACA applicants would also be eligible for amnesty under present law. Amnesties are almost impossible to contain within narrow limits and stopping or reversing them once approved would be a few degrees harder than impossible.   Ironically, President Reagan thought he was approving only about 800,000 amnesties in 1986, but the total eventually ran to about 6.0 million. Reagan did realize later that the 1986 Amnesty was his biggest mistake as President.  According to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, that 6+ million kept on growing and by 2008 there were about 15 million new immigrants more inclined to elect Barack Obama President.

Unintentionally, Ronald Reagan made the election of Barack Obama possible. Even a small amnesty in 2017 could finish Trump and the Republican Party, including the hope of passing any conservative legislation or preventing more liberal immigration pretty much forever. My article coming out September 20-21 addresses the extremely high risk of amnesties to just and wise government. If the Durbin-Graham version of Dreamer amnesty passes, 3.7 million initial amnesties, the largest ever, could grow to 23 million through the chain migration. This is based on 1986 and later experience. 

--Mike

Brown University will offer segregated student dinners for black, Muslim students

Via John "Let's isolate black students and as an encore, let's separate men from women.  What a great "Brave New World" we're now living in!   This is how the last remnants of Rome felt when their once great city was besieged and later sacked by the savage Visigoth's under ruthless King Alaric in 410 AD.  When legalized segregation ended in the mid-1960's, who could have imagined that integration would only last 50 years? Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America, it just keeps getting crazier and crazier......."

 

 University will host dinners as part of ‘racial reconciliation’ program

To promote “racial reconciliation” after the deadly clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last month, Brown University plans to offer segregated events to its black students and female Muslim students.

The university received a $30,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which represents liberal arts schools, to create a campus center whose mission is to “break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community,” according to The Brown Daily Herald.

Emmys ratings crater; Trump-bashing to blame?

Via Billy

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How low can the Emmys go? 

It looks like the 69th annual Emmy Awards are heading into sub-basement territory in terms of ratings after host Stephen Colbert spent much of Sunday’s event attacking President Trump.

It turns out American viewers may not have been as into Trump bashing as Hollywood would like them to be, as the 8.2 overnight rating among metered market households is down 2.4 percent from the 2016 edition, which would make it the lowest rated Emmy telecast ever.

The reason it’s hasn't been officially labeled the lowest-rated Emmys yet is because six of the 56 markets are in Florida have not reported, as Hurricane Irma is still holding up the process in areas that were severely impacted by the storm.

More @ Fox

Cotton Says Trump Wants DACA Deal To Include Limits On Chain Migration


Sen. Tom Cotton says President Donald Trump has personally assured him there is no deal between the White House and top Democratic lawmakers on an amnesty for illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the Arkansas Republican said Trump wants to ensure any agreement to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program includes protections for American workers.

“You know, I think the president has said publicly that there’s not a deal, that he wants to see a deal,” Cotton told MTP host Chuck Todd, referring to reports about a possible deal between the White House and Democratic leaders.

What’s the Gun Ownership Rate in Your State?

Via John


While we don’t know for certain, it’s estimated that there are roughly 300 million guns in America.

Of course, some say that number is higher…much higher…like upwards of 200 million higher. (No, ifs, ands or buts about it) So who owns all these guns, and where do they live? Injury Prevention, a scholarly journal, decided to find out.

The journal surveyed 4,000 adults across the country to see which states have the highest number of gun owners per capita, also known as the gun ownership rate.

Check to see how your state ranks. You just might be surprised.

Below the national average of 29.1%

More @ Bearing Arms

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Alabama Senate primary: Moore's popularity shakes GOP establishment (GOOD!)

Via Billy

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In a political year that has blown up conventional wisdom, the special election to fill the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation to Attorney General, may further upend the status quo.

In an August 15th GOP primary, controversial former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, bested interim Senator Luther Strange by roughly 6 percent, forcing a September 26 run-off. On primary night, Moore touted his maverick reputation.

"I'm running to make a difference in Washington, and those in Washington are scared," he said.

More @ Fox

The Ghost Patrol, Battle of Khe Sahn S/B Sanh


Blue Not Marching with the Gray

 Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smi

Formed in 1866, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was allegedly the creation of a Dr. B.F. Stephenson who “undoubtedly envisioned his new veterans’ group as a tool to further the political ambitions of two Illinois Republicans, General John A. Logan and Governor Richard Oglesby.” They considered the GAR as a postwar voting machine to be lubricated with generous army pensions, political appointments and favors, to help ensure political control of the South after the war. Southerners despised the GAR as much as the infamous Union League, and Gen. Nathan B. Forrest told a Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper correspondent that the Ku Klux Klan had developed in Tennessee as a “protection against Loyal [Union] Leagues and the Grand Army of the Republic.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The Great American Political Divide

Blue Not Marching with the Gray

“To the close of the century Grand Army men, spurred to continued hostility by their [anti-South] textbook campaign, gave little evidence of friendliness for the South. The veterans’ press stimulated this enmity by angrily publicizing every aggressive rationalization of the Lost Cause, and other journals sometimes joined the attack.

On one occasion the Chicago Tribune, irritated because military institute cadets had paraded in Atlanta behind a Confederate flag, remarked that the city needed “the Grand Army to go there and show it the only flag behind which the cadets ever should march.”

These sentiments were reflected at GAR gatherings; former President [Rutherford B.] Hayes recorded with regret a disposition at the 1891 encampment “to scold the South – to discuss irritating topics in an ill-tempered way.” This was the encampment that objected to the federal purchase of Chickamauga battlefield and condemned the growing Southern penchant for erecting “Rebel” monuments. The National Tribune supported these objections with the complaint that the [Chicago monument to Confederate dead] would confuse the rising generation as to “plain matters of right and wrong.”

The Southern press replied to these attacks with charges that the Grand Army’s emphasis upon “patriotism” was merely a cloak for mercenary motives. The Memphis Commercial Appeal declared: . . . “the organization as a whole is one of the worst and most harmful that has ever existed in this country . . . [the GAR has prostituted] the noblest of emotions . . . to the basest ends. It has made a merchandise of patriotism and a commodity of valor . . .”

A plan formulated early in 1896 to hold a “blue and gray” parade in New York City as a July 4 demonstration of national unity clearly indicated the Grand Army’s attitude toward its former enemies. The New York press urged the project as a friendly gesture not only to the city’s ten thousand Confederate-veteran inhabitants but also to its Southern customers.

[When GAR commander in chief, Ivan N. Walker was asked for his endorsement of the parade, he] consented to permit the [GAR] members’ participation provided no Confederate flag appeared. [When Walker was informed] that the former Confederates would march in their gray uniforms . . . [he] declared the Confederate uniform as objectionable as the flag and announced, “We cannot, as an organization, join in any public demonstration and march with those who fought against the Union clad in a uniform which was shot to death by the Grand Army of the Republic, thirty years ago.”

(Veterans in Politics, the Story of the G.A.R.; Mary R. Dearing, LSU Press, 1952, excerpts, pp. 448-450)

Generals Hasten to the Radical Fold

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Radical Republicans favored the abolition of slavery not so much for their concern regarding the black race, but because it would devastate the South’s economic system and political status in the country. After the sack of McClellan, senior and aspiring commanders were swayed to either join the Radical Republican fold or to at least support Lincoln’s administration and Radical political goals. One Northern general complained that “commissions became political patronage and promotions the reward of partisan zeal.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The Great American Political Divide

Generals Hasten to the Radical Fold

“[With General George McClellan sacked,] Republicans rejoiced that the way was now open to gain political control of the army. Radicals were at first disappointed over the appointment of Ambrose Burnside, a friend of McClellan’s, to the command of the Army of the Potomac. But they took him under their protective wing when Burnside, fearing the wrath of the Committee on the Conduct of the War after the Fredericksburg disaster, assured committee members that he favored the abolition of slavery. Moreover, he announced, he was seeking to “inspire his fellow officers with a cordial hatred of the [South’s economic] system.”

But the task of winning over the army to Republican principles was no easy one; the men were sincerely fond of their dismissed commander. Republicans had to face a growing public desire for peace as well as McClellan’s highly successful presidential-boom tour of New England early in 1863. Struggling against the all-but-overwhelming circumstances, Republicans turned the full force of their propaganda upon the civilian public and redoubled their efforts to win control of the army.

[Secretary of War Edwin] Stanton and the Committee on the Conduct of the War waged unremitting war on McClellan sympathizers among the commanders. As part of this campaign the committee court-martialed Fitz-John Porter, ruined Charles P. Stone, discipline Irvin McDowell, and caused Buell’s dismissal. Constantly they worked to prejudice Lincoln against his Democratic commanders.

Others; alarmed by the committee’s success with McClellan and others, hastened to join the Radical fold. “Fightin’ Joe” Hooker was one of these; [Ben] Butler had already been converted. Ulysses S. Grant, savagely attacked for Democratic convictions, turned the assault aside by urging employment of Negro soldiers.

Warned first of the Radicals’ plans by his brother [John Sherman] and later informed by Halleck that the Radicals were working against him in regard to the “inevitable Sambo,” Sherman was scornfully indifferent. In 1864, he announced his unequivocal opposition to that pet project of the Radicals, the recruiting of colored regiments. “The Negro is in a transitional state, and is not equal to the white man” he wrote, “I prefer Negroes for pioneers, teamsters, clerks and servants, others gradually to experiment in the art of the soldier . . .”

The fact that this conclusion was based upon practical experience rendered it all the more distasteful to Radicals. Yet they dared not attack him openly; he was too successful.”

(Veterans in Politics, the Story of the G.A.R.; Mary R. Dearing, LSU Press, 1952, excerpts, pp. 10-12)

PC, the Military, and the Police

 Via Billy

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 I’m going to focus this commentary on women in the police and military forces.  The politically correct policy for years has been to integrate women into jobs for which, as it turns out, they are clearly less suited than the men who would otherwise have filled those critical positions.  Moreover, the policy is to expand the program, by allowing women into the elite military forces such as the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, forces for which only a small percentage of male applicants qualify, and possibly no women could.  The claim is that the standards will not be lowered, but in fact, they already have been.

The extreme price which has been paid includes the death of female Navy pilot Lt. Kara Hultgreen, who was killed while attempting to land on an aircraft carrier, but crashed instead.  Critics of the policy noted that Hultgreen was pushed through her training program only because the Navy had been pressured to certify women pilots in what has been called the most difficult and dangerous occupation in the Navy.  Political correctness won. The nation, and Hultgreen, lost.

Trump Moves Toward Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge For First Time In 30 Years

Via Billy

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President Donald Trump is moving toward allowing energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in several decades, according to a report Friday from The Washington Post.

Interior Department officials are modifying decades’ old regulations that have traditionally prevented the agency from conducting seismic studies seen as the first step towards drilling, the report notes.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director James W. Kurth told the agency’s Alaska regional director to strike constraints on a rule that allowed exploratory drilling between 1984 and 1986, the last time drilling was allowed in the ANWR, according to a document WaPo obtained.

VOA: Equal time for communists?

Via Billy

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They post anti-Trump memes on Facebook showing him with a Nazi swastika over his head, and his head as a male sex organ. One called him "Fuckface Von Clownstick." For Labor Day, they quote American communist Angela Davis, a Lenin Peace Prize winner whom Nobel Prize author and Soviet dissident Alexandr Solzhenitsyn denounced as an enemy of human rights defenders in communist-ruled countries.

One might think that individuals who also posted videos in which Trump was called "pig" and "dog" must belong to some violent Antifa cell somewhere. They do not. They are federal government employees working for the Voice of America (VOA). Their six-figure salaries are paid by American taxpayers.

Under the Obama-era leadership still in charge of VOA and its parent agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a small group of partisan managers and a few biased reporters who hate Donald Trump with a religious passion have transformed what used to be an effective U.S. tool against totalitarianism into their own partisan soapbox. In doing so, they have intimidated and marginalized the rest of the VOA workforce. They now regularly violate the 1976 VOA Charter, a U.S. law designed to keep VOA nonpartisan. In their zeal to help Hillary Clinton win in 2016, VOA even went after Bernie Sanders with a one-sided attack. Sanders' supporters accused VOA of "state media" slander.

4 American women attacked with acid at French train station

Via Billy

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Four American women visiting France were attacked with acid Sunday in the southern city of Marseille, according to a report.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the attack. Two of the female tourists suffered facial injuries from the incident, which occurred at the Saint Charles train station. One of the women may have an eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor's office told the Associated Press.

All four of the tourists were in the 20s and have been hospitalized, the spokeswoman said. Two of the victims were sent to the hospital because they were in shock.

There are no immediate indications the attack is related to terrorism, the spokeswoman said.

However, because the investigation is in its beginning stages, terror links cannot be ruled out, the Associated Press reported.

The Crucifixion of Russia: A History of the Russians and the Jews A new English translation of Solzhenitsyn’s 200 Years Together

Via Frank

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is considered by many to be the greatest writer of the 20th Century, with the arguable exception of George Orwell.

Significantly, both Solzhenitsyn and Orwell were former Communists who became bitterly disillusioned with Marxism through their own up-close-andpersonal experience, and spent a large part of their literary lives denouncing the Marxist monster which so brutally disfigured their lives and their century. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s fiction and non-fiction classics include One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, (We read this in the 7th grade) The Gulag Archipelago, The First Circle, and an immense body of other work which is considered instrumental in breaking down the Communist system in the Soviet Union and leading to the end of Communist rule in Russia and Eastern Europe.

THEY Haven't given up yet...WE can't either - Speak up to save our History!

                           

                       Woman's Monument at Historic Confederate Park in Springfield 

In a shocking assault in our history, the thugs and domestic terrorists desecrated two of our beautiful memorials and vandalized Robert E. Lee School's sign.

Tomorrow the City Council meets again and we need to DEMAND that they HOLD these domestic terrorists accountable and that our HISTORY be protected.

They must enact a protection bill that would protect our history and punish those who disrespect it. All veterans deserve respect and freedom of expression doesn't include using public war memorials as a BILLBOARD!

Please show up tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. Downtown at City Hall.

You don't have to give a long speech - the short the better: "PROTECT OUR HISTORY - ARREST THE VANDALS - PASS A PROTECTION BILL"

Location:
St. James Bldg.
117 N. Duval Street, Jacksonville
1st Floor

Thank you!

-Together We can
-Save Our Jacksonville History Coalition
-www.sshfl.org

The Last Battle of Vietnam


Defending the Southern Tradition

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History is a liberal art and one profits by studying the whole of it, including the lost causes. All of us arc under a mortal temptation to grant the accomplished fact more than we should. That the fall of Rome, the dissolution of medieval Catholicism, the overthrow of Napoleon, the destruction of the Old South were purposeful and just are conclusions that only the tough-minded will question. But such events, ham­mered out by soldiers and politicians, by adventurers and traders, are hardly a guide to the moral world. They are text for the lesson, not the lesson itself, which should go beyond the waywardness of events. Behind all there must be a con­ception which can show the facts in something more than their temporal accidence. In this research, therefore, I have attempted to find those things in the struggle of the South which speak for something more than a particular people in a special situation. The result, it may be allowed, is not pure history, but a picture of values and sentiments coping with the forces of a revolutionary age, and though failing, hardly expiring.

Richmond Proves We Are No Charlottesville - Anti-Monument Agitators Turned Back and Arrested - All Monuments Secure

Via Susan


Once again, Richmond, State and Capitol police are to be commended for their swift and certain actions, careful planning, and willingness to enforce the law yesterday. We had worked closely with law enforcement in the weeks leading up to September 16, and are grateful for their cooperation.

The BLM/Antifa/take em down crowd was tuned back at each monument they attempted to swarm yesterday and sent back to VCU to march through their own turf. Troublemakers were quickly arrested and a clear message sent that RVA is not Charlottesville and will not tolerate chaos and mayhem. Four were people wearing masks in public, two people were arrested for weapons charges, and one was arrested for disorderly conduct. No one was injured.

At last check at dawn this morning, RVA Monument Guards reported NO vandalism at any of the Confederate memorials and a continued police presence. Considering the number of monuments that stand in the Capital of the Confederacy, and the number of communist anti-monument agitators in town yesterday, that is something we can all can be very proud of.

The Va Flaggers offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our local law enforcement officers. They patiently endured the taunts, rude behavior and profanity from the anti monument crowd, protected any monument supporters, and made sure our memorials were not touched.

Anti-monument agitator arrests: 7
Monument supporter arrests: 0
Monuments vandalized: 0
Monuments removed:


 Sounds a lot like #winning
   LOL. Spelling counts! "RICMOND"?

PS. RICHMOND is still the Capital of the Confederacy. Always will be. We keep trying to tell you...you can't change history.  So, how about YOU go home?!

And, finally...after being hastily recovered AGAIN yesterday afternoon, the tarps covering Lee and Jackson in Charlottesville were apparently removed again overnight last night.

Gotta love that sweet Virginia breeze!  :)