Skip to comments.Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero
Posted on 06/04/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT by BigReb555
Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American?
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
That treason trial and execution of Jeff Davis was really somethi...Oh, wait Davis wanted a trial but the cowards in DC wouldn't give him one. Never mind.
And Obeyme was hailed as the second coming of Lincoln.
How’s that working out for us?
DADT President Bump.
Why don't you pettition vDOT and have them change this sign from "Jeff Davis" to Traitor Hwy. LOL.
Davis was a great American and believed in the republic. You wouldn't know a republic if it bit you on the arse.
There is nothing in the founding documents that says what he and the CSA Government did was treasonous. If he had gone to trial—he could have won. Many states considered Session before 1860—including New England (during the unpopular Mexican War). The Bloody Civil War should have been avoided if cooler heads had prevailed.
Excellent post and accurate. Jefferson Davis was honorable to the people and the US Constitution, until the people in power allowed it to fail his people.
At 351 feet tall, it is the largest [unreinforced] concrete obelisk in the world, and the fifth tallest monument in the United States. The top four are St. Louis's Gateway Arch, 630 feet tall; San Jacinto (Texas) Monument, 570 feet (built to the peoples who created an independent country -- just like the Confederates); the Washington Monument, 555 feet; and the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put in Bay, Ohio, which, at 352 feet, nudges its way past the Davis obelisk by a mere extra 12 inches. The Davis monument was conceived in 1907, at a reunion of the Orphan's Brigade of the Confederate Army. In 1917, construction began. After a halt during World War I, the obelisk was finally completed in 1924. The walls are seven feet thick at the base, two feet thick at the top. The monument features an elevator to an observation room.
The view from the observation room of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. I stumbled upon this by accident while driving on business near Fairview, KY. Upon seeing the monument in the distance I drove towards it until I came to the parking lot. The site was virtually vacant except for me and the elevator operator that took me to the observation room.
Amen. Good post.
>>Jefferson Davis was a treasonous traitor.<<
Here we go again. 500 posts later, we will have changed no minds and we will be as polarized as the U.S. Congress. I have one question for all the Yankee critics of the Confederacy: Under what circumstances, if any, is any state able to opt out of its membership in the Union?
150 years ago, we had a President from Illinois who started a war against the states, disregarding the Constitution and freed the slaves. Today, we have a President from Illinois who is waging war against the states, disregards the Constitution and wants to make us all slaves.
It was the south who initiated hostilities not the north.
Yes, just as is the traitor Nancy Pelosi. What is your point - we can’t criticize persons claiming to be Christians?
So were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. What’s your point?
“It was the south who initiated hostilities not the north.”
That’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? One could say that, by occupying sovereign territory against the wishes of the state government, the Feds initiated hostilities. They wouldn’t have expected to park US troops at a fort in Canada and gotten away with it, would they?
With the consent of Congress..the same way you came in.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.