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  • Barbara Lee (D-CA): We’re Looking for a ‘Legal Mechanism’ to Remove Steve Bannon

    02/05/2017 1:32:16 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show today, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a member of the congressional Black and Progressive caucuses, called for the removal of Steve Bannon from his position on the National Security Council, and more generally from his White House on President Trump’s staff. Lee mentioned that the Black, Progressive, Hispanic and Asian Pacific caucuses had written a letter to President Trump asking for Bannon’s removal from the NSC. But Lee went further, twice stating that they were looking into a “legal mechanism” for the removal of Bannon. View the video here.
  • Trump: I don't want votes from white supremacists

    08/25/2016 6:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't want the support of white supremacists amid accusations from rival Hillary Clinton that he's allowing hate to go "mainstream." "Do you want white supremacists to vote for you?" New Hampshire's WMUR asked the GOP presidential nominee in Manchester, where Trump held an event Thursday. "No, I don't at all, not at all," Trump responded, as highlighted by a CNN reporter. "This is not about hate, this is about love," Trump continued. "We love our country. We want our country to come back. We want our country to be strong again." Clinton launched into an...
  • 1855

    11/21/2015 11:35:55 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 377 replies
    Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era | 2004 | Nicole Etcheson
    Before when free-soil men invoked the right of revolution in defense of their political rights, proslavery men condemned them for defying the legitimate government. But proslavery men feared the loss of their right to own slaves as much as free soilers feared the loss of the right to exclude slavery. At Hickory Point, [Kansas] a squabble over land claims ignited these political quarrels. A settler named Franklin M. Coleman had been squatting on land abandoned by some Hoosiers, who subsequently sold the claim to Jacob Branson, another Hoosier. In late 1854, when Branson informed Coleman of his legal claim and...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    05/12/2015 3:00:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 478 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Clyde Wilson
    We Sons of Confederate Veterans are charged with preserving the good name of the Confederate soldier. The world, for the most part, has acknowledged what Gen. R. E. Lee described in his farewell address as the “valour and devotion” and “unsurpassed courage and fortitude” of the Confederate soldier. The Stephen D. Lee Institute program is dedicated to that part of our duty that charges us not only to honour the Confederate soldier but “to vindicate the cause for which he fought.” We are here to make the case not only for the Confederate soldier but for his cause. It is...
  • Neo-Nazis plan return to Toledo for demonstration: Black leaders urge avoiding April 18 rally

    03/04/2015 4:41:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ryan Dunn and Lauren Lindstrom
    The National Socialist Movement has scheduled an April 18 return to Toledo, nearly a decade after a planned rally ignited rioting in the city. The neo-Nazi group’s Oct. 15, 2005, demonstration preceded a riot and the arrest of more than 100 people. Angry crowds attacked emergency workers, burned down a bar, and looted two convenience stores. Next month’s rally is planned for 3:30 p.m. outside One Government Center, said Dan Donaldson, 36, of the Toledo area. Mr. Donaldson is the movement’s regional director representing Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. “There is somebody out there for white people’s interests and...
  • Planned Parenthood official resigns over racist statements

    08/18/2014 7:29:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Any distrust Women of Color felt toward Planned Parenthood was kept out of the public eye until July 28, when the abortion giant blew any remaining shreds of good will. It was on that day a story Planned Parenthood shopped to the New York Times was published, within which Planned Parenthood failed to give WOC credit for the concept of “reproductive justice” and submitted names of only white female leaders of the abortion lobby to interview – seven to be exact – but no WOC. Enter into the fracas Melissa Flourney, pictured right, Louisiana State Director for Planned Parenthood Gulf...
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...
  • Is There Something Wrong With The Term: "War Between the States?"

    01/11/2014 11:16:07 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 332 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01-06-2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    However if one truly wants to make such a big deal out of what we call the armed conflict which occurred in America from 1861 to 1865 , and if its historical accuracy and honesty that one truly seeks, then I think Douglas Southall Freeman is, perhaps, the truest to historical accuracy in coining the proper term . . .
  • General Cleburne’s Radical Plan

    01/06/2014 4:53:35 AM PST · by iowamark
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 3, 2014 | PHIL LEIGH
    On Jan. 2, 1864, Gen. Joseph Johnston, the commander of the largest Confederate army outside Virginia, called an evening meeting of his subordinate generals in his headquarters in northwest Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was kept secret from all but a few. When they arrived, they found Gen. Patrick Cleburne, an Irish immigrant and one of Johnston’s best division commanders, who presented a radical proposal: to enlist slaves as rebel soldiers in exchange for their freedom. Cleburne, who did not own slaves, focused on three points. First, the North had an insurmountable three-to-one manpower advantage among whites. Second, since...
  • APNewsBreak: ND white supremacist losing support

    11/19/2013 11:30:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2013 1:43 PM EST | Blake Nicholson
    One of the most prominent white separatists in the country is distancing himself from a white supremacist who faces terrorizing charges for allegedly threatening people in a North Dakota town he’s trying to turn into an Aryan enclave. Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has instructed his attorney to return property in Leith that Craig Cobb has deeded to him. … Cobb, 62, and his friend, 29-year-old Kynan Dutton, are accused of terrorizing people in Leith with guns over the...
  • An Historic Event for my blog

    10/27/2013 1:36:35 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 46 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan Miller
    One of my posts on the Civil War just got its 40,000th "view." On December 27, 2011, I posted an article titled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War. It had 42 views that year, 18,728 in 2012 and has had 21,234 so far this year, for a total of 40,004. That amounts to just over thirty percent of the views at my little blog since it began. The progression, suggesting a current level of interest in the Civil War, strikes me as interesting and I thought that maybe others might be similarly interested.For anyone who may be interested, here is...
  • A Review of The Southern Cross - The Story of the Confederacy's First Battle Flag

    10/26/2013 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 October 2013 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Born as a symbol of rebellion, the Confederate battle flag retains much of that symbolism to this very day. What is even more intriguing is the fact that the very commissioning of the original Confederate battle flag was itself, an act of rebellion. This little-known part of the flag’s story is told in a fascinating new documentary written and produced by historian Kent Masterson Brown.
  • War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

    08/28/2013 8:03:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 235 replies ^ | April 30, 2007 | Walter Cisco
    This is the untold story of the Union's "hard war" against the people of the Confederacy. Styled the "Black Flag" campaign, it was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864. Cisco reveals the shelling and burning of cities, systematic destruction of entire districts, mass arrests, forced expulsions, wholesale plundering of personal property, and even murder of civilians. Carefully researched largely from primary sources, this examination also gives full attention to the suffering of Black victims of Federal brutality.
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Gettysburg: Panic in Pittsburgh, then a nation saved

    07/08/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 59 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 7/4/13 | Steve Mellon
    Just south of Gettysburg, a young soldier named John Nevin leads a Pennsylvania regiment across fields freshly scarred by a horrifically violent, three-day clash between two great armies. Trees are shattered and pocked with holes, crops and orchards mowed down by flying lead, fields trampled by tens of thousands of marching men, fences torn apart. A barn and a house, trapped between the two armies, have burned to the ground. Nevin sees human slaughter on a massive scale, with an estimated 8,000 killed, many as yet unburied. The dead, Nevin writes, are "strewn around in various forms of horror," the...

    07/08/2013 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 40 replies
    Core Materials ^ | January 5, 1863 | Jefferson Davis
    Citizens of the non-slave-holding States of America, swayed by peaceable motives, I have used all my influence, often thereby endangering my position as the President of the Southern Confederacy, to have the unhappy conflict now existing between my people and yourselves, governed by those-well established international rules, which heretofore have softened the asperities which necessarily are the concomitants of a state of belligerency, but all my efforts in the premises have heretofore been unavailing. Now, therefore, I am compelled e necessitati rei to employ a measure, which most willingly I would have omitted to do, regarding, as I always must,...
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/06/2013 2:46:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 38 replies
    Huntington News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The State Legislature of Maryland prepared to vote on secession in 1861 to join the Southern Confederacy but Federal troops were sent to squash their attempt.
  • Abe Lincoln was a dictator??? (Need Help combating loony argument)

    04/19/2010 8:18:35 AM PDT · by erod · 1,793 replies · 14,616+ views
    Hi FRiends, I have two brothers who I love very much, they’re young and libertarian Ron Paul supporters, sigh. We get along and I’m hoping that one day they’ll come back to conservatism, but they have bought into a theory that I don’t think makes much sense: Abe Lincoln was a dictator. There are many websites dedicated to this nonsense you can Google "Abe Lincoln dictator" and get some weird stuff, if you want to check it out. I need your help in busting this myth are there any books I can read on this subject to dispel this stuff?...
  • Civil (Libertarian) War? (Libertarians and Secession)

    06/08/2002 7:06:31 AM PDT · by Korth · 40 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | June 8, 2002 | James Ostrowski
    The Cato Institute has published an article by its adjunct scholar Tibor R. Machan: "Lincoln, Secession and Slavery." Machan is a distinguished philosopher and a pioneer of the modern libertarian revival. I assume, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that his views mirror Cato’s on the subject of his essay. Machan argues, in essence, that, while secession is a right consistent with the principles of the Declaration of Independence, that right does not extend to cases in which the seceding parties takes slaves with them when they leave. Thus, against the grain of much recent libertarian thought, he...
  • To Conquer a Peace? Lee's Goals in the Gettysburg Campaign (Was Lee looking for a final battle?)

    02/25/2007 7:43:34 AM PST · by OrioleFan · 417 replies · 5,072+ views
    Civil War Times Illustrated, March-April 2007 Issue, pages 26-33 | March-April 2007 | James M. McPherson
    Lee was an avid reader of Northern newspapers smuggled across the lines. From them he gleaned not only bits of military intelligence but also – and more important in this case – information about Northern politics and the growing disillusionment with the war among Democrats and despair among Republicans. One of Lee’s purposes in the Maryland invasion was to intensify this Northern demoralization in advance of the congressional elections in the fall of 1862. He hoped that Confederate military success would encourage antiwar candidates. If Democrats could gain control of the House, it might cripple the Lincoln administration’s ability to...
  • What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence

    07/04/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    TMO ^ | 7-4-2013 | Thomas J DiLorenzo
    What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence Politics / US Politics Jul 04, 2013 - 05:58 AM GMT By: Thomas J DiLorenzo "During the weeks following the [1860] election, [Northern newspaper] editors of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural law principle of government by consent of the governed." - ~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10 The first several generations of Americans...
  • New York-Toronto route was staging ground for ‘fiendish’ acts of terrorism 150 years before

    04/26/2013 8:00:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | April 26, 2013 | Tristin Hopper
    Almost 150 years before the rail corridor between Toronto and New York City became the centrepiece to an alleged plot by Islamic terrorists to derail a VIA Rail train, it was the staging ground to terrorism of a different kind: An 1864 hatched-in-Canada conspiracy to burn down Manhattan and change the course of the American Civil War. But it would not be sharp-eyed Mounties or an alert Imam that would thwart this 19th century bid at cross-border sabotage — but the “bungling manner” of the Toronto-based men tasked with carrying it out. It was among “the most fiendish and inhuman...
  • Obama Ignores Nullification, Says Federal Agents Will Enforce Obamacare

    03/25/2013 12:48:37 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 25, 2013 | Tim Brown
    In a move that reminiscent of the tyrannical actions of Abraham Lincoln that led to the War of Northern Aggression, Barack Obama says that he will not wait on states to enforce Obamacare. Instead his administration has announced its intent is to completely disregard the state’s Tenth Amendment rights to nullification of the Obamacare law, via their passed legislation and state constitutions. In fact, his administration has said that in states where they refuse to comply with federal healthcare mandates that agents from the Department of Health and Human Services will assume absolute control over the state’s health insurance industry....
  • Movie Review: The Lincoln Movie is Propaganda

    11/18/2012 11:43:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 17, 2012 | Davi Barker
    With only a limited theatrical release last week, Steven Spielberg’s latest work of imaginative fiction is scheduled for wide release today. I know Hollywood plays fast and loose with history, but when they go out of their way to get the wallpaper in Lincoln’s office exactly right, and use a recording of his actual watch as the sound effect for his movie watch, but pay little deference to his actual statements or opinions… something must be said. People are seriously calling the Lincoln movie a “much needed civics lesson.” In reality it’s essentially a 2.5 hour courtroom drama about slavery...
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • White t-shirts are racist because, um, shut up

    05/28/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/27/2011 | Jim Treacher
    Well, they’re white kids, except for the one who’s not white. And they’re wearing white. That’s (whiteness x 2) – 1. I call that a formula for racism. What more do they need to do, put on white hoods? Duh! Remember: An accusation of racism is its own proof. The more you protest it, the more real it becomes to those who are more enlightened than you.[ Video]
  • 'Racist made deadly ricin for terror plot'

    03/09/2010 5:37:39 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 973+ views
    BELFAST ^ | Tuesday, 9 March 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A white supremacist yesterday admitted producing deadly ricin while preparing for acts of terrorism. Ian Davison's home in Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, Co Durham, was raided by anti-terror officers who found the killer substance in a jam jar in his kitchen. At Newcastle Crown Court he admitted producing a chemical weapon — ricin — and preparing for acts of terrorism." SNIPPET: "He will be sentenced after the trial of his son Nicky Davison (19), who denies two charges of possessing material containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing acts of terrorism. The case will be...
  • Boycott the History Channel's Advertisers

    12/20/2010 8:07:19 AM PST · by brucek43 · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Coach Is Right ^ | 12/20/10 | Bruce Karlson
    Recently the History Channel proved that it is as snarky as those of who watch it thought. To wit: the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) wanted to run some ads on the History Channel. These ads pointed out the legal basis for secession and, quite accurately, that the North invaded the newly configured Confederacy (Manassas/Bull Run is, after all, in Virginia). Another pointed out that Northern interests essentially ran the Federal government, frequently to the advantage Northern supporters at the expense of the South. The most accurate ad of all simply stated that ANY STATE had...
  • Don't spin the Civil War

    12/27/2010 10:31:54 AM PST · by trumandogz · 1,388 replies · 141+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12.27.10 | E.J. DIONNE jR.
    The Civil War is about to loom very large in the popular memory. We would do well to be candid about its causes and not allow the distortions of contemporary politics or long-standing myths to cloud our understanding of why the nation fell apart. The coming year will mark the 150th anniversary of the onset of the conflict, which is usually dated to April 12, 1861, when Confederate batteries opened fire at 4:30 a.m. on federal troops occupying Fort Sumter. Union forces surrendered the next day, after 34 hours of shelling.
  • Secession ball stirs controversy

    12/03/2010 4:39:40 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 890 replies · 14+ views
    The ^ | 12-3-2010 | Robert Behre Charleston Post
    Event marks war's anniversary CHARLESTON -- The shots are solely verbal -- and expected to remain that way -- but at least one Civil War Sesquicentennial event is triggering conflict. The Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to hold a $100-per-person "Secession Ball" on Dec. 20 in Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. It will feature a play highlighting key moments from the signing of South Carolina's Ordinance of Secession 150 years ago, an act that severed the state's ties to the Union and put the nation on the path to the Civil War. Jeff Antley, who is organizing the event, said the Secession...
  • Dance, protests to mark 150 years since SC left US

    12/20/2010 3:43:37 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 256 replies · 5+ views
    WIS TV ^ | Dec 20, 2010
    Exactly 150 years after South Carolina became the first state to leave the United States, a group whose purpose is to preserve Confederate history is holding a dance in Charleston. The NAACP plans to protest Monday night's "Secession Ball." Leaders of the civil rights group have said it makes no sense to honor men who committed treason in order to maintain a system that kept black men and woman in bondage as slaves. But organizers of the ball say their intention is to honor men who were willing to die to protect their vision of states' rights and what this...
  • Jefferson Davis' First Inaguaral Address, Feb. 18, 1861

    12/14/2010 4:53:34 PM PST · by unixman9627 · 99 replies
    Called to the difficult and responsible station of Chief Executive of the Provisional Government which you have instituted, I approach the discharge of the duties assigned to me with an humble distrust of my abilities, but with a sustaining confidence in the wisdom of those who are to guide and to aid me in the administration of public affairs, and an abiding faith in the virtue and patriotism of the people.
  • How the Worst President Ever Ended Up on a Controverisal New Coin (James Buchanan)

    08/21/2010 7:17:45 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 1,336 replies · 5+ views
    AOL News ^ | 8-19-2010 | Alex Eichler
    Today, the U.S. Treasury released a $1 coin commemorating former President James Buchanan. And people aren't happy about it. To understand why, some background is helpful. In 2007, thanks to a bill promoted by then-Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire, the Treasury began minting $1 coins with the likenesses of former Presidents, starting with George Washington. The coins -- which have been appearing ever since, featuring a new President every three months -- are meant to improve use and circulation of America's dollar coins, which are often seen as an awkward misfit among currency, neither fish nor fowl. Sununu's initiative...
  • Not Fading Away - A Response to Professor David Blight's Article

    08/16/2010 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 79 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 08/14/2010 | Richard Williams
    “Why doesn't the Confederacy just fade away?” The answer is simple—because many Southerners continue to teach our children and our grandchildren what our fathers and mothers and grandparents have taught us and passed down for generations . . .
  • Southern Jews and the Confederacy

    08/04/2010 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 192 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Jul 28 2010 | Lewis Regenstein
    Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell's recent proclamation of Confederate History Month provoked a firestorm of criticism, with many accusing him and those who commemorate their Southern ancestors' bravery of ignoring or even defending slavery. But the cruel and evil institution of slavery was not the sole or even primary reason for the South's secession from the Union, nor was it a significant motivating factor for individual Confederate soldiers. Yet many of us in the South, including those descended from old Jewish families of the Confederacy, still struggle to expose the truth about why Southern soldiers fought, the courage they showed...
  • This Day in Civil War History July 3rd, 1863 Third Day of the batle of Gettysburg

    July 3rd, 1863 Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg Troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the center of the Union lines at Gettysburg on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest engagement of the war. General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia encountered George Meade's Army of the Potomac in Pennsylvania and battered the Yankees for two days. The day before Pickett's charge, the Confederates had hammered each flank of the Union line but could not break through. Now, on July 3, Lee decided to attack the Union center,...
  • Chinese article admits N. Korea began war in 1950

    06/25/2010 7:11:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    JoongAngDaily ^ | 6/25/2010 | Christine Kim, Chang Se-jeong
    A feature article from a Chinese magazine was struck from the Internet after news spread that it stated that the Korean War was started by North Korea’s invasion of the South. The lengthy feature in Xinhua’s International Herald Leader, timed for the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, had a time line that stated: “The North Korean military crossed the parallel on June 25th, 1950 and Seoul was taken in four days.” The article was widely distributed among Chinese news portals and agencies. After news of the story spread in Korean yesterday, the original article was found to...
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans have a role in modern America

    02/03/2010 8:57:04 AM PST · by cowboyway · 211 replies · 1,627+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | Mark Vogl
    The Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.) is a fraternal organization composed of male descendents of the men who served in the Confederate Armed Forces during the War for Southern Independence. Their emblems include the controversial Confederate battle flag. Their core responsibility is articulated in a charge given to them by Lt. General Stephen D. Lee which calls on them to defend the heritage, honor, and reputation of the Confederate soldier and the Cause they fought for. The Cause they fought for was individual liberty, state's rights, the original Constitution and the right to secede. In essence, Confederates fought an aggressive...
  • Contemporary Opinions of Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

    08/01/2004 3:14:02 PM PDT · by rustbucket · 25 replies · 1,050+ views
    Various newspapers | March 1861 | Various
    Here are excerpts from 27 Southern and 12 Northern and Border state newspaper editorials published in the first few days after Lincoln’s first inaugural speech. They give some flavor of how sharply divided people were at that time. Many of the Southern newspapers called the inaugural speech a declaration of war against the South, while Northern newspapers were split largely along Democrat/Republican lines. Southern newspapers The Alexandria (VA) Gazette (Union): The inaugural will not satisfy disaffected persons in the South. The Alexandria (VA) Sentinel (secession): The inaugural address is a declaration of war. The Athens (AL) Herald: Mr. Lincoln’s inaugural,...
  • What Can We Learn from 1860?

    11/26/2009 10:19:55 AM PST · by dynachrome · 98 replies · 2,181+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 11-20-09 | Linda Brady Traynham
    What I think about secession basically is that it is a consummation devoutly to be wished, but a dangerous pursuit to advocate publicly. Janet Napolitano and the alphabet soup guys do not take kindly to the notion of freedom in any way, and for the precise reason that Abraham Lincoln did not. When asked why he didn’t just let the South go, Lincoln exploded in a rage, “Let the South go? LET THE SOUTH GO? How, then, should I fill my coffers?” Documented historical fact. Look it up for yourselves. Winners write history and the North/Leftists have had nearly 160...
  • Salve for the Slavery Wound

    10/18/2009 12:51:18 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 15 replies · 723+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    Salve for the slavery woundKnowledge, it has been said, will set you free. It is a true statement, and should not be dismissed out of hand. Knowledge will also go a long way toward bringing American blacks and whites together as fellow countrymen, having full appreciation for what they have in common . . . as brothers, if you will. “What can be the content of this knowledge that would bring about this miracle?” you might ask. Answer: A broad knowledge of two topics:1. worldwide history of Black slaves, and 2. the images and ideas that are gained from a...
  • Top 10 Doctored Photos

    10/15/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 140 replies · 6,078+ views
    Time ^ | 9-16-2009 | none given
    Civil War Generals, c. 1865 Generally regarded as the world's first commercially successful photojournalist, Matthew Brady was also one of the medium's most accomplished manipulators. In this group portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman and his top officers, he added one figure. For the record, the men are, standing, from left: Oliver Otis Howard, William Babcock Hazen, Jefferson Columbus Davis and Joseph Anthony Mower; seated, from left: John Alexander Logan, Sherman, Henry Warner Slocum and Francis P. Blair. The Original Image: Brady added Blair at the far right. One of Sherman's corps commanders in the critical final offensive in Georgia, Blair...
  • Does the Confederate Flag offend you?

    08/06/2009 11:14:41 AM PDT · by poetbdk · 186 replies · 6,137+ views
    Does the Confederate Flag offend you? I came across this question asked at that has produced a lively discussion with over 2500 comments. I thought I would post it here at Free Republic and see if it gets a similiar response.
  • 'State of Jones' reveals life of Newton Knight By Chris Talbott (Confederate "Lost Cause" Myth)

    07/14/2009 5:45:11 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Canadian Press via Google News ^ | 7-13-2009 | Chris Talbott
    ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Newton Knight still haunts the Piney Woods and swamps of southern Mississippi, 140 years after the Civil War. Knight, subject of the new book "The State of Jones" by journalist Sally Jenkins and Harvard University historian John Stauffer, remains an obscure Civil War figure. To the authors and some in Jones County, where Knight led a campaign against the Confederacy, he's an American hero.
  • Darwin-loving museum shooter hates Bible, Christians

    06/12/2009 8:46:24 PM PDT · by virtuous · 6 replies · 887+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 11, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Grandma’s Common Sense By Norma Zager “Common Sense is Common Sense” according to Your Grandma. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Buddha An interesting sidelight to penning a controversial point of view is the strange conglomeration of followers one recruits along the way. An ideal, universally proposed, that is simply every day common sense seems to transcend nationality, ethnicity, religion or gender. I have been happily surprised that so many corners of our world read...
  • FREEP A POLL:Should the U.S. keep a closer watch on white supremacists?

    06/12/2009 8:16:58 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 31 replies · 789+ views
    South Florida Times ^ | 6-12-2009 | South Florida Times
    Should the U.S. keep a closer watch on white supremacists? Yes No Poll is in reference to an article about flying the Confederate Flag at taxpayer-funded events.
  • The Upper South

    06/02/2009 4:45:48 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 271 replies · 3,263+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 06/02/2009 | Douglas Harper
    No one can deny the importance of slavery to the feud that split the United States, or that the CSA states made protection of slavery one of their central purposes. But the Southern confederacy -- that is, the national government of the CSA -- was no more built on slavery than was the Northern Union . . .
  • Lincoln’s War

    05/06/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 496 replies · 6,779+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 04, 2009 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    One of the greatest misconceptions of American history is that the Civil War was fought over slavery. Those who subscribe to this belief see President Abraham Lincoln as the benevolent leader who made unimaginable sacrifices in human blood to wipe out America’s greatest sin. While the human sacrifice is indisputable and the sin was monumental, the war’s purpose was not to free blacks from the shackles of bondage. Rather, the Civil War was fought with one purpose in mind: To preserve the Union at all costs. And, to put it in Lincoln’s terms, with no ifs, ands, or buts. You’d...