Skip to comments.General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth
Posted on 01/18/2015 11:26:40 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Lee possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth and they should emulate his qualities.
Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 to Revolutionary War hero Henry Light Horse Harry Lee III and Anne Carter Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County Virginia. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated 2nd in the class of 1829 without a single demerit. Lee served in the U.S. Army for nearly 32 years.
At the beginning of the War Between the States (Civil War) he was offered command of the U.S. Army by Abraham Lincoln. He knew that Lincolns invasion of the Southern States was unconstitutional, illegal, immoral, and criminal. He had to make a choice to either defend the Constitution or the Union. He made the correct decision to defend the Constitution.
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He defended the constitution by crapping all over the constitution?
Lord Acton in a letter to Lee after the war:
"I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. The institutions of your Republic have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly and wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore 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."
Lee in response to Lord Acton:
"I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."
Gotta hand it to you. You just described what Lincoln did in a nutshell. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
No, that’s what the slavers did.
The only “states rights” the slavers cared about was owning other human beings. When given the chance they constructed a republic identical to the one they rebelled against - with the singular exception that it enshrined slavery for all time.
James W. King is Commander of the Albany Georgia USA Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans organization and assists the Americus Georgia camp in promoting the Wirz memorial service.
After the war, Gen. Lee tended to his sick wife with total devotion until her death. After her death, her mother became ill, and he took care of his mother-in-law with that same devotion until her death. Name another important man in our history who has done that. He was a singular man among men.
Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter, a key fort held by Union troops in South Carolina. Lincoln called for every state to provide troops to retake the fort.
Lincoln didn’t start an immoral and illegal invasion of the south. The south attacked first.
And of all the amazing qualities of Lee, fighting for the south wasn’t his best moment. I don’t blame him as he was a product of his time. But he would have shown better morals had he accepted Lincolns offer.
But none the less, he was a decent guy. But ill skip the revisionist southern history.
So you want cops to fight for the Constitution or for the executive branch as well?
He is a role model in the South. Always has been always will be.
He was an amazing man. The fact that he was almost universally admired by the entire Union Army and its officers, despite him being the leader of their enemy in one of the most brutal conflicts in human history, highlights his incredible character.
Unfortunately, today we life in a thug society that holds General Lee up as a "rayciss!" Mention his name at any public or political speech today, and the liberals and the media will have you hung. I am not exaggerating.
Lee is almost certainly in heaven with his Savior, Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to meeting him.
Robert E. Lee is like Erwin Rommel- both admirable Generals and leaders who fought for abominable causes.
Many point to the so-called civil war as the turning point, i see the tp as just prior to 1848 when horace greeley ushered into America Marx’s writings via the NYT!
...The turning point, and to date, no turning back...
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aka: Gunny G
He abandoned a Constitution that gave each state or new territory the right to decide for themselves if they wanted to make slavery legal or illegal, within their state. He chose instead to defend a Constitution that not only made slavery legal, it made slavery mandatory to join the Confederacy.
His best and most moral moments were actually the ones he spent in Texas, long before the civil war. Not as flashy, but those were the ones.
A Virginian who stayed Loyal to America against the petulant whineybabies who were too lazy to pick their own cotton.
He not only never lost a battle in which he was in charge, but in those battles he completely annihilated the enemy.
Who amassed an army for war first?. Geez these southern hating historical revisionist RINOs crack me up. Hell... this poster even calls himself a R(h)INO
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