content top

Memorial Day 2016 – Year of Degradation of the Southern Patriot...

Memorial Day 2016 –  Year of Degradation of the Southern Patriot
There are very few exceptions to the fact that the soldier is a pawn in a deadly game. He never joins with a view in mind of dying – he figures that happens to someone else. The winners write the history books, so as long as we are winning, and those who died are heroes in our textbooks. We would do well to remember, in this 21st Century era of Political Correctness, that there has been one war in our history where both sides were Americans. Every Confederate soldier who died of wounds, or even more who died of disease in uniform, were victims of the politicians who sent them to fight against their own brothers and fellow-Americans. Congress voted recently to strip the battle flag of Confederates from all federal cemeteries, thus partaking in “cultural cleansing” and continuing the subjugation of Southerners who loved their country every bit as did the Northern soldiers they fought. Congress has degraded the memory of those patriotic Americans – men who fought and bled and died for the right of self-determination. (Anyone who thinks that war was about slavery is a politically correct ignoramus. General Grant said it well, “If I thought this war was about slavery, I would resign my commission and offer my sword to the other side.”) The South lost the war, but to this day we retain our pride and our memories of the sacrifices made by 258,000 men. Congress has no shame. Our politicians sacrifice pawns for strategical reasons. But their deaths are still catastrophic to the families left behind. Parents, wives and children mourn just the same, for to them the political reasons are just as meaningless. We remember them, we mourn them. No matter the cause, we recognize that they paid the ultimate sacrifice. And we also need to remember how our Congressman voted this year, when we go to the polls. It’s bad enough that politicians sent them to die – it’s even worse to outlaw the practice of remembering them. This act of a conqueror proves that the North, to this day, scorns the South, and their right to self-determination. One more freedom died this year in America. If we remember nothing else, let’s remember that, in November. Spirit of 1776 – re-elect...

SHOULD SOUTHERNERS VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS?...

SHOULD SOUTHERNERS VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS?
It has never made much sense to me for folks to argue that Southerners ought not participate in elections because they want to be their own independent nation.  We understand the logic to it, of course.  It’s the argument of the purist, who would withdraw from all he finds repugnant, rather than work to clean up the pigpen.  But mucking out pigpens or septic tanks does require getting into the filth, but if someone doesn’t do it, then the filth wins.  This is the same zealot who would have argued that General Patton should not have used captured German diesel fuel for his tanks because it was tainted by belonging to the hated Nazis.  Such a fool would not have been allowed in Patton’s presence again.  Even so, there is much to be said for not wasting our time on the federal elections, unless that rare candidate comes along who agrees with you so strongly that you cannot resist.  Otherwise, the Spirit of 1776 should prevail:  “Re-elect NOBODY!” Having said that, we need to realize that our State races are far, far more important than the national election, no matter which State we live in, and no matter what issues are being debated. Why is the race for your state legislature more important than the race for president? Your state legislators hold the power to change the direction of this country, were they to be so educated and encouraged by you. Your state legislators can amend the Constitution to the US, and desperately need to do so – they could start by repealing the 17th Amendment would return power to the States and strip the Feds of control of Congress and the country. Your state legislators can nullify federal legislation and regulations that they believe to be unconstitutional, as it applies to your state. Your state legislators were established in their authority before the USA existed, and based upon that legitimate authority (from the British Crown and then by the People, through elections), they established the Federal government to act as a servant to the States and to the People.  But the Servant has become the Master, and only the State legislatures can bring it back under control. While few state races are likely to be honest, the level of corruption is much lower than in the national elections. ...

The Last Three Options Remaining to Those Who Love Liberty Enough to Fight for It...

The Last Three Options Remaining to Those Who Love Liberty Enough to Fight for It
Have you ever seen a company where the boss was unable to get things done because a particular employee had usurped authority?  I saw this happen once, where a woman got the boss’s attention after work, and suddenly she was the queen bee in the office.  Several of us walked out of the employment contract, while others waited for inevitable – she married the boss and became the boss.  Which didn’t make it any easier to work there. The relationship of the States (and their citizens) to the Federal government today is similar.  The States created the National/Federal government for several specific purposes.  There can be no doubt that it was created to be a SERVANT of the States, serving to present a united face in foreign policy, such as negotiating treaties, or when necessary, declaring war; arbitrating differences amongst the States, and giving unity to certain essentials of commerce, such as establishing weights and measures, etc. One reason for the Judiciary is for the States to sue the Federal government when national laws are believed to be unconstitutional.  The problem we have today is that a generation of judges now preside  who don’t believe the Constitution is the law of the land, or believe that it’s a “living document” to mean what they say it means, and they also believe that the National government is the supreme source of all power.  The Servant has assumed the rule of Master, and the old Masters (the States) have pretty much let it happen. Obviously, when we elect politicians who are great salesmen, but who have no understanding of the fundamentals of constitutional government, we wind up with demagogues like George Bush or Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.  These Republicans are more dangerous than the recent spate of Democrats offered to us – the Gores and the Clintons and the Obamas are ideologues who are committed to warfare against our Constitutional system, whereas the Republicans are just happy to feather the nests of their political allies and “go along to get along.” The problem is that this following the path of least resistance has led us not only to rough waters, but there is a waterfall not much further down the river.  Disaster is in the offing. It may be enough to know that the Ship of State is about to...