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IN DEFENSE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE

IN DEFENSE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE
By Edward C. Smith Saturday, August 21, 1999 © Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company Let me begin on a personal note. I am a 56-year-old, third-generation, African American Washingtonian who is a graduate of the D.C. public schools and who happens also to be a great admirer of Robert E. Lee’s. Today, Lee, who surrendered his troops to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House 134 years ago, is under attack by people — black and white — who have incorrectly characterized him as a traitorous, slaveholding racist. He was recently besieged in Richmond by those opposed to having his portrait displayed prominently in a new park. My first visit to Lee’s former home, now Arlington National Cemetery, came when I was 12 years old, and it had a profound and lasting effect on me. Since then I have visited the cemetery hundreds of times searching for grave sites and conducting study tours for the Smithsonian Institution and various other groups interested in learning more about Lee and his family as well as many others buried at Arlington. Lee’s life story is in some ways the story of early America. He was born in 1807 to a loving mother, whom he adored. His relationship with his father, Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, (who was George Washington’s chief of staff during the Revolutionary War) was strained at best. Thus, as he matured in years, Lee adopted Washington (who had died in 1799) as a father figure and patterned his life after him. Two of Lee’s ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Mary Custis, was George Washington’s foster great-granddaughter. Lee was a top-of-the-class graduate of West Point, a Mexican War hero and superintendent of West Point. I can think of no family for which the Union meant as much as it did for his. But it is important to remember that the 13 colonies that became 13 states reserved for themselves a tremendous amount of political autonomy. In pre-Civil War America, most citizens’ first loyalty went to their state and the local community in which they lived. Referring to the United States of America in the singular is a purely post-Civil War phenomenon. All this should help explain why Lee declined command of the Union forces — by Abraham Lincoln — after the firing on Fort...

The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War...

The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War
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 committed by Union soldiers in the War Between the States, as well as Lincoln’s violations of the law, his shredding of the Constitution, and other reprehensible acts. It has been very effective in keeping the average American ignorant of the real causes of the war, and the real nature, character and record of Lincoln. Let us look at some unpleasant facts. In his first inaugural address, Lincoln stated clearly that (1) he had no legal authority to interfere with slavery where it existed, (2) that he had no inclination or intention to do so even if he had the legal authority, (3) that he would enforce the Fugitive Slave Act, returning runaway slaves escaping to the North to their masters in the South, and (4) that he fully supported the Thirteenth Amendment then being debated in Congress which would protect slavery in perpetuity and was irrevocable. He later famously stated, “Do not paint me with the Abolitionist brush.” Although there was some opposition to slavery in the country, the government was willing to concede everything the South wanted regarding slavery to keep it in the Union. Given all these facts, the idea that the South seceded to protect slavery is as absurd as the idea that Lincoln fought the war to end slavery. Lincoln himself said in a famous letter after the war began that his sole purpose was to save the Union, and not to either save or end slavery; that if he could save the Union without freeing a single slave, he would. Nothing could be clearer. For decades before the war, the South, through harsh tariffs, had been supplying about 85% of the country’s revenue, nearly all of which was being spent in the North to boost...

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Cover-Up Library and Museum...

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Cover-Up Library and Museum
The tall tales told by the Lincoln cult get funnier and funnier as more and more Americans learn the truth about their own history (as opposed to the version fed to them by the Lincoln cult).  This time the source of their knee-slapping whoppers is a hilarious attempt to cover up the fact that their hero apparently read and studied a white supremacist screed. A recent article that appeared in the Huffington Post, FOX news online, the Daily Mail, and elsewhere described how Lincoln’s handwriting had been verified by handwriting experts in an 1854 book entitled Types of Mankind.  According to these news articles, the book argued that the different races developed at different times, and were therefore not susceptible to co-existing or amalgamation.  “The book was used by nineteenth-century white supremacists!,” screamed the articles. What on earth was Abraham Lincoln, “Father Abraham,” the eternal friend and savior of the black race, doing with such a book?!  The Lincoln cult quickly swung into action creating an alibi.  The news articles all reported that “Illinois state historians” all “took great pains to offer reassurance that the former president who ended slavery didn’t subscribe to the theories at hand” in the book.  No facts were offered, only painful “reassurances” by these state-funded “historians.”  I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling especially reassured. Even one or two of the Lincoln cult’s Big Guns were un-cobwebbed to participate in broadcasting the alibi.  James Cornelius, the curator of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, “reassured” the media that Lincoln “could foresee the whole country coming apart over the issue that different people could be barred from different things” because of their race.  He therefore would never have believed the things in that book, said the curator. James Cornelius and the Illinois state historians are full of it and they know it.  These are people who have spent their entire careers reading and cataloguing Abe Lincoln’s political speeches.  They surely must know that Lincoln’s views and, more importantly, his actions as a state legislator, a one-term congressman, a political candidate, and as president, are totally consistent with this and any other white supremacist book of that era.  Consider the following public statements of Lincoln himself from his own Collected Works (CW): “Free them [slaves] and make them politically and...

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN . . .

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN . . .
Congratulations, Leftists, you have won. You have taken over the West and now your worldview is triumphant. Europe, America, and the other former lands of Christendom lie in your grasp. The Age of Enlightened Utopia has arrived. So, congratulations, Leftists, you have won. But what is it that you have won? You have made White gentiles, particularly Christians, afraid and ashamed to stand up for their God and thus for the civilization with which He blessed them. Quite a feat, really, considering there was a time when Christian men would actually fight for their patrimony and declare it good. But not these modern “men”—clergy included, sadly—who whimper and moan their mea culpas on cue about all the wrongs of which they have been charged by the Left: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, etc., etc. Now, thanks to your victory, these are no limits on what a man—or surely a woman–may be or become. Be trans-gendered and marry your pet! The bursting of the bonds of narrow Christian limitations is manifest in a thousand new human rights discovered every day in the unfettered Leftist imagination! And we silly traditionalists thought those Universal Human Rights were going to end with the civil rights movement to give the darker races equality. You have told us that all men, and all cultures, are equal. Or at least men have been forced to say they believe that they are. Procrustes has nothing on you! And once a man convinces himself of the rightness and goodness—and the necessity—of Equality,  he will then lay down everything he values on that altar. Even to the point of destroying the future for his children and grandchildren to prove how enlightened he is. Otherwise, he could lose his job and starve to death, along with his family. In your quest for Equality, you victorious Leftists have made it manifest in the material world. It’s not good enough to keep it in slogans—”All men are created equal.” No, it must be brought down to the material world in the form of the franchise and swag . . . and sometimes even jobs (but really cushy ones from which the unqualified employee cannot be terminated). And because you don’t believe in God or sin, you have convinced the rest of us that all evil is external to man himself and can...

Letter by The LS to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin...

Letter by The LS to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin
The following letter was sent by The LS to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin: League of the South P.O. Box 146 Killen, Alabama 35645 31 March 2014 President Vladimir Putin, PhD. C/o Embassy of the Russian Federation to the USA 2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007 Dear President Putin: We hope this letter finds you well. As President of The League of the South, the premier Southern Nationalist organization, I extend an invitation to you to speak at our annual national conference on Friday, 27 June 2014, in the sovereign State of Alabama. The League of the South and traditional Southerners in general admire the manner in which you have helped the Russian nation renew its historic Orthodox Christianity and traditional culture and how you have made it clear that Russia will not tolerate Islamic law, homosexuality, or any other of the anti-Christian perversions that many in the West have meekly accepted. In light of this, we would like for you to speak to us on the topic of “Renewing Orthodox Christianity and Traditional Russian Culture.” It would indeed be our pleasure to host you for this cultural event and show you some of our famous Southern hospitality. We wish you the best and indeed hope you will be able to accept our invitation. For The League of the South, I am Dr. Michael Hill...

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