Skip to comments.America: No longer 1 nation, 1 people
Posted on 07/15/2014 10:21:09 PM PDT by quesney
From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924.
From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes. We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War.
By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people.
We no longer speak the same language, worship the same God, honor the same heroes or share the same holidays. Christmas and Easter have been privatized. Columbus is reviled. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are out of the pantheon. Cesar Chavez is in.
Our politics have become poisonous. Our political parties are at each others throats.
Christianity is in decline. Traditional churches are sundering over moral issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Islam is surging.
Our society seems to be disintegrating. Over 40 percent of all births now are illegitimate. Among Hispanics, the figure is 52 percent. Among African-Americans, 73 percent.
And among children born to single moms, the drug use rate and the dropout rate, the crime rate and the incarceration rate, are many times higher than among children born to married parents.
If a country is a land of defined and defended borders, within which resides a people of a common ancestry, history, language, faith, culture and traditions, in what sense are we Americans one nation and one people today?
.... As for what our founding documents mean, even the Supreme Court does not agree.
More and more, 21st-century America seems to meet rather well Metternichs depiction of Italy [we're just] a geographic expression.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
If Pat Buchanan was standing behind Israel and said, “I have your back!” ... while Israel had Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS/al Qaida in front ... Israel would prudently spin around and watch Buchanan first! ... LOL ...
The idiotic statement “Treason in defense of Slavery was the worst cause a man ever died for” is a towering example of colossal ignorance given it reveals the poster has not a clue of the actual reasons for the war to begin with.
Only the indoctrinated, the ideological and the clueless are ignorant enough to fail in figuring out that the chronology of the firing on Fort Sumpter and the Emancipation Proclamation negates the ridiculously stupid statement rendered.
President Eisenhower Explains His High Regard for Gen. Robert E. Lee
President Dwight Eisenhower received a letter dated August 1, 1960, from Leon W. Scott, a dentist in New Rochelle, New York. Scott’s letter reads:
August 1, 1960
Dear Mr. President:
At the Republican Convention I heard you mention that you have the pictures of four (4) great Americans in your office, and that included in these is a picture of Robert E. Lee.
I do not understand how any American can include Robert E. Lee as a person to be emulated, and why the President of the United States of America should do so is certainly beyond me.
The most outstanding thing that Robert E. Lee did was to devote his best efforts to the destruction of the United States Government, and I am sure that you do not say that a person who tries to destroy our Government is worthy of being hailed as one of our heroes.
Will you please tell me just why you hold him in such high esteem?
Leon W. Scott
Eisenhower’s response, written on White House letterhead, reads as follows:
August 9, 1960
Dear Dr. Scott:
Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War Between the States the issue of Secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted.
General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his belief in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history.
From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.
Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In the early part of the Reagan administration Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirik nuclear reactor. The Reagan administration publicly condemned Israel for launching this attack.
At the time Crossfire had just been launched on CNN. Tom Braden occupied the liberal seat and Pat Buchanan the conservative. Pat Buchanan unreservedly supported Israel’s bombing of the Osirik reactor when few on the Right did.
Somehow we rarely hear about the times Buchanan defended Israel- I guess we’re to busy being entertained by jokes about him falling out of an Auschwitz guard tower.
It seemed to me that the campaign to turn Buchanan into a Nazi only got started when he decided to run for President and his foreign policy views were isolationist. The possibility of such a foreign policy was anathema to his early attackers and they went after him with a vengeance in which slander was justified.
Gotta love Jews. They only vote 70-80% Democrat.
Yet, it is the Left that imposed abortion and replaced fathers with stipends from the state. It is the Left that drove religion from schools and dumbed down the curriculum.
It is the Left that is a malevolent force and soils every institution it touches.
Very good. The Left has long known how to destroy our republic.
” Filthy Traitor. Bobby Lee should have been hanged from a sour apple tree, right next to Jeff Davis,”
sure buddy , right after we travel back in time and hang Abe Lincoln , Phil Sheridan , Tscumsah Sherman and Nate Banks
in partial atonement for all those loyal American Patriots he slaughtered
Oh , you mean all those propaganda baited European immigrants , conscripted into Union Army service in their 100’s of 1000’s , right off the boats from Europe , into New England ports ? Were it not for these ‘loyal ‘american patriots’ the South would have handily won the war . And what were they given for their Union Army service ? The lands of the red man .....
Obama likes to compare himself to Lincoln and in that much they DO have a lot in common ; both are obsessed in forever changing the American dynamic by encouraging and facilitating vast amounts of non-American immigrants , to bolster their own Parties and demographics , at the full and total expense of those that came before and made up the real fabric of America ....
” Too bad there are no Robert E. Lees and Stonewall Jacksons to stop them. “
there are , you just haven’t heard from them . Yet...
Thanks for that link. His Treblinka comments and those claiming SS officers are victims are clearly wrong and offensive. In fact they’re asinine. The rest of that article is short on specifics and long on innuendo.
I should point out that, in my opinion, disagreeing with or criticizing the actions or policies of a country does not mean you hate that country. And please don’t construe this as my stating that I disagree or agree with the actions or policies of Israel, or of any country, or that I agree with or support Buchanon. I am stating that disagreement and criticism does not equate to hate. If Buchanon, or any one else, disagrees with the actions or policies of Israel that doesn’t automatically mean they are anti-semitic. The article you linked to discussed his criticism of Israeli foreign policy vis-a-vis Iran, and Israeli influence in Washington. Disagreeing and being critical does not qualify as anti-semitic.
I’m not going to defend him, I think he can be a crank and an ass, but his idiotic statements are just that: idiotic. Even though offensive and bigoted, I don’t think his remarks necessarily qualify as anti-semitic. Now if he were making calls for violence, calls for segregation, or producing literature inciting violence or claiming such-and-such is “their nature”, etc, then the charge would be accurate.
” How far do you stand from an attack upon your home ? “
Robert E. Lee
One other thing, this is based on information you supplied. If you have further information, great. If others have differing information, great.
I’ve met Mr. Buchanan. For what it is worth, one of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Gentlemanly, generous, funny.
I have trouble squaring my experience - he seems like a deeply peaceful, gentle person - with what he sometimes writes and what others say.
Blumenthal and Baldwin, from Connecticut and Wisconsin are working to remove all restrictions on abortion, but, of course, these diabolical people LOVE children. The past 40 years in America shows us that there is no depth to how far the Godless leaders of this nation will fall. They are following in the footsteps of other dictatorial nations at this point and the left wing lawyers are in the front of this march to hell. The innocents feel the pain of hell first because they cannot protest their fate..The elderly will be next, then the disabled, then those who are politically incorrect. When the conscience of a nation becomes seared to murder, the sky is the limit. We are just about there.
On the contrary, for those pushing succession it was always about slavery at the bottom of everything else. They knew Lincoln's position was to allow no more slave states, and they believed if they didn't suceed free states would have such a numerical advantage in Congress that it would ultimately lead to abolition. Whether that was actually Lincoln's design is debatable. Whether the leaders of the secessionist movement believed it was is not. Just read the speeches of the secessionist leaders.
Did you ever wonder why the Union forces did not do that if it was truly a treasonous rebellion? The answer is they did not want to have a trial. It would have shown how wrong Lincoln was.
Evil character assassinations by long-dead alcoholic pseudo-conservatives should not be allowed to impugn a great fighter for our cause.
There were rules agreed to at the creation to the Union. Who violated them? Do serious men take their rules seriously? Does might make right? Because you believe your cause is more just? Would Obama be right to invade “non-gay” states that resist gay marriage? According to Union logic, yes, because leftist “morality” supersedes everything else.
What rules exactly did the North “violate”? Lincoln wasn’t even sworn in yet when the southern states started to succeed. They made it clear that they would if he won even before the election.
As for the much vaunted southern love of states rights, ever heard of Dred Scott? They had no concern for the rights of free states not to have to participate in a system of slavery they considered immoral when they made them treat escaped slaves as property to be returned. And in doing so they made ending slavery a moral issue for the north.
Yes, I have heard of Dred Scott.
Most of the rest of the world managed to abolish slavery without war. Lincoln was a tyrant.
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