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Posts by Van Jenerette

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Captain Katherine Jenerette Gives A Woman’s View From Afghanistan

    11/23/2011 12:53:47 PM PST · 33 of 35
    Van Jenerette to odds; All

    email FROM: Katherine Jenerette
    I was super fortunate to serve part of my tour of duty with the 5/1 ‘MSH’ CAV at Frontenac. I was presented my ‘Combat Spurs’ while serving with them. They are by far some of my favorite soldiers! But, I have met fantastic soldiers all over Afghanistan. Great guys with top-notch leadership. I know this sounds corny and all, but I really mean it; when I think of those soldiers I get goose bumps bec...ause they are what makes America so great. Those soldiers, and soldiers like SGG Beem are the reasons I serve - I want to be on a team full of the Real Deal! I like hanging out with brave people. Here is a short story about one of them – SSG Brian Beem:

    Cavalry amputee re-enlists in Afghanistan
    By Sgt. Thomas Duval, 1-25th SBCT PAO

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FRONTENAC, Afghanistan — The U.S. Army defines selfless service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own...(read more) http://www.usarak.army.mil/Main/Stories_Archives/Nov14-18-2011/111114_FS2.asp

  • EXCLUSIVE: Captain Katherine Jenerette Gives A Woman’s View From Afghanistan

    11/22/2011 12:55:26 AM PST · 1 of 35
    Van Jenerette
  • Ibrahim And Ira Meet Christian America ( On True Tolerance And Political Correctness Alert)

    10/23/2007 8:23:06 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    reading...

  • Immigration Could Add 100M to U.S. by 2060

    09/01/2007 10:10:16 AM PDT · 31 of 51
    Van Jenerette to processing please hold
    Wattenberg also said America "is a wonderful place to live, because wonderful people live here," but there is "always some kind of nativist, anti-immigrant feeling." All immigrant groups "start out being hated," but one or two generations later, "they end up being assimilated into U.S. society." Today's "hate du jour" is toward Mexicans, even though the largest percentage of Medal of Honor winners are Mexican immigrants, he added.

    This statement is NOT true. Out of the (+/-)4000 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; 40 were of Latino descent.

    see[among other sources]:

    Latino Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

    The site gives much needed recognition to these brave patriots who were Latino, and real. They should not be insulted by some false percentage claim for political reasons.

  • The Curse of Modernity

    08/28/2007 9:59:38 AM PDT · 3 of 13
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    ...later reading.

  • What Fred Thompson Believes (in his own words)

    08/17/2007 10:07:18 AM PDT · 9 of 21
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    class

  • Doug Giles: Hey Atheists ... Get Your Own Moral Code

    05/27/2007 10:05:54 AM PDT · 9 of 96
    Van Jenerette to wagglebee
    If there is no God then each man is free to 'invent' his own moral code, and those who are in charge get to dictate their moral code upon those that they have power over.

    So I guess at the end of the day it might make a difference if you live in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with him in charge, or if you live in Mister Adolph Hitlers' Neighborhood with Hitlers' moral code in place.

    ...hmmm, sounds like it's time to post my "Darwin meets Jesus in our public schools...and the American Atheists love it that way" because survival of the fittest and natural selection doesn't work real well for the weak or the outnumbered....

  • Dobson: No way I'll vote for Rudy - Might not cast ballot at all if faced with 'Hobson's choice'

    05/17/2007 3:08:22 PM PDT · 68 of 137
    Van Jenerette to Jim Robinson
    ...a senior Giuliani campaign adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. “He opposed the war on tactical and strategic grounds.”

    But as far back as 1993, when he successfully ran for mayor of New York, Giuliani has been dogged by accusations that he pulled strings to avoid the draft.

    Giuliani, who once said of the Vietnam war, “I disagreed with it,” obtained an occupational deferment in 1969, when he was a law clerk. “He wanted an occupational deferment, which was very common at the time, because he wanted to be a lawyer,” the Giuliani adviser said.

    Not my kind of Presidential Material.

    Rudi Giuliana is DAMAGED GOODS: No Gonads when it comes to his personal safety.

  • Dobson: No way I'll vote for Rudy - Might not cast ballot at all if faced with 'Hobson's choice'

    05/17/2007 2:42:48 PM PDT · 18 of 137
    Van Jenerette to Jim Robinson
    ...Now, as for other Christians with strong pro-life views, what say you? Can you reconcile them with a Giuliani candiacy? Are you out there?

    We are here...in South 'By-God' Carolina...every day is a challenge; most conservative voters don't even know Giuliani's public pronouncements on Gays, Guns, God and Grandchildren...much work to be done.

    www.jenerette.com

  • H.R. 1592 - For Hate Crimes or Thought Crimes?

    05/04/2007 3:34:06 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    Van Jenerette to forty_years
    "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."

    - Daniel Webster, 1851

  • CONSTITUTION BACKS DEMOCRAT WAR BAN

    05/01/2007 3:52:15 PM PDT · 15 of 28
    Van Jenerette to Ouderkirk; Jim Robinson
    And if the Congress can begin a war, it can also end a war.

    The authority to declare war is explicit in the Constitution. The second part of '...ending a war...' is not mentioned.

    If this 'power' is implicit, that is the readers interpretation; the Constitution grants no such authority.

    The Constitution should not be subject to such subjective conclusions. If so, anyone could read into the 'General Welfare' clause anything they wanted to, rendering the U.S. Constitution a worthless piece of paper.

    End.

  • MU professor takes heat for views on ‘intelligent design’

    04/26/2007 9:40:26 AM PDT · 6 of 60
    Van Jenerette to SirLinksalot
    Is the problem really with the name or identifier of the 'INTELLIGENT DESIGNER' as a single [no first name] [no last name] name GOD?

    ...therefore it equals 'religion' to some academics?

    Darwinism is more palatable with the addition of Charles to the front?

    Perhaps if we started calling the INTELLIGENT DESIGNER with a first and last name!?....hmmmm? How's this....

    GOD SMITH, INTELLIGENT DESIGNER of the Universe...

  • Symposium to honor Lee, villain or 'the noblest ever' ?

    04/25/2007 1:23:10 PM PDT · 130 of 327
    Van Jenerette to Non-Sequitur

    Good reading. Back to class...

  • JIM ROBINSON AS THE NEW JOSEPH FARAH - STABBING THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT IN THE BACK [Re:Giuliani]

    04/24/2007 4:03:29 PM PDT · 283 of 782
    Van Jenerette to Jim Robinson
    Rudy is a liberal and will destroy the conservative movement. The libs and RINOS will “own” us. The Democrats will love them for finally once and forevermore “ending the debate” against abortionism, feminism, environmentalism, liberalism, gun control, border control, etc, etc, etc...

    Well said, Jim. It's about time the gloves are off.

    We are in your corner on this one!

    Van and family

    www.jenerette.com

  • Study: Religion is Good for Kids

    04/24/2007 9:59:34 AM PDT · 12 of 56
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    ...class.

  • Poll Results by States on Confederate Battle Flag in S.C

    04/23/2007 6:26:54 PM PDT · 47 of 450
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    Van for your reading.

  • Shock, Sympathy And Denunciation Of U.S. Gun Laws (British Asks, What Price the Right to Bear Arms?)

    04/16/2007 11:51:39 PM PDT · 42 of 509
    Van Jenerette to MinorityRepublican
    "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

    - John Adams, Oct.11, 1798 Address to the military

  • Giuliani is a Liar (vanity)

    03/29/2007 7:28:18 AM PDT · 11 of 444
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    ...for government class.

  • Fred Thompson: Man About Town

    03/28/2007 2:41:31 PM PDT · 59 of 95
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    ...reading

  • Committing Suicide, One Step At A Time

    03/28/2007 2:30:14 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    Van Jenerette to Van Jenerette

    ...reading

  • I Miss Iraq. I Miss My Gun. I Miss My War.

    03/21/2007 3:52:09 PM PDT · 13 of 122
    Van Jenerette to Number57
    ...we used to call the first firefight 'losing your cherry.'

    Life was never the same for us. When you have friends that will always be 19-years old because of a gernade or an AK round; life has a whole different feeling.

    Hard to describe...even the feeling of guilt for coming back in one piece.

    It was 'a buzz.' It was a 'high.' Sad...

  • Giuliani Would Have Better Odds Running as a Democrat (By M. Frost, ex-chair House DEM Caucus!!!)

    03/05/2007 6:29:18 PM PST · 33 of 219
    Van Jenerette to Brad from Tennessee

    It isn't safe for unborn babies and his national security credentials should start when he became a DRAFT DODGER!

  • GOP Rivals Grasp at SC Straw Poll Glory - McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Mitt 80

    03/04/2007 6:58:30 PM PST · 428 of 429
    Van Jenerette to Jim Robinson
    ... A pro abortionist, gay rights supporting, gun grabbing, illegal alien supporter is going to have a tough time winning the south in the general even if he does squeak by in the primary. This poll bares the truth.

    ...add to that: A VIETNAM ERA DRAFT DODGER!

  • Protecting the American Dream

    03/03/2007 7:01:21 PM PST · 2 of 13
    Van Jenerette to Tailgunner Joe
    "..all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..."

    This is not a religious neutral statement. In order for this to be carried into society, the people as a whole must acknowledge the exhistence of God. If there is no GOD, this statement is usless and void.

    Without 'Creator' the statement then becomes 'arguable' as to the source of rights. Then, who ever has the most 'power' to force their version of rights(or CREATOR) WINS, and the weak are left only with those rights the powerful dispense. Period.

    For example: An individuals rights under the concept of Christian RIGHTS are a whole lot different than those individual rights under the concept of Hindu RIGHTS.

    Under Atheist, or Darwinist...rights are the peragotive of the stronger or the most suited to survive, in that order.

    It's a paradox. Even 'no-religion-anti-christ-no-nothings' are better off under a system of Christian based governance.

    best,

    Katherine & Van Jenerette

    www.jenerette.com

  • Clinton Objects to Confederate Flag [South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag....]

    02/20/2007 3:55:13 AM PST · 140 of 154
    Van Jenerette to Sub-Driver
    The National and State Flag of South Carolina

    Colonel William Moultrie was asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops in preparation for the hostilities with England. He chose a blue that was the color of the Carolina soldiers uniforms and a crescent moon that matched the emblem worn on the front of their caps.

    On March 26, 1776 in Charleston, the Second Provincial Congress of South Carolina set up an independent government, ending British rule in the colony and elected John Rutledge as President. It reconvened the same day as the South Carolina General Assembly.

    Years later, on December 20, 1860, when South Carolina again declared its right of Independence, this time from the Federal Union, a national flag was needed. The General Assembly considered a wide range of designs and on January 28, 1861 added the palmetto tree to Col. Moultrie's original Revolutionary War flag. The tree symbolized the colonial victory of Sullivan's Island palmetto-log fort against the British in June 1776 and the new design became the National Flag of the Republic of South Carolina.

    ELIAS JEANERETTE is listed on the roster of American troops who served during the Revolutionary War at Fort Sullivan, which was later re-named Fort Moultrie. He enlisted in Georgetown in 1776 and was a Sergeant in the 4th South Carolina Regiment of Artillery, commanded by Col Beekman, in the Company of Capt James Mitchell. Elias was later wounded in the battle of Stono, and was taken as a prisoner of war when Charleston was captured by the British in May 1780. The father of twenty-six children, Elias died in 1833 in North Carolina.

    Samuel Thomas Jenerette, Elias and Margaret's youngest son, served in the Confederate Army during the War of Southern Independence in Company "B" Manigault's Battalion of South Carolina Artillery and Samuel's oldest son, Wilson, who served with the 14th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was captured by the Federals in battle and died in Point Lookout prisoner of war camp in Maryland on September 8, 1862. Wilson was 16 years-old when he enlisted; he was born in Horry County April 11, 1845.

    The Jenerette family has a long history of service to South Carolina and to our nation, from the American Revolution thru the Persian Gulf War. Our flag's history is an important part of our family and our heritiage.

    Van Jenerette, Major, Infantry, U.S.Army; is Samuel Thomas Jenerette's great-great-grandson. Van and Katherine's youngest child born August 1, 2001 is named Wilson Jenerette. Katherine, a U.S. Army veteran served in the Persian Gulf War.

    jenerettedotcom

  • Lost Chapter: The DMZ War - KOREA

    02/18/2007 7:31:47 PM PST · 1 of 16
    Van Jenerette
    Note: Senate Bill 2914 could use a push to honor those who died in this small corner of the world along the DMZ.

    thanks!

    Van - http://www.jenerette.com

  • Quit While You're Ahead, Rudy

    02/13/2007 3:21:30 AM PST · 126 of 161
    Van Jenerette to ErieGeno
    Thanks...too much posturing, not enough substance.

    Van

    http://www.jenerette.com

  • Quit While You're Ahead, Rudy

    02/13/2007 3:19:59 AM PST · 125 of 161
    Van Jenerette to Gracey
    A president's primary function is the safety and security of our country.

    McCain fits that, then...

    P.S. I know a bit about national security. Rudy is not even close to John McCain.

    Van

  • Quit While You're Ahead, Rudy

    02/12/2007 6:02:23 PM PST · 44 of 161
    Van Jenerette to NapkinUser
    "But if the ultimate choice of the woman - my daughter or any other woman - would be that in this particular circumstance to have an abortion, I'd support that. I'd give my daughter the money for it." - Rudy Giuliani

    I have to question any man who would pay for the 'death' of his own grandchild.

    Rudy has crossed three lines here:

    (1)RUDY's abortion position is in sharp opposition to the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL PLATFORM.

    (2)RUDY would directly fund/pay for an abortion; in this case with his own money, for his own daughter. If that is the type of leadership our REPUBLICAN party needs...[complete the sentence yourself]

    (3)RUDY takes the position that his daughters CHOICE takes precedent over the LIFE of his own grandchild.

    Sorry, this guy is the modern day equivalent of 'Queen for a Day' TV show...we only need to watch him for one episode...

    If this is how Rudy Giuliani deals with his own 'flesh and blood' how will he deal with the rest of the people?

    [scratching my head in disbelief at his popularity]

    Just my thoughts....

  • Rudy Giuliani Says He Backs Pro-Life Laws But Supports Legal Abortion

    02/10/2007 7:21:27 AM PST · 163 of 205
    Van Jenerette to don-o
  • Rudy Giuliani Says He Backs Pro-Life Laws But Supports Legal Abortion

    02/10/2007 7:13:24 AM PST · 162 of 205
    Van Jenerette to Liz
    Conservatives are merely treating Rudy EXACTLY the way Rudy's treated countless unborn children.........as a disposable nuisance

    He is fortunate that there are no laws allowing for late term/retro-active abortion...or the only people someone like him could turn to for safety and protection would be GENUINE conservative pro-lifers.

    Sad state of affairs. His Liberal friends have shown where their moral boundaries are...if their 'progressive' agenda and legislation continues to move forward, RUDY could find himself on the wrong side of the abortion knife someday.

  • Rudy Giuliani Says He Backs Pro-Life Laws But Supports Legal Abortion

    02/09/2007 11:30:08 PM PST · 152 of 205
    Van Jenerette to jla
    Thank you.

    More thoughts on the topic:

    Either we respect all human life or we respect no human life. We cannot have it both ways at the same time.

    The reason we as a people must have moral judgment and values which are clearly defined is that any action we take can and could be 'justified' from some practical standpoint. Our morality forces us to draw a line that we won't cross. It is only our sense of morality that allows us to be called human and it is only that which separates us from the jungle.

    Once the line is moved from the moral high ground the very concept of morality becomes prosituted and becomes a matter of group or power opinions.

    For example, if the Titantic were to sink today, using today's standards of morality and ethics - who would get to climb into the lifeboats first and who would be expected to go down with the ship? I'm not sure that today's society or medical community would stand back and save the women and children...

    Any people who move from the position of protecting human life from its beginning to its end becomes just another part of the immoral mob - no better with any opinion - no worse without one. Just a mob.

    In the end, the line that we draw on the argument of individual human life will become the line that is drawn to define individual human rights.

    JENERETTE

  • Rudy Giuliani Says He Backs Pro-Life Laws But Supports Legal Abortion

    02/09/2007 1:33:33 PM PST · 84 of 205
    Van Jenerette to GulfBreeze
    "Where I stand on abortion is, I oppose it. I don't like it. I hate it. I think abortion is something that, as a personal matter, I would advise somebody against," Giuliani said."However, I believe in a woman's right to choose,I think ultimately you have to leave that to a disagreement of conscience and you have to respect the choice that somebody makes."

    Lets seee...a fetus is a human being with no choice of it's own, but at the mercy and whim of the person who has the power to control it. Okay Rudy, how's this sound to you?

    'Where I stand on abortionSlavery is, I oppose it. I don't like it. I hate it. I think abortion Slavery is something that, as a personal matter, I would advise somebody against buying a slave," Giuliani said."However, I believe in a woman's buyers right to choose,I think ultimately you have to leave that to a disagreement of conscience and you have to respect the choice that somebody makes on how they spend their own money.'- Rudy circa 1860

    What am I missing here? Are we talking about human beings or aren't we? Small perhaps, but still human....

    www.jenerette.com

  • Here, women propose marriage and men can't refuse

    02/01/2007 5:46:54 PM PST · 9 of 103
    Van Jenerette to planetearthling
    ... it's women, not men, who choose.

    Isn't that how it REALLY works here in the USA, too?

  • Sharpton takes Biden to task on remarks

    02/01/2007 5:10:14 PM PST · 20 of 39
    Van Jenerette to Sub-Driver
    [Biden on his state of Delaware] he noted, was a “slave state that fought beside the North. That’s only because we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South. There were a couple of states in the way.”

    Biden has an interesting way with words....

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/30/2007 5:27:10 AM PST · 205 of 238
    Van Jenerette to Non-Sequitur
    Sorry...on my way to my goverment class...hope to get back to you soon.

    best - Van

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/29/2007 4:49:19 PM PST · 189 of 238
    Van Jenerette to Non-Sequitur
    ..So tell us, Mr. Jenerette. You're Abraham Lincoln...

    Please try to understand. Lincoln had a mountain of a problem when a NATION that was only about 70-years-old began to disintegrate shortly before he became president. Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States, did nothing and in March 1861, Lincoln did what he thought he had to do.

    I have three major complaints:

    (1) History has elevated Lincoln and the NORTH to Sainthood.

    (2) Abraham Lincoln acted like he had the 'right' to kill Southerners (ie: 16-year-old Wilson Jenrette, CSA)who through elected legislated action, voted to change the vote on the ratification of the US compact; the Constitution; and become the legitimate independent Republic of South Carolina, with the consent of the people it governed.

    (3) Slavery, became 'the issue' after January 1863 with the partial freedom of the Emancipation Proclamation. (much like the war in Iraq has 'changed' in it's justification over time.

    Sir, I respect your depth of knowledge and your position. I am, and was a soldier; I stand for my God, my family, my home, my community, my neighbors, my state, my nation...in that order. I resent and will do everything to present the 'truth' of that war and of Abraham Lincoln, who was neither a Saint or a complete sinner.

    I, like you, search for the small forgotten 'Truths' of that terrible time in our Nations history, and I put it all on the 'table' in my college classroom. My wife, who teaches African American history, is also determined to present the best information and history of that part of American hisory which has been 'embelished' and 'spun' by many - both North and South...

    respect,

    Van

    http://www.jenerette.com

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/28/2007 9:18:20 PM PST · 161 of 238
    Van Jenerette to stainlessbanner

    http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jala/14.2/vorenberg.html

    This is REQUIRED READING for my college classes.

    Deo Vindice

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/28/2007 8:40:55 PM PST · 155 of 238
    Van Jenerette to Dog Gone

    Perspective time; please remember history, if we arn't careful we'll have to pull Abraham Lincoln out of our schools or rename Ft. Worth Texas, because Hispancis will discover he fought and killed their ancestors in the Mexican War. Uh, oh; so did Grant - change the money....etc...etc...
    Lincoln re-affirmed his strong support for gradual emancipation coupled with resettlement in his second annual message to Congress of December 1, 1862 and this proposal had five basic elements:

    1. Because slavery was a "domestic institution," and thus the concern of the states alone, they -- and not the federal government -- were to voluntarily emancipate the slaves.

    2. Slave-holders would be fully compensated for their loss.

    3. The federal government would assist the states, with bonds as grants in aid, in meeting the financial burden of compensation.

    4. Emancipation would be carried out gradually: the states would have until the year 1900 to free their slaves.

    5. The freed blacks would be resettled outside the United States.

    Bottom line: History is pretty rough on many sides and we're stuck with it.

    A few more tidbits:

    In early 1863, Lincoln discussed with his Register of the Treasury a plan to "remove the whole colored race of the slave states into Texas."

    source: 102. N. Weyl and W. Marina, American Statesmen on Slavery and the Negro (1971), pp. 228-229. Source cited: L. E. Chittenden, Recollections of Abraham Lincoln.; Lincoln apparently also gave consideration to setting aside Florida as a black asylum or reservation. See: Paul J. Scheips, "Lincoln ... , " The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 37, No. 4 (October 1952), p. 419.

    The attempt to keep changing names of things to satisfy the uneducated could go on an on. We need to stop it.

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/28/2007 8:31:14 PM PST · 154 of 238
    Van Jenerette to Dog Gone
    If all things related to the Confederacy are 'bad' then:

    SHOULD WE CHANGE the names of FEDERAL MILITARY FORTS AND POSTS NAMED TO HONOR CONFEDERATE GENERALS

    If the flag flown to honor our dead soldiers is racist, bigoted, wrong, and a painful reminder of slavery then isn't it logical that it would be 'racist, bigoted, and a painful reminder of slavery' for to continue to honor the names of Confederate Generals above federal military installations in this country?
    With places like Fort Bragg named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg and Fort Benning named in honor of BG Henry Benning and Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Polk, Fort Hood, Fort Lee, Fort A.P. Hill; all named in honor of Confederate officers who led these soldiers - what is the standard?
    Will these same voices demand the Secretary of Defense to change the names of the Federal military installations named in honor of the Confederacy and its leaders?
    Every soldier that is stationed and serves at one of these forts, is in a sense honoring a Confederate General and the Confederacy every day; even when they write their addresses on a letter home to their families. What is the standard; is there one set of rules for the federal government and another for the states?
    The truth is that the American Civil War is not so simple to slice it into a black and white issue. Brothers fought brother, Irish fought Irish, Jewish Confederates fought Jewish Union soldiers, there were Confederate Native American units as well as Hispanic Confederates and Black Americans served on both sides of that war. Complexity is central to the issues that led to that terrible war and complexity continued right into the conduct of that war. And it remains complex to this day.
    The fact is, we as a people have become a new American that is not simply black or white or yellow or brown and millions of Americans today, of all races and colors, are descendants of soldiers who served on both sides in our Civil War. We have a common history and a shared heritage and it is time we move on.

    One of the largest and most impressive sites at Arlington Cemetery is the Confederate Memorial Monument...

    Of course there is a Confederate Monument at Arlington - a very very large monument. Remember, it has only become Politically Incorrect to honor our fallen Southern heros and our Battle Flag for about the past 10-years. By the turn of the last Century (1900) the soldiers who fought the war, and the Federal Government had a great deal of respect for each other and in 1900 a section in Arlington was authorized for the exclusive burial of Confederates soldiers and their wives.

    The Memorial Monument was sculpted by Moses Ezekiel who also made a famous statue of George Washington. Ezekiel served as a Sergeant of Company C of the Cadets, Virginia Military Institute during the Civil War. After that service, he graduated from VMI in 1866 - he is buried near the base of the Memorial. He was also a Jewish Confederate. Yes, there were many of them along with Native American Confederates, Hispanic Confederates and even Black Confederates.

    The cornerstone of the Monument was laid in 1912 and one of the speakers was James Tanner, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic(Union Veterans Organization). The Monument was dedicated on June 4, 1914 with President Woodrow Wilson making the principal address before a crowd which included thousands of former Union and Confederate soldiers.

    Anyway, there is pretty good site which contains some great pictures and information of the Arlington Confederate Monument itself at the following: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/csa-mem.htm

    More information on specific Confederate burials at Arlington National Cemetery is at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/csa.htm

    A few that may be of particular interest is a Canadian Confederate Jerry Cronan one of 40,000 Canadians who had fought in the American Civil War, Joseph Wheeler
    Lieutenant General, Confederate States, Major General, United States Army and a Member of the United States Congress, and Juliet Ann Opie Hopkins Nurse, Confederate States of America who was wounded in battle and was called the "Florence Nightingale of the South." and many others.

    For additional information check out the official US Government Arlington site at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/visitor_information/Confederate_Memorial.html

    Even President George W. Bush has kept alive the tradition of the wreathat the Confederate Memorial at Arlington:
    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/csa-mem-bush.htm

    Map of Confederate Memorial: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/interactive_map/Section16.html#17

    Images from Google: http://images.google.com/images?q=confederate+memorial+arlington&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

     

    NOTE: I'm sorry for the History Lesson, but I have to repress a head-shake when someone buys into the Neo-History of the South and the Politically Correct attitude towards Confederate names. How many people realize that there are dozens of FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATIONS today that are named in honor of Southern Generals? I suppose these same people would take issue with Ft. Bragg - home of our Special Forces and Delta Force - etc. Bragg was a Confederate General....just go down the list and see for yourself. Ft. Benning, Fort Lee, Fort Polk...etc....maybe we need to rename these Federally Funded 'Confederate Honoring' Military Bases to something more PC?! Fort Jane Fonda? Fort Bill Clinton - Fort Lincoln....oy vey!

    Katherine & Van Jenerette

    www.jenerette.com

    www.jenerette.com/desertstorm

    Arlington Cemetery Main Page & Information

    Images from the Monument

    The South Carolina State & National Flag

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/26/2007 8:31:15 PM PST · 66 of 238
    Van Jenerette to Dog Gone
    Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Black Colonization by MICHAEL VORENBERG

    "...December 31, 1862, Lincoln connected his name to a document that many of his adherents and later apologists would gladly forget: a contract with Bernard Kock, an ambitious and unscrupulous venturer, to use federal funds to remove some five thousand black men, women, and children from the United States to a small island off the coast of Haiti. It was Lincoln's last effort at colonizing blacks outside the United States, executed only one day before he was to sign a proclamation putting into effect his first official effort at permanently freeing slaves in the country."

    http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jala/14.2/vorenberg.html

  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

  • Dick Morris: ‘Minor Leaguers’ May Lead GOP

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  • Rep. Rangel's Unethical View of America

    01/12/2007 1:35:22 AM PST · 2 of 7
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    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

    John Stuart Mill

    English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)

  • An Unreal Debate: Stem-cell ideologues vs. the facts

    01/10/2007 3:03:09 PM PST · 14 of 28
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  • AP: Recent Events Fuel Arab Ire Toward U.S. ~

    01/10/2007 1:11:58 PM PST · 11 of 73
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  • Who Put This On YouTube? (Someone Dredged Up Romney Abortion video and put it on YouTube?)

    01/10/2007 12:38:17 PM PST · 52 of 102
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  • The Silent Witness Speaks: Abortion & Richard Hays’s Moral Ambiguity

    01/05/2007 6:54:58 AM PST · 14 of 15
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    ...for class.

  • Judge rules against Jennings, Democrats to seat Buchanan (13th Dist. FL)

    01/05/2007 6:51:21 AM PST · 142 of 146
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    ...reading.