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  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • This Day in History: The origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic

    11/18/2017 6:36:43 AM PST · by iowamark · 246 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | Tara Ross
    On or around this day in 1861, Julia Ward Howe is inspired to write the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Did you know that this much-loved patriotic song has its roots in the Civil War years? Julia was the daughter of a Wall Street broker and a poet. She was well-educated and was able to speak fluently in several languages. Like her mother, she loved to write. She also became very interested in the abolitionist and suffragette causes. Samuel Howe was progressive in many ways, but he wasn’t too keen on expanding women’s rights. He thought Julia’s place was in...
  • Now is the Perfect Time For the North and South to Divide

    11/14/2017 6:27:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 14, 2017 | David Fagin, Writer, musician, Trump Resister, food snob
    Let’s face it. These are trying times. The Assault on Reason, as Al Gore calls it, is a war in full bloom on all fronts. One that, sadly, seems to only get worse as the days go by. The more proof that emerges revealing the overwhelming majority of our country’s most powerful leaders are nothing but a bunch of corrupt criminals and traitors, the more their supporters will deny it. On one side, we have a population that relies on facts, truth, fair play, and common sense. On the other, well, who the hell knows what they rely on? Fox...
  • Alabama Sec. of State: If State GOP Pulls Support for Moore ... Election Would Be ‘Null and Void’

    11/14/2017 3:40:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2017
    Alabama Secretary of State: If State GOP Pulls Support for Moore and He Gets the Most Votes, Election Would Be ‘Null and Void’ On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) said that the Alabama Republican Party can formally pull its support for its Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore, and if this happens and Moore still gets the most votes, the election would be null and void. Merrill said Moore could withdraw from the race, or the state Republican Party could formally pull its support. He further stated that if that...
  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:44:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
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  • Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

    10/31/2017 11:50:55 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In these willfully ignorant, fiercely partisan times, let’s recall that we fought our bloodiest war to end human bondage. Almost three-quarters of a million Americans died in a complex struggle that began to right an inexcusable injustice. Now we’re re-fighting our Civil War with neo-Stalinist, fact-purging propaganda that makes cartoon villains of the dead. We rush to tear down statues of men we refuse to understand. We rob one group of citizens of their heritage to please another. And the president’s chief of staff cannot state facts about our history without triggering mob-rule outrage from those who could not even...
  • Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says ‘Lack of Compromise’ Led to Civil War

    10/31/2017 8:17:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 206 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 31, 2017 | ALEX JOHNSON
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders saying in a televised interview on Monday night that "the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War." In the interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly about the decision by Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, to remove plaques honoring President George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate forces during the Civil War. "Well, history's history," said Kelly, whom President Donald Trump...
  • There Is No GOP Civil War

    10/27/2017 5:50:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Despite the unrequited longings of the left and certain vocal Republicans, there is no civil war in the Republican Party, and there is not even widespread disaffection with President Donald Trump among rank-and-file GOP voters. But this is not what you would assume listening to Democrats and the mainstream media or frequenting the Twitter accounts of a number of high-profile Trump-disdaining conservatives. Sen. John McCain has been in a public feud with President Trump, as have Sens. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, who both have announced that they will retire, lamenting the decline in dignity and manners that Trump has...
  • Nikki Haley's visit to South Sudan can be the beginning of its civil war's end

    10/25/2017 5:43:07 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 25-Oct-2017 | By Payton Knopf, Fox News
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, arrived in South Sudan this week amidst a political, security, and humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions: A country engulfed in civil war that is hemorrhaging more refugees than any African state since the Rwandan genocide and where two-thirds of the population is starving. To her great credit, Haley delivered an unequivocal message to the brutal regime led by President Salva Kiir: The U.S. has lost its trust in South Sudan’s government. The United States must now act to provide the African Union and the United Nations with the necessary leverage to broker...
  • At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

    10/18/2017 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the planned change at a school board meeting Tuesday.
  • Some thoughts on how we might get from where we’re at now to a Second Civil War

    10/11/2017 8:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    Foriegn Policy ^ | October 10, 2017 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Lt. Col. Robert F. McTague, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense office of Second Civil War affairs If we have a second Civil War, trying to understand what is happening will feel more like Ukraine in 2014 than Virginia in 1861. Our first Civil War was primarily about slavery, but that was in the context of social and economic models in the South that were ripe for extinction. The South’s reaction was to launch a last-ditch effort to maintain and prop up its way of life at all costs, so it was visceral and violent. Likewise, Trump’s election was an angry,...
  • The Left’s Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

    10/10/2017 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war. Is there anything left in American public life that isn’t an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with “Indigenous Peoples’...
  • Today in 1864: Battle of Allatoona Pass

    10/05/2017 11:21:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 10/5/17
    The Battle of Allatoona, also known as the Battle of Allatoona Pass, was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. A Confederate division under Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French attacked a Union garrison under Brig. Gen. John M. Corse, but was unable to dislodge it from its fortified position protecting the railroad through Allatoona Pass. After the fall of Atlanta, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood moved the Confederate Army of Tennessee northward to threaten the Western and Atlantic Railroad, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's supply line... The Federal...
  • October 1857

    10/01/2017 6:53:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 62 replies
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  • Sergeant William Carney - Black American, Medal of Honor, Defender of the Flag

    09/25/2017 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Hostage · 4 replies
    Various Archives of American History ^ | September 25, 2017 | Patriotic Americans of History
    Perhaps there is nothing more infuriating to those that serve and defend the United States and all who love America, to those that have given their lives to its cause, than to see persons enriched by the American Dream turn and betray its sacred, yes sacred, history. Perhaps the intention is to infuriate American Patriots, and perhaps more precisely Americans of European descent. If this is the intention, the provocation is working but not where it targets. Black American Patriots are provoked and inflamed by the cowardice and deception of those that attempt to use their history, to co-opt their...
  • NFL v. National Anthem: Civil War by proxy? (VANITY)

    09/24/2017 7:53:17 AM PDT · by workerbee · 69 replies
    9/24/17
    The whole mess runs far deeper than protesting "oppression." We’re witnessing civil war by proxy. How we can remain a “union” is beyond me. There are simply two kinds of people in this country (American and anything-but) and we cannot coexist together for much longer. The days of “we all want the same things for our children” are long gone.
  • In South Sudan's capital, a bridge – and a nation – on hold

    09/18/2017 3:59:34 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ryan Leonora Brown
    HOW OTHERS SEE IT   When South Sudan declared independence, its tattered infrastructure presented enormous challenges, but also a strange sense of possibility. Now, renewed fighting has stalled attempts at nation-building – in a physical sense as well as a political one. JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—On its face, the plan was simple. South Sudan’s largest city needed a new bridge, and a Japanese aid agency was going to build one. It was 2012 when the announcement was made, and the capital of the world’s newest country was growing up and out hungrily: a sudden glut of new huts, new houses, and...
  • Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

    09/13/2017 3:04:09 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Sept 13 , 2017 | BBC
    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Later the UN Security Council called for urgent steps to end the violence. Some 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence began last month. Whole villages have burned down. The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority Rakhine state, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants. They have lived in Myanmar, also...
  • Wanton Destruction of Historic Art

    09/05/2017 12:10:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | September 4, 2017 | Reasonmclucus
    The world was appalled when fanatical members of the Taliban blew up ancient Buddhist statues carved into a mountain in Afghanistan. They destroyed the priceless artifacts as part of an effort to eliminate items they didn't considered politically correct. More recently ISIS members have been doing the same thing in Iraq. They have even been destroying historical artifacts other Muslims consider acceptable. Unfortunately, this vandalism oriented mental condition has begun infecting people in the South. The southern vandals have begun destroying Civil War related art such as statues remembering the men who led the Southern states into the disaster known...
  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 4:57:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 77 replies
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