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  • Happy birthday Robert E. Lee

    01/17/2019 8:15:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 106 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/19 | Calvin Johnson
    Sir Winston Churchill: “Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.” During a tour through the South in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt told the aged Confederate veterans in Richmond, Virginia, “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.” Saturday January 19, 2019, is the 212th birthday of Robert E....
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

    01/15/2019 1:01:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jan 19 | Allan Lichtman
    It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice...
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 15, 1859

    01/15/2019 5:15:00 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | January 15, 1859
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  • This is What Civil War Looks Like

    01/14/2019 3:26:22 PM PST · by huckfillary · 99 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 14, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    The partial government shutdown is about more than a shutdown. It’s civil war. There are not guns or violence, at least not yet. The U.S. military has not turned against any portion of the citizens. Nobody has openly called for secession yet, at least to the point where it can credibly happen. Not just yet. Yet all these things are just beneath the surface. Any one of these things could happen, almost at any time, although — for perfectly understandable reasons — most of us prefer not yet to know it. Donald Trump came along in the midst of this...
  • Russian Official Cancels U.S. Visit, Saying 'Second American Civil War' Is Underway

    01/11/2019 3:11:48 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 10, 2019 | Tom O'Connor
    A senior Russian official has canceled a planned visit to the United States, claiming he feared a second civil war being waged by opposing political forces there. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation, who served as deputy prime minister until May 2017, said Thursday that rising tensions between Republicans and Democrats were leading to a breakdown of U.S. society. This included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), one of many federal agencies affected by a government shutdown due to an inability for the rival U.S. parties to agree on funding for a border wall proposed by...
  • How Do Civil Wars Happen?

    01/09/2019 4:24:51 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 53 replies
    Author | 2018 | Jack Minzey
    Jack Minzey, sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books and treatises which he had written. Jack went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. His interest in Conservative Politics was exceeded only by his intellectual ability. This is the last of his works: Civil War How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides...
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 8, 1859

    01/08/2019 5:00:11 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
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  • VA secretary didn't disclose pro-Confederate associations on confirmation paperwork

    01/04/2019 5:21:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 70 replies
    CNN via msn ^ | 04 Jan 2019 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie did not disclose his associations with Confederate groups on a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee prior to his confirmation hearing last year, according to a copy of the form obtained by CNN's KFile. CNN's KFile reported in December that Wilkie, who was confirmed by the Senate as VA secretary in July 2018, gave a speech to a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 2009 and, in 1995, praised Confederate President Jefferson Davis in a speech at the US Capitol. Wilkie was also at one point a member of the Sons...
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 1, 1859

    01/01/2019 6:40:45 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 44 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | January 1, 1859
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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 25, 1858

    12/25/2018 7:11:59 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | December 25, 1858
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  • On this date in 1864

    12/21/2018 4:57:30 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 229 replies
    President Lincoln receives at telegram reading: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.” YOS, General William T. Sherman Sherman’s March to the Sea was complete. He lived up to his promise to “make Georgia howl”. During the course of the six week campaign across Georgia, Sherman’s armies had destroyed 300 miles of railroad, confiscated 22,000 head of livestock, confiscated or destroyed 4,750 tons of corn and 5,250 tons of fodder. Estimated value of the property destroyed or...
  • Harper’s Weekly – December 18, 1858

    12/18/2018 5:31:59 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 11, 1858

    12/11/2018 5:04:19 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 4, 1858

    12/04/2018 5:04:15 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | December 4, 1858
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  • Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don't Submit to Gun Control

    12/03/2018 9:06:54 AM PST · by Mafe · 45 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | December 3, 2018 | Alan Mosely
    Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases in gun control, following the murder of Gary Jackson, a 28-year old security guard from Oakland, California, whose killer was armed with an “AK-47-style semi-automatic assault rifle.” Swalwell was the prosecutor in the case, and his exposure to Jackson’s autopsy reports emboldened him to seek significant gun control legislation at the federal level. Invoking the justification-induced power of the pronoun we, Swalwell writes, “We should ban possession of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose...
  • Harper’s Weekly – November 27, 1858

    11/27/2018 5:08:58 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | November 27, 1858
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  • Confederate "General" Julius Howell Recalls the 1860s

    11/24/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by Pelham · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2, 2014 | Julius Howell
    Julius Howell enlisted at 16 to fight for the Confederacy in 1862. In this 1947 recording in DC, Howell at age 101, recalls his Civil War exploits as a cavalryman at Petersburg and Richmond and his memory of the assassination of President Lincoln from a Union POW camp. The title of general is in ironic quotes because his was an honorary moniker bestowed on him years later by a Confederacy society.
  • America’s Cold Civil War

    11/21/2018 5:08:00 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Oct, 2018 | Charles R. Kesler
    In the Claremont Review of Books, we have described our current political scene as a cold civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life. One vision is based on the original Constitution as amended. This is the Constitution grounded in the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution written in 1787 and ratified in 1788. It has...
  • Our American Greatness Endures

    11/20/2018 11:18:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- In the days that followed Abraham Lincoln's 272-word speech to thousands of onlookers in this small Pennsylvania farm town, few newspapers in the country immediately reported on the speech. When they did, explains historian Michael Kraus, it was mostly dour examination filled with misquotes of the 16th president's words. "There were a lot of mistakes in those first reports. Words weren't heard well. Order was mixed up. The speech didn't appear in every newspaper the next day, or the next day, or the next day," Kraus said from his artifact-filled basement office at the Soldiers & Sailors...