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  • Floridians mark anniversary of joining the Confederacy

    01/10/2011 8:57:06 AM PST · by cowboyway · 488 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 10, 2011 - 12:00am | Kate Howard
    It was 150 years ago today that Florida declared itself sovereign from the United States. Some Southern states have marked the anniversaries of secession with celebrations; in South Carolina, a secession gala was met with protests and controversy. In Florida, a reenactment was quietly held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tallahassee on Saturday, where about 40 volunteers dressed in period attire performed a condensed version of the convention. It was at that convention where a 62-7 vote led to secession in 1861, making Florida the third state to leave and later join the Confederate States of America.
  • Professor: Southerners are Slavery-Loving Racists

    02/27/2009 6:55:09 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 67 replies · 1,273+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/27/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Remember how during the run up to the election, all the left pundits and talking heads and their compatriots in the Old Media said that no white person would vote for Barack Obama? Well, despite the singular fact that Barack Obama convincingly won the popular vote in a country that sees a majority of its voters are white, the Old Media is still insisting that all southerners are slavery-loving, neo-confederates that are no different than they were in 1860. For the Washington Post, Robert S. McElvaine is here to tell us in "The Red, the Blue and the Gray" that...
  • Treason Highway (what author refers to Jefferson Davis Highway)

    01/31/2008 9:47:17 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 429 replies · 1,557+ views
    The thought of having to dignify the legacy of the Confederacy’s only president by driving my car over his highway rather than his decrepit corpse is enough to make me want to vomit...If there is to be a Jefferson Davis Highway it should begin at the African Civil War Memorial and end at his grave, where onlookers can pull over and spit.
  • Ron Paul takes on Repubs from Lincoln to Bush

    12/27/2007 4:48:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies · 433+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 23, 2007 | Jason George
    Rep. Ron Paul told Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" Sunday that the war was a mistake – the American Civil War. "Six hundred thousand Americans died in a senseless civil war…. [President Abraham Lincoln] did this just to enhance and get rid of the original intent of the republic," Paul said.
  • KKK Founder Forest Gets Bad Rap

    09/10/2007 7:48:32 AM PDT · by meandog · 106 replies · 3,835+ views
    Fredericksburg (Va.) Free-Lance Star ^ | 9.9.07 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    KENNESAW, Ga.--Is the history of our great nation important to you? Union Gen. William T. Sherman said of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, "After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side." This came from a man who was once a foe of Forrest on the field of battle. Why do some folks attack America's heritage? Several years ago, attempts were made to change the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, Tenn. Now, there are people trying to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla. But was...
  • The Hard Hand of War

    06/07/2007 10:04:26 PM PDT · by liberty_lvr · 4 replies · 535+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 07, 2007 | Rachel Neuwirth
    Historian James M. McPherson's magnificent collection of essays This Mighty Scourge; Perspectives on the Civil War contains an essay on General William Tecumseh Sherman's famous, or infamous, "march through Georgia " that sheds light on the success of his march in bringing victory, and peace, to the United States. ********************************************* Calling such counterterrorist strikes "war crimes," as many who are critical of both America (and Israel) do, is extremely unfair. In fighting an enemy who kills soldiers and civilians without distinction, it is not possible to fight a completely "clean" war, without losing it to the terrorist enemies. No country...
  • What Does It Mean "The South Shall Rise Again":

    05/24/2007 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 1,556 replies · 21,281+ views
    The Wichita (KS) Eagle ^ | 23 May 2007 | Mark McCormick
    ...he was stunned to see two large Confederate flags flying from trucks...emblazoned with the words "The South Shall Rise Again." I'm stunned, too, that people still think it is cool to fly this flag. Our society should bury these flags -- not flaunt them...because the Confederate flag symbolizes racial tyranny to so many... ...This flag doesn't belong on city streets, in videos or in the middle of civil discussion. It belongs in our past -- in museums and in history books -- along with the ideas it represents.
  • Of the Confederate flag and false accusations

    01/28/2007 11:31:57 PM PST · by bushpilot2 · 306 replies · 4,921+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | January 28, 2007 | Jerry Patterson
    Any attempt to judge our history by today’s standards — out of the context from which it occurred — is at best problematic and at worst dishonest. For example, consider the following quotes: “So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.” “ ... there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.” By today’s standards, the person who made the first statement, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, would be considered enlightened....
  • Sen. Dodd Calls for the Removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina's Statehouse Grounds

    01/14/2007 5:48:30 PM PST · by conservativeinferno · 222 replies · 3,302+ views
    WISTV.COM (Columbia, SC) ^ | 01/14/06 | ConservativeInferno
    (Greenville-AP) January 14, 2007 - US Senator Christopher Dodd calls Sunday for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Statehouse. The Connecticut Democrat was attending a Martin Luther King Junior memorial event at a Greenville church Sunday night. He says black and white young people from South Carolina are fighting under one flag in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dodd says the Confederate flag belongs in a museum. Dodd will be at the King Day at the Dome rally at the Statehouse Monday. The event was started six years ago as the National Association for the Advancement...
  • Selected Civil War Photographs Collection

    12/23/2006 5:45:58 PM PST · by indcons · 214 replies · 5,588+ views
    The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men. An additional two hundred autographed portraits of army and navy officers, politicians, and cultural figures can be seen in the Civil War photograph album, ca. 1861-65. (James Wadsworth Family Papers). The full album pages are displayed as well as the front and verso of each carte de visite, revealing...
  • BCA wants NCAA championship events banned from S.C.

    08/01/2006 4:29:15 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 36 replies · 763+ views
    cbssportsline ^ | John K.
    The NCAA will consider expanding its ban of championship events in South Carolina, possibly disallowing baseball and football teams from hosting postseason games, because the Confederate flag is displayed on Statehouse grounds.
  • Banned sign riles heritage group

    07/18/2006 12:49:14 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 410 replies · 4,249+ views
    The State ^ | Jul. 16, 2006 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    A Confederate heritage group says its free-speech rights were violated when a landowner removed a billboard promoting Southern history near the famed Darlington Raceway. The Sons of Confederate Veterans plans to demonstrate at the State House next month and buy radio advertisements to complain about losing its billboard on U.S. 52, about two miles from the racetrack. “This is the most chilling thing I’ve seen against freedom of speech,” spokesman Don Gordon said. The Sons of Confederate Veterans bought the billboard this spring in response to remarks by a NASCAR executive about the rebel flag. The billboard featured a Confederate...
  • The Forget Hell! crowd

    02/27/2006 6:14:47 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 220 replies · 4,418+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    I love history. I’m proud of my Southern heritage. But for me to be angry to the point of protesting a moment in Southern history that happened nearly a century-and-a-half ago would be just, well, nonsensical. And would in some ways tarnish that heritage.
  • Yanking out the South?

    11/23/2005 10:55:41 AM PST · by detsaoT · 199 replies · 3,561+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2005 | Allen G. Breed
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for ''Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.'' As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Editorial Condemns Monument to Confederate Soldiers

    11/17/2005 9:35:42 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 12 replies · 981+ views
    The Decatur (Alabama) Daily ^ | 16 November 2005 | Editorial
    The idea to honor only Confederate soldiers is a bad idea...
  • Car with Confederate flag kicked, stoned in Rochester

    07/15/2005 1:05:48 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 241 replies · 5,191+ views
    startribune ^ | July 13, 2005 | ap
    ROCHESTER, Minn. -— Three men face charges after being accused of damaging a car that displayed the Confederate flag in Rochester. Police said a woman approached two people in a parked car, upset over the flag. The people sitting in the car told police the woman threatened to "get her boys to take care of it.''
  • Civil rights activist carries Confederate flag in protest

    07/02/2005 9:07:10 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 678+ views
    volunteer tv ^ | 02 July 2005
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. A civil rights activist is carrying a Confederate battle flag from Johnson City to Maryville because he says southern pride is being silenced with a pending school decision. H.K. Edgerton -- who is black -- says no more Rebel flags will be allowed at high school football games there if the school board proposal passes. The school board is expected to vote to limit flags and noise makers later this month. Maryville schools director Mike Dalton says the board feels like the group should deal with anything that's offensive to some. But Edgerton says banning the flag is...
  • Pressed by a New Invasion of Yankees, Schools of the New South Resegregate

    06/30/2005 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 323 replies · 5,278+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/30/2005 | Jonathan Tilove
    Richard McElrath and his sister, Natheley McElrath, at a community forum in West Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Michael Falco) RACE AND IMMIGRATION Pressed by a New Invasion of Yankees, Schools of the New South Resegregate BY Jonathan Tilove   CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jane Henderson's voice trembled as she implored the school board not to let Charlotte-Mecklenburg's schools resegregate any more than they already have.     Jack Heilpern, wife Mary, son James, 17, and daughter Jennifer (on stairs), 12, in the foyer of their Huntersville, N.C., home. James, a high school junior, and a fellow student started a movement...
  • THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!!!!!!! (But this troll ain't gonna be here to see it)

    05/22/2005 5:56:43 PM PDT · by confederate cowboy · 319 replies · 9,678+ views
    I believe there is alot wrong with our current goverment and I just cant wait until the south rise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Confederacy of the determined - (Southern heritage buffs vow "Confederate History Month")

    04/24/2005 6:08:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2,278 replies · 13,537+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | Christina Bellantoni
    Southern heritage buffs vow to use the Virginia gubernatorial election as a platform for designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month. The four candidates have differing views on the Confederacy, an issue that has been debated for years in the commonwealth. "We're not just a few people making a lot of noise," said Brag Bowling, a spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. "This is not a racial thing; it is good for Virginia. We're going to keep pushing this until we get it." Each candidate recently shared his...