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  • Death of History

    It is said that if we ignore history, we will repeat it. How can we follow this quintessential maxim if we allow people to erase or rewrite history? Recently, Charlottesville City in Virginia, voted to tear down a statue of Robert E. Lee at a cost of $300,000. Once councilman claimed it was “delusional” to believe anything different than the “Confederate states had as their primary aim the preservation of a way of life in which enslaved humans.” No, Councilman, your statement is a rewrite of history. There were those who wanted to preserve slavery, but Lee was not one...
  • Poll: 20 percent of Trump supporters disapprove of the Emancipation Proclamation (NYT hit job)

    02/25/2016 9:58:42 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 54 replies
    NYT via wpxi.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2016 | Yolanda Arrington
    By Yolanda Arrington Courtesy of Rare.us Donald Trump has faced his share of criticism about his comments on immigrants, Muslims, and women while on the campaign trail. Despite the controversies, his political star is shining brighter than ever. The New York Times took a closer look at the people who are backing him in the race to the White House to see just where they stand on the issues. Specifically, the paper looked at the racial beliefs of the Republican front-runner's supporters. The deep dive into the numbers turned up one startling finding: nearly 20 percent of Trump's supporters did...
  • Emancipation Hell

    01/17/2016 1:26:17 PM PST · by soakncider · 126 replies
    That is why, within just a few months of the Proclamation, a number of commanders in the field...felt sanctioned to unleash the equivalent of what in the 20th century came to be called "total war"-a war upon civilians and their property in the South, with attendant looting, murder, arson, and rape, and neither women, children, the old and infirm, or oftentimes even blacks, were spared. As General-in-Chief Halleck noted in a letter to Ulysses Grant on March 31, 1863: The character of the war has very much changed..There is now no possible hope of reconciliation with the rebels..There can be...
  • Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

    05/25/2015 5:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | May 25 2015 | THEODORE R. JOHNSON III
    They have long been overrepresented in the military, serving and dying for a country that has not always celebrated their freedom or rewarded their sacrifice.Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    04/28/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 193 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents.
  • The Challenge: Spiritual Slavery

    04/16/2015 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.This Thursday is Emancipation Day. It’s the 153rd anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed the thousands of slaves who lived in Washington, D.C. That day in the midst of the Civil War marked the beginning of a great and dramatic change in our nation, which began with the capital—the heart of our nation—and slowly worked its way throughout the rest of the country. After President Lincoln signed the Act into law, an author of an editorial in a New York newspaper, The Anglo-African, joyfully...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ´The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order´

    11/20/2014 5:40:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Caroline May ^ | 11/20/14 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi argues President Barack Obama has ample authority to take executive actions as many presidents before him have done, including President Abraham Lincoln. “Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. “People have to understand how presidents have made change in our country, Congress catching up, and in the case of Ronald Reagan, improving what Congress has done.” Obama is poised to announce his long-anticipated executive actions on immigration Thursday night. Reports indicate he will move to grant legal status to about five million illegal immigrants.
  • Did Lincoln Want to Ship Black People Back to Africa?

    09/27/2014 12:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Root ^ | September 22, 2014 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage. Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 92: When President Abraham Lincoln met with free black leaders in 1862, what did he propose? Today marks the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “shot heard ’round the world.” I’m referring, of course, to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation he fired off from the White House on...
  • White House Predicts Record Tax Haul Next Year

    11/18/2013 11:43:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    The Administration is predicting that the federal government will take in over $3 trillion in taxes in 2014. This works out to nearly $30,000 per full-time worker. Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney touted this “unprecedented achievement as yet another historic moment for President Obama. When we consider the number of persons who have left the workforce and the number who have been shifted to part-time work during his term the accomplishment is even more amazing. The portion of the population tasked with funding the government is shrinking at the same time that more are gaining access to its benefits. In...
  • Over 8 Million Leave Labor Force under Obama

    02/11/2013 10:05:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    In what the Obama Administration is characterizing as a “great surge in human freedom,” it was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that there are 8.5 million fewer people in the labor force than when Obama took office in January of 2009. “The Great Emancipator himself only freed 4 million slaves,” said Press Secretary Jay Carney. “Without the bloodshed of a civil war, President Obama has enabled more than twice as many to escape from the drudgery of having to work for a living.” Carney boasted that “those in the GOP who try to cast this achievement as a...
  • Emancipation: January 1, 1863

    01/01/2013 6:56:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Abraham Lincoln had been warned by Gen. George B. McClellan not to interfere with the institution of slavery. McClellan was a “War Democrat,” willing to fight to preserve the Union, but unwilling to do anything about the root cause of the rebellion that threatened the life of the nation. Ironically, it was McClellan’s victory at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, that had given Lincoln the opportunity he needed to issue his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In that document, the President warned rebellious states in the South that they...
  • Obama to Spin Amnesty as his "Emancipation Proclamation"

    06/25/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT · by publius321 · 22 replies
    "...An “emancipation proclamation” is how he will have his servants such as Andrea Mitchell and David Gregory spin this recent declaration. They are working tirelessly at NBC; just last week they had another of their weekend anchor/propagandists actually comparing Jeremiah Wright to FREDERICK DOUGLASS! So what is his "end game"? Why does he continue to methodically manufacture these specious Lincoln "equivalencies"? When observed within the context of his agenda, this could reasonably be interpreted as ANOTHER part of the equation to eventually force secession and foment civil war..."
  • Obama and Debt Crisis like Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation?

    07/23/2011 4:23:50 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 22, 2011 | Jennifer Suzara
    In recent weeks, there have been many metaphors and analogies from President Obama in describing the negotiations on the debt and the deficit. He's used terms like "shared sacrifice," "eat our peas," and putting aside "our sacred cows" in the name coming to an agreement. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Mr. Obama said Lincoln had his convictions, but he was constantly making concessions and compromises. "[T]he great emancipator was making a compromise in the Emancipation Proclamation because he thought it was necessary in terms of advancing the goals of preserving the Union and winning the war," Obama said. The...
  • Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    02/10/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/9/2011 | Stephan Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents. Historians have debated how seriously Lincoln took colonization efforts, but Mr. Magness said the...
  • GOP = the party of civil rights. Democrats = the party of white supremacy

    11/05/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 1+ views
    I was recently emailed an article by Frank Ross called 15 questions for Democrats. It demonstrates some of the lies being told that republicans are racist. Reality check. Its the opposite. Liberals are racistWhich is the Real 'Racist' Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats Big Journalism Posted by Frank Ross Feb 8th 2010 Once upon a time former Governor, Presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democrat National Committee called the GOP the "White Party." CNN commentator Lou Dobbs took Dean to task for his language. So was Dr. Dean, and those among the Left who share his understanding of history, accurate?...
  • a Republican President issued the Emancipation Proclamation

    09/22/2010 7:55:54 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 260 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 22, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Effective at yearend, all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory would be "forever free."
  • Horatio Seymour, racist Democrat presidential nominee

    09/10/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 11 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 10, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1862, the Democratic Party nominated Horatio Seymour for Governor of New York. Seymour denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as "a proposal for the butchery of women and children, for scenes of lust and rapine, for arson and murder unparalleled in the history of the world." At the onset of the Civil War, Seymour had called for the federal government to allow the rebel states to secede if they insisted on preserving slavery.
  • Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, Republicans

    08/10/2010 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 50 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 10, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1863, Frederick Douglass (R-MD) met with President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) for the first time. Senator Samuel Pomeroy (R-KS) escorted Douglass to the War Department building. On arrival, Douglass urged Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to allow equal pay for African-American soldiers in the U.S. Army. Though sympathetic, Stanton said that would require congressional approval, which he supported. Next, Douglass was introduced to the president at the White House. Lincoln stood and shook his hand "just as you have seen one gentleman receive another," Douglass later recounted. "I at once felt myself in the present of an...
  • the 13th Amendment

    05/14/2009 4:41:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 634+ views
    Constitution of the United States, via FindLaw et al ^ | adopted December 6, 1865 | The Framers et al
    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.