Careful with quotes
In the latest SHNV appears the quote "If I’d known that it’d turn out like this, I would have never surrendered" attributed to Robert E. Lee. It’s great to see folks working to keep reality in circulation but I suspect via its casual, slangy nature that it’s a paraphrase of this:
Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand." — To Governor Fletcher S. Stockdale (September 1870), as quoted in The Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney, pp. 497-500
I found that without a fight in Wikipedia via Google. The beautiful thing about liberalism is that it has to take so many steps backward in order to go any forward, it might as well be its opposite. Liberal Wikipedia and communist Google have turbo-charged the research process beyond our wildest dreams. Of course, the REL page in Wikiquote.org is as close to self-repudiation as it can possibly be, but we can use it.
Please don’t forget, y’all, that I’ve got a page in the Nationalist Times print newspaper’s online discussion forum entitled The Defining Southern/Confederate Quotes:
Feel free to add any you’ve got — please!
But my main point is that we should always be careful how we handle quotes. They’re extremely slippery and volatile. Obviously potted ones abound. I regret to say that my grandaddy Patrick Henry’s famous quote about "religionists" appears to be totally bogus.
Sure, snopes.com is wacko-lefty, but try to catch them in an error of fact. A former director at Red Hill couldn’t verify the quote. Nothing proves it doesn’t exist somewhere in PH’s writings, but meanwhile we’re without a source and the quote loses its forensic usefulness. You who still don’t grok that sources are essential are, I fear, unarmed in the culture war.