Re: Dear President Obama: Please Don’t Honor the Arlington Confederate Monument
Sebesta’s email address is an old one, but so far, my email has not been bounced back so I’m assuming that it’s still functioning.
Mr. Sebesta
Just wanted to wish you congratulations on achieving a new low, even for you.
1. The terms of surrender at Appomattox, North Carolina, and elsewhere, did not include having to sit on our thumbs and endure slander. So you will pardon us if we have the temerity to defend ourselves when so slandered. The terms simply stated that we were to lay down our arms and go back to being a part of the Union. I would say that we fulfilled our obligations in that regard. I’m sorry that you’re upset with our failure to grovel, but look at it this way – at least you have a cause’ celebre to drive your petty little life.
2. For all the ranting that goes on today about "what caused the Civil War", I would say that the answer is quite simple…. If you really want to know what caused it, all you and James Loewen have to do is stand in front of a mirror. You will see two of the causes staring back at you. In short, the war was caused by guys like you.
Have a Dixie Day
Bill Vallante
Commack NY
Sons of Confederate Veterans (Associate Member)
Camps 3000, 1506, 1369