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Regarding the request by James King, Commander SCV Camp 141, Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson, Albany Georgia for comment at the Roanoke Times blog about the Bars and Stars I posted the following comments. I do not, however, know if they will be allowed to see the light of day. For that reason I am sending you this copy.
The viewing of the Confederate battle flag should elicit pride and respect in the heart of every Liberty loving soul that comes upon it.
It is only the ignorant, limited, or public educated automaton who would think otherwise.
In a letter to President Jefferson Davis in 1864, General Patrick Cleburne CSA predicted quite accurately:
"Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision."
Yes, the victors do indeed write the history. And, Lincoln, a despicable lout who pimped the Presidency as payment to northern bankers, industrialists, and the railroad lobby for his election became a hero as he jailed newspaper editors for disagreeing with him, deported others for the same crime, and destroyed forever the basic idea that first created this nation that our Founders stated so clearly in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident , that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed , by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Liberty can only be obtained with the Right of self Government!
The Confederate States of America fought for the Right of Self Government, the Rights and Liberties of the Individual, and they fought under the flag of the Stars and Bars. Gallant men with gallant ideals that embodied the very tenets of the Founders. This was recognized by even the foreign press such as The London Times which published on November 7, 1861:
"The contest is really for empire on the side of the North and for independence on that of the South."
The American people, North and South, went into the Civil War as Citizens of their respective States, and exited the War of Northern Aggression as subjects of a Cerberean Government that has only become larger, more intrusive, more dominating, and farther reaching as more and more of our Liberties and Freedoms are being confiscated.
The power of the lie perpetrated by The Ministry of Truth which was created by Lincoln can be seen in his often lauded "Gettysburg Speech".
Lincoln and the ensuing Ministry of Truth would have one believe the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of Right of self-determination of Government – "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth."
Lincoln’s logic would have been right at home in Orwell’s Oceania where "War is Peace" Freedom is Slavery" and "Ignorance is Strength" because the fact is the Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the Right of the People to govern themselves.
Yes, indeed! I am most proud of the Stars and Bars. It is a flag signifying honor, Liberty, and the willingness to fight for those ideals. Damn the ignorant who would demonize it and the spineless who will not defend it!