Dixie Heritage News – Fri, Sep 29, 2017
NOT YANKEES AND PROUD OF IT!
Sometime on Saturday, Sept. 23, almost certainly under the cover of darkness. The exact time is still a mystery. The monument of the Confederate soldier at the top of the steps at the Robeson County, North Carolina courthouse was vandalized.
Three sides of its square base were hit with black spray paint, though the messages didn’t seem particularly hateful. The words “Love,” “Jesus,” and “Feather for Heather” were written, and a cross was drawn beside “Jesus.” Additionally, two words, “Glory,” and “Confederate” were blackened, although they remained visible.
No one has been charged, and finding whoever did it will not be easy. The whodunit was made more difficult because courthouse cameras that might have captured the crime on video were not functioning because of a power outage. We think police should look for a juvenile who goes to church and has a girlfriend named Heather.
As this is being written, work is nearly complete on the restoration of the monument. County officials moved quickly. It will cost the county – no, the taxpayers – about $500 or $600.
County officials say they plan on replacing the courthouse cameras with better ones in an effort to prevent the vandalism from occurring again. But will it?
FLAG CAPES IN THE WIND
In what we believe was a false flag operation by the left to obtain media coverage, incite a school riot, and force a dress code change, students at a school in Rogersville, Tennessee four students were filmed by a local TV station wearing the Confederate Flag to class and in the hallways.
The director of schools says the dress code doesn’t specifically mention flags, but they could still be a concern.
Our guess is that this is the beginning of a liberal provocation that will likely result in the dress code being changed to appease the liberals.
ANOTHER VIRGINIA CITY TO REMOVE ITS CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL
Portsmouth, Virginia City Council voted in favor of a resolution that will see the city’s Confederate monument removed. Now the city’s attorney is set to draft a resolution to remove the memorial, according to WAVY TV 12.
Portsmouth’s Mayor suggested moving it to a nearby cemetery.
The city attorney also noted Portsmouth will likely face a lawsuit if the statue is removed.
VIRGINIA FLAGGERS FACE LEGAL CHALLENGE
A group of Virginia residents upset by a large Confederate battle flag’s display on private land adjoining Interstate 95 are taking the property owner before local zoning officials, claiming he’s violating a local ordinance that forbids roadside advertising, WTOP Radio reported Tuesday.
Patricia Healy, the attorney for the residents, says the banner effectively acts as an advertisement for the group Virginia Flaggers, a Confederate heritage organization dedicated to preserving war memorials and the flying of the Battle Flag. Virginia Flaggers is currently leasing the flag site from its owner, Hubert Wayne Cash, until 2024, WTOP said.
“The Property Owner and Virginia Flaggers, LLC have every right to use their Property and express their views as they see fit, as long as they meet the same standards are everyone else,” Ms. Healy wrote in the filing. “Stafford County needs to take immediate action to compel the flag to be rebuilt in order that it is no higher than permitted under the sign regulations.” While the text of the ordinance carves out an exception for “flags of any nation, state, or other geopolitical entity,” Ms. Healy argues that the Confederate battle flag doesn’t meet the definition. “An entity that sought to establish existence over 150 years ago and does not exist today cannot be defined as any nation, state, or other geopolitical entity,” Ms. Healy wrote, according to WTOP.
The Flag has been flying on the site since the spring of 2014, according to WTOP, and ever since Stafford County officials have repeatedly said the First Amendment rights of the property owner preclude them from taking any action on the matter.
FT WORTH FOLLOWING DALLAS’ LEAD
Less than a week after Dallas city officials voted to change the name of Robert E Lee Park , a Fort Worth city department is now considering whether one of its parks bearing the name of a Confederate President Jefferson Davis should also be changed.
DALLAS TO CHANGE SCHOOL NAMES?
Last night the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees met tocontinue the process of changing the names of four elementary schools named for Confederate Generals. The schools in question are named for Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, William Cabell and Albert Sidney Johnston. The names of Lee and Jackson are well known across the country. William Cabell was a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army and later served as Mayor of Dallas. Johnston was a General who served in the Texian Army, the United States Army and for the Confederacy. He was the highest-ranking officer killed on either side during the War.
The schools in question will have to provide a replacement name by December. The administrators and supporters of Lee Elementary have already chosen a replacement name, according to the President of the Lee Parent Teacher Association. Lee Elementary would become Geneva Heights Elementary, according to PTA President Jenn Hawkins.
JASON SPENCER SHOWS HIS TRUE SCALAWAG COLORS
Georgia’s Heritage Protection Act will go bye-bye under a new bill being proposed by State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine.
If a Georgia municipality wants to remove a Confederate monument, that is OK under the new proposed bill that would simply mandate the monument is sold to a private owner or shipped to Stone Mountain.
State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, and former Atlanta Democratic state Rep. LaDawn Jones introduced the bill to the public Wednesday during a Facebook Live event that featured a moderator, and off-screen, a number of reporters.
Spencer also said he would like to transfer Stone Mountain Park to a private owner. Jones noted there were policies she would like to change as well, “We don’t need a Confederate park in Georgia,” Jones said. “What we do need is a historical park that talks about all the Civil War. This will allow us to expand the history there, will allow us to discuss the contributions of not just the Confederate war or Confederate army soldiers, but the African-Americans who were free and enslaved that contributed, to the women who contributed, to the Native Americans who contributed during the Civil War era.”
UNLIKE GEORGIA – TENNESSEE LAW HAS TEETH
According to the Tennessee Code Annotated, right after the law proclaiming Tennessee Genealogy Month (it’s July, in case you were wondering) and right before the law proclaiming Women in STEM Month (it’s August) is the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act:
“Except as otherwise provided in this section, no memorial regarding a historic conflict, historic entity, historic event, historic figure, or historic organization that is, or is located on, public property, may be removed, renamed, relocated, altered, rededicated, or otherwise disturbed or altered.”
The exception? You can ask for a waiver from the Tennessee Historical Commission, via a legislatively approved process. As an extra layer of protection, if the waiver is granted, the government can be sued by “any person who can demonstrate a real interest in a memorial through aesthetic, architectural, cultural, economic, environmental, or historic injury.”
The act first passed the legislature in 2013, after the city of Memphis moved to rename Confederate Park, Jefferson Davis Park and Forrest Park.
An amendment to the bill in 2016 (in the wake of monuments removed in other states after the Charleston, S.C., church shooting) ensured that two-thirds of the commission must vote in favor of a waiver to remove any monument or rename any park. It’s an incredibly high bar to pass, no matter how much a municipality wants its vestiges of the Confederacy gone.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has threatened a lawsuit if the commission, at its upcoming October meeting, fails to approve the city’s waiver to remove its statue of General Forrest.
It appears, at least for now, that of all of the monument protection acts, the one in Tennessee has teeth.
LYNCHBURG COLLEGE BETRAYS HERITAGE
On Wednesday, Lynchburg College history professor Adam Dean, who spoke to a standing-room only crowd in Hopwood Auditorium gave a lecture titled “The Confederate Monument Controversy in Historical Context.”
In an introduction for Dean, fellow LC history professor Brian Crim noted the college “wanted to tackle the topic following the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville that initially was prompted by the city’s decision to remove the statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee, a move that prompted outrage from white nationalists who rallied around the statues in a violent demonstration.”
“The Confederate monuments controversy has hit the country, and Virginia, with a lot of force,” Dean said as he opened his roughly hour-long lecture.
“They are not history; they are a representation of a version of history,” Dean said. “The Lost Cause movement frames many of the Confederate statues that we see displayed in public today.”
He listed the five main tenets of the Lost Cause rhetoric as: state’s rights; the Confederacy had not lost through any fault of its own but due to overwhelming numbers and resources of the Union; that Lee and fellow Confederate leader Stonewall Jackson represented everything right about the Confederacy through each man’s character; that Union leaders Ulysses S. Grant and William Sherman were drunken criminals and butchers, and that slavery wasn’t all that bad, an argument that he said since has declined.
“As a historian, I can say there are kernels of truth and outright lies in the Lost Cause,” Dean said.
With the regular “whitewashing” of the Civil War, Dean encouraged the audience to read newspapers for themselves to see how slavery prompted the outbreak of the conflict.
Dean’s liberal discussion Wednesday was the second history lecture this semester open to the public. On Sept. 13, Dean presented “Bringing Justice to Nazi War Criminals in Australia and the UK: An Inside View of Special Investigations.”
Up next is a lecture from Luis-Alejandro Dinnella- Borrego, a visiting history professor at Lynchburg College, who will present “Patria: Exile, Nation, and War in Cuba and the United States, 1848-1895,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in Schewel Hall room 231.
OHIO TO REPLACE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT
A meeting was held Wednesday in Franklin Township over a Confederate plaque. There is still no decision on where the monument will land, but it is coming back.
Many people wanted the Robert E. Lee plaque returned to the exact spot it was removed from, along Hamilton Middletown Road next to Dixie Highway, but according to the trustees it looks like that probably won’t happen.
Donald Whisman is among the leaders in the community pushing for the plaque to be returned to it’s original location. “It was moved over the summer, and leaders in the City of Franklin said it was a right of way decision despite the fact that it had been there since the 1920’s. It wasn’t a right of way issue it was because some out of towners signed a petition. They got scared and the city took our monument in the middle of the night like a bunch of cowards,” Whisman said.
There’s a reason township officials doubt it can go back in the same spot. Originally it was thought the plaque had to be 10 feet back of the right of way, but now they’ve learned it needs to be back 50 feet.
The monument is now in Columbus getting fixed because it was damaged during the move. It should be back Monday or Tuesday, trustees said.
Brian Morris, who is President of the Franklin Township Trustees, said somewhere along Dixie Highway would be the best spot. “We just want to make sure it goes into a place that makes sense, that’s logical, and and a safe place to stay for years to come because we don’t want to do this again,” he said.
One of the trustees said there would be a public meeting to discuss where the monuments new home will be. The meeting has not been scheduled.
Dr. Clyde Wilson recently wrote that: “From the beginnings to rather recent times, sympathetic portrayals of Confederates have been a mainstay of America cinema. An astounding number of major stars without any Southern background have had no objection to favourably portraying Confederates (and other Southerners). It might be noted that two of the major figures of early American film, D.W. Griffith and Will Rogers, were the SONS of Confederate soldiers.”
“Many of these films showed Confederate flags in favourable contexts and sometimes even in glorification.”
One of our readers, John Merlin, shared a link with us recently, an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies that I saw so many years ago. You will enjoy watching Granny and Jehtro whoop the Yankees in this classic TV episode:
Historians used to know – and it was not too long ago – that the War Between the States had more to do with economics than it did with slavery. The current obsession with slavery as the “cause” of the war rests not on evidence but on ideological considerations of the present day. Gene Kizer has provided us with the conclusive case that the invasion of the Southern States by Lincoln and his party (a minority of the American people) was due to an agenda of economic domination and not to some benevolent concern for slaves. This book is rich in evidence and telling quotations and ought to be on every Southern bookshelf.
Gene Kizer persuasively shows how the North fought the South out of necessity to prevent economic collapse. No where else is proof of this motive made clearer with indisputable evidence. Mr. Kizer writes with authority from the desire to tell the truth. His common sense style is the product of honesty. One cannot read his work without concluding that this is a man to be trusted.
Football is an interesting enough game to occupy the otherwise dead time between the World Series and Spring Training (November-January)
I know, its really important to a lot of our readers, and a lot of you were outraged at what you saw this past weekend when your favorite NFL teams took to their respective fields. I was watching baseball games this last weekend and didn’t see any of it. But when I got in my truck Monday morning its all I heard on talk radio. And now its Thursday and the talking guys on the radio are still going at it non-stop.
Personally, I told myself at the beginning of the week that we were not going to get sucked into the whole NFL, stand or not stand, etc. drama in this week’ Dixie Heritage. But then Rush Limbaugh had to ask the question on Wednesday. “Mr. Snerdley,” he asked, “what would happen if an NFL player marched onto the field with a Confederate Flag.”
I was going to write at length about it. Instead, I’ve decided to just link below to the clip and you can hear El Rushbo commentate on the subject.
SOUTHERN BOY WHO WAS RAISED RIGHT
Now back to baseball. I think it was Monday night, while the rest of ya’ll were fuming and fussing that the Monday Night Football teams were taking a knee, I was watching the Cubs @ Cardinals game. In the bottom of the 2nd inning I saw a young man from Florida, who was raised with strong Southern values do something that was very gentlemanly and that reminded me that Southern parents simply do a better job of raising children than do yankee parents.
Essentially, what happened was that the Cubs 2nd Baseman / Shortstop, Addison Russell, made a dive into the stands to catch a foul ball. While he didn’t make the catch he did manage to destroy a plate of nachos being enjoyed by a fan of the opposing team.
So after the inning Russell makes a call to the stadium concessions and orders a plate of nachos. He then walks the nachos out to the bleachers and gives them to the fan. He then takes a photo with the fan who is now known, nation-wide by baseball fans as “Nacho Man.”
I was at the Cubs @ Rays games in Tampa last week. One night I enjoyed a batting helmet of nachos. They cost $20. I know, outrageous! Thats why I usually don’t order them. But we all know that hot dogs, beef sandwiches, and Nachos taste better at a ballpark.
The video above, a parody of the song “Macho Man,” tells the story of Addison Russell and “Nacho Man.”
At a time when so many professional athletes of color are making asses of themselves, and not just in the NFL, though thats where it is so obvious right now, here we find a young athlete of color showing himself to be a gentleman and conducting himself in such a adorable manner.
The difference – Southern parents and a good upbringing!
Our Friend, Brother, and Compatriot Michael “Killer” Kilpatrick passed away in his sleep last night.
Please keep the Kilpatrick family in your thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. As soon as the arrangements have been confirmed, we will let everyone know.
For those of you who are new to the Mechanized Cavalry and the SCV, Killer was the Georgia State Safety Officer, an ordained chaplain, and Chaplain for the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp 1399 in Warner Robins.
Rest Easy Dear Brother, you are rejoicing with your Creator and Riding with Forrest.
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS – AND EPISCOPALS – FOR SOUTHERN HERITAGE
Its not just Southern Baptists fighting to defend their Southern Heritage. Like Southern Baptists, Episcopalians also have a Southern Heritage that runs deep.
Many Episcopal churches date back to WBTS times and beyond and found themselves on the side of the South when their sons marched off to war.
“You do have an identifiable connection to the Confederacy,” said Doug Thompson, history professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia when addressing Episcopals recently. He said Episcopal churches prayed for the president of the Confederacy, not the Union, during the war. “Episcopalians have built into their very structure an attachment to this national [Confederate] identity.”
Just steps away from the South Carolina Statehouse, the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is discussing disenturing its Confederate dead. Gen. Wade Hampton and Southern poet laureate, Henry Timrod, are buried on the parish’s grounds. A plaque in its sanctuary honors members who died in the WBTS. However, the church doesn’t allow the display of Confederate flags, and the Very Rev. Dean Timothy Jones said Confederate Flags recently placed on soldiers’ graves were removed.
Like Southern Baptists, delegates to the national Episcopal church’s convention passed a resolution calling for the removal of Confederate battle flags from display. The call included not only taking down actual flags but also the removal of the images from iconography, like plaques and stained glass windows. Afterward, Washington National Cathedral, which is Episcopal, announced its plan to remove Confederate battle flags from two windows honoring Confederate generals Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, saying later it would remove the windows entirely and store them pending a future decision about their fate.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, is known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy” – Lee worshipped there, as did Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, who was a member of the church. In the 1890s, it became popular to memorialize family members with sanctuary wall plaques, and several sprung up in St. Paul’s that honor Confederate soldiers, some decorated with battle flags. The church vestry voted to remove the battle flags. The kneelers with the Confederate flag in needlepoint are also gone, and the church retired its coat of arms.
In Cincinnati, leaders of a historic Episcopal church there are considering whether a pair of stained-glass memorials to Lee and Episcopal Bishop Leonidas Polk, who also served as a Confederate general, should be removed.
That said, Confederate emblems have their defenders within the Episcopal ranks. They are just being drowned out by louder liberal voices.
We encourage our Episcopal brethren to stand firm and continue to fight the good fight!
Here Comes Da Judge
By Dr. Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Baldwin is a syndicated columnist, Pastor, and former presidential candidate for the Constitution Party.
Despite the massive efforts of Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the entire Washington establishment to try and defeat him, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore won the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate this past Tuesday by a landslide victory over Washington establishment toady Luther Strange.
The Washington establishment spent over $30 million trying to defeat Roy Moore in this Alabama primary election. But the same controlled establishment toadies within the State government of Alabama, who sat back and did nothing to help Judge Moore when a tyrannical federal judiciary (with the assistance of the Bush White House) removed Judge Moore from office because he refused a federal judge’s directive to stop acknowledging God, have now been shown the door BY JUDGE ROY MOORE. Who says justice is dead?
No, Judge Moore was NOT removed from office because of his Ten Commandments displays; he was removed from office for publicly ACKNOWLEDGING GOD. The Ten Commandments plaque and monument were only the manifestations of the acknowledgment of God. If you don’t believe that, below is the video of the actual exchange that took place between the prosecutor (Judas turncoat) Bill Pryor and the defendant Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore during the trial on exactly why Judge Moore was being removed from office. Count how many times you hear the words “Ten Commandments.” I’ll tell you how many times you will hear them: NONE.
The trial was not allowed to be televised–except for the public lynching when the verdict to remove Judge Moore from the bench was announced. THAT was carried by every mainstream television newscast in the country. But I was there; I saw it all for myself; and I reviewed the inside story regarding Judge Moore’s removal from office in this column last week. In that column, I quote the exchange between Bill Pryor and Judge Moore from the actual court transcript (of which I have a copy). But someone who had access to the trial uploaded this video of that exchange to the Internet. I don’t know who it was, but I’m glad they did. Watch it for yourself:
The election of Roy Moore–much, much more than the election of Donald Trump–is the sign of a citizenry that is fed up with the neocon establishment in Washington, D.C. This election serves to show the American people how important it is to elect true constitutionalists in PRIMARY ELECTIONS. Primary elections are where the establishment elite focus their time, money, and energies. And primary elections are where good candidates are most always defeated. By the time a November general election rolls around, we are usually left with two establishment candidates, and, therefore, it doesn’t matter to a hill of beans which of these lesser-of-two-evils candidates wins: the establishment already won in the primary election.
This senatorial contest in Alabama was a primary election. And, again, the Washington establishment spent over $30 million (Roy Moore’s campaign spent just over $2 million) and sent the President and Vice President of the United States to Alabama trying to defeat the constitutionalist Judge Roy Moore. Had Luther Strange won this primary election, it would not have mattered one whit who would have won the general election this December (the month this special general election will be held in Alabama). But now the people of Alabama have the opportunity to elect a REAL outsider, a REAL anti-establishment fighter, a REAL constitutionalist: Judge Roy Moore.
Donald Trump personally campaigned for Luther Strange last Friday evening in Huntsville. Vice President Mike Pence personally campaigned for Luther Strange on Monday evening (election eve) in Birmingham. But Luther Strange and his fellow establishment toadies lost.
President Trump will now publicly campaign for Judge Moore for the general election.
Roy Moore’s victory Tuesday has already sent shock waves throughout the Washington establishment. Fellow swamp creature Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) suddenly announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election. Corker knows that Roy Moore knows all about his sweetheart backroom deals with Luther Strange that are bilking Alabama taxpayers out of millions of dollars. Corker knows that Judge Moore’s election means the jig is up. Rumors are also circulating that fellow swamp creature Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is not going to seek re-election. This is not good for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Both of these men are major McConnell allies, and Corker holds the Senate’s most powerful chairmanship: he is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
On the campaign trail, Judge Moore said that if he wins the U.S. Senate seat, McConnell and his allies should “run scared.” It looks like they are already taking him seriously. I predict Mitch McConnell’s days as Senate Majority Leader are numbered too–especially if Moore wins this Senate seat. And it can’t happen soon enough.
Roy Moore beat Mitch McConnell and the Washington establishment. Moore’s victory is a clear signal. Alabamians KNOW Roy Moore is a fighter; they KNOW Roy Moore cannot be bullied or bribed; they KNOW Roy Moore will stand up to the Washington establishment; they KNOW Roy Moore does more than TALK. And they chose Roy Moore’s proven record.
Judge Moore’s victory Tuesday night is also going to inspire hundreds–maybe thousands–of genuine staunch anti-establishment outsiders to seek elected office in 2018 at virtually every level of government: municipal, county, State, and federal.
Judge Moore did more than win a primary election: he is going to inspire a national movement. Roy Moore means what he says. He truly believes God is the source of our liberties; he truly believes the Washington establishment is totally corrupt and needs to be rooted out; and he truly believes in honoring his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution. I know Roy Moore personally; and I can attest to the fact that he absolutely believes those things.
Roy Moore is the REAL DEAL. He is a genuine Christian and a committed constitutionalist.
You can bet that the establishment is not finished trying to destroy Roy Moore–not by any stretch of the imagination. When Trump stumped for Luther Strange last week, he said that Judge Moore would have a hard time winning the general election. He said that because he knows that not only will Roy Moore have to defeat the Democrat establishment, he will also have to again defeat the Republican establishment. So, Roy’s fight is far from over.
But at least this time we have a REAL FIGHTER in the ring.
CONFEDERATE HERITAGE – NOT NAZIS
Our friend, H. K. Edgerton appeared in the New American magazine recently. Click the link below to read the article:
Until Next Week,
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