Dixie Heritage News – Fri, September 21, 2018
We expose who was behind Silent Sam’s toppling
To inaugurate the school year at Barack H. Obama Magnet School in Jackson, Mississippi (formerly named for Jefferson Davis) the city commissioned a mural of the school’s namesake, Obama. This is the first year the school (which is 97.3% Black) will be known as Obama Magnet.
VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ONGOING TENSION
A call to ban Confederate imagery in the Albemarle County School Division’s dress code again dominated a tense School Board meeting Tuesday.
Matt Haas, superintendent of the county schools, started the meeting by announcing that the Division would be partnering with Charlottesville City Schools to combat racism. Spearheaded by the Hate-Free Schools Coalition, a vocal few activists have been asking for a ban, saying Confederate images make students of color fear for their safety and do not allow for an equal learning environment. The Albemarle school district fears that banning Confederate symbols could make it liable for violating students’ First Amendment rights.
On Tuesday, activists again called on the School Board to outright ban Confederate symbols. They went so far as to roll Star Peterson in riding a wheelchair. Star was the marxist activist at Charlottesville who was supposedly hit by the car on Aug. 12, 2017. She read from a book called “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism” by sociologist Robin DiAngelo.
Before public comment, board Chairwoman Kate Acuff read the rules for public comment, emphasizing that the audience was not allowed to make sound of approval or disapproval – including snapping – while people were speaking. This was to keep the activists from disrupting anyone who disagreed with them.
The Albemarle County School Board will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the County Office Building-McIntire.
YES WERE EVEN FIGHTING FOR OUR HERITAGE UP IN CANADA
An Ontario town has rejected a call to tear down a prominent statue depicting Laura Secord’s great nephew, a doctor who joined the Confederate Army.
The granite statue, situated outside the library in Kincardine, Ont., depicts Dr. Solomon Secord, who lived in the town and died in 1910. The monument lists his life’s work, including his time with the “Southern Army during the American Civil War.”
Jeron Thompson noticed the inscription and alerted Kincardine council, calling for them to remove the statue.
The Kincardine council was lobbied and voted unanimously to keep the statue. Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie said Secord is “an important part” of local history. “Dr. Secord was loved by many residents here in Kincardine and area. According to our research, yes, he was involved in the civil war, but only as a doctor, and he treated patients from both sides. And I think that’s fairly typical of many doctors,” Eadie said.
But this battle is not won. Thompson has already been approached by leftist groups in the United States who will go to Canada and bring it up again at the next Kincardine Council meeting.
SCV CREATING FRICTION FOR COUNTRY CLUB
Activists have turned their pitchforks toward the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club for hosting a banquet for the SCV. Neither the city which owns the club’s golf course nor the management that runs the private club have commented, but the Sept. 8 event lit a small firestorm, with some jumping to attack the historic club and others to defend it.
Dixie Heritage subscriber David McCallister, a member of both the club and the Commander of the SCV camp said that they were forced to relocate their banquet last year, after threats of protest. This year, new management at the Club made the banquet facility available again this year and rented it at full market value to the SCV.
Some protestors attempted to make an issue of the banquet and its venue at Tuesday night’s Temple Terrace City Council meeting.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans responded by saying that they plan to keep holding events at the club in the future. But on Thursday the Club’s management sent a letter to the City Council effectively saying that the Club’s board had voted to not allow the SCV to rent the facility in the future. Our guess is that this was done in response to behind the scenes pressure from someone on the City Council.
THE NAVY IS APOLOGIZING AND WE WONDER WHY OUR ENEMIES LAUGH
The U.S. Navy Personnel Command issued an apology Monday evening after its Twitter account posted a motivational quote from Confederate Navy Capt. Raphael Semmes.
“It has been brought to our attention that today’s Motivation Monday post came across as insensitive. The series consists of leadership quotes throughout our Navy’s history,” the Navy Personnel Command tweeted Monday. “We used a poor example and we sincerely apologize if we’ve offended anyone.”
The quote in question read, “A military, or naval man, cannot go very far astray, who abides by the point of honor.”
The Navy Personnel Command had also shared a link with more information on Semmes, detailing in the first paragraph how Semmes was involved in the Confederate Navy.
Semmes, who also served in the Mexican-American War for the U.S. Navy, commanded the C.S.S. Alabama for the Confederate States Navy. The town of Semmes, Ala., is named after him, as is Semmes Avenue in Richmond.
DRED SCOTT STATUE TO BE ERECTED IN ALABAMA?
A statue showing an enslaved couple pulling the chains of oppression could be erected in Lauderdale County near a monument honoring the Confederate dead.
After more than a year of campaigning, hosting community discussions and pitching five different designs for a social justice monument, Florence-based nonprofit Project Say Something on Tuesday selected a statue featuring Dred and Harriet Scott.
The organization is working on a presentation for the Lauderdale County Commission. If the design is approved by commissioners, the organization will then start raising the funds needed to create the statue itself.
The monument would be erected next to the 115-year-old Confederate memorial located in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse.
LAWYER HAYMER NEEDS TO GO GET A LIFE!
A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed.
Niles Haymer, a lawyer for defendant Ronnie Anderson, released copies Tuesday of his new motion to have Anderson’s case moved out of state court in the city of Clinton, where a Confederate monument stands outside the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse.
We reported when a judge rejected a similar motion in August, saying Haymer filed too late. That same judge also threw out a serious firearms charge against Anderson. District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla has now filed a new felony charge against Anderson, involving illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
That gives Haymer an opportunity to renew his argument that the 30-foot-high monument – a soldier on a pedestal erected in 1909 during the Jim Crow era – signals that a black defendant cannot get a fair trial in East Feliciana Parish, which is about 30 miles north of Baton Rouge.
SCV UPS REWARD
Financial contributions from angry citizens have caused a reward to grow to $10,000 for information on who vandalized a Confederate monument in a South Georgia cemetery.
The reward, up from the $2,000 originally offered by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, shows how outraged citizens are about the vandalism, which was discovered Aug. 31, according to a member of a local veterans group.
The increase is due to a “grassroots effort with many different donors,” said Adam Bazemore of Camp 549 Sons of Confederate Veterans. “Some gave $100, some gave $500.”
The statue is “priceless,” he said, because it was purchased by survivors of soldiers who died in battle.
NEW SOUTH CAROLINA MUSEUM DISPLAY
A rare third national Confederate Flag that has been in the care of a Greenville family for generations has been restored and is on display at the Museum and Library of Confederate History, located at 15 Boyce Street in Greenville.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS EFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
This was never about Russia. It was always about bringing down President Trump and reversing the results of the 2016 election.
Now that the Russia collusion narrative has collapsed, Congressman Adam Schiff wants to go after Trump for money laundering and when that burns out, it’ll be something else.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he plans to reignite a full-blown probe into Trump if the House flips in November. He specifically intends to look into allegations of laundering money through the Trump Organization.
In fact, Fox News recently reported that it had received official transcripts that show disgraced FBI agency lawyer Lisa Page told Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) during a closed-door hearing in July that, by the time special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the FBI had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Despite having not even a whiff of proof, however, a special counsel was appointed to probe Trump’s presi- dential campaign.
While multiple Russian citizens and companies have been indicted in the investigation, no U.S. citizen has been indicted or prosecuted for anything related to allegations of conspiring with Russia to influence a U.S. election.
IT GOES DEEPER THAN YOU’D EVER IMAGINE
A Stanford University Psychiatry Professor named Dr. Christine Blasey has become the latest centerpiece of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plot to harm President Trump with her last-minute allegation, just days prior to US Senate confirmation, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to sexually assault her over 30 years ago when they were teenage school children.
What the media is not reporting is that Dr. Blasey currently oversees the CIA Undergraduate Internship Program Stanford University developed by the notorious CIA-connected Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges-who himself, in 1985, took into his care the homeless woman Lois Lang who assassinated CIA paymaster Nick Deak-and that afterwards saw the CIA’s black operations monies being controlled by Ralph G. Blasey Jr. who, not so mysteriously, just happens to be the father of Dr. Christine Blasey.
COULD DO THE SAME IN US – MAYBE THEY ALREADY ARE?
The top Internet search engine in the world, Google, denies it is actively censoring conservative viewpoints in the United States, but, according to news website “The Intercept,” in China, Google has already built a censored search engine just for the Chinese. According to the report, Google searches actually link a user’s Internet searches to their personal phone numbers, making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries and arrest them if they research taboo topics.
TWITTER – NO, JUST TWITS
Despite the fact that the federal government, the Supreme Court, and lawyers across the country use the words “illegal alien” to describe people who illegally enter the country, because that’s the definition in the law, social media giant Twitter has banned the term, labelling it “hateful content,” and sent out warnings to anyone who uses it.
by Al Benson, Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the Editor of the Copperhead Chronicle. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South.
The conservative movement in this country has always been plagued by the infiltration of (how can I say this nicely) out and out fakes-people who claimed conservative credentials but were, in reality, on the other side. You can say some of these people were part of the Deep State 40-50 years ago, before we even realized there was such a thing.
Many have noted that William F. Buckley seems to fit into this category. I realize there are some who will contend that Buckley was a sterling conservative, but note with me some information from the John Birch Society bulletin for March of this year. You just may find out some things about Mr. Buckley you were unaware of. The JBS bulletin notes that: “Perhaps the worst indictment of Buckley is that he was a member of the secret society located at Yale University, Skull and Bones.
The history of this organization’s members is globalist at best, and in many instances they have openly abetted totalitarians. According to some, Skull and Bones had ties to the Illuminati…” Both Bush 1 and Bush 2 as well as John Kerry were members. Years ago I picked up a book written by Antony Sutton called America’s Secret Establishment-An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones printed by Liberty House Press in Billings, Montana. I don’t even know if it’s still available or not but you can check Amazon or other sources to see. Mr. Sutton was quite a historian and he studied Skull and Bones all the way back to its origins. The JBS bulletin observes that: “Few knew of Buckley’s membership and cooperation with fellow Skull and Bones members. Neither then nor now has it been well known that Buckley was a CIA operative…Today more people are beginning to understand that our intelligence community has a lot to answer for.
The intelligence community has not become involved in the Deep State; the Deep State was inside the intelligence community from the beginning. Allen Dulles was the first director of the CIA. He and his brother, John Foster Dulles, were members of the Council on Foreign Relations from the beginning. They were very much involved in implanting socialism in the established churches of America and also very instrumental in planting the idea that treaties supersede the Constitution, an idea that prior to World War 1 was never seriously entertained. More than one defector from the Soviet bloc of countries stated that some CIA personnel were part of the communist apparatus here in the United States. On one occasion, a defector said that his debriefing officer for the CIA was a man he handled as a subordinate in the Soviet spy apparatus.”
Kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it? I hope I’m wrong, but I have a hunch that Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue as to how deeply imbedded the Deep State really is in this country, nor, if he is not a historian, or at least a voracious reader, does he have a clue as to how long it has really been here. Although some might disagree, I would be willing to wager that the Deep State, in some form, goes all the way back to before the War of Northern Aggression.
The very fact that “reconstruction” never really ended, but rather has been continually updated since the end of that War would tend to support this idea. Just a little something for you all to reflect on-past and present.
WAR AGAINST TEEN DRIVERS
by Eric Peters
Eric Peters is an automotive columnist and author of Automotive Atrocities and Road Hogs and Don’t Get Taken for a Ride!
Did you know the average cost of car insurance for a 16-year-old is almost $3,000 annually? This assumes assuming no tickets, no accidents and a good scholastic record. Yes, they actually check the kid’s grades and use that as a metric for determining his “risk profile,” just as adult drivers are dunned by the insurance mafia if their credit score isn’t top-shelf, regardless of their driving record.
So, a $250 per month cost-of-entry before the car even leaves the driveway. Before the kid puts gas in the thing.
Before the kid even has a car to put gas into.
How is he supposed to get a car – or afford gas – when he is obliged to pony up $250 each month to the insurance mafia?
Most adults with full-time jobs would have serious troubling dealing with a $250/month nut for insurance.
How is a teenage kid working a minimum wage/part-time gig supposed to deal with it?
Faced with this extortion – and that’s exactly the right word; there’s no choice about paying the $250 per month, if the kid wants to drive legally – many simply opt out. A record-high percentage of 16-25-year-olds haven’t even got a driver’s license and forget the car. They stay home instead, game and text. When they need to get somewhere, they ride share or Uber or something that doesn’t require them to spend a minimum of 20-25 hours working at minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) gig hauling pizzas or some such just to tithe the mafia.
More and more of them just don’t care about cars – or driving.
One way to get people out of cars – an agenda that has existed since at least the early ’70s in furtive “urban planning” circles but which has become aggressively obvious in recent years – is to make sure they never get into them. And the easiest way to do that is to make driving prohibitively and unavoidably expensive for new drivers especially. If they never learn to drive, they’ll never miss not driving. (See my article on the Proletarianization of Transportation for more on this.)
A kid doesn’t have to buy a new car or even a $3,000 used car. He can buy any car that rolls under its own power or even not – to be fixed up and made capable of rolling as the kid’s means permit.
This latter being part of the bonding experience with cars generations of teen drivers experienced growing up.
One of my high school buddies owned a palsied chocolate brown ’77 Datsun B210 with no reverse. Well, it had a reverse. Said so, right there on the shifter. It just didn’t work. When it was time to back out of the 7-11 parking lot, we’d simultaneously open the doors and push the car back with our feet, Fred Flintstone-style.
That car – in which we had numerous adventures – cost my friend less than $300 and the insurance was nowhere near $3,000.
Which is why my friend – all my friends – had a car, however decrepit. And were able to drive them. On our own part-time/minimum-wage nickel.
This was the 1980s. Everyone drove as soon as they legally could and some before then. We champed at the bit to get our driver’s licenses; it was a major life event, a clear sign of almost-adulthood. We became independent, no longer tethered to home and mom and dad.
No one who wasn’t in a wheelchair didn’t have a driver’s license. The big nut for us was getting the car to go with it. Which we managed because the car was the main expense and we had the freedom to buy what we could afford.
But $3,000 for coverage renders the car a moot point.
It requires almost full-time work to afford that and the car plus the gas and not many 16-year-olds are working full time because they can’t. The law requires them to be in school full time, whether they’d prefer to be working being as irrelevant as my desire to keep what I earn rather than have half of it stolen from me by the multi-tiered thievery that styles itself “taxation.”
Usurious insurance cuts the connection between young man (and young woman) and machine before one is ever established. You cannot love what you never knew.
And tithing the mafia is all-but-unavoidable today. There is no way out for the current crop of teen would-be-drivers.
It’s not like it was back in the pre-police state days, when you could – as it is styled – “get away” with driving without tithing, if the cost was too usurious. There weren’t automated license plate readers back in the ’80s – or even the early 2000s – and the mafia didn’t have instant access to your DMV records and wasn’t IV connected to the DMV, able to narc you out to the DMV the instant they noticed your “coverage” had lapsed or simply been cancelled
This was also the pre-checkpoint era, too. No “papers, please” pit stops.
Provided you didn’t cause a problem there was no problem.
Today, the chances of being sussed out as a mafia scofflaw are much higher – and the consequences as or even more severe than they would be if you actually did cause a problem.
You might as well drive drunk on the sidewalk; the end result is more or less the same – in terms of what the government will do to you if you’re caught driving without tithing. And for the parents, too. A teen being a legal minor, it is his parents who will be dragooned in for the rubber hose treatment if their young son or daughter is caught driving sans tithing.
Effectively, the parents are thus dragooned into being the mafia’s agents – ensuring compliance. And since the kids can’t afford the $3k nut – and most parents can’t, either – the kid doesn’t merely give up driving, he never bothers with it at all.
This is the beauty of the thing – from the standpoint of both the insurance mafia (which can enforce policy premiums that are worse than gangster loan shark interest rates because the gangster doesn’t force you to take out the loan, doesn’t punish you for not borrowing money) and the get-them-out-of-cars-early “urban planner” crowd.
Money – and power. Not necessarily in that order, but the same things, at the end of the day.
The adults go slowly broke trying to keep alive their love of cars and of driving – while their kids never even get to first base, so to speak. They learn to love dependence – or at least, they get used to it.
Because it’s all they’ve ever known.
ITS THE CONSTITUTION – NOT KAVANAUGH
by Walter E. Williams
Walter E. Williams is an American economist, commentator, and Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is also a syndicated columnist and author known for his classical liberal and libertarian conservative views.
One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people.” Today’s reality is the polar opposite of that vision. The powers of the federal government are numerous and indefinite, and those of state governments are few and defined.
If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court a vision closer to that of the Framers than the vision of those who believe that the Constitution is a “living document.” Those Americans rallying against Kavanaugh’s confirmation are really against the U.S. Constitution rather than the man – Judge Kavanaugh – whom I believe would take seriously his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Was Madison misinformed or just plain ignorant about the powers delegated to Congress? Before we answer, let’s examine statements of other possibly “misinformed” Americans. In 1796, on the floor of the House of Representatives, William Giles of Virginia condemned a relief measure for fire victims, saying the purpose and the right of Congress is to attend to not what generosity and humanity require but instead what their duty requires. In 1854, President Franklin Pierce vetoed a bill intended to help the mentally ill, writing to the Senate, “I can not find any authority in the Constitution for making the federal government the great almoner of public charity.” He added that to approve such spending would “be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive of the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.” President Grover Cleveland out-vetoed his predecessors by vetoing 584 acts of Congress, including many congressional spending bills, during his two terms as president in the late 1800s. His often-given veto message was, “I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.” By the way, President Cleveland was a Democrat.
Were the Founding Fathers, previous congressmen and previous presidents who could not find constitutional authority for today’s massive federal government intervention just plain stupid, ignorant, callous and uncaring? Article 1 of the Constitution defines the role of Congress. Its Section 8 lists powers delegated to Congress. I examined our Constitution, looking to see whether an Article 5 amendment had been enacted authorizing Congress to spend money for business bailouts, prescription drugs, education, Social Security and thousands of other spending measures in today’s federal budget. I found no such amendment. Contrary to what our Constitution permits, Congress taxes and spends for anything upon which it can muster a majority vote.
But I found a constitutional loophole that many congressmen use as a blank check, as well as justification to control most aspects of our lives – namely, the general welfare clause. The Constitution’s preamble contains the phrase “promote the general welfare,” and Article 1, Section 8 contains the phrase “provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States.” What did the Framers mean by “general welfare”? In 1817, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but were restrained to those specifically enumerated.” Madison wrote: “With respect to the words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”
THE UNPARDONABLE HERESY
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Patrick J. Buchanan is a political commentator who was was senior advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. He ran for President in 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Our diversity is our greatest strength–NOT
After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific.”
Reaction to Carlson’s question, with some declaring him a racist for having raised it, suggests that what we are dealing with here is not a demonstrable truth but a creed not subject to debate.
Yet the question remains valid: Where is the scientific, historic or empirical evidence that the greater the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?
From recent decades, it seems more true to say the reverse: The more diverse a nation, the greater the danger of its disintegration.
Ethnic diversity, after all, tore apart our mighty Cold War rival, splintering the Soviet Union into 15 nations, three of which – Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia – have since split further along ethnic lines.
Russia had to fight two wars to hold onto Chechnya and prevent the diverse peoples of the North Caucasus from splitting off on ethnic grounds, as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan had done.
Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nations.
And even as we proclaim diversity to be our greatest strength, nations everywhere are recoiling from it.
The rise of populism and nationalism across Europe is a reaction to the new diversity represented by the Arab, Asian and African millions who have lately come, and the tens of millions desperate to enter.
Center-left and center-right parties are losing ground in European elections because they are seen as feckless in meeting what more and more indigenous Europeans believe to be an existential threat – mass migration from across the Med.
Japan’s population has ceased to grow, and each year brings fewer toddlers into its schools. Yet Tokyo resists the racial and ethnic diversity greater immigration would bring. Why, if diversity is a strength?
What South Koreans dream of is uniting again with the 22 million separated members of their national family who live in the North, but share the same history and blood.
This summer, in its Basic Law, Israel declared itself an ethnonational state and national home of the Jewish people. African migrants crossing the Sinai to seek sanctuary in Israel are unwelcome.
Consider China, which seeks this century to surpass America as the first power on earth. Does Xi Jinping welcome a greater racial, ethnic and cultural diversity within his county as, say, Barack Obama does in ours?
In his western province of Xinjiang, Xi has set up an archipelago of detention camps. Purpose: Re-educate his country’s Uighurs and Kazakhs by purging them of their religious and tribal identities, and making them and their children more like Han Chinese in allegiance to the Communist Party and Chinese nation.
Xi fears that the 10 million Uighurs of Xinjiang, as an ethnic and religious minority, predominantly Muslim, wish to break away and establish an East Turkestan, a nation of their own, out of China. And he is correct.
What China is doing is brutalitarian. But what China is saying with its ruthless policy is that diversity – religious, racial, cultural – can break us apart as it did the USSR. And we are not going to let that happen.
Do the Buddhists of Myanmar cherish the religious diversity that the Muslim Rohingya of Rakhine State bring to their country?
America has always been more than an idea, an ideology or a propositional nation. It is a country that belongs to a separate and identifiable people with its own history, heroes, holidays, symbols, songs, myths, mores – its own culture.
Again, where is the evidence that the more Americans who can trace their roots to the Third World, and not to Europe, the stronger we will be?
Is the Britain of Theresa May, with its new racial, religious and ethnic diversity, a stronger nation than was the U.K. of Lloyd George, which ruled a fourth of mankind in 1920?
Was it not the unity Bismarck forged among the diverse Germanic peoples, bringing them into a single nation under the Kaiser in 1871, that made Germany a far stronger and more formidable power in Europe?
Empires, confederations and alliances are multiethnic and multicultural. And, inevitably, their diversity pulls them apart.
The British Empire was the greatest in modern history. What tore it apart? Tribalism, the demands of diverse peoples, rooted in blood and soil, to be rid of foreign rule and to have their own place in the sun.
And who are loudest in preaching that our diversity is our strength?
Are they not the same people who told us that democracy was the destiny of all mankind and that, as the world’s “exceptional nation,” we must seize the opportunity of our global preeminence to impose its blessings on the less enlightened tribes of the Middle East and Hindu Kush?
If the establishment is proven wrong about greater diversity bringing greater strength to America, there will be no do-over for the USA.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
A new group is emerging on the national scene called the Make It Right Project who has 10 Confederate monuments across the United States on their list that they will systematically work to be taken down or removed. The newest monument added to the list at #10 is the Denton, Texas Confederate soldier memorial, erected in 1918 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
In Texas, Dallas’ Confederate War Memorial and Houston’s Spirit of the Confederacy statues are also on the list. So are the John C. Calhoun Monument in Charleston and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson statues in Charlottesville, Virginia. Earlier this year, in Charlottesville, the group paid for a billboard advertisement.
The Make It Right top-10 list was formed back in the spring. The Denton statue was added to the #10 spot when “Silent Sam,” the statue of a Confederate soldier on the University of North Carolina campus, was torn down by protesters in August. It had been No. 2 on the Make It Right list.
The Denton officials have resisted local calls to remove the statue. Now they are going to face an organized national opposition with busloads of protestors being brought in regularly. They may even stage another violent protest like the one they pulled over at UNC. Compatriots in the denton area need to show support to their local officials and area Police need to be on the alert!
We found our about Make It Right because we dug deeper into the Silent Sam issue than anyone else. Now that we have identified our enemy we know who we will be up against and where we need to concentrate our lobbying efforts. Will you help to fund the fight?
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