DUDE, Where’s My Car?
Two people were found guilty Thursday of bringing down the Silent Sam monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last August while similar charges for two others were dropped.
Shawn Birchfield-Finn and Raul Jimenez were charged with misdemeanor injury to real property, injury to personal property, disorderly conduct and riot.
Judge Lunsford Long sentenced both men to 24 hours in jail, a $500 fine plus court costs. The Judge couldn’t forget to charge the “court costs” because those monies go straight into HIS retirement account, a little secret most peoplke don’t know.
Charges against Lauren Aucoin and Jonathan Fuller were dropped. According to the judge, the state did not present evidence that the two were out there the day the statue was toppled.
MEANWHILE IN CHARLOTTE
Prosecutors have dropped a vandalism charge and dismissed the case against a 28-year-old Davidson, North Carolina, man accused of defacing a Confederate soldier monument in neighboring Cornelius, court records show.
JEFF DAVIS HWY TO BE RENAMED
The Arlington County Board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution urging the Commonwealth Transportation Board to change the name of the 2.56-mile section of Route 1 Designated by the Virginia General Assembly in 1922 as Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway.
Virginia law for decades prohibited the CTB from renaming highways designated by the General Assembly, but that statute was changed in 2012.
Arlington expects to spend about $17,000 on new streets signs, according to the county.
VIRGINIA JUDGE GETS IT RIGHT
In Charlottesville, Circuit Judge Richard Moore has ruled that two statues of Confederate generals are war monuments and cannot be removed under state law.
Judge Moore’s decision states it was clear that the statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were created to be war memorials. He said that the Charlottesville city council violated state law in 2016 when it voted to remove them.
Judge Moore said that there are still several outstanding issues that he has not ruled on yet, such as if city council members could be held liable for damages and legal fees because of their efforts to remove the statues, whether there should be a jury trial and the appliance of an equal protection defense.
“While some people obviously see Lee and Jackson as symbols of white supremacy, others see them as brilliant military tacticians or complex leaders in a difficult time (much like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, William Tecumseh Sherman, or even Oliver Cromwell or Dietrich Bonhoeffer), and do not think of white supremacy at all and certainly do not believe in, accept, or agree with such,” Moore wrote.
GEORGIA GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL
Governor Kemp signed the Confederate monuments bill last week Friday. The measure will fine those convicted of vandalizing monuments up to three times the cost of the damage, as well as legal fees and expenses for repairing or replacing the monument.
The legislation came about partly in response to failed proposals that would have allowed local governments to remove Confederate monuments.
LOW-LIFE MAYOR TOOK A “SICK DAY”
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) was one of the first Mayors to remove Confederate statue setting the precedent for overnight removal without approval from City Council or other authoritative boards. This week her dishonor was reminded that there is a God in Heaven!
FBI and IRS agents last week Thursday raided the home of the Mayor as well as Baltimore City Hall, and the Maryland Center for Adult Training. Pugh previously led the nonprofit job training program.
Pugh is under investigation over sales of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books. The Baltimore Sun reported last month that Kaiser Permanente paid about $114,000 for 20,000 copies of Pugh’s books between 2015 and 2018. In 2017, the City’s spending board, which Pugh sits on, awarded a $48 million contract to Kaiser to provide health benefits to city employees.
Pugh, who became mayor in 2016, also resigned last month from the board of directors for the University of Maryland Medical System after The Sun reported that the hospital purchased 100,000 copies of her “Healthy Holly” books for $500,000.
Pugh, who is on “leave of absence” this week to “recover from pneumonia” eMailed in her resignation on Thursday. The City Council accepted her resignation without reservation.
GOVERNOR REMOVES FLAG
When the flags from every other state in the union went up in Liberty State Park Friday as part of an annual tradition Gov. Phil Murphy ordered Mississippi’s flag to be taken down.
“The Confederate symbol displayed on the Mississippi State flag is reprehensible and does not reflect our values of inclusivity and equality,” Murphy said in a statement.
The governor ordered the United States flag to fly in Mississippi’s place.
DOES IT QUALIFY AS A PROTEST?
About a dozen “protestors,” led by Bruce Seaman, waved US Flags on the downtown square of Ocala, Florida last week Friday in protest of Mayor Kent Guinn’s proclomation that April 26th was Confederate Memorial Day.
In response, hundreds contacted the Mayor’s office to show support.
Meanwhile, Council president Rich and the City Manager are asking the City Council to revoke the proclomation “after the fact.”
CRAZY CREEPY UNCLE JOE SUPPORTED ROBERT E. LEE
Then Sen. Joe Biden’s voting record from 1975 to 1977 appears to indicate that the just-announced Democrat presidential candidate is a flaming hypocrite.
In 1975 then Sen. Biden voted in favor of a bill to reinstate deceased Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s citizenship.
Now fast-forward to this past week, when the former senator turned vice president turned presidential candidate attacked President Trump for the remarks he’d made after the calamitous rally that occurred two years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.
PRESIDENT GOES ON RECORD
In response to crazy, creepy Uncle Joe, President Trump has defended his 2017 comments when he said those advocating to keep Confederate monuments were “fine people.” He has also praised Robert E. Lee as a “great general” saying that Lee’s statue should NOT be removed.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar died Sunday at 87.
NRA SOAP OPERA
The National Rifle Association is praising Gov. Eric Holcomb for signing legislation strengthening Indiana’s “stand your ground” laws and removing the fee for certain firearm carry permits.
Holcomb signed the legislation during the National Rifle Association annual leadership forum on Friday.
The legislation will also allow people to carry firearms to church, even if there is a school on the grounds, unless the owner of the land specifically prohibits it. NRA official Chris Cox says the laws signed by the governor ensures that the most vulnerable gun owners are able to protect themselves without worrying about the cost of a license.
An estimated 80,000 NRA members are in Indianapolis for the group’s annual leadership forum this weekend. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the gathering Friday.
MEANWHILE AND LONG OVERDUE
Wayne LaPierre says he is being ousted as the head of the NRA, according to The Wall Street Journal, the 69-year-old executive vice president suggested he is being pressured to resign by Oliver North over allegations of financial misconduct.
AND NOW TO “PILE ON”
New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into the NRA, Oliver North, and Wayne LaPierre. Letitia says she is hoping to see the NRA’s non-profit status revoked by the IRS.
Back in the 90’s, hundreds of thousands started seeing through Wayne LaPierre moved their membership from the NRA to the https://gunowners.org
The Board has unanimously elected Carolyn Meadows to replace Oliver North as president of the National Rifle Association. Mrs Meadows is currently the chairwoman of Stone Mountain Memorial Association which manages the Georgia-based Stone Mountain Park.
Meadows is also a board member of the American Conservative Union.
MUSLIM “SOFT” PORN
Halima Aden is now the first Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to wear hijab and burkini in her photo spread.
DID HILLARY LOSE AGAIN?
More than 200 Indonesian election workers have died after the world’s biggest single-day elections.
BLOOMBERG REPORTS THAT
“Almost half of all jobs could be wiped out in 20 years due to automation.”
“The future of work could bring more inequality and social tensions.”
CELEBRATING LENIN’S BIRTHDAY
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 kids in our public schools in this town, and probably most others as well, had the day off from school today. Whether they realized it or not, they were celebrating the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the Communist butcher of the Soviet Union.
Over the years, Lenin’s birth was never celebrated here until they started celebrating it on April 22, 1970, which was the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Since that date it has been celebrated every year in this country.
Although they don’t often mention his name during these celebrations, they do try to promote ideas that would have warmed the cockles of his heart-ideas such as government control of the environment. Lenin would have just loved the “Green New Deal” that is presently being touted by all the up and coming socialists in what passes for our Congress today. The use of fossil fuels being outlawed, the use of personal automobiles being curtailed because of that. all these ideas of “free stuff” for everyone-Lenin would have been all in favor of all this because, in the end, it all bespeaks of government control over everything and that was Lenin’s fondest dream.
Government control of the means of production, government control over your ability to travel, government control over your child’s education-and therefore government control over what your kids are taught for history or about their culture and heritage. I can see Lenin simply drooling in anticipation over all this-his fondest dream.
He didn’t live long enough to see all that, poor baby, but in our day his erstwhile disciples are laboring 28 hours a day (overtime) to make sure all this gets brought about in his memory.
And, as for the celebration of his birthday on every April 22nd, well, they still don’t mention his name to all those “useful idiots” they have conned into celebrating his birthday. It’s almost like they are ashamed, or afraid, to let people know what they are really celebrating, because if they really knew, some of them might not celebrate it at all-so they don’t tell them what this day is really all about. Instead they cover that information up by calling this day Earth Day. That should be enough to fool the uninitiated and the naïve-and usually it is!
Untold Truth: The Battle of Lexington
by Dr. Chuck Baldwin
Dr. Chuck Baldwin is a radio broadcaster, syndicated columnist, and pastor dedicated to preserving the historic principles upon which America was founded.
Tomorrow, April 19, is rightly identified as “Patriots’ Day.” April 19, 1775, should be regarded as important a date to Americans as July 4, 1776. It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate Patriots’ Day as enthusiastically as we do Independence Day. It’s even more shameful that many Americans don’t even know what actually happened on this day back in 1775.
This was the day the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired. It was the day America’s War for Independence began. It was the day that the deaths of eight Christian men at the hands of a bloody, tyrannical British government led to the liberation of the American nation and defeat of London’s subjugation of the American people.
How fitting that this year (2019) April 19 falls on the same day that the death of one man-the Lord Jesus Christ-at the hands of the bloody, tyrannical Roman and Jewish governments led to the spiritual liberation of true Israel (“the Israel of God”-Gal. 6:16-ALL who come to faith in Christ) and the defeat of Jerusalem’s and Rome’s subjugation of God’s people.
Being warned of approaching British troops by Dr. Joseph Warren (who dispatched Paul Revere and William Dawes to Lexington and Concord with the news), Pastor Jonas Clark alerted his congregants at the Church of Lexington that the British army was on its way to seize the colonists’ weapons and to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock. Both of these men had taken refuge in Pastor Clark’s home with about a dozen of the pastor’s armed men guarding the house. Other men from the congregation (around 75-80 in number) stood with their muskets on Lexington Green when over 800 British troops appeared before them at barely the break of day. The militia commander, John Parker, told his fellow colonists, “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
According to eyewitnesses, British soldiers opened fire on the militiamen without warning (the British command to disperse and the British soldiers’ opening salvo of gunfire were simultaneous), immediately killing eight of the colonists (including Parker’s cousin, Jonas), of whom at least seven were Pastor Clark’s parishioners. In self-defense, the Minutemen took cover and returned fire. These were the first shots of the Revolutionary War.
Again, this took place on Lexington Green, which was located in the shadow of the church house where those men worshipped each Sunday. The men who were guarding Adams and Hancock escorted them out of harm’s way shortly before the British troops arrived. Without a doubt, the heroic efforts of Pastor Clark and the brave Minutemen at the Church of Lexington saved the lives of Sam Adams and John Hancock. And eight of those brave men gave their lives protecting two men who became two of America’s greatest Founding Fathers. Without question, Pastor Jonas Clark and his men are as important to the story of America’s independence as any of our Founding Fathers.
According to Pastor Clark, these are the names of the eight men who died on Lexington Green on that fateful April morning: Robert Munroe, Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, cousins Jonathan Harrington Jr. and Caleb Harrington, Isaac Muzzy and John Brown, all of Lexington, and one Mr. Porter of Woburn.
By the time the British troops arrived at the Concord Bridge, hundreds of colonists had amassed a defense of the bridge. A horrific battle took place, and the British troops were routed and soon retreated back to Boston. America’s War for Independence had begun.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, these two elements of our history are lost to the vast majority of Americans today: 1) it was attempted gun confiscation by the British troops that ignited America’s War for Independence, and 2) it was a pastor and the men of his congregation that mostly comprised the “Minutemen” who resisted the British troops that had come to arrest Hancock and Adams and seize the firearms of the colonists.
Today, the vast majority of America’s pastors are totally passive to the abridgments of our liberties-especially our God-given right (and duty) to keep and bear arms. The difference between colonial America and America today is modern America is almost totally void of the patriot pulpit. Pastors are doing almost nothing to teach people the Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty and self-defense.
As a result of the lack of spiritual instruction from America’s pastors regarding the fundamental principles of liberty, our federal and many State governments are in the process of trampling the liberties of our people in a way that is reminiscent of old King George-not the least of which is the implementation of “red flag” gun confiscation laws.
The State of Colorado recently became the 15th State to implement a “red flag” gun confiscation law. The other states that have implemented “red flag” gun confiscation laws are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
Where are the pastors and Christian “Minutemen” in these states to stand up against these tyrannical gun confiscation laws? We can talk all day about needing men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson today, but I want to remind you that without the colonial patriot pastors, there would not have been a Washington or Jefferson.
With that thought in mind, I want to devote today’s column to honoring the brave preachers of colonial America-these “children of the Pilgrims,” as one colonial pastor’s descendant put it.
It really wasn’t that long ago. However, with the way America’s clergymen act today, one would think that preachers such as James Caldwell, John Peter Muhlenberg and Jonas Clark never existed. But they did exist; and without them, this country we call the United States of America would not exist.
Caldwell was a Presbyterian; Muhlenberg was a Lutheran; and no one really seems to know what denomination (if any) Jonas Clark claimed. But these men had one thing in common (besides their faith in Jesus Christ): They were all ardent patriots who participated in America’s War for Independence-and in the case of Jonas Clark, actually ignited it.
James Caldwell was called “The Rebel High Priest” or “The Fighting Chaplain.” Caldwell is most famous for the “Give ’em Watts!” story.
During the Springfield (New Jersey) engagement, the colonial militia ran out of wadding for their muskets. Quickly, Caldwell galloped to the Presbyterian Church, and returning with an armload of hymnals, threw them to the ground and hollered, “Now, boys, give ’em Watts!” He was referring to the famous hymn writer, Isaac Watts, of course.
The British hated Caldwell so much, they murdered his wife, Hannah, in her own home, as she sat with her children on her bed. Later, a fellow American was bribed by the British to assassinate Pastor Caldwell-which is exactly what he did. Americans loyal to the Crown burned both his house and church. No less than three cities and two public schools in the State of New Jersey bear his name today.
John Peter Muhlenberg
John Peter Muhlenberg was pastor of a Lutheran church in Woodstock, Virginia, when hostilities erupted between Great Britain and the American colonies. When news of Bunker Hill reached Virginia, Muhlenberg preached a sermon from Ecclesiastes 3 to his congregation. He reminded his parishioners that there was a time to preach and a time to fight. He said that, for him, the time to preach was past, and it was time to fight. He then threw off his vestments and stood before his congregants in the uniform of a Virginia colonel.
Muhlenberg was later promoted to brigadier-general in the Continental Army and later to major general. He participated in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and Yorktown. He went on to serve in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate.
As I said at the beginning of this column, Jonas Clark was the pastor of the Church of Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775, the day that British troops marched on Concord with orders to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize the firearms of the colonists. It was Pastor Clark’s male congregants who were the first ones to face off against the British troops as they marched through Lexington.
When you hear the story of the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington, remember those Minutemen were Pastor Jonas Clark and the men of his congregation. On the One Year Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, Clark preached a sermon based upon his eyewitness testimony of the event. He called his sermon The Fate Of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors And God’s Tender Care Of His Distressed People.
Book publisher Gerald Nordskog writes this about Pastor Clark:
As the pastor of the church at Lexington, he typically gave four sermons a week, written out and orally presented-nearly 2200 sermons in his lifetime. His preaching was vigorous in style, animated in manner, instructive in matter, and delivered with uncommon energy and zeal, with an agreeable and powerful voice. His sermons were rarely less than an hour, often more.
Nordskog then quotes the Rev. William Ware, who wrote the following a little less than one hundred years after the Battle of Lexington:
It can be regarded only as a singularly happy circumstance that, as Lexington was to be the place where resistance to the power of England was first to occur, and the great act of a declaration of war first to be made by the act of the people in the blood to be there shed, making the place forever famous in history, the minister of Lexington should have been a man of the principles, character, courage, and energy of Mr. Clark.
It can be regarded he was eminently a man produced by the times-more than equal to them; rather a guide and leader. All his previous life, his preaching, his intercourse and conversation among the people had been but a continued and most effectual preparation for the noble stand taken by his people on the morning of the 19th of April, 1775. The militia on the Common that morning were the same who filled the pews of the meetinghouse on the Sunday morning before, and the same who hung upon the rear of the retreating enemy in the forenoon and throughout the day. They were only carrying the preaching of the many previous years into practice.
It would not be beyond the truth to assert that there was no person at that time and in that vicinity-not only no clergyman but no other person of whatever calling or profession, who took a firmer stand for the liberties of the country, or was more ready to perform the duties and endure the sacrifices of a patriot, than the minister of Lexington.
When the struggle actually commenced, the people were ready for it, thoroughly acquainted with the reasons on which the duty of resistance was founded, and prepared to discharge the duty at every hazard. No population within the compass of the Colonies were better prepared for the events of the 19th of April, than the people of Lexington; no people to whom the events of that day could more safely have been entrusted; none more worthy of the duties that fell to their lot; or who better deserved the honours which have followed the faithful performance of them. No single individual probably did so much to educate the people up to that point of intelligence, firmness, and courage, as their honoured and beloved pastor. (The Battle Of LEXINGTON: A Sermon And Eyewitness Narrative, Jonas Clark, Pastor, Church Of Lexington, Nordskog Publishing, California, 2007)
On the 239th anniversary of Pastor Clark’s message, I delivered his famous sermon word-for-word to the people of Liberty Fellowship. (I hasten to say that it appears that my Baldwin ancestors were related to Jonas Clark by marriage. That, added to the fact that I am likely descended from colonial pastor Ebenezer Baldwin and also from Abraham Baldwin-a signer of the U.S. Constitution-means that the blood of patriots flows deeply in my veins.)
Watch the message and 1) hear the eyewitness testimony of the Battle of Lexington, and 2) hear the kind of preaching common in colonial America, the kind of preaching that birthed the greatest free country to ever exist-and the kind of preaching RARELY heard in America today.
Order my word-for-word message reenactment of Pastor Jonas Clark’s sermon that told the true story of the Battle of Lexington and expounded the Biblical principles regarding the Natural right of free men to resist tyranny and fight for liberty here.
Of course, Clark, Muhlenberg and Caldwell were not the only ones to participate in America’s fight for independence. There were Episcopalian ministers such as Dr. Samuel Provoost of New York, Dr. John Croes of New Jersey and Robert Smith of South Carolina. Presbyterian ministers such as Adam Boyd of North Carolina and James Armstrong of Maryland, along with many others, also took part.
So many Baptist preachers participated in America’s War for Independence that, at the conclusion of the war, President George Washington wrote a personal letter to the Baptist people saying, “I recollect with satisfaction that the religious Society of which you are Members, have been, throughout America, uniformly, and almost unanimously, the firm friends to civil liberty, and the preserving Promoters of our glorious revolution.”
Thomas Jefferson wrote to a Baptist congregation and said, “We have acted together from the origin to the end of a memorable Revolution.”
And although not every pastor was able to actively participate in our fight for independence, so many pastors throughout colonial America preached the principles of liberty and independence from their pulpits that the British Crown created a moniker for them: The Black Regiment (referring to the long, black robes that so many colonial clergymen wore in the pulpit). Without question, the courageous preaching of America’s patriot pastors provided the colonies with the inspiration and resolve to resist the tyranny of Great Britain and win America’s freedom and independence.
America cut its spiritual teeth on the powerful preaching of men such as James Caldwell, John Peter Muhlenberg and, yes, Jonas Clark. This is the fighting heritage of America’s pastors and preachers.
So, what has happened? What has happened to that fighting spirit that once existed-almost universally-throughout America’s Christian denominations? How have preachers become so timid and cowardly that they will stand apathetic and mute as America faces the destruction of its liberties? Where are the preachers to explain, expound and extrapolate the principles of liberty from Holy Writ?
I am absolutely convinced that one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) reasons that liberty and constitutional government are disappearing in America today is because the sermons most Americans usually hear from modern pulpits refuse to deal with the great Biblical truths relating to liberty and Natural Law, and, therefore, our Christian people are mostly uneducated and ignorant of these principles. This milquetoast preaching has made it next to impossible to find Christian men with the courage and resolve-and more importantly with the knowledge and understanding-to stand against the assaults against our liberties.
Then again, for the most part, our churches have the kind of pastors that the people want, don’t they? I wonder just how many churches today would even tolerate the kind of sermons Jonas Clark delivered.
So, ask yourself, dear Christian friend: If you claim to be a patriot, why do you stay in a church that lacks a patriot pastor? We have the kind of government we vote for and the kind of sermons we attend and support. If you want sermons that courageously deal with the Biblical principles of liberty, then support the preachers that deliver those kinds of sermons.
At any rate, tomorrow, April 19, marks one of the most significant dates in American history. And it is significant in great part because of the courage and sacrifice of one pastor and one church congregation: Pastor Jonas Clark and the Church of Lexington.
I wonder how many pastors across the country will even bother to mention the significance of this day from their pulpits. Worse, I wonder how many people in the congregation will even miss it when they don’t.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
The first brand new car that I bought was a 1992 Ford Festiva. I was a cash strapped college student so I had to buy a car on a budget. I gave just $5,300 (actually $3,300 because I got $2,000 for my 1971 Dodge trade since the service manager wanted to make a stock car out of it) and drove it off the showroom floor at Art Hill Ford in Merrilville, Indiana. Would to God that I could buy a brand new car for $5,300 today.
I chose the Festiva because I had called the service department and asked the writer who answered my call what vehicle he saw the least. His immediate answer was “Festiva, we never see those, they are made in Korea by Kia and they just never break.”
It was a great choice. It was a peppy 5-speed and I got 53 miles per gallon driving without a/c (easy to do in Chicago area).
A year later, I was in a better financial situation and had gotten married so I traded it for a sedan. For decades I have regretted trading the car.
So fast-forward 27 years and the car has been setting on a dealer’s lot in South Carolina with just 62K original miles. The car is still super clean. You can see dozens of pictures here:
The dealer was asking $5,500 or $200 more than what it sold for as a new car. I offered $3,000. He respopnded by lowering the asking price to $4,200 and listing it on eBay where some lucky guy scooped it up earlier this week.
If one of our readers happened to have bought the car please invite me to come over and drive it.
Yes, this was a middle-aged man’s attempt to reclaim something of his youth. And before you are too critical remember that we all have something of our past we wish we would have never lost and that we wish we could get back.
And did I fail to mention that our kids do not get it? I showed my son the pictures of the car and he wanted to know why I’ve even bothered to keep up with the car all these years. He also thought it was ugly. That said, he told me that he wouldn’t say no to any car on his 16th birthday (poor kid, thinks he’s getting a car for his b-day) but lets just say it took a LOT of talking for him to even begin to gain any sense of appreciation for what a great car it really was / is.
My very first car was a 1974 Ford Maverick with a bazillion miles on it. I have a 1:24 dealer promo scale model of it in my office. My son’s appreciation of it is also weak.
And I say all that to say this, sadly, for many of our kids and grandkids, their appreciation of our heritage is about the same as my son’s appreciation of my cars.
Our heritage, like classic cars, yes you can put a blue classic car license plate on a 1992 Festiva, require work. That Festiva, hopefully you’ve looked at the dozens of pics by now if not click above, is in such great condition because owners have put in the work through the years. If I were to buy a 1974 Maverick I’d likely have a LOT of restoration work to do.
Building monuments, mainaining monuments, maintaining cemeteries, cleaning up after vandalism, keeping vigil, restoring artifacts, going to council and commissioners and legislature meetings, it is WORK.
And maintaining our cars and our heritage costs $$$$$.
For both we do it because it is our passion!
Little by little I’m winning my son over to the 1992 Ford Festiva. By God’s grace, years ago, I won him over to a great appreciation for his ancestry and heritage. BOTH have required passion and work. And while I am not asking you to be passionate about a 1992 Ford Festiva (buy me one for my birthday and I can be passionate enough for both of us, plus I’ll get great mileage driving all over to the meetings I have to go to to keep our monuments in place) I do hope that you are passionate about our history and that you are doing the work, not just to maintain the monuments, but to pass the passion on to your kids and grandkids. Because monuments, like cars, RUST. They must be maintained not only by us, but by those to whom we will one day pass them onto.
Until Next Week,
P.O. Box 618
Lowell, FL 32663