On May 16th Dixie Heritage subscriber Michael Martin was on hand at an event in South Carolina where a group called “The Independent Media Institute” (IMI) staged a protest at the Calhoun monument. Michael, whose article on Strom Thurmond is below, led a counter-protest on behalf of all Southerners.

IMI talked about racism and slavery a lot, but talked very little about Calhoun even though they chose the Calhoun monument as the site of their event.

Mike, a history teacher, brought up that JFK helped rank Calhoun one of the top 5 senators in US history. he is pictured below holding a sign that triggered a bunch of snowflakes to call the cops on him. The police basically forced him to leave because more people were listening to him than to the IMI and their “BS.”

After the event, Michael sent the following letter to IMI:

I wanted to message you all personally, because I was the man that counter-demonstrated at your protest yesterday in Charleston. I was holding the sign that said “SHOW ME WHERE THE STATUE HURT YOU.” I’m a historian, teacher, father, and husband in an interracial relationship…My wife is Haitian, my daughter is mixed and we represent hundreds of people (of various races) that believe what you are doing is WRONG!

I respect that you all were there to perform “art,” but I spoke my mind in between performances because you were throwing a lot of shade on the subject. First of all, Calhoun wasn’t a Confederate. While I agree with you that slavery is a blight on our history, Calhoun wasn’t saying that he thought the idea of slavery was right. Rather, Calhoun was defending the South, which all of the country profited from, and saying that the slave population was growing (a clear sign of good health), becoming Christian, etc. Many Northerners , like Solon Robinson from New York (or even foreigners like Charles Dickens from England), made similar arguments. They pointed out that slaves in America were living better than half the laboring peasants in London factories.

Also, you kept trying to convince people that somehow this city can never move forward until we take down the statue. Well, Charleston is already one of the top tourist destinations in the country, because of (not in spite of) its history. Industries of all colors like BMW, Boeing, Volvo, Mercedes, etc are flocking here because of our lower cost of living.

You all are hypocrites, because you talk about inclusion and diversity while casting aside half of the population (or anyone that disagrees with you, like Nazis). I’ve never felt so much veiled evil and hatred in one place.

I did want to apologize for there becoming a “shouting match” as some media sources indicate. However, I refuse to let your cowardly social justice warriors, with their phony chants and hurt feelings, to intimidate me. I will continue to protest your shallow demonstrations every time you come back to Charleston, and will bring more people with me next time. You will not prevail in bringing down my history.



PS- Maybe next time, since you care so much about “HISTORICAL TRUTH” you can mention that JFK lead a commission that ranked Calhoun among the top 5 senators in US HISTORY. Or does that offend you too? Maybe we should get rid of JFK’s eternal flame in DC so none of your FOLLOWERS will get their feelings hurt?”


In follow-up to a recent story, Oran Smith, who once edited Southern Partisan, will not become executive director of South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education.

The search committee recommended Rusty Monhollon, who is an administrator with the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Smith and Monhollon were two of three finalists for the job. The third was Mary J. Broadwater, assistant divisional counsel with Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland.


Commuters will no longer be driving on Jefferson Davis Highway. The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted to rename it because, as they explained, it “symbolized white supremacy” because Davis was the president of the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865.

Delegate Mark Levine, a Democrat politician not to confused with the Republican talk radio host of the same name who also lives in Virginia, claimed the name of the highway, established in 1922, was intended “to terrorize the black population.”

Gov. Ralph Northam applauded the name change, but remember he is facing his own racial controversy from his medical school yearbook in 1984 in which he and a friend were wearing blackface and a KKK outfit.

The highway will officially be renamed Richmond Highway by Oct. 1.


State Senator Dennis Baxley of Ocala who wrote the State’s “Stand Your Ground” law has also been an outspoken defender of and advocate for Confederate monuments and heritage. and defending the Confederate States of America from critics.

Baxley was interviewed on Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, to discuss the abortion bills that passed in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. Baxley himself sponsored a similar bill in Florida last year that died in committee. Fearing that his pro-life bill may find new life in the legislature and with Governor DeSantis (who unlike the imposter Rick Scott would actually sign such a bill) NPR and other media outlets have decided to launch a smear campaign against Sen. Baxley. Basically, they are scarring anyone from co-sponsoring a baxley pro-life bill by painting Baxley as a “racist” and “white supremecist.”

In fact, the recent headline in the Miami Herald read: Confederate-Loving Florida Lawmaker Uses White-Supremacist Talking Point to Justify Abortion Ban

Use this link to contact and encourage Sen. Baxley:


Maryland’s new House Speaker, the first black woman to hold the position, is calling for the removal from the Maryland State House of a plaque commemorating Confederate soldiers. We added to our Washington D.C. trip an excursion to Annapolis (remember this issue is being written and finalized before the trip) where we will have attempted to meet with someone at Statehouse Trust (the organization that oversees the maintenance of the Capitol building and grounds). We will have more on the outcome of that effort in a later issue.


On the Hugh Hewitt Show the South Bend, Indiana’s sodomite Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Peter Buttplugger suggested changing the name of the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, an annual event for Indiana Democrats.

The bigger question, of course, and we already know its affirmative answer, is whether or not he will accept the money raised at the annual dinner named for a pair of “homophobes,” and “white supremicists”?


Because of his “tough” talk on shows like Hannity many assume that Mike Lee, the Mormon senator fro Utah is a nationalist. He is NOT. Worse, he has actually co-sponsored and introduced S.281 with none other than Kamala Harris.

S.281 would enable American tech companies to hire 300,000 Indian and Chinese nationals for “high skilled” jobs in the US at less than half of what a similar job would pay a qualified American-born worker.

Worse, S.281 will fast-track these workers to “citizenship” before the expiration of their visas so they cannot be returned to their native lands when their contracts and/or visas expire.


The Treasury department has announced that the Harriet Tubman $20 bills scheduled to go into circulation in 2020 will not be minted until 2028.

We call upon all Southerners to contact Treasury and tell them to just leave Andy Jackson on the $20. If they really want to honor Tubman certainly some type of commemorative coin could be arranged.

More About the Corpse in Garrett’s Barn
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 book The Assassination of Lincoln-History and Myth by Lloyd Lewis, originally published by Harcourt Brace & Co. back in 1929 and republished in 1994 had this to say. ‘The tale had fattened so rapidly by July, 1867, that Dr. John Frederick May, who had identified the body at the Montauk inquest, felt it necessary to make emphatic denial that he could have been wrong when he said, ‘That man is Booth.’ Dr. May, who had been leisurely enough about obeying Stanton’s order to aid in the autopsy back in 1865-it took two commands to bring the surgeon aboard the ironclad-was now quick to fight the whispers of suspicion. But the very form of his testimony now added to the suspicion rather than cleared it up. Some two years before the assassination of Lincoln, the doctor said, he had cut a tumor from the back of Booth’s neck,warning him to keep off the state until the wound healed…Under Dr. May’s care it healed, but left a large and jagged scar and it was for this mark of his scalpel that the surgeon was to hunt upon the corpse as it lay upon the Montauk. ‘The cover was removed from the body,’ said May, in tellling of his experience, ‘and to my great astonishment revealed a body in whose lineaments there was to me no resemblance of the man I had known in life. My surprise was so great that I at once said to General Barnes…There is no resemblance to Booth, nor can I believe it to be that of him.’ After looking at it a few moments I asked, ‘Is there a scar upon the back of his neck?’ He replied ‘There is!’ May finally said he could “imperfectly recognize the features of Booth. But never in a human being had a greater change taken place, from the man I had seen in the vigor of health and life to that of the haggard corpse before me.” And later on discussing his examination of the right leg of the corpse that lay before him on the Montauk, he said it was the right leg that had been broken.

Lewis noted that: “Now, by the word of the government itself, it was the left leg that Booth had broken in his jump from the theater-box on the night of the murder, and for the surgeon to note that the mysterious body had a broken right leg either proved one or the other of two things, the skeptics said: it proved that the body was not Booth’s at all, or it proved that Dr. May was too careless an observer to be credited with any authority in the matter of the scarred neck.”

So the water is still muddy! By the same token, there were doubters regarding what David Herold said when he got out of the burning barn. Lewis noted: “Herold had told Lieutenant Doherty that he didn’t know who his bed-fellow was. ‘He said his name was Boyd,’ Davy added.” According to his captors, Herold supposedly broke down on the way back to Washington and told them that his companion had really been Booth. Maybe. But if you look at the reputations of some of those that captured him-Lafayette Baker being a prime example, you really have to wonder if Herold may have been “persuaded” to change his story about who was in the barn with him. After all, there were thousands of dollars in reward money at stake here, so the feds wanted to make sure they got the “right person” (even if they didn’t).

In February, 1869 government employees dug up the body that was supposed to be Booth. President Johnson decided to allow Booth’s family to bury the “disputed corpse” in the family burial plot. Edwin Booth could not bring himself to look at the body. Supposedly, friends acted in his behalf to examine the body. It was reported that the body was that of John Wilkes Booth, but who the family friends were and what they discovered for proof was never revealed to the public. It was also announced that Booth’s dentist had identified the body by certain fillings in some of his teeth, but who the dentist was remained a state secret.

Lewis also stated that: “To make matters more perplexing, the Baltimore Gazette was soon claiming that one of its reporters had been present at the exhumation and had noted that the body had a broken right leg and that no bullet wound was visible upon it. This reporter denied one of General Baker’s assertions, made in 1867, namely, that army surgeons had removed from the dead Booth’s neck vertebrae which had been shattered by the Union bullet. No vertebrae were missing in this exhumed corpse, said the newspaper man.”

So we are left with a choice here. We can believe the government’s version or we can believe the media’s version. I have to submit that’s one lousy choice. It’s akin to looking at two professional liars and trying to figure out which one is the biggest liar. Although I don’t see that we can know for sure, I’d probably go with the government (as the biggest liar).

One thing about this situation that’s for sure-no one has really ever told us any real truth about what went down. But then, we aren’t supposed to know that anyway. That way we can’t ask all the wrong questions.

by Michael Martin

Michael Martin is an educator, writer, and historian with experience working in both public and private schools. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina where he specializes in the emerging field of sensory history.

Strom Thurmond was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, in 1902 and lived to be over 100 years old. He grew up in a time when the average person knew how to live off the land and he learned the values of health and fitness early on when he attended Clemson College, which was a military school at the time. Strom was also prone to periodic displays of toxic masculinity. In 1947, for example, he did a handstand in his trousers, in front of his new wife for a LIFE Magazine photo. Ten years later, he delivered the longest filibuster ever, at over twenty-four hours, in 1957. In 1964, he wrestled a liberal Texas Senator named Ralph Yarborough and pinned him to the floor outside the Senate chamber until Yarborough yelled “uncle.” Well into his senior years, Strom was known for his excellent shape, and he was interested in health and fitness before they became fads and pseudoscience. The advice he most frequently shared with others included:

  • Start each day with a glass of prune juice and some light exercise like push-ups.
  • No smoking or drinking.
  • Keep a set of barbells nearby for light repetition throughout the day.
  • Avoid fried food, no matter how good it tastes.
  • Avoid breads and unnecessary starches like potatoes in all their forms.
  • Avoid foods like pot likker. Never mix fatback with your vegetables. Strom’s advice on veggies? “Just steam them. Vegetables are delicious by themselves. Let God do the cooking.”
  • If you must fry foods, use canola oil, which is the lowest in saturated fat.
  • Add plenty of fiber to your diet. Use supplements like metamucil and wheat germ to get any benefits your diet may be lacking.
  • Exercise and get at least eight hours of sleep a night.
  • Drink plenty of water, at least three big glasses of water a day. This is especially helpful if done before meals, to help you eat less. Strom preferred the brand of purified water called “Poland Springs.” He declared it was as pure as South Carolina’s water, in addition to being Franklin Roosevelt’s favorite.
  • Finally, the most important advice Strom lived by was contained in a note his father wrote for him after Strom graduated from Clemson in 1923. The letter was framed, placed on the wall in his Senate office, and read:

Remember your God.

Take good care of your body and tax your nervous system as little as possible.

Obey the laws of the land.

Be strictly honest.

Associate only with the best people, morally and intellectually.

Think three times before you act once and if you are in doubt, don’t act at all.

Be prompt on your job to the minute.

Read at every spare chance and think over and try to remember what you have read.

Do not forget that skill and integrity are the keys to success


The World’s Dictatress
by Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He earned his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He is a regular on Fox News.

In his Fourth of July address to Congress in 1821, U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams stated that if America were ever to abandon its founding foreign policy of non-interventionism, she would inevitably become the world’s “dictatress” and begin behaving accordingly.

No can can deny that Adams’ prediction has come true. America has truly become the world’s dictatress – an arrogant, ruthless, brutal dictatress that brooks no dissent from anyone in the world.

Now, I use the term “America” because that’s the term Adams used. In actuality, however, it’s not America that has become the world’s dictatress. It is the U.S. government that has become the world’s dictatress.

A good example of this phenomenon involves Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen who serves as chief financial officer of the giant Chinese technology firm Huawei. Having been arrested by Canadian authorities and placed under house arrest, Meng is suffering the wrath of the world’s dictatress.

What is her purported crime? That she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. What do U.S. sanctions on Iran have to do with her? Exactly! She’s a Chinese citizen, not an American citizen. So, why is she being prosecuted by the U.S. government?

Sanctions have become a standard tool of U.S. foreign policy. With the exception of libertarians, hardly anyone raises an eyebrow over their imposition and enforcement. Their objective is to target foreign citizens with death, suffering, and economic privation as a way to bend their regime to the will of the U.S. dictratress and her brutal and ruthless agents.

After all, what could be more brutal and ruthless than to target innocent people with death and impoverishment as a way to get to their government? Most foreign citizens have as little control over the actions of their government as individual American citizens have over the actions of their government. Where is the morality in targeting innocent people, especially as a way to achieve a political goal? Isn’t that why people condemn terrorism?

It’s bad enough to target innocent foreign citizens with death and impoverishment to achieve a political goal. But it’s also important to keep in mind that sanctions are an attack on the economic liberty of the American people. Sanctions impose criminal penalties on U.S. citizens who trade with Iranians. If an American trades with Iranians, the dictatress goes after him with a vengeance, either with criminal prosecution or civil fines or both.

A good example of this phenomenon took place when the dictatress was enforcing its system of sanctions against Iraq during the 1990s. The sanctions were killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children. That’s didn’t bother the dictatress, at least not enough to bring an end to the sanctions. The idea was that if a sufficiently large number of children could be killed, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein would abdicate in favor of a U.S.-approved dictator, or that there would be a coup or a violent revolution that would accomplish the same thing. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright expressed the official view of the dictatress when she announced that the deaths of half-a-million Iraqi children from the sanctions were “worth it.”

An American citizen named Bert Sacks, who was stricken by a crisis of conscience, traveled to Iraq with medicines to help out the Iraqi people. The dictatress went after him with a vengeance, hitting him with a fine and then pursuing its collection for around a decade. See here and here.)

That is bad enough. But here is where Adams’ point comes into play. The federal government is not satisfied with just requiring its own citizens to comply with its evil system. In its role as worldwide dictatress, the federal government requires everyone in the world to comply with its evil system. The dictatress claims worldwide jurisdiction for its evil system of sanctions.

That’s why Meng Wanzhou was arrested and placed under house arrest in Canada. Yes, Canada! She wasn’t even in the United States when she was arrested. The dictatress announced that she had violated its Iran sanctions in some dealings that she supposedly had with some bank located thousands of miles away from American shores.The dictatress then prevailed on Canada to arrest her while she was in that country so that she could be extradited to the United States to stand trial for her purported violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Why are innocent foreign citizens being targeted for death and economic suffering simply because U.S. officials don’t like their government? Why are American citizens having their freedoms destroyed for the same reason? And why are foreign citizens around the world being targeted with criminal prosecution for violating the federal government’s evil system of sanctions?

It’s all because of what John Quincy Adams observed almost 200 years ago: If the United States were ever to abandon its founding foreign policy of non-interventionism, the federal government would inevitably become the world’s dictatress, and a brutal, ruthless one at that.


Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.

I know, Lord willing, that I may spend today in the layover from Hell at Boston’s Logan Airport. Assuming customs and border protection allowed me back into the country this morning I am awaiting a flight to Baltimore. Not wanting to have the pressure of getting out a newsletter while I am setting in an airport terminal I am actually typing this issue out in May, from my office in Florida. So if you are wondering why this issue is reporting news thats a few weeks old, well, now you know.

I scheduled the trip so as to arrive in the morning and fly out in the evening. Thus, if my arrival is not postponed, I will have time to check my bags for the domestic flight, leave the airport and ride the train downtown. There I will take my son on a walk of the 2.5 mile “Freedom Trail” before grabbing a sandwich and catching a train back to the airport. If you are not familiar with the Freedom Trail it consists of the following:

  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King’s Chapel and Burying Ground
  • Benjamin Franklin statue and former site of Boston Latin School
  • Old Corner Bookstore
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old State House
  • Site of the Boston Massacre
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  • USS Constitution
  • Bunker Hill Monument

Lord willing I will be speaking on Sunday near the Anteitam Battlefield in Maryland (why I’m waiting for a flight to Baltimore and not to Orlando). Many historians believe the Battle of Antietam to have been the bloodiest single day in military history. So I will be paying proper respects to the thousands of brave men (and thousands more of fearfuls ones as well) who gave their lives on September 17, 1862.

Our friend Sid Secular has worked hard to put this event together and I am very grateful to Paul Angel and everyone over at the Barnes Review not only for co-sponsoring the event but for helping to make arrangements for what I know will be a great time of both fellowship and food. Yes, lunch will be served and I’m sure that by the time I finish speaking we will all be hungry.

So if you can be anywhere near our nation’s capitol or near the Antietam Battlefield on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm please click the Antietam lecture banner, the one with my pre-bearded mug on it, and RSVP for this not-to-miss and one-of-a-kind event. I hope to have rested a little on Saturday and look forward to meeting as many of our readers as possible on Sunday.

Until Next Week,
Deo Vindice!
Chaplain Ed

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