THE SOUTH WAS RIGHT – AND STILL IS!
A teacher at Georgia’s Hephzibah High School has been placed on administrative leave after suggesting to students that people with Confederate Flag bumper stickers might be inclined to marry their siblings.
The unidentified teacher projected the image of a Confederate Flag on the classroom whiteboard during a PowerPoint presentation. The slide described the Confederate Flag as “a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister.” The text continued on with the words, “Think of it like a white trash ‘Save The Date’ card.”
Melissa Fuller, a mother of one of the students, claimed her daughter found the message offensive and immediately sent her a message of the image. Fuller, herself incensed, reposted the image on Facebook. The Facebook post immediately got over 150 comments, most of them from fellow angry parents.
THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL APPEAL LOSS OF UDC LAWSUIT
The Daily Progress reports the City Council on Monday night authorized the city attorney to appeal once a judge delivers his final ruling against removing statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore ruled last month that monuments don’t send a racially discriminatory message. He also issued a permanent injunction preventing the city from removing the statues.
A group of residents led by the UDC sued the city, citing a state law that protects war memorials. The only outstanding issue is their request for more than $600,000 in attorneys’ fees. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.
LOUISIANA UDC TO FILE ANOTHER LAWSUIT
The United Daughters of the Confederacy has already vowed to keep fighting the removal of the Confederate monument outside the Caddo Parish Courthouse, even after the Supreme Court declined to review their case.
Now, an attorney for the local chapter of the UDC has confirmed plans to file another lawsuit in hopes of putting a stop to an order giving them until November 26 to move it.
UDC Attorney Dave Knadler said the suit will argue, among other things, that the Louisiana statute cited in the Caddo Commission’s August 29 notice to remove the monument does not apply because the parish does not own the land: “We still claim the land underneath the monument. The federal court, what it ruled was we had insufficient proof to show that we owned the land underneath the monument, but that’s all.”
The suit filed in 2017 by the UDC suit was thrown out by a federal judge in Monroe last year, a decision that was later upheld by a federal appeals court.
Knadler also reiterated the group’s concerns about moving the monument: “It’s impossible to move, it’s very fragile. It’ll fall apart if we do that. Basically, unless it can be moved in one piece, it’s basically demolishing the monument.”
IN ANOTHER APPEAL
Judges for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday morning in the latest effort to counter the University of Texas’ removal of several Confederate statues.
We reported back in 2017 when UT President Gregory L. Fenves authorized the removal of statues of Confederate figures – Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and John Reagan – along with Gov. James Stephen Hogg from the UT South Mall. The statues of Lee, Johnston and Reagan were placed in storage; Hogg was later relocated to another spot on campus.
Days after the statues’ removal, members of the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit against Fenves. The organization’s named plaintiffs, David McMahon and Steven Littlefield, argued that the removal of the statues was an illegal restriction of political speech and a breach of agreement with the estate of Maj. George Washington Littlefield, who donated the statues in 1921. The lawsuit argued the university agreed at that time the statues would remain as promotion of a “Southern understanding of the Civil War” on UT’s campus.
“In removing the statues, Pres. Fenves has breached the University’s long-standing promotion of American history from the Southern perspective that it promised to its generous donor, Maj. George Washington Littlefield,” the lawsuit said.
Western District U.S. Court Judge Lee Yeakel dismissed the case in late June 2018, stating that the Sons of Confederate Veterans lacked standing, but he did not comment on whether the plaintiffs had a valid argument under the First Amendment.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans appealed Yeakel’s decision to the 5th Circuit, where they presented oral arguments for why the removal was a violation of federal free speech laws. The case was consolidated with a similar lawsuit that originated in San Antonio where two residents and the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued city leaders for making plans to remove a Confederate monument in Travis Park.
Kirk Lyons, the attorney representing the plaintiffs in both cases, told the American-Statesman on Tuesday he was arguing for standing, which lower courts had denied, saying the Sons of Confederate Veterans couldn’t prove any injury from the statues’ removal. He said his clients do have standing because the removal of Confederate monuments injures their rights to free speech. The effort is part of what Lyons believes is a national agenda to dishonor Confederate history and quiet conservatives.
“If you took every offensive monument out of Europe, their tourist industry would collapse,” Lyons said. “These people are mentally unstable.”
After Tuesday’s oral arguments, Texas Attorney General and closet liberal RINO scalywag Ken Paxton who fast-tracked the removal of other Confederate monuments issued a statement saying the court should dismiss the suit.
MARYLAND TO BUTCHER MONUMENT
A Maryland panel has voted to remove a logo that includes a Confederate Flag from a plaque in Maryland’s Capitol that honors Union and Confederate soldiers, but the state is keeping the plaque.
The State House Trust voted 3-1 by email to spend more than $2,400 to remove the logo, which includes a Confederate flag and a U.S. flag, and overlay it with a cast image of the Maryland state flag.
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Laura Mears of the Maryland Historical Trust voted for the change and to keep the plaque.
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, the state’s first black speaker, supported removing the entire plaque and voted against the plan.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Migration Policy Institute’s annual conference on law and immigration policy.
Police and security at Georgetown University refused to remove violent protestors who ultimately succeeded in removing the Secretary from the event.
PRESIDENT CARTER IS BACK TO BUSINESS
Despite taking a fall on Sunday at his home in Georgia while dressing for church, he required 14 stitches, the former President made it to the opening ceremony of this week’s Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee.
He had a bandage over his eye and was heavily bruised. But he does not appear to have suffered any permanent injury.
8 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS
Judge Victor Marrero rejected President Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns, saying he cannot endorse such a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process.” The President’s lawyers have already filed an “emergency appeal.”
BROKEN DOWN AGAIN
North Korea and US nuclear talks resumed in Sweden. The BBC reports that the talks broke down in less than a day.
SCOTUS TO REVIEW ROE V WADE
The US Supreme Court announced that it will hear an abortion case that challenges Louisiana’s clinic shutdown law.
Marie Yovanovitch, US Ambassador to Ukraine, was fired by President Trump because she was blocking the Ukrainian government’s probe of Joe Biden and bad-mouthing her boss and other US government officials to leaders in Ukraine.
HILLARY CLINTON TWEETED ON OCT. 4
“If the impeachment provision in the Constitution of the United States will not reach the offenses charged here, then perhaps that 18th-century Constitution should be abandoned to a 20th-century paper shredder!”
NY TIMES REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY
That for the first time, Joe Biden called for the impeachment of the President.
DNA COLLECTION ORDERED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed that the agency is working with the Department of Justice to start collecting DNA samples from detained migrants for entry into a national criminal database.
THE CULTURE KILLERS
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.
They came to destroy Southern culture and history-and you said nothing because you were not a Southerner. Then they came to destroy all American culture and history and you, again, said nothing because, even though you lived here, you were not an American. So let me ask you a question, if you are someone with a legitimate culture and history, what in the world makes you think they won’t get around to coming after your culture and history? Well? Just because they haven’t gotten around to you yet doesn’t mean they ain’t coming! Maybe you need to think about that. If they totally destroy American culture and history then who will be left to help you defend yours?
Don’t all answer at once now!
Many of us have noted the planned destruction of our culture here in the South. Although many of us have resisted it, not enough have gotten off their beds of ease to assist us. Much too easy just to stay at rest and let the reality shows help us drift off into nirvana or wherever it is they take us.
Has anyone ever stopped to think that the real reason for reality shows and much of the other drivel on the tube is to keep you from doing anything constructive toward preserving the culture and history God has bequeathed to you? Hadn’t even thought about that? Maybe you should!
Much of what is presented to us by the media, be it the news media or the entertainment media, is meant to destabilize us, to render us useless as anything but “useful idiots” for the leftists and Deep State types to move us around on their New World Order chessboard however they will.
For you Southern folks that this article makes uncomfortable, good! Maybe you will begin to realize you need to do something to make sure your grandchildren even have a history and heritage. If you don’t, mark my words-it will be gone!
For those that do become concerned, why not check out the Sons of Confederate Veterans website, especially a new project by the SCV called Make Dixie Great Again. With a little effort you should be able to find the SCV website and this project herein mentioned. I would urge you to check it out. Find out what you can do to help.
Also check out the website for The Confederate Society of America. They have a blog on their site with some great educational articles-stuff you need to be aware of, stuff you can pass along to your kids to help them get educated. If you think your kids will be educated about your real history and heritage in public school, forget it. In that hostile environment they will be miseducated about their real history and heritage. I know good folks that has happened to. Thankfully, in time, they realized what was happening to their grandchildren and sought sources of accurate history to help turn their grandchildren’s thinking around.
Now they are telling us the Betsy Ross flag and the “Don’t tread on me” flag are “racist.” In other words, anything they don’t like in America’s history is now “racist.” Does it ever occur to you that the people pushing all this “racist” crap are, themselves, the biggest racists of all. They claim all whites are racist. Anyone with a brain realizes that is bovine fertilizer. All that does is prove their racial animosity toward all white folks. So the white-haters are the real racists. Does it also occur to you (it should) that the people pushing and promoting all this racism have an agenda? It’s the old “divide and conquer” strategy. Easier to conquer your adversaries in detail, one at a time than all at once, so if you can get them to hate each other you can pick them off one at a time.
Just because we got Trump into office, don’t for a New York minute, thing the federal government is your friend now. There are people in the government that would deep six Trump in a millisecond if they could.
Let us never forget, the Deep State is committed to our destruction as a people. Our culture, heritage and history, particularly the Christian part of it, is something they want to totally obliterate. They are truly the sons of the Illuminists and the French Revolution. Bush 1 proved that when he let the cat out of the bag with his “New World Order” commentary several years ago.
So the culture killers are at work among us, and some of them occupy very high offices in Washington, and also in many of our state capitols. Don’t you ever wonder why so many Southern governors are in such a heat to do away with Confederate monuments? Especially when 80% of the people in their states want them left alone? Such governors are part of the culture killing Deep State that wants us all gone and our culture forgotten-so they can then replace it with something the cultural Marxists will approve of.
“Those people” need to be resisted, by every lawful and legal means-before resisting their culture killing schemes is outlawed.
I realize lots of folks just won’t want to be bothered, but the day will come when they will stand before the Lord and He will ask them “what did you do to preserve the culture and heritage I gave you?” And what will their reply be then? Do you really think the Lord will care that you watched 4,000 reality shows but did nothing to pass your heritage on to your children? Something else maybe you need to think about!
SUBMITTED BY ONE OF OUR READERS
Dear Fellow Americans:
America has always prided itself on individual rights and freedom, not demanding government-enforced ironclad uniformity of socio-political behavior by everyone. The American people should grant no less to foreign immigrants. Yet, it is also true that any society needs common guidelines of legal and moral behavior, in order to survive and thrive.
Foreign immigrants to America should be free to retain their Old World cultural practices, so long as exercise of the same is within context and constraint of the U.S. Constitution. They also should learn other Bible-based American concepts, i.e. the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. They should also learn the principle of loving neighbors as ones’ self. These are basics to general American culture, due to America’s Christian historic heritage.
English should be made America’s national language, and all foreign immigrants not already familiar with it should be required to learn it. It is the only language able to linguistically link all the rest of the world. The sun has long ago set on the British Empire, but the sun still never sets on the English language. Under protection of the Constitution First Amendment free speech rights, foreign immigrants may also retain use of their Old World languages as well.
Foreign immigrants to America should be financially independent, not needing the public treasury for their financial survival. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution text authorizes the federal government to perform this function anyway. America owes nothing to the rest of the world anyway, i.e. in America, everyone is free to pursue happiness on their own. But happiness is not guaranteed to anyone as a derivative benefit of American citizenship. Nowhere in either heaven or hell is that notion written.
QUESTION: Are moral behavior standards culturally determined, or is there a universal morality binding upon all humanity? The Holy Bible teaches the latter idea. Matthew 28:18-20. For Bible believers in Jesus Christ, therefore, there is no cultural assimilation issue. Jesus Christ has chosen His people out of the world. John 15:16.
-Lawrence K. Marsh
A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE OF SLAVERY
Part 1 of 10 – by Mike Scruggs
Mike Scruggs is the author of The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths; Lessons from the Vietnam War: Truths the Media Never Told You, and over 600 articles on military history, national security, immigration, current political affairs, Islam, and the Middle East.
The first Bishop of Ephesus, Timothy, had encountered some controversy in his young church, because among its members were both masters and slaves.
Evidently, someone in the church was using the issue to stir up enmity, perhaps for some personal or political advantage. In a letter to his protégé, the Apostle Paul writes with divinely inspired authority addressing the issue:
1 Timothy 6:1-5,
2 Timothy 3:5
Paul also elaborates on the proper conduct and relationships between masters in slaves in his general letter to the Ephesian Church:
Ephesians 6: 5-9
Paul writes something very similar to the Church at Colossus:
Colossians 3:22-25, 4:1
His instructions to Titus confirm the same themes:
We also see that the Apostle Peter, inspired by the same Spirit, agrees:
1 Peter 2: 18-19
The Bible does not promote slavery. It is also clear from the stories of Joseph and Moses in Genesis and Exodus that freedom is generally preferable to slavery. However, it is also clear from these verses and numerous others in Scripture that slavery as an institution is not condemned. Neither are slaveholders condemned unless they mistreat their slaves. It was by God’s sometimes mysterious wisdom and Providence allowed, but regulated to soften it. The most important overall themes in these Apostolic verses are mutual honor, respect, and kindness between masters and slaves, patiently relying on the wisdom and goodness of God’s Providence for peace and justice.
In researching this article, I ran across a Christian website, where its author condemned slavery, not just its abuses, but the institution of slavery and former slaveholders, as the most grievous sin imaginable. Slavery had many serious faults and was highly vulnerable to abuses, but condemning as grievous sin, what God has not condemned, is a dangerous step into arrogant moral and spiritual error and likely to bring woeful consequences.
The image of slavery in the mind of most Americans is one of chains, whips, grinding humiliation and injustice. Because of this deeply-ingrained image-basically inculcated by many decades of political propaganda-it is especially hard for many Americans to listen with open ears or understand with open minds and hearts the Apostolic teachings on a benevolent relationship between masters and slaves. It is also difficult for them to accept the historical tolerance of institutional slavery. This terrible image of slavery was, however, uncommon in reality. Interviews with thousands of former slaves during the Franklin Roosevelt Administration indicated that more than 80 percent of them had a favorable opinion of their former masters. Less than five percent had an unfavorable opinion, and few of those rose to the level that created best-selling novels.
The most distorted images, however, continue to be politicized today. It is good that by God’s Providence slavery is behind us, but the attitudes spawned by this obsessive drumming about slavery, ethnic-identity politics, and nurtured grievances feed a political agenda that is destroying the social, spiritual, and political fabric of America. Beneath the self-righteous virtue-signaling of its supporters is a campaign of hatred based on historical ignorance, distortion, and the rejection of Biblical relevance and authority.
We read in Genesis 37:26-28 that Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. But many years later, Joseph’s ultimate reaction was forgiveness and reconciliation:
Genesis 50:15-21 Slavery and forgiveness in the story of Joseph
What a contrast between the authoritative teachings of Scripture and the hateful grievance mongering, destructive mob violence, and ignorant virtue-signaling that we continually endure today!.
THE SOUTH AND “RED FLAG” LAWS
by Michael Martin
Michael Martin is a teacher, writer, and historian with experience working in both public and private schools. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and daughter, where he specializes in early Virginia history, genealogy, and the emerging field of sensory history.
These days, we see many politicians pushing relentlessly for gun control. In the wake of recent mass shootings, several so-called “conservatives” have shown their true colors by demonizing gun owners and misrepresenting the facts on the issue.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called critics of red flag laws “libertarians” and stated that “the Second Amendment is not a suicide pact.” Marco Rubio also just published a New York Times piece pushing for bi-partisan support and Donald Trump has even reportedly considered implementing a social credit score system, similar to the Chinese, in order to determine who can buy guns. At the end of the day, are any of these proposals really so different from the radical leftists that want to take guns by federal confiscation or buy-back?
What all of these politicians seemingly fail to realize is that the Second Amendment is a carefully crafted, creator-endowed right that took centuries to form. Its revocation could lead to disaster and would go against everything the Southern tradition stands for.
THE LEGAL AND HISTORIC ORIGINS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT
The debates surrounding armed citizenry go back to ancient times. Plato, for example, wrote in his Republic that oligarchies form out of an interest to protect their own wealth and typically used armed force to do so. Plato did not fully trust the masses, however, and preferred a system under a philosopher king, where citizens were provided arms for military exercise once a month and used weapons solely at the command of the state. In Laws, Plato also stated that “techniques of fighting…are skills which all citizens, male and female, must take care to acquire” despite the fact that most of his writings ultimately supported authoritarian government.
Plato’s student, Aristotle, conceived a polity with each citizen legislating, bearing arms, and working. Aristotle believed it was dangerous for arms bearing to be entrusted to one class only, such as in the case of standing armies. In Politics, he argued that the armed forces of a king should not be “strong enough to overpower…the whole population” and that “it is quite normal for the same persons to be found bearing arms and tilling the soil.” Finally, Aristotle argued that a tyrant typically wants “to keep his subjects poor, so that they may not be able to afford the cost of protecting themselves by arms and be so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for rebellion.”
In ancient Rome, the transition from republic to empire led to the near end of armed citizenry and the emergence of a standing army. The disarming of the citizenry paved the way for the rise of tyranny in Rome. While Caesar was fighting in the Gallic Wars, he made it a point to receive all weapons and hostages from the Gauls and according to Caesar’s own accounts, he “cut off the hands of all who had borne arms” and “slew a great number of them and stripped all of their arms.” The Senate became concerned over Caesar’s growing power and attempted to force a disbanding of his army before eventually assassinating him. Cicero, who was a defender of the republic and the right to bear arms, wrote De officiis, a piece that defended the murder of Caesar as a justifiable tyrannicide, and predicted that tyrants who rule by armed force will be eventually overthrown.
The Roman experience taught the importance of an armed population to philosophers and politicians like Niccolo Machiavelli. According to Machiavelli, the Romans lost much of their liberty because of Caesar’s conquests and development of a professional army. In the early sixteenth century, Machiavelli led a citizen militia and believed in properly arming, exercising, and disciplining his men. He went on to write in The Art of War that the biggest danger to society was a tyrant that had “nobody to deal with but an unarmed and defenseless multitude.” Machiavelli also practiced physical conditioning with infantry and advocating “using the crossbow, longbow, and harquebus” and even recommended accustoming youth to a weapon.
THE SOUTH AND THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Machiavelli’s insistence on armed citizenry and light exercise shows some resemblance to the later thought of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote to Peter Carr in 1785:
“Give about two [hours], every day, to exercise…As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind…Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”
Even though common law and the English Bill of Rights in 1689 generally gave Englishmen the right have arms, all men were still subjects. The seeds for the concept of a creator-endowed right to bear arms were planted by Southern men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, and George Mason. Washington and Mason formed the Fairfax County Militia Association in 1774, apart from the royal governor, because these men felt “Threat’ned with the Destruction of our Civil-rights, & Liberty,” and by 1775 Mason had stated the militia was necessary to protect “our ancient Laws and Liberty.” It was further required that each militia member keep “one Pound of Gunpowder, four Pounds of Lead, one Dozen Gun-Flints, & a pair of Bullett-Moulds, with a Cartouch Box, or a powder-horn, and Bag for Balls.”
The Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, written by Mason, stated “that a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the People, trained to Arms, is the proper, natural and safe Defence of a free state.” Jefferson, in a proposed draft of the Virginia Constitution, attempted to complete this thought by saying “No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms” and indicted the King of England for keeping standing armies in the Declaration of Independence. North Carolina’s Declaration of Rights in 1776 also stated that “the people have a right to bear arms, for the defense of the State.” One final example can be found in Richard Henry Lee’s Letters from the Federal Farmer, which indicated Lee’s preference for armed citizenry:
“It is true, the yeomanry of the country possess the lands, the weight of property, possess arms, and are too strong a body of men to be openly offended…therefore, it is urged…that men who shall govern will not dare pay any disrespect to their opinions.”
To this day, the South continues to be the cradle of gun ownership. According to the 2019 number of registered weapons in the United States, by state, most of the guns are in the South. Alabama has the highest percentage of gun permit holders at 22%, while Florida, Georgia, and Texas each have over one million permit holders. Why is the media in the United States condemning gun owners when our country has more guns than every other country in the world, but our nation does not even rank in the top 10 when it comes to deaths from gun violence? The whole issue becomes muddied when you consider that there are states like California, which has some of the strictest gun laws but has seen 20 mass shootings since 1982 – more than any other state.
Red flag laws are not a proper solution to gun violence in America. While the parameters of the law differ slightly from state to state, the basic idea is that people can be reported to authorities for any kind of behavior that is interpreted as dangerous. In the case of a social credit score, it could be that a person’s online interactions do not conform to the mainstream narratives. Maybe you could be flagged because you fly a Confederate flag on your land or have your Sons of Confederate Veterans sticker on your bumper. The possibilities are endless. Just say “no” to red flag laws, because outlawing guns will obviously not stop criminals from using them.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
My dear friend, Lloyd Sprinkle, who I know was also a dear friend to many of our readers, is now with the Lord.
Bro. Lloyd was the founder of Sprinkle Publications:
For decades Bro. Sprinkle kept some of the best Southern books in print, books like Christ in the Camp, The Great Revival in the Southern Armies, The Life and Campaigns of Lt. Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and many others.
You will want to click the link above and order your books before they are all gone. I know this is last minute, but if you are near, or can get to Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 12th, there will be a memorial service at Providence Baptist Church at 11 am.
If possible I would be there, but I am fulfilling an appointment in the mid-west.
Our prayers and condolences to the Sprinkle Family.
Do you have a Confederate ancestor that you would like to talk about for 5-15 minutes on the radio? If so, email me, just click reply to this email, and tell me about your ancestor.
Once again this week 10 military bases named for Southern generals have come under attack and there is a push to have the Dept. of Defense change all names that even hint of being “Confederate.” this week, specific attacks have been leveled in Georgia against Fort Benning and in North Carolina against Fort Bragg. Dixie Heritage continues to lobby the DoD on behalf of these bases and to retain their names.
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