Civil War

Denying Confederate Racism Perpetuates Racism Today

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

“The Myth of the Kindly General Lee: The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.” Adam Serwer, Jun 4, 2017 As the historian James McPherson recounts in Battle Cry of Freedom, in October of that same year, Lee proposed an exchange of prisoners […]

My Presidents vs Not My Presidents

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Since people have a hard time understanding honor, let me offer this. Not all men are perfect. We know this. The question is simple: “Did they move America forward, or did they try to take it back?” I honor the men and women who made us a “more perfect union,” not the men and women […]

CSA Constitution

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The CSA Constitution left most of the USA Constitution intact, including the supremacy clause. What did it change? 1) It invoked the favor of Almighty God (I guess He decided He preferred the USA). 2) It eliminated all reference to the “common” good or “general welfare.” 3) It created rights for slave owners. _____ Congress […]

Lincoln won the election of 1860

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Why did the Slave states rebell? Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860. What upset them about losing the election? What did Lincoln say? We know he didn’t do anything as President because the slave states seceded BEFORE he was inaugurated? What did they fear? Read Lincoln’s own words from 1859. We must not disturb […]

Who Should Modern America Honor?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The debate over the Confederate flag has finally forced America to confront its past.   In Louisiana “the mayor of New Orleans is proposing the most comprehensive plan yet to achieve lasting racial reconciliation in the wake of last month’s mass shooting in a South Carolina black church. Mitch Landrieu wants to dismantle a historic […]

Liberalism, Conservatism and the Future

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

At the end of the 19th century, Populist farmers pushed for the Federal government to rein in the abusive practices of banks and railroads.  At the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive movement actually convinced the Federal government to break up monopolies and protect consumers from unsafe food and drugs.  During the Depression, FDR […]