Sunday, July 19, 2015

A More Perfect Union Formed in 1861 – The Great American Political Divide

"The congress of delegates from the seceding States convened at Montgomery, Alabama, according to appointment, on February 4, 1861. Their first work was to prepare a provisional constitution for the new confederacy, to be formed of the States which had withdrawn from the Union, for which the style "Confederate States of America" was adopted.

The constitution was adopted on February 8, to continue if force for one year, unless superseded at an earlier date by a permanent organization. On the next day [February 9] an election was held for the chief executive offices, resulting, as I afterward learned, in my election to the Presidency, with the Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia as Vice President.

President Jefferson Davis's Inaugural Address [excerpt]:

"Our present political position has been achieved in a manner unprecedented in the history of nations. It illustrates the American idea that governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established. The right solemnly proclaimed at the birth of the United States, and which has been solemnly affirmed and reaffirmed in the Bill of Rights of the States subsequently admitted into the Union of 1789, undeniably recognizes in the people the power to resume the authority delegated for the purposes of government.

Thus the sovereign States here represented have proceeded to form this Confederacy; and it is by abuse of language that their act has been denominated a revolution. They formed a new alliance, but within each State its government has remained; so that the rights of person and property have not been disturbed. The agent through which they communicated with foreign nations is changed, but this does not necessarily interrupt their international relations.

We have changed the constituent parts, but not the system of government. The Constitution framed by our fathers is that of these Confederate States. In their exposition of it, and in the judicial construction it has received, we have a light which reveals its true meaning. Reverently let us invoke the God of our Fathers to guide and protect us in our efforts to perpetuate the principles which by his blessing they were able to vindicate, establish, and transmit to their posterity."

(The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Jefferson Davis, DaCapo, 1990, pp. 197-203)

Saturday, July 18, 2015


What Kind of people are these? They protect and cherish their own heritage while obliterating that of another. Honored emblems of valor no longer have their place in the wind. Monuments that have stood for more than a century are in peril and now they've gone to digging up dead bodies and moving them around. Are these the people, owners of the same voices that have long called so loudly for civil rights, equality and tolerance?  Indeed, they are the same liberal vermin that have slithered from beneath rocks of socialism for years.

Apparently the watchmen who have kept these vile designs at bay for generations have been replaced by legions of complacent Southerners who are not worthy of that title, nor a precious heritage - who will go along with most anything.

That may be - for now. If there is a certainly in this world, things change and they change back again. You will never eradicate the birthright from my heart without removing the heart itself. Rejoice while you can you smug vandals of America and the equally misguided world. The same "noble" creatures who now seek to deny an entire people the rights they, themselves,  so champion will not stop with removing the Cross of St. Andrew from public view. They seek to "cleanse" your museums and historical sites. Mark my words, these same people will one day be back to banish your pastors, burn your Bibles close your churches, and yes - dare we say it - haul down "Old Glory." Will you then think it is no big deal and just a Southern thing?

John Wayne Dobson
Macon, GA

Friday, July 17, 2015

Foreign Mercenaries Invade the South


Author Ella Lonn writes that "The [German] Forty-Eighters, who came to control the powerful German-American press, were mostly stanch crusaders who would not yield an inch on what they regarded as a matter of principle." Many of them were radical reformers, political idealists, social revolutionaries and religious skeptics determined to remake the world, and European correspondent Edward Dicey reported on their influence in America in his 1863 "Spectator of America." They knew little or nothing of America's founding principles and were   continuing their socialist revolution on these shores.

Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political Divide

Foreign Mercenaries Invade the South

"[As] soon as we left Maryland for [western] Virginia, the scene changed. Here, for the first time in the States, I saw the symptoms of squalid, Old World poverty. Miserable wooden shanty hovels, broken windows stuffed with rags, and dirty children playing together with the pigs on the dung heaps before the doors, gave an Irish air of decay to the few scattered villages through which the railroad passed.

Our train, owing to the necessity of proceeding with extreme caution during the night, through fear of the obstructions which Secessionist sympathizers might have laid across the line . . . our progress to the end was a dismal and dreary one.

Still, Wheeling is a go-ahead place, in its way, for a Southern city, and has proved loyal to the Union. It will be the capital of the new State of Western Virginia, if it ever succeeds in establishing its independence; and it is the headquarters of the emancipation party in the State, probably because its German population is considerable.

General John Fremont had his headquarters here, when in command of the mountain district, and the town was, therefore, filled with foreign officers. A crowd of new arrivals [included] my old acquaintance, Major, Colonel, General, or whatever his rank may now be, Von Traubenfass. My friend is a mystery to me, as to everyone else. He has served, of course, in the Spanish legion – in the wars of the Rio Grande – in the Schleswig-Holstein campaign. He has been in the service of half a dozen Indian princes, and has a perfect galaxy of orders from deposed potentates.

When I met him last, twelve months before, he was a general unattached in the Garibaldian army, and received a very handsome salary for his unknown services. Now, he was an instructor of cavalry. What nation he belongs to, who he has been, where he comes from, or what his age is, are all questions I have asked in vain.

Of Cincinnati . . . what struck me most was the German air of the place and people. It was hard, strolling through the streets, to realize that you were not in some city of the old German Vaterland. [One noticed] the number of German names – Hartmans, Meyers, Schmidt, and so on – written above the shop-doors. A sluggish canal runs through the town [and] called "Ueber dem Rhein." Here, across the "Rhine," the Germans have brought their fatherland with them.

With many, too, of the younger generation, who had probably been born in the New World, the placid expression of the German face was already changed for the sharp anxious look so universal to the native-born American. The notion is, that the heavy taxation which must follow this war for years will stop the German emigration.

(Spectator of America, A Classic Document About Lincoln and Civil War America by a Foreign Correspondent (1863), Edward Dicey, Herbert Mitgang, editor, UGA Press, 1989, excerpts, pp. 164, 169-171)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Equestrian Statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest


Nathan Bedford Forrest was a great American military leader who fought to win and made every effort to attain victory even when vastly outnumbered. He was admired by all, and those who attended his funeral noted the number of black people "among the thousands of mourners who viewed his corpse and followed it to the cemetery."

Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political Divide

The Equestrian Statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest

"The height of the entire monument is 22 feet. The height of the bronze figure is 9', and it weighs ninety-five hundred pounds. The cost of the structure approximates thirty-three thousand dollars.

In Forrest Park, Memphis, Tennessee, surrounded by fifteen thousand spectators, at 2:30PM on May 16 [1905] little Miss Kathleen Bradley pulled the cord that released the veil from the magnificent equestrian statue of her illustrious great- grandfather, Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

There was momentary silence as the imposing grandeur of this colossal bronze figure of the great "Wizard of the Saddle" and his steed met the gaze of the expectant crowd, then a wild cheer broke from hundreds of his old surviving followers clustered around the base and was enthusiastically taken up by the vast multitude.

The idea of erecting a monument to General Forrest was first projected in 1886, but it was not until 1891 that it took definite shape and a monument association was organized for this purpose. On November 18, 1900, the design was accepted and the order was given to the sculptor, Charles H. Niehaus. The designer of the base was Mr. B.C. Alsup, and it is built of Tennessee marble. The statue, which was made in Europe, arrived in Memphis on April 16, and was placed on its base a day or two later.

The unveiling of the monument was attended with elaborate ceremonies. In the big parade were most of the surviving staff officers of General Forrest, his general officers, and many of his old veterans who rode with him from 1861 to 1865.

Judge J.P. Young, who was one of Forrest's old troopers, was master of ceremonies. In the opening proceedings he said in part:

"No one who did not ride with Forrest can have so keen an appreciation of the personal qualities of the man as those who were actually under his direct command, and who, from daily, hourly observation, witnessed his fertility of resource, his vehemence in battle, and his soulful tenderness toward the stricken soldier, whether friend or foe.

But it was no holiday parade. It cost something to ride with Forrest. It meant days and nights of sleepless toil and motion. It meant countless miles under a burning sun in the choking dust. It meant limitless leagues across icy wastes, with a blanket of snow at night for a covering. It meant to run down and destroy miles of freighted supply trains, to burn depots of stores, to scale the parapets of redoubts, and to plunge, mounted, into the seeming vortex of hell, lighted with the fires of a myriad rifles and scores of belching guns.

It meant to meet death face to face like a drillmaster, to look into his dread eyes, to toy with the horrid trappings of his trade, to scorn the daily chill of his breath, and to turn away unscathed or sink into the oblivion of his eternal embrace."

Of the many eloquent tributes paid to the great soldier that day, one of the most significant was that spoken by Colonel C.A. Stanton, of the Third Iowa Cavalry, 1861-1865, who for two years was directly opposed to General Forrest. He realized Forrest's methods of war at Brice's Cross Roads, Ripley. Harrisburg, Old Town Creek, Tallahatchie, and Hurricane Creek.

The spectacle of an officer who had fought in the Federal army delivering an address at the unveiling of a Confederate monument was an interesting one, and when Colonel Stanton was introduced the applause was most generous. Colonel Stanton said in part:

"General Forrest possessed the characteristic traits of the successful soldier; his personal bravery was without limit; his resources seemed to be endless; and his decisions, like Napoleon's, were instantaneous; he was aggressive, masterful, resolute, and self-reliant in the most perilous emergency; he was comprehensive in his grasp of every situation, supremely confident in himself and his men, and inspired by his presence and example his soldiers fought as desperately as did Hannibal's fierce cavalry at Canne or the trained veterans of Caesar's Tenth Legion at Pharsalia.

I think the battle at Brice's Cross Roads in June, 1864, was one of the best illustrations of General Forrest's daring courage, his ability in a critical moment to decide swiftly, his relentless vigor of action, and his intuitive perception of the time and place to strike fierce, stunning blows which fell like thunderbolts upon his enemy and won for him in this battle an overwhelming victory over an opposing force which greatly outnumbered his command.

Impartial history has given General Forrest high rank as one of the greatest cavalry leaders of modern times. No American, North or South, now seeks to lessen the measure of his fame, and no one can speak of him without remembrance of the men who served with him and whose soldierly qualities made it possible for him to win his wonderful victories.

This monument is history in bronze; it illustrates an eventful era in our national history; it commemorates General Forrest's fame and it represents all the gallant soldiers of his command; it attests the splendid courage which won triumphant victories and did not fail when reverses came; it stands for heroic deeds which are now the proud heritage of all American citizens.

It is eminently fitting that this figure should stand here within the borders of the Volunteer States, whose soldiers have marched and fought "from valley's depth to mountain height and from inland rivers to the sea," in every war in the history of our republic, with a valor which has helped to make the name and fame of the American soldier immortal."

(Historic Southern Monuments: Representative Memorials of the Heroic Dead of the Southern Confederacy, B. A.C. Emerson, The Neale Publishing Company, 1911, pp. 313-318)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Missouri State Guard Flag coming down at Lexington


I just spoke with Commander Maples and am sending this out on his behalf. Commander Maples has spoke with Rep. Warren Love, who is an SCV Member and Mo. State Rep, about the Missouri State Guard Flag coming down at Lexington. The order to remove the flag came down to the Lexington site from the head of the Missouri State Parks-Bill Bryan. He takes his orders from the Department of Natural Resources, who takes their orders from Gov. Nixon. 

Here's what our starting response will be, please hammer your State Reps and Senators, and the Governor's office complaining about the removal of the flag. I would suggest to tell them that you will not be disenfranchised as a voter and it's not acceptable to not have representation.  Also, that  while there is a State statute that says only the US, Missouri, and POW flags can fly at State owned facilities, there is also something called the status quo, in this case the Missouri State Guard has flown at Lexington for years with no complaints. And since it has been flying all along, that is the status quo. The Governor has changed the status quo with no debate, public comment period etc. Be blunt, tell them to put the flag back up, and that you will not allow further attacks on our families, history, heritage, and that you won't allow our history to be erased or lied about. You could also urge them to pass legislation that protects all monuments, flags, historical sites to be protected. We've urged this for 15 years now, and they've sat on their duffs and never brought it to the floor for a vote, and now everything is under attack due to their lack of action. 

Here is a link to find your State Rep and Senator:

Call him or mail letters to: Office of Governor Jay Nixon
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222

Last, Commander Maples says he will call for an emergency executive cancel pretty quick. If Camp Commanders could be prepared to be there that will be great, so look for a message from the Commander soon on that. 

Feel free to send this to friends and supporters of history, heritage, Veterans and freedom of speech. If there are those that read this that don't care about the rights of Confederate Descendants, stand with us, because sooner or later the tyrants will come after something you do care about! To defend Confederate Veterans, who are American Veterans by Federal Law, is to defend all Veterans. 

For Commander Maples, Missouri Division SCV Commander
Larry Yeatman, Commander, Missouri Society MOS&B

After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

Click here: After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse -

To all concerned:

The lowering of the Saint Andrews Cross Battle flag alongside the Confederate Soldier's Monument in Columbia, SC today should serve as a reminder to all Southern Americans to wake up to reality, and understand how the revisionists, spineless politicians in our own Southland, the liberal media, liberal white supporters, big business, the NAACP and the public outcry both in South Carolina and around the nation, subsequent to the recent shooting of nine black church members in Charleston, has resulted in a frenzy to remove the flag that honors the brave and heroic soldiers from South Carolina and throughout the Southland, who fought to protect their homes, property, way of life, religious faith, defense of limited constitutional government, excessive and burdensome taxation, etc.; against a tyrannical form of government and the invasion of its homeland by hostile union forces during the War Between the States.

It should also serve as a warning to all of us including the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, that this cultural genocide of everything remindful of the old South and the heroic struggle for southern independence is underway to eradicate confederate monuments on courthouse property, the allowance of individual states to choose whether or not they wish to display the flag on SCV license plates along with an attempt to remove all flags and any symbols of the Confederacy.

We have a duty to these brave and noble soldiers to keep their memory alive and the struggle for which they gave their full measure of devotion and duty. They were honorable American soldiers and deserve the full respect for their tenacity, bravery and honor for which they fought time and time again against the armies of the north who possessed overwhelming numbers and resources.

From 1641, when Massachusetts first legalized slavery, until 1865, when the Confederate struggle for southern independence ended, slavery was a legal institution in America that lasted over 224 years, but the U.S. flag and its colonial predecessors flew over legalized slavery for all of those 224 years. It was the U.S. flag that the slave saw first, and it was the U.S. flag that flew on the mast of those New England slave ships that brought their human cargo from Africa to the U.S.

Northern slave ownership is not widely known in the U.S. and New Englanders not only sold Negroes to southern planters but kept slaves for themselves as well as enslaving the local Indian population. It is very clear that those who cry racism, bigotry, division of the masses, etc.; have never been properly educated in the real truth of the American slave trade, as well as the conception and purpose for the battle flag which was used to signify the southern soldiers in battle.

I made decision one year ago to remove the US flag from my flagpole at home due to the fact that the country that my father gave blood, sweat, and tears for during two tours of combat in Vietnam, is the same country that today has a President who dishonors it's military, pulls US troops out of Iraq when the war had been won, lies to the American public repeatedly, is lawless in abusing his power and position, supports and has been an advocate for homosexual marriage, does not nor cares to enforce our nation's southern border where thousands of illegal Hispanics, including those who are criminals enter our country daily and commit personal as well as property crimes against our citizens, only to be released again into our cities to commit further crimes.

The flag of the U.S. represents my country that stands by idly watching thousands of ISIS terrorists behead American journalists and untold thousands of professing Christians being beheaded by these demons from hell. God will severely judge this nation and its leaders for allowing such horrific slaughter to take place when we have the means to stop it. The flag of the U.S. flies over the souls of 60 million unborn babies who have been aborted and murdered since the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision depriving these human beings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The flag of the U.S. flies over as country with irresponsible leadership that has amassed an 18 trillion dollar debt along with over 90 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. The flag of the U.S. represents a country that sends millions of its manufacturing jobs to China, Mexico, etc; and are being screwed by these other countries.

The flag of the U.S. represents my country that under the current administration has been hostile to the land of Israel and God's chosen people the Jews. The flag of this country represents a nation that is conducting an arms treaty deal with Iran which is the world's leading sponsor of terrorism around the world, and will do so at all costs to protect the legacy of the current administration. I could go on and on.

This does not make me an unpatriotic American, however, until this nation honors God and his commandments that were employed by our founding Fathers, respects and honors our brave law enforcement officers throughout the nation who have been maliciously attacked and ridiculed for no just cause, enforces the laws that are on the books and honors, respects and enforces the Constitution as written, enforces limited government and allows the nation to be governed by the consent of the people according to the Constitution, I will choose to fly the Battle flag that represents true freedom, true honor, respect for individual rights, property, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Had the citizens of South Carolina been allowed to voice their opinion as a whole in a vote on whether to retain the flag by the soldiers' monument or remove it for placement in a museum, everyone knows the answer. The people of that noble and patriotic state would have voted overwhelmingly to keep it where it belongs. The government of my home (Georgia) is home. It is not to be ruled by some President in Washington. Georgia and each state within the United States of America should be ruled by its individual state governments.

It's time to wake up and understand that our freedom of religion, our past traditions, history and other freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution is being attacked and hijacked by a secular progressive, liberal mindset that wants to take religion out of the public square, and create a country that is dominated and dictated to by an all-powerful centralized government.

May God help us. If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways and seek my face, I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

In closing, I would like to personally thank Governor Haley of South Carolina along with the S.C. Highway Patrol Division in retiring the Battle Flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C. with dignity and honor.


Ronald L. Coats
Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Online petition for our Cause


To Governor Nikki Haley

The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
July 9, 2015
Dear Governor Haley,

What you and the South Carolina Legislature have done in the removing of the Confederate Battle Flag is absolutely deplorable.  This is reminiscent of Hitler and his regime during their Nazi reign in Germany when they attempted to remove an entire group of people, their symbols, and history from the face of the earth.  This is cultural genocide, or rather, cultural terrorism.  The fact that anyone finds the Confederate Battle Flag offensive is proof of their historical ignorance and their being a victim of 150 years of Marxist rewritten history.  There is no documented proof whatsoever that any Confederate flag ever represented slavery or racism, but there is ample proof of this concerning the U.S. flag.  Bit by bit, the Marxist left has chipped away at our Southern monuments and symbols, and it currently resembles the feeding frenzy of sharks in bloody water due to their continued attacks, all across the South, of our historical symbols. To have Southern "leadership" jump on the cultural genocide bandwagon is very distressing, and a disrespectful slap in the face to all our brave dead Confederates who gave their lives defending their homes and families from an illegal invasion, an invasion designed to continue the extortion of excessive tariffs from the South, NOT to free slaves. Are you truly that ignorant of our history, or are you just pandering to the Marxists and historically ignorant in wanting their votes for the next election?  It is a sad time indeed when an entire group of people, and their history, is being attacked and removed from sight.  When are we to expect the concentration camps for those of us who will die before removing our Confederate flags?  When will it be "illegal" to even display our flags on our trucks or in our own yards?  That is what you have opened up to door to.  These Marxists will not be satisfied with this victory, just like they were not satisfied with the removal of the flag from the SC Capitol Building to the grounds, even though they said they would not bother it again. There is no appeasing such blood thirsty people. They will push and push until all Confederate monuments, street names, school names, cemeteries, books, and flags are completely resigned to the trash heap. You have not only participated, and been the ring leader, in a movement which is a violation of the rights of Southern people, but failed in your position as a leader to attempt to educate the anti-Confederates to the true accounts of our history. Like my brave ancestors, I will die before I give up.

Jeff Paulk
Tulsa, OK

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Monday, July 13, 2015

The House Wants a Do-Over on the Confederate Flag


As a country we no longer respect the dead. We no longer respect history. As the Native Americans learned long ago, federal promises mean nothing.

Congressional Act of 9 March 1906

We Honor Our Fallen Ancestors

(P.L. 38, 59th Congress, Chap. 631-34 Stat. 56)

Authorized the furnishing of headstones for the graves of Confederates who died, primarily in Union prison camps and were buried in Federal cemeteries.

Remarks: This act formally reaffirmed Confederate soldiers as military combatants with legal standing. It granted recognition to deceased Confederate soldiers commensurate with the status of deceased Union soldiers.

U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929

(45 Stat 1307 – Currently on the books as 38 U.S. Code, Sec. 2306)

This law, passed by the U.S. Congress, authorized the "Secretary of War to erect headstones over the graves of soldiers who served in the Confederate Army and to direct him to preserve in the records of the War Department the names and places of burial of all soldiers for whom such headstones shall have been erected."

Remarks: This act broadened the scope of recognition further for all Confederate soldiers to receive burial benefits equivalent to Union soldiers. It authorized the use of U.S. government (public) funds to mark Confederate graves and record their locations.

U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958

Confederate Iron Cross

(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)

The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval forces of the United States.

General Robert E. Lee Remarks: While this was only a gesture since the last Confederate veteran died in 1958, it is meaningful in that only forty-five years ago (from 2003), the Congress of the United States saw fit to consider Confederate soldiers as equivalent to U.S. soldiers for service benefits. This final act of reconciliation was made almost one hundred years after the beginning of the war and was meant as symbolism more than substantive reward.

Additional Note by the Critical History: Under current U.S. Federal Code, Confederate Veterans are equivalent to Union Veterans.

Researched by: Tim Renick, Combined Arms Library Staff, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The truth at last!

To all: It isn't cultural genocide that is going on, but the precursor to actual genocide. This article will appear in the next newsletter I edit; perhaps the last newsletter I edit, but I cannot remain silent:
Finally, the true objective of all of this, in an article written by Kristinn Taylor on July 7th, 2015 entitled "Politico Calls for Ethnic, Cultural Cleansing of Southern Whites." According to Ms. Taylor:
"Politico Magazine, edited by former Washington Post reporter Susan Glasser, published an amazingly racist and culturally bigoted article by contributing editor Michael Lind last Friday entitled, How the South Skews America, We'd be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie. Politico bemoans conservative, religious white Southerners whom the magazine accuses of preventing the U.S. from being more like Britain, Canada and other liberal, English speaking democracies.[*] The article concludes with the hope that the South will be ethnically and culturally cleansed by immigrants from other countries and liberals relocating from other parts of the U.S. [*A cause of rejoicing and thanksgiving to the South ~ Editor]
'The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South. . . I don't mean this in a good way. A lot of the traits that make the United States exceptional these days are undesirable, like higher violence and less social mobility. Many of these differences can be attributed largely to the South. . . Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy. And it would not be as centralized as France or as social democratic as Sweden.'
"Politico goes on to twist statistics to fit its bigoted screed: 'The American South, with the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility in the U.S., clearly skews the national statistics, creating an embarrassing and depressing version of American exceptionalism.'
"Politico builds its case for anti-Southern white bigotry through similar sophistry throughout the article. 'Jesusland' as the article calls the South keeps the U.S. down by its faith in God, according to Politico. 'Religiosity is one example of American exceptionalism among English-speaking countries that is largely the result of Southern exceptionalism within the United States. "We don't do God," Tony Blair's aide Alastair Campbell famously remarked, emphasizing that religion is kept out of the public sphere in modern-day Britain. In most modern English-speaking countries, voters find ostentatious piety on the part of political candidates troubling, not reassuring. But in the U.S., born-again Southern evangelical politicians like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush who troll for votes with piety have given U.S. presidential politics a flavor more reminiscent of Tehran than of London or Ottawa or Canberra. According to Gallup, in 2014 the most religious Americans were all found in Southern states, with the exceptions of Mormon Utah and semi-Southern Oklahoma. Mississippi led the nation in zeal.*' [* Hurrah for Mississippi! ~ Editor]
"Politico distorts racial statistics to paint Southern whites as more prone to violence than anyone in the country. 'Southern violence also goes a long way toward explaining the exceptional violence of the United States in general compared to otherwise similar countries. The pre-modern "culture of honor" continues to exist to a greater degree in the South. White Southerners are more likely than white northerners to respond to insults with increased testosterone and aggression, according to social scientists. According to the FBI in 2012, the South as a region, containing only a quarter of the population, accounted for 40.9 percent of U.S. violent crime.'
Ms. Taylor finishes up by saying:
"This is an appallingly bigoted article, especially for a 21st Century D.C. political institution like Politico. On the issue of race alone, Politico ignores the many minority Republicans and Democrats elected to public office across the South. Politico has published an article that is politically and intellectually dishonest."
Yes, and filled with hate. Is it any wonder that suddenly Southern symbols are under attack. If Ms. Taylor is correct, and facts seem to bear her out, flags and monuments will be the least of the problems faced by Southerners in the near future.
P.S. We know how far along this agenda is when we realize that they are willing to make it public instead of hiding behind supposedly "spontaneous" demands by "offended" minorities and liberals for the removal of Southern symbols. It may already be too late, but it is going to take a deliberately blind Southerner to continue to pretend this is just a minor cultural issue.

The Battle For Our National Cemeteries

We take justifiable pride in our Confederate forebears, men and women, who sacrificed their all for the cause in which they believed. The Confederate soldier won the admiration of the world by his courageous fight against an enemy overwhelming in numbers, equipment and implements of war. With few exceptions they were volunteers who fought for principles of government in which they believed. Although defeated, they left us traditions of faith in God, honor, chivalry, and respect for womanhood; they left us a passionate belief in freedom for the individual. Our Confederate ancestors bequeathed to us a military tradition of valor, patriotism, devotion to duty, and a spirit of self-sacrifice.

When our nation no longer admires and pays tribute to these traditions, we will no longer remain a free nation.

That is part of the introduction that every SCV member was read before they raised their right hand and took the oath to become a member in the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The last sentence in bold is a warning, and we are seeing that warning come to light. Every Southerner and Free American has to fight against the cultural genocide that is blanketing this country as we speak. A call went out yesterday to call your US Senators and Representatives and you must continue.

I urgently request that you contact a US Representative today and tell them to vote no and ask for a written reply back. Please use the links below to help with the phone numbers of your members of both the Senate and House.

Below is a story of what has gone on since yesterday's vote. We have a voice and ours is of reason and sensibility.

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Deo Vindice!

Charles Kelly Barrow
Sons of Confederate Veterans



The House Wants a Do-Over on the Confederate Flag

House will vote Thursday to undo previously passed amendments that would remove the flag from federal land.

July 8, 2015 On Tuesday, the House unanimously passed three amendments curtailing the display of the Confederate flag in national parks.

Thursday, there will be a do-over.

As a marathon debate came to a close on the fiscal 2016 spending bill for the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday evening, Rep. Ken Calvert, a California Republican, offered up an amendment that would alter previously passed amendments on the bill related to the sale of Confederate flag merchandise and the placement of the flag on graves on federal lands.

The amendment is set for a recorded vote Thursday, putting individual lawmakers on record on the display of the flag for the first time since the June 17 shooting that killed nine people in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Calvert's amendment would reaffirm a National Park Service policy requesting the removal of merchandise featuring the Confederate flag as a symbol, set in place after the shootings. But it would scale back Tuesday's amendment from Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., that sought to make the policy permanent on future contracts.

Calvert's amendment also would undo a separate Huffman provision that looked to ban the display of the Confederate flag on graves on federal lands. Current NPS policy allows certain local groups to place the flags on graves only on Confederate Memorial Day and removes them as soon as possible.

The provisions had previously passed Tuesday by voice vote with no one speaking in opposition, and so Calvert's move Wednesday was a surprise to Democrats, coming after 8:00 p.m., at the very end of the spending bill debate.

Calvert said simply that the amendment would codify existing National Park Service policy. An aide to Calvert said that his language would only undo language that goes beyond NPS policy and would not affect an amendment from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, which would have blocked funding for the purchase and display of the Confederate flag on NPS land outside of a historical context.

Rep. Betty McCollum, who was leading debate for Democrats, said she could not "hide my surprise and my outrage," and she urged members to "stand with citizens of all races and remove all symbols of hatred from our national parks."

"We should uphold what this House stood for yesterday, which is to say no to racism, which is to say no to hate speech," she added.

In a statement, Rep. Nita Lowey, ranking member on the Appropriations Committee, said in a statement the amendment "would shamefully challenge the emerging national consensus that government must not countenance such a symbol of hatred and intolerance."

The vote allows Southern conservatives a chance to weigh in on the language. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi, for example, said in a statement Wednesday that he was upset that Tuesday's flag amendment had been "slipped into the bill in the dead of night with no debate."

"Members of Congress from New York and California cannot wipe away 150 years of Southern history with sleight-of-hand tactics," Palazzo said and vowed to fight the language.

A week after the racially motivated shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Park Service said it would remove Confederate flag memorabilia from its bookstores and gift shops. The applied ban applied to stand-alone items; books and DVDs containing the flag would still be sold. The move followed similar actions by retailers such as eBay, Wal-Mart, and Amazon.

The amendments, however, may never become law. The White House has promised a veto of the spending bill because it relies on sequester spending levels and contains riders that would block several aspects of President Obama's environmental agenda.


As a country we no longer respect the dead. We no longer respect history. As the Native Americans learned long ago, federal promises mean nothing.

Congressional Act of 9 March 1906
We Honor Our Fallen Ancestors
(P.L. 38, 59th Congress, Chap. 631-34 Stat. 56)
Authorized the furnishing of headstones for the graves of Confederates who died, primarily in Union prison camps and were buried in Federal cemeteries.
Remarks: This act formally reaffirmed Confederate soldiers as military combatants with legal standing. It granted recognition to deceased Confederate soldiers commensurate with the status of deceased Union soldiers.

U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929
(45 Stat 1307 – Currently on the books as 38 U.S. Code, Sec. 2306)
This law, passed by the U.S. Congress, authorized the "Secretary of War to erect headstones over the graves of soldiers who served in the Confederate Army and to direct him to preserve in the records of the War Department the names and places of burial of all soldiers for whom such headstones shall have been erected."

Remarks: This act broadened the scope of recognition further for all Confederate soldiers to receive burial benefits equivalent to Union soldiers. It authorized the use of U.S. government (public) funds to mark Confederate graves and record their locations.

U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958

Confederate Iron Cross
(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)
The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval forces of the United States.
General Robert E. Lee Remarks: While this was only a gesture since the last Confederate veteran died in 1958, it is meaningful in that only forty-five years ago (from 2003), the Congress of the United States saw fit to consider Confederate soldiers as equivalent to U.S. soldiers for service benefits. This final act of reconciliation was made almost one hundred years after the beginning of the war and was meant as symbolism more than substantive reward.

Additional Note by the Critical History: Under current U.S. Federal Code, Confederate Veterans are equivalent to Union Veterans.

Researched by: Tim Renick, Combined Arms Library Staff, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Dean Stevens, 1902 Wellington Rd, Cayce, SC 29033, United States


Sunday, July 12, 2015

SCV Telegraph - Federal Attacks on our Heritage

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Even after the despicable removal of the flag from the South Carolina soldier's monument, the onslaught against our heritage continues, both locally and in the halls of Congress.  Currently, there are two separate measures being considered, one in the House, and the other in the Senate.

The House bill would outlaw the display of any Confederate flag on our soldier's graves in certain national battlefield parks.  The Senate proposal would reduce the amount of federal highway funds given to any state which issues specialty license plates displaying our flag.  Both of these bills face uphill battles to be enacted, but the fact that either of them have been proposed and are actually being considered should be alarming.  Follow the links below for more specific information on the status of these proposals.

It is suggested that our membership needs to "carpet bomb" our various representatives in Congress -- particularly southern Republicans -- with emails, phone calls, and letters expressing our outrage at these proposals.  Further, those of you who plan to attend the upcoming national reunion in Richmond should, if possible, plan a side trip to Washington and pay a personal call on your representatives.  Well spoken words conveyed in person can have a disproportionally large effect.  It's time to step up, and do your part!

House Bill Update

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News Flash:

I WILL BE VISITING my House member's office Thursday with a flag & plan on being there for an hour or so conducting a flagging. Call your US Senator & Congressmen telling them about the BAN ON CS FLAGS in National Cemeteries.



I was asked to compile talking points. The NAACP's 1991 "Odious Blight" Resolution is a focus point in our defense as it puts the NAACP into a defensive position and I believe is an easy target as it's simply not true. If we can gain allies to question this resolution and poke holes in it along with their additional comments of remove monuments, dig up graves, ect may spur the public to question their entire motive. Focus on this as the fruit is ripe on this specific tree……….

If you need assistance, let me know. Also, drop your letters & views into as many media outlets (newspapers, radio, TV, cable, Social Media, ect) as possible as this topic might be the spark to ignite a fire of accountability; something the NAACP is afraid of and never had to deal with before……….


Talking Points that MUST be Dissimilated…….. Please work into your letters & speeches

By 1st Lt CMD Phil Walters Judah P Benjamin camp 2210 Tampa If I can assist, drop me a line

The NAACP's 1991 "Odious Blight" resolution must be our #1 topic of discussion because:

  • It's a fraud, nothing contained in it is true
  • It's the root of "Destroy All things Confederate"
  • Offers an easy target to put the NAACP on the defensive
  • Can be "ripped" in very short order on multiple fronts
  • Gives like mined folks, not overly fond of our symbols , something to "grab a-hold" of  with a common cause

To Defend "Treason":

  • Show me the trials for Treason., High Crimes & felonies:  you must FIRST charge, arrest, try & convict. Where? When? Who? They don't exist
  • Supreme Court Chair Salmon Chase in letter to President Johnson: To hang the CS leader you must charge & try them. What they did was Constitutional. In any semblance of a fair trail, no convictions. Again: Show me the convictions.
  • Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines are American veterans designated by an act of Congress in U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 approved 23 May 1958. "Odious Blight" is desecrating these American Veterans. Gain support with other Veteran groups and ask them to stand with us.
To link the "Odious Blight" of slavery to the US: Use Roger Broxton's  "Lincolns Tax War" (attached files-save & use)  and:
  • Why did the slaves in the US not gain freedom until after the War?
  • Why did West Virginia enter the Union with it's slaves intact in 1863 if the war was a crusade to end slavery?
  • Being "Intellectually honest" the US is just as complacent as the South in the slave issue so Washington, the Founders, the Constitution and old Glory are next. Additionally, so is Africa and  the African Kings engages in the slave trade.


  • Politicians are RUNNING to STAND with  Progressive Socialist Leftists when they stand behind the "Odious Blight" definition of remove all things Confederate as propagated by the NAACP.
  • They even want to ban the "General Lee"……………
  • The NAACP has stereotyped all things Confederate. I thought the Civil Rights movement was against stereotyping and discrimination. They paint with a broad brush destroying much goodness in the process
  • The NAACP has become the "Bullying" discriminators that they fought against 2 generations ago.
  • They are calling for removal of century old monuments and exhuming bodies? Really? Is this what's in store for the Founders too? Since there's no truth behind the "Odious Blight" where does a rational person see an end?
  • Who the NAACP to define "All Things Confederate" and what criteria did they use?
  • This is the same folks from the top of their leadership down that has propagated the proven lie "Hands up, Don't shoot."
  • Dr. Martin Luther King would not have approved of this resolution. It was a contentious proposal at their 1991 convention and the NAACP lost members over it.
  • Rather than divide, we should all CELEBRATE the story of the African in America: from slave, to freedom, to citizen, to equality to the highest offices in the land. This is UNPARRELLED in WORLD HISTORY and why people die attempting to come to the US. This was not accomplished by an evil people so why assault our ancestors?

Capt. Phil Walters
Dixie Gator Trappers
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Sons of Union Veterans' Resolution on Confederate Battle Flag

Sons of Confederate Veterans
July 3, 2015      


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(ATLANTA - July 3, 2015)    In 2000, the annual national Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War passed the below resolution regarding their position on the Confederate Battle Flag.  These men are the descendants of those Union soldiers who fought on the opposite side of the field from our brave forefathers in grey.   In light of the current attack upon our beloved Flag, the re-publishing of that resolution is timely.  It reads as follows...   

SERIES 2014-2015

Display of the Confederate Battle Flag
By the authority vested in me as Commander-in-Chiefof theSons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: 
Recently many individual Brothers, Camps, Departments and the National
Organization have been contacted regarding the position of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) on the display of the Confederate Battle Flag.

Section 2: 
The SUVCW already has an official position on file regarding this issue, as
adopted by the 119th National Encampment. As the National Encampment is the supreme governing body of the SUVCW, and as no subsequent National Encampment has revisited this issue, the SUVCW's official position remains the same. Neither the Commander-in-Chief nor the Council of Administration has the authority to amend the position.

Section 3: For clarity, the official position of the SUVCW regarding the display of t
he Confederate Battle Flag is included in this order, as follows:


A resolution in support of the display of the Confederate Battle Flag.

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
condemn the use of the confederate battle flag, as well as the flag of the United States, by any and all hate groups; and

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
support the flying of the Confederate battle flag as a historical piece of this nation's
history; and

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
oppose the removal of any Confederate monuments or markers to those gallant soldiers in the former Confederate States, and strongly oppose the removal of ANY reminders of this nation's bloodiest war on the grounds of it being "politically correct;" and

WHEREAS, we, as the descendants of Union soldiers and sailors who as
members of the Grand Army of the Republic met in joint reunions with the Confederate veterans under both flags in those bonds of Fraternal Friendship, pledge our support and admiration for those gallant soldiers and of their respective flags;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War in 119th Annual National Encampment, hereby adopt this

Dated in Lansing, Michigan, on this nineteenth day of August, in the year of our
Lord Two thousand.

SUVCW General Order No. 26, Series 2014-2015

Section 3:
Individual Brothers, Camps and Departments shall be mindful of the official
position of the SUVCW when addressing issues involving the Confederate battle flag. It is recommended that inquiries about the SUVCW's official position be directed, without further comment or elaboration, to the Order's website ( where it can be read in its entirety.

The foregoing General Order is proclaimed this 25th day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of Ameri
ca the two hundred thirty-ninth, in the City of Gilroy, County of Santa Clara, State of California.

Tad D. Campbell, PDC


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* Permission to reprint this release is granted. 

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