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Saturday, April 16, 2011
I am responding to an article I recently read by Leonard Pitts Jr., a noted Black Columnist in South Florida. His article was entitled, ‘The Civil War was about slavery... Nothing more’. I found this article to be very misleading and riddled grossly with distortions of the real causes of the War Between the States. I find it it’s so amusing that such an educated person, Mr. Pitts, would not know the facts.
I am a proud native of South Carolina. I have spent my entire life in what was once, The Confederate States of America. I am currently associated with Southern Heritage causes, including the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tampa.
Well, Leonard Pitts, there you go again. I'm not sure why it is so difficult for that man to get anything right. After reading his article that appeared in this paper on Monday, April 11, I was reminded of that statement oft-repeated by the wonderful humorist/philosopher Will Rogers that the real problem in America "is not what people don't know" but, rather, "what they know that just ain't so".
In his latest screed, what Pitts "know(s) that just ain't so" is that the sole reason the Southern states seceded was to preserve the institution of slavery. Allow me to present an inconvenient truth of history that shatters this myth.
It is likely that Pitts is totally unaware of the Corwin Amendment. I dare say that most reading this article are likewise unaware of the "original 13th Amendment" since politically-correct professors, historians, journalists, etc. don't like to discuss it or even acknowledge it.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chief sponsor of the effort to defund administration-appointed advisers known as "czars," reacted angrily Saturday to a signing statement from Obama saying he plans to keep them. In a statement emailed to The Hill, Scalise accused Obama of acting like a “dictator.”
"President Obama should know that it is the courts, not the executive branch, that has the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress, especially considering that he agreed to this provision and signed the law himself," Scalise said in an emailed statement.
Scalise said that Obama's backtracking on the czar issue will make future talks on spending and the budget more difficult.
“The president knew that the czar amendment was part of the overall budget deal he agreed to, and if he cannot be trusted to keep his word on this, then how can he be trusted as we negotiate on larger issues like federal spending and the economy,” he said.
"You see, when George W. Bush used signage statements, he was trying to accumulate power in the presidency, contra the US Constitution. Not so for Obama, though it’s unclear exactly why he would break such a definitive promise."
According to an April 15, 2010 article written by Christopher Neefus of CNSNews:
“Americans now spend billions of hours each year doing their taxes, or pay someone else to help them. But the first 1040 federal income tax form from 1913, including the instructions, was only four pages long (the instructions covered only one page)…
“Today, the instructions for the basic 1040 tax form total 101 pages, and there are 76 lines that taxpayers must fill-in with information.”================================================================
"The Environmental Protection Agency, which boasts 18,000 full-time employees, a $10 billion budget, and has the power to impose economy-crippling regulations on the American way of life, has admitted a dangerous truth: to them, jobs just don't matter."
-- Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged"
House for sale by owner in Lake Jackson, Texas: 4 BR/5BA, home ofc, swimming pool, great landscaping.
The owner? Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul.
Paul has posted an advertisement for his house on his Facebook page, complete with pictures of that "great in-ground swimming pool." Asking price: $325,000.
The note says, "Generations of liberty-loving kids have grown up here, and you can continue the tradition." Paul and his wife, Carol, raised five children in the home, including Kentucky's freshman GOP senator, Rand Paul.
........is that the people who have destroyed the United States will never face a firing squad or stand on the gallows for what they’ve done. And the gas chamber is too humane for them."