Friday, June 26, 2015

What’s next for liberals, right wingers ask — banning the American flag?

Via Billy

A confederate flag flies next to the Alabama Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, June 22, 2015. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

As some call for South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag flying near its statehouse after Charleston’s shooting last week, conservatives in the news and on social media are worrying about what liberals might “ban” next. Target No. 1, some said, might be Old Glory.

“Is the American flag next?” Fox’s Kimberly Guilfoyle said on June 23, as Media Matters reported.

“People can also try to suggest that this . . . symbolizes wars, oppression. I was having a thoughtful conversation the other night with [conservative radio commentator] Laura Ingraham and she was saying to me, you know, at one point somebody will say they’re offended by this” flag.

On Wednesday, on her own radio show, Ingraham hinted at such concerns.

“[They’re] moving on from the flag to statues, memorials, perhaps Civil War reenactments, until what else?” Ingraham said, as Breitbart reported. “What else becomes an untouchable or unshowable in our society?”

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was more specific.

Will Banning The Confederate Flag Really Do Anyone Any Good?

Via Eric

 Image credit: Kevin M. McCarthy /

By KrisAnne Hall who will speak at the Fall PATCON

Does destroying every symbol that offends remove the hate in men’s hearts? Of course not. But there is a danger greater than flying a Confederate flag. Hate does not exist in objects. Guns don’t kill people, and flags don’t hate.

But a government can disarm the people, and the government can condemn symbols–and both are a mechanism toward enslaving the people. A government that can make people take down a flag is the same government that can make the people say: “Hail Caesar!”

Soon, that government will determine what is good, bad, acceptable, and permissible.

Once we get there, free thought is then dead. Wisdom is dead. Finally, Liberty is dead in society.

Et tu Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Junior Goes PC and Abandons the Flag!

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I’ll tell you one thing this flag flap is doing, it’s separating the men from the boys.

The Appalachian Messenger June 26, 2015 
Voluntary trade occurs when both parties benefit. Why should it matter if the parties are of different nationalities?

Assuming the trade was of a legal product or service, both nations’ governments should be happy with the transaction,  since  their  citizens  have  benefited  (not  that  governments  generally  care  about  that).  However,governments  directly  and  indirectly influence  the  terms  of  trade,  often  preventing  trade  from  happening  at  all.  The  US  has three  international  trade  agreements  pending the  Trans  Pacific  Partnership,  the  Transatlantic  Trade  and  Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement the terms of which are presently secret.

Scalia: 'This Court' is a ‘Threat to American Democracy’

Via Cousin John

In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage was a right, Justice Antonin Scalia declared that this Supreme Court has become a “threat to American democracy.

“I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy,” Scalia said.
“This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected commit­tee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extrav­agant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most im­portant liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”

Here is an excerpt of a key passage from Scalia’s decion:

More @ CNS News

IT’S OFFICIAL: "Chief Justice" John Roberts is a National Disgrace

Via David

Chief Justice John Roberts today joined Anthony Kennedy and all the Supreme Court Democrats in upholding Obama’s unconstitutional, deceptive, and indescribably destructive healthcare law. Today’s decision in King v. Burwell declares that even though the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) specifically required individuals to enroll through state exchanges to obtain subsidies, enrolling directly through the federal government is essentially the same thing. This decision once again displays the Supreme Court’s willingness to ignore the clear intent of law in order to achieve a politically desired result.

For Roberts it has written into stone an unmistakable pattern.

Roberts’ first betrayal was his mind-bending decision to call Obamacare a legitimate tax, whereas Obama had defended the law on the basis that it wasn’t a tax. An article in Republic magazine aptly described Roberts’ first betrayal:

More @ Doug Ross

Bruce Fein Writes Bizarre Anti-Flag Rant

This has got to be one of the most bizarre things I have seen regarding the flag flap yet. It is an op-ed in the Washington Times, by Bruce Fein, that suggests that Congress should ban the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag (and other Confederate Flags I presume) on state grounds. It is mostly an explanation of the legal grounds on which this could be done. I don’t dispute the legal analysis, because the legal analysis is the least of the issues.

This is a very disappointing and surprising coming from Bruce Fein, who is closely associated with Ron Paul and has been at the forefront of the fight against the Patriot Act and making the case that fast track and the TPP are unconstitutional.

GWTW should be banned & Apple Removes Games Because of Confederate Flag

General Lee toys, Forrest Gump & more.  The Marxists are hard at work.

"And Now, After Sending Our Best Young Men To Die On distant battlefields fighting Communism, we may simply vote a Marxist into our highest office."
23 July 2008

Via Billy

 Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind.

US critic: 'undeniably racist' Gone with the Wind should be banned from cinemas


Via Ryan 

Apple Removes All American Civil War Games From the App Store Because of the Confederate Flag

Historic Beaufort church exchanges Confederate flags on grounds & Memphis Mayor Wants to Dig Up General Forrest

Via comment by Cav Med on The Moneychanger

 In the wake of the June 17, 2015, Emanuel AME Church shootings in Charleston, state and other institutions are distancing themselves from the familiar "Confederate flag" often used as a symbol of the Confederacy (bottom image), although technically that actually was the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The top image shows the first national flag of the Confederacy. Because of its similarity to the Union flag, it was updated twice, each instance incorporating the Northern Virginia flag in the upper left corner in place of the circle of stars.

The Parish Church of St. Helena will replace Confederate battle flags decorating soldiers' graves with a different Confederate flag in response to last week's massacre in Charleston, the church's pastor said in a parish newsletter.

The Rev. Jeffrey Miller wrote in a newsletter Wednesday that the battle flags in the historic Beaufort church's graveyard will be replaced by the first national Confederate flags. Battle flags have adorned the graves of Confederate soldiers buried in the churchyard to honor the Civil War veterans, but after the events in Charleston, that flag's purpose could be misunderstood, Miller said.

"As most of you know, it is this very flag that decorates the graves of Confederate soldiers in our historic churchyard, and I fear that our motivation for allowing its presence -- namely to honor the memory of the Confederate dead -- is going to be grossly misunderstood in the current climate," Miller wrote in the newsletter.

More @ The State


Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation.
“Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.

In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a massive statue honoring the Confederate general who was involved in organizing the Ku Klux Klan. The bodies of Forrest and his wife would be relocated to a cemetery.

“These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the mayor said.

Memphis city officials have been waging a fierce and unrelenting war on southern heritage.  In 2013, the city council changed the name of Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. They also changed the names of Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park.

So now they want to disinter the dead? What in God’s name is wrong with the mayor? What kind of sick, twisted person wants to dig up dead people?

More @ Fox

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What Confederate battle flag truly stands for: Pat Buchanan decries 'the new dogma of the cultural Marxists'

Via Skynet

So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study.

If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ’s gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught but few are strong enough to follow, especially at times like this.

Their Christian witness testifies to a forgotten truth: If slavery was the worst thing that happened to black folks brought from Africa to America, Christianity was the best.

Charleston, too, gave us an example of how a city should behave when faced with horror.

Contrast the conduct of those good Southern people who stood outside that church in solidarity with the aggrieved, with the Ferguson mobs that looted and burned and the New York mobs that chanted for the killing of cops when the Eric Garner grand jury declined to indict.

Yet, predictably, the cultural Marxists, following Rahm Emanuel’s dictum that you never let a crisis go to waste, descended like locusts.

More @ WND

Judge Napolitano Unleashes Scathing Reaction to Supreme Court Decision — and He Doesn’t Hold Back on John Roberts

Via avordvet

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano unleashed a blistering reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare yet again, specifically taking aim at Chief Justice John Roberts.

“My immediate reaction is that the chief justice has yet again resorted to a nearly unheard of construction in order to save the statute,” Napolitano said.

“Last time around when the government said it was not a tax and the challengers said it was not a tax, the chief justice ruled it was a tax and that saved it,” he continued. “This time around he took the plain meaning of ordinary words, ‘established by the states,’ and somehow held that they were ambiguous, and that he could — and that that the majority could — correct the ambiguity according to what they thought the drafters meant.”

More @ The Blaze

It is no longer a question of allegiance to the country, it is a question of your faith in God

Via Michael

I attended the Spring PATCON in Tarboro this year which resulted in a personal epiphany.

A question was posed to the audience: how many people believed there was a political solution to our nation’s problems? Not only did no one believe that there was a political solution, half of the people broke out in laughter. Although I had no doubt before this that there was no hope for the government, I could always pray that I was wrong. The epiphany was simple: I was not alone or even in a minority in my logic. I will always remember that day as being the day that I knew in my heart that the country was over. We were no longer free, the rule of law was not in effect and tyranny had replaced the Republic.

Flash forward to today. In a short nine week span of time, the people have been betrayed by Congress (trade legislation), the Supreme Court (gay marriage and SCOTUScare) and the pResident has divided the country using race, gun control and homosexuality.

These actions have shown the American people that the government has been usurped. I do not have to solicit people’s reactions to current events: everyone is discussing the state of the government. I do not even respond to their conversations. I just listen to people who are having their own epiphanies. What will happen as this number increases to the point that III% will take action?

No one can argue effectively that the Constitution is still in effect. A Supreme Court justice has told us that the Constitution is not valid. Will you accept the loss of two of your first amendment rights to a homosexual agenda? Will you accept your church sermons regulated by the state? Will you watch your son or daughter become purple penguins? Will you submit or resist?

Tyranny is only an option for evil people. Any American with any Sacred honor must resist. It is no longer a question of allegiance to the country, it is a question of your faith in God.


David DeGerolamo

Aimed At Humiliating Southern Whites & Dividing People More – Civil War Expert Col Ralph Peters On Confederate Flag Uproar

Via LH

Lt Colonel Ralph Peters describes the current orchestrated uproar over the Confederate flag and the latest development, the recognition of Confederate generals being challenged, as the left trying to rewrite our history, to erase the history they don’t like and rewrite it by putting Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill.

Peters says, “As someone who’s studied the Civil War since childhood, literally for over a half a century, I’m a Yankee, born and bred. I’ll be a Yankee until I die, but I have come to admire enormously the valor and tenacity of the Confederate infantrymen.”

He continues, “And let me tell you, the Confederate enlisted men did not have slaves.

They fought for a wide variety of reasons; because it was their state, because their homes, because it seemed like a good idea at the time, that their friends were joining, because it was a chance to get away from a hard scrabble life for a few years. It was much more complicated than just slavery although slavery certainly lay at the heart of secession.”

Yankee supremacists trash South's heroes

Via Skynet

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity promised to provide a much-needed history of the much-maligned Confederate flag. For a moment, it seemed as though he and his guest, Mark Steyn, would deliver on the promise and lift the veil of ignorance. But no: The two showmen conducted a tactical tit-for-tat. They pinned the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia on the Southern Democrats (aka Dixiecrats). “I’m too sexy for my sheet,” sneered Steyn.

It fell to the woman who used to come across as the consummate Yankee supremacist to edify. The new Ann Coulter is indeed lovely:

Also on Fox, Ms. Coulter remarked that she was “appalled by” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call “for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the state Capitol.” As “a student of American history,” Coulter offered that “the Confederate flag we’re [fussing] about never flew over an official Confederate building. It was a battle flag. It is to honor Robert E. Lee. And anyone who knows the first thing about military history knows that there is no greater army that ever took to the battle field than the Confederate Army.”

More @ WND

Flag Rally Alabama State Capitol

Via Billy

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"To hear our own valiant, brave soldiers made us want to pick up a gun and kill the first Yankee in sight."

Mind jog via comment by Unreformed 2015 on Rothbard Has The Last Word On The Confederate “Fal...


In 1907, my Mother was born and the following shows Aunt Emily holding her. Aunt Emily was also Mammy to my Grandmother, Sally Moore Leach Pippen, and my Aunt Mary Powell Pippen.

May 10, 1911
Confederate Memorial Day
Mosby Hall
Littleton, NC

I remember when Daddy (Joseph Powell Pippen - WBT) gave this *speech. He stood on the porch of granny's home. In the yard there were long tables spread with white table cloths. Seated at these tables were Confederate Veterans, one of whom was my grandfather, Captain John Pelopidus Leach, Company C, 53rd NC Troops, Lt. Colonel and Chief of Staff, 3rd Brigade, NC Division, United Confederate Veterans. ("Captain" Leach was an honorary title. He was actually a private in the defense of Petersburg. He surrendered at Appomattox and walked home with his black friend, Needham Leach, to Pittsboro, NC crossing the Haw River at Byrnum's Mill in a bateau - WBT)

These tables were laden with delicious food of all kinds, but the pimento sandwiches appealed to me most of all! Maybe I had never had any. I thought that when I grew up, I would make a tray full and eat my fill. We young children (I must have been the youngest, as I had not gone to Saint Hilda's) waited on the tables.

To hear real Confederates give the Rebel Yell was a bloodcurdling sound. Richard Bales group's rendering of this is like a lullaby in comparison. To hear our own valiant, brave soldiers made us want to pick up a gun and kill the first Yankee in sight.

After the dinner, we dressed in white dresses and red sashes (although I was never allowed to wear a red sash, as my hair was red. I wore a blue sash.) marched to the cemetery and placed flowers on the graves of our glorious dead who had defended their homes and families until they gave the last full measure of devotion.

We were overpowered - never whipped.

Ellen Douglas Pippen Townsend
(Written as an adult; however she was four and one half years old at the time of the speech - WBT)

WBT = William Brock Townsend. Joseph Powell Pippen was my grandfather. 


Little Manor/Mosby Hall, Littleton, North Carolina 

"I say we cannot know your suffering, but this we do know; We love and honour you, veterans, and are justly proud of the heritage you have given us. Just so long as warm blood flows in the veins of man, so long will the words 'Confederate Veteran' cause that blood to tingle with glorious pride, and, if there be one among us, born in our glorious Southland who is not so thrilled, every drop of stagnant blood proclaims him bastard to the South-a coward to all the world."

Joseph Powell Pippen, Esq. 

Excerpt from his speech on August 10th 1911 to a Confederate Veteran gathering at "Mosby Hall," Littleton, NC the home of my great grandfather, Private (Lt. Col.) John Pelopiodus Leach, who was in the assault upon Fort Stedman where they were promised a gold medal if they succeeded in taking the fort. On December 8, 1888, General John Brown Gordon, then the governor, wrote him from Georgia as follows:

My Dear Sir:

Your letter of recent date recalled the thrilling incidents around the historic trenches of Petersburg. I remember the promise of the gold medal and it would have been forthcoming if the South had won her independence. But as fate decreed otherwise you will have to be content with the small favor you ask in lieu of the well won medal. The record of the true soldier will outlive the glittering gold promised and I trust the heroes of Hare's Hill will be accorded their just meed of praise when the history of the Southern conflict is written.

With cordial regards in which Mrs. Gordon joins, I am

Yours faithfully,

J. B. Gordon

When "Captain" Leach died in 1914 a monument was erected to him in Littleton NC which stands to this day. It depicts two hands shaking, one white and one black, with the inscription "This Is What He Meant, All Men Up. Erected by His Colored Friends."