Ho-Hum Another corrupt Democrat compares Tea Party to the Confederacy

Old Rantin’ Rangel can say the darndest things so this clip is not surprising in that it contains a gratuitous amount of BS and race baiting. What IS shocking is that Martin Bashir, he is not a newsman but he pretends to be one on MSNBS has contracted a case of Perpetual Serious Face

Seriously, every time I see Bashir on TV he has that same face. Maybe he is constipated? Take a look at the heartbreaking effects of Perpetual Serious Face

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A salute to my Great-Great Grandfathers and the Rebel spirit they passed on to me

First is Allan Dean McWhorter

AD McWhorter

Birth: Jun. 6, 1844
Death: Jul. 6, 1923

Co. C, 48th Georgia Infantry; Confederate States of America.Family links:
Spouse:
Nancy E. Stokes McWhorter (1841 – 1906)*

Children:
Mary Alice McWhorter Bagley (1876 – 1936)*
Hattie Ellen McWhorter Allen (1878 – 1969)*

The info about him serving in the 48th Georgia is, I believe wrong. My dad dis a lot of digging and  he has Allan Dean McWhorter serving in the 4th south Carolina Cavalry. I believe this is correct

Allan’s daughter would marry the daughter of William A. Allen. They eloped, since the WcWhorters were Methodists, and the Allens were Baptists. They would have nine children, including my Grandfather Randall M. Allen. Ironically both his grandfathers left the War of Northern Agression with major vision problems. Allen lost an eye at Vicksburg, and McWhorter went blind in Point Lookout Prison Camp in Maryland. Many Southerners fared very poorly in Northern prison camps because of poor sanitation, poor rations, shelter, medical care etc.

WA Allen

Birth: Mar. 25, 1825
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1911
Forsyth County
Georgia, USA

Husband of
#1 Agnes Bagley
#2 Elizabeth A. TrammellFather of
1. Jasper N. Allen
2. Susanne Caroline Allen
3. Jackson VanBuren Allen
4. John W. Allen
5. James Allen
6. Joseph Allen
7. Durham Allen
8. Charles D. Allen
9. Lunia Allen
10 William M. Allen

Units: Co. I, 3rd Georgia State Troops (3rd Sgt.)CSA Co. G, 56th Georgia Infantry (Pvt. – 1st Lt.) Joined: 8th Oct 1861 – Apr 1862 and 3rd May 1862. Wounded in the eye and lost sight in it at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863. Elected 1st Lt. in Feb 1864

 

Martin C. Mewborn was my maternal Grandmothers Grandfather He served in the 63rd Georgia Comapny I and was wounded at Kennesaw Mountain in 1864

MC Mewborn

Birth: Dec. 2, 1844
Death: Sep. 5, 1919
Family links:
Spouse:
Sallie Hay Mewborn (1848 – 1909)*

Children:
Ola Mewborn Lowe (1880 – 1959)*

Inscription:
At Rest
Martin C. Mewborn
Dec 2, 1844
Sept 5, 1919
We miss you so.

Note: Confederate War Veteran

Someone needs a lesson in history UPDATED my comments added

Gotta go to work, I will add my comments to this buffoon’s comments later tonight

OK, now let me try to set this Leftist straight. I cannot say what side of the Civil War War Between the States Rush would have been on. I do not call it a Civil War because a civil war is twp or more factions fighting for control of a national government. The Southern states were NOT seeking to take over the federal government.they were explicitly seeking to do much the same thing as the thirteen colonies had done, that is announce their independence to form a new nation. rather than seeking to conquer Washington DC, the Confederate States pleaded to just be let alone. Mr. Lincoln was not willing to do that, “where will our revenues come from” he asked when it was suggested the South be allowed to leave peacefully. His call for 75,000 volunteers to put down the “rebellion” caused the states of Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia to secede. Slavery, to these states was not an issue, they wished to stay in the original union until they saw Lincoln expected them to attack their sister states. This clip from Gods and Generals explains it very well

So, as I stated earlier, I have no idea how Rush would have gone, many very good men fought on both sides. Even some of my ancestors fought for the Union, although most wore the gray and butternut of the Confederacy. I am proud of all of them, and will not allow pin headed academics in the clip from CNN to tarnish their intentions or aims.

 

Why yes it is a holiday here in Texas, a holiday that the politically correct should leave alone

Today, January 19, is a holiday. It is Confederate Heroes Day It falls on the birthday of Robert E.lee. similar holidays are in place around this time all over the South. Stonewall Jackson was born on Jan. 24. April also brings Confederate Memorial Days in several states. The point of these holidays has nothing to do with race, or slavery. They have one purpose, to honor the memories of the many brave men who served in the Confederate military. A good number of my ancestors served in that war. Among the regiments are the 4th south Carolina Cavalry, my Great-Great Grandfather Allan Dean McWhorter, who went blind in a Northern prison camp. The 29th Georgia Infantry, my Great-Great-Great Uncle Stephen W.N. Hagin, The 56th Georgia, my Great-Great Grandfather  Lt.William A. Allen, who lost an eye at Vicksburg and the 63rd Georgia Infantry, and my Great-Great Grandfather Martin C. Mewburn, who was wounded at Kennesaw Mountain. There are others from Florida, Alabama, and many more from Georgia. 

This morning, I saw some recent columns penned about how bad these holiday are, and how we should just forget about our past, and our heritage. Mainly these pleas for erasing history come from some, historically challenged, and emotionally fragile sort who is deathly afraid of offending someone. Funny these folks are not worried about offending me, or many other Southerners. They do not concern themselves with offending those that do living history presentations, or those that value history being preserved. these folks tend to be Liberal, but sadly, some “Conservatives” go down the path of hyper-sensitivity as well. They seem mostly concerned with not appearing too extreme. they are willing to sacrifice the Confederate portion of American history. Guess it never dawned on these geniuses that by bowing to those attacking Confederate heritage, history, and symbols that they are helping the radical Left to attack our Founders, and our American heritage.

Sure, we can condemn Lee, Davis, the Confederate Flags, there are hundreds of different flags that were carried  by different regiments, and songs like Dixie in the name of “sensitivity”. But, any “sin” you can  accuse those symbols of also apply to Old Glory, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and The Star Spangled Banner. Don’t think so? Listen to the constant attacks on America by the Left. Slavery, White Supremacy, injustice, exclusion, and so on. Of course, history, such as it is taught, has indoctrinated millions to embrace Lincoln as a great Emancipator, and the South as nothing but a bunch of white Supremacists fighting for slavery. You have to ignore the many things Lincoln said about Blacks as being inherently inferior to Whites, and his wish to expel all Blacks from the country after their freedom was won, many Abolitionists also shared that vision on an all-White nation too, but don’t let history get in your way. Forget that much of the opposition to expanding slavery was based not on setting men free but on NOT allowing a new challenge in the labor pool.

You can forget that the States of Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Virginia only seceded after Lincoln asked them to supply troops to help subjugate the Confederacy. You can forget that the ordinances of secession from these state do not mention slavery. You can forget that many Americans saw secession as a right, and that most states, upon ratifying the Constitution, declared that they remained sovereign states. You can forget that the “other” issue the issue of tariffs that deeply divided the nation. You can forget that because reducing the war to the “good” North vs the “evil” South is far easier than examining the issues and causes. Intellectual laziness is way easier! And, just to be clear, I know many people have studied this war in a very thorough way, and some of them conclude that slavery was the main cause. While I disagree with them, I respect their integrity and their devotion to history.

You can forget that many Southern generals favored enlisting Blacks in the Southern armies in exchange for granting them freedom. You can overlook that such a desire to win the war clearly showed far more than slavery was driving these men. You can forget that Stonewall Jackson ran a Sunday School in Lexington Virginia that educated blacks. You can forget that after the war Robert E. Lee, who called slavery an abomination, was attending church at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church when a Black man rose to take communion Edward C Smith tells the story

One Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, a well-dressed, lone black man, whom no one in the community—white or black—had ever seen before, had attended the service, sitting unnoticed in the last pew.

Just before communion was to be distributed, he rose and proudly walked down the center aisle through the middle of the church where all could see him and approached the communion rail, where he knelt. The priest and the congregation were completely aghast and in total shock.

No one knew what to do…except General Lee. He went to the communion rail and knelt beside the black man and they received communion together—and then a steady flow of other church members followed the example he had set.

After the service was over, the black man was never to be seen in Richmond again. It was as if he had been sent down from a higher place purposefully for that particular occasion.

Today, and deservingly so, Lee is honored throughout the country. Only Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln exceed him in monuments and memorials.

Unfortunately there are many Southerners who claim to cherish Lee and revere the flag for which he so nobly fought but still harbor rabidly racist sentiments towards blacks and their long-delayed social progress. Such people do not honor Lee, instead they disgrace him.

Lee absolutely never felt what these modern Southerners continue to feel—and certainly he would not want them, of all people, serving as the self-annointed guardians of his memory. His lasting legacy, in his own words, is, “Before and during the War Between the States I was a Virginian. After the war I became an American.”

To be an American, at least for Lee, meant to embrace the new social order that the war had established and that the Constitution had codified through the addition of three new amendments which abolished slavery (13th) in 1865, made blacks citizens (14th) in 1868, and awarded black males the right to vote (15th) in 1870.

While you are at it, you can forget that Jefferson Davis, saw it as the duty of Whites to educate Blacks so they could one day compete with and be part of the nation. Yes you often hear that education of slaves was illegal in the South. What you do not hear is how many southerners ignored those laws. Yes, often it was for  religious reasons, they cared about the eternal souls of slaves. And yes, it is an odd thing for us to fathom such a time. Slavery was evil, but, the South neither started that evil, nor did many Southerners embrace it. And yes, some slave owners were Black themselves.

You can also forget that Lincoln, in 1848 said this

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. 
Abraham Lincoln

Perhaps Lincoln forgot that in 1861?

Yes, you can over simplify the debate America had over slavery by forgetting that some of the disagreements were based on the fact that at the time slavery was constitutional. For example, you can forget that many Southern leaders are accused of being “for the expansion of slavery” into the territories. They were in favor, but that is not the entire story. The fact is that Jefferson Davis saw slavery as constitutional, and as territories were federal property, and not yet states, he felt that banning slavery there violated the constitution. He also held deeply that once those territories became states, it was perfectly within their right to either allow of prohibit slavery. Once you look at the entire story, you get a different view of Davis, and the many Southerners who agreed with him. And no, I am not going into the typical scripted “I am not defending slavery” spiel here. If you are too stupid to get what I am saying then to Hell with you frankly. The point is that Davis was a man who held the Constitution sacred. He believed as most Southerners did, that there was but one way to change the Constitution, and that was to amend it! While I am at it, let me remind you that there were many “Republicans” at the time that believed in what they called higher law. To them higher law superseded the Constitution, I suppose it was their version of the Constitution being a “living, breathing” document.

As a Southerner, and a proud one, I am appalled that at one time slavery existed here. I am also of Jim Crow Laws, The same can be said of my pride in being American. Slavery was an awful stain on a great nation, but to be fair to men like Davis, and Lincoln, we ought to judge them based on the values of THEIR time, not ours. History is many things, and sometimes it is very ugly, and the portion of American history that deals with slavery is extremely ugly. hat does not mean that we ought to ignore it, nor should we pretend as many on the Left do, that it still exists.

You can forget whatever you like I suppose. But, once you start forgetting history because it is easy, or convenient, you have started down a path of ignorance that will only lead you to repeat much of the same history you have tried to bury.

Your Blog of the Day

Is Jamie Jefford’s Eye of Polyphemus. Check out this great thought from Jamie

The Ordinance of Secession passed by South Carolina in 1860 presents an interpretation of the Constitution long since lost today. The united States was a fairly loose association of states with a weak central government whose purpose was to mostly serve as a representative in dealing with foreign affairs.

The War of Northern Aggression was really a question over grammar: is it the United States is, or the United States are? Appomattox settled the question. It is the United States is. If you want to trace the monstrous growth of the federal government’s power and intrusion in everyday life, look no further than the immediate years before and after the war. It all began when the federal government defeated states’ rights by the cannon and sword.

BINGO~!

Please visit my SCV blog as well

I am now the commander of the O.M.Roberts Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Waxahachie Texas. I have set up a blog for the camp, and would like y’all to visit it.

I am not linking that blog with The DaleyGator because the SCV is NOT a political organization, we are a historical group, of descendants of Confederate soldiers, who work to commemorate and honor their brave service and sacrifice!

Thank you