I would like to start off this week by sharing an editorial that appeared in the April edition of Georgia's Howling Dawg:
WILL CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2016 BE DIFFERENT?
For years, Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's birthday have been on Georgia's official State holiday calendar but around the summer of 2015 the two holidays were struck from the official calendar. It was a cowardly, political move, of course, by those who often preach equality and civil rights - tolerance ... and not so much achieved by those who are the traditional enemies of our beloved heritage but those who have been fair-weather supporters - chiefly turn coat, history-ignorant native Southerners and politicians who would gladly change position depending on which way the wind blows. They deserve our greatest degree of disdain.
I would like to write that nothing has changed as far as the prospect of 2016 Confederate Memorial Day services but that would not be quite true. While all the organizations in our area, who normally sponsor such commemorations, will likely continue doing so, some have asked that we not alert nor invite the media to them. This is presumably being done to draw less attention and protect those who devotedly attend. Too, I believe that the faithful who normally and loyally pay such annual respects will still seek out the times and locations and be there, as usual, if they can. Moreover, who needs the scurrilous media anyway? They are seldom there to support us but rather to make a spectacle of what we and discredit our Cause in any way they can. We have next to nothing to gain from their presence and much to lose. Thus, please understand why this newsletter will not list specific services and locations in this issue as it has done in times before, neither will it furnish any such information to the media.....Some of us will live to fight another day.
A Conversation on the Street with H.K. Edgerton
On Saturday morning, March 12, 2016 I would don my Dixie Outfitter shirt, and with the Southern Cross in hand make my way up Highway 9 towards the Continental Divide outside the Town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. I call it my training route, as I use it to prepare for planned Marches.
I had scarcely traveled more than two miles when a elderly White man who had parked his car alongside the road would beckon to me. "Young man, can I get a moment of your time?"
"Yes sir," would be my reply.
"I have watched you march up and down this highway for some years now. I was born and raised in Chicago, and came South almost 5 decades ago seeking to find peace and safety for my wife and children. I am told and have read that you are a brave and honorable man, and truly hope that you can take what I have to say to you without any offense intended. My great, great grandfather was a Northern slave trader,, and he told stories about the African people's inhumanity towards each other that would make Al Capone weep. The cannibalism, the rape, the murder, and selling of millions of its own people into worldwide slavery. And having said all of that, I wouldn't have had the courage to stop you if I had not observed how your people treated Trump in my home State of Illinois. I don't understand how the black man in America is so easily duped in the theater of politics. Trump is the best thing for them since your President Jefferson Davis. And I hope and believe that you are smart enough to figure out what I mean. In a city where Black on Black crime runs rampant; how can your people accuse any White man of bigotry and hate, or even utter the words that "'lack lives matter?' On the same day of the tragedy in Charleston, S.C., and the many days that have followed; the carnage left behind by Black folks killing each other in America has no parallel. And you can't blame that on the flag that you carry. And I want you to know that I love the North, but feel deeply that it was wrong what our people did to your South. And if I did not feel that God had packed his bags and came here to your homeland; I would still be there. And, I believe that the further you get away from being Southern; the further you get away from Jesus Christ, my Lord and Master."
And then with tears now trickling from his eyes, he asked if I would give a Yankee one of those hugs I was famous for? And I did.
It was an irony for me that he had mentioned President Davis as I am set to give the Keynote address for Confederate Memorial Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Beauvoir, Mississippi, the home and final resting place of President Davis.
God bless you!"
After school administrators at Staunton River High School in Montea, Virginia, enforced its policy, telling students that the Confederate flag was banned from vehicles in the school's parking lot, a group of students organized to sponsor a parade of cars emblazoned with the flag to express their First Amendment rights.
According to WDBJ, CBS Channel 7, students Chas Goodson and Zachary Barton were told to leave their flags at home but felt the school was attempting to shut down their Constitutional right to free expression.
"We're doing all of this to stand up for our First Amendment rights," Goodson told the media.
The pair of students said they outfitted their vehicles with the Confederate symbol in memory of recently-passed country music legend Merle Haggard but were confronted by school administrators over the flags.
The pair also noted their ancestors served in the WBTS and the flag was a nod to their ancestry.
"We are very proud of our heritage and we want to be able to show it," Barton told Channel 7. "We were given our First Amendment right for a reason and we want to be able to use it."
School administrations hastened to claim they have no intention of stomping on anyone's First Amendment rights.....large banners and flags had already been banned on vehicles in the school parking lot, even if they are large U.S. flags.
But the students who organized the parade of autos said their response isn't over. Students and parents also went to the campus and marched with their flags too, some representing a group called "Battle Flag Rally for Freedom."
"It's not about hate. It's about the heritage," said Jason Wright, a Staunton River High student. "When schools try to take away our American flags and stuff and tell us we can't fly them at school, that's not right."
The students say they intend to rally again sometime next week.
The "Battle Flag Rally for Freedom" group has a Facebook page where they describe themselves as a peaceful group.
"We promote peaceful rallies for the support of Confederate and American values. We support the Constitution of the Confederacy & the U.S.A. no hate."
MTA Subway Train Model Features a Confederate Flag
These are photos of a model subway car recently purchased at a toy shop in Brooklyn. At first glance everything looks normal:
These model train cars can be purchased at the Transit Museum Store at Grand Central Terminal for just $11. Scoop them up quick before the liberals have them destroyed and replaced with smiling minority figures wearing Bernie T-shirts.
Speaking of Bernie - check out this billboard:
SUPREME COURT PROTECTING TED CRUZ?
Attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley reports that on Tuesday Chief Justice Roberts denied his Application to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits him from releasing any of the D.C. Madam Jeane Palfrey's Escort Service Records.
This follows: (i) the refusal of the U.S. District Court to allow him to file a Motion to Modify that Restraining Order and (ii) the refusal of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to rule upon his Petition which sought to Order the District Court Clerk to file his Motion to Modify.
It is believed that these records, which Attorney Sibley wants to release to the media but are currently under a "gag" order, document Ted Cruz having been a client of the infamous D.C. Madame's prostitution service.
Sibley said on Wednesday:
"Before I simply release the records in my possession, I must exhaust all judicial remedies. Accordingly, invoking Supreme Court Rule 22.4, I am renewing the Application with a second Justice, the estimable Clarence Thomas. I will wait to see what he says before taking my next step."
"But permit me to make this observation: On January 19, 2016, I sought to be released from a 'gag order' covering First Amendment protected political speech and to date -- seventy eight (78) days later -- I have yet to be allowed to even file that request in the proper court. Can anyone deny that justice delayed is justice denied in this instance?"
You can keep up with this story by reading Attorney Sibley's blog at: http://amoprobos.blogspot.com/
Connecting the Dots - Donald Trump and Jefferson Davis
An interesting factoid that I stumbled upon this week is that Donald gave $25,000 for the post-Katrina restoration of Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis' retirement estate on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
But more interesting is a statement reportedly coming out of a closed door meeting of GOP "party bosses" this week that, "If Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the GOP will look a lot less like the 'Party of Lincoln' and a lot more like the party of Jefferson Davis."
Huffington Post, a publication which I wouldn't even use to paper train a puppy, ran an interesting editorial calling Trump a modern day Jefferson Davis and saying that The Donald is trying to incite a "second American Civil War."
BUZZFLASH HEADLINE: "Trump Reincarnates Jefferson Davis"
There was also an ongoing effort to replace the recently removed statue of Jefferson Davis on the University of Texas campus in Austin with a statue of Donald Trump.
Here is something that is simply NOT being reported in the mainstream media:
Ted Cruz Must Prove Eligibility to New Jersey Secretary of State in Hearing April 11th
Professor Victor Williams is a little-known candidate for president of the United States in 2016 whose name may soon become a household word. He is on the ballot in nine states and has chosen to use his "Competitor Candidate Standing" to potentially strike and disqualify Canadian born Ted Cruz from 8 State Ballots.
Williams, an attorney and law professor, also pledges he will litigate to invalidate fraudulent elections should Ted Cruz not be disqualified.
Each filing alleges that Rafael Ted Cruz obtained ballot access by fraudulently, misrepresenting his eligibility as a Canadian-born, and not a natural born American citizen. Each charge demands that the Secretary of State provide Williams with immediate remedy for ballot fraud in specific ways.
New Jersey may be of concern for particular concern for the Canadian immigrant.
On April 8, 2016 Mr. Williams posted an alert on his campaign website
headlined "Ted Cruz risks primary disqualification in New Jersey resulting from charges of ballot access fraud."
He goes on to detail that a primary ballot disqualification hearing has been scheduled by the Secretary of State for Monday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Mercerville, New Jersey.
The alert states, "Williams demands that Cruz be disqualified from several late-primary ballots: 'Cruz committed ballot access fraud in each state when he falsely swore that he was a 'natural born' American citizen.' Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and held his resulting Canadian citizenship until May 2014. Cruz is a naturalized (not natural born) American citizen."
Cruz may not even be a naturalized US citizen as he has not provided that proof either and has been unwilling to do so. We'll hopefully learn the truth in that regard on April 11th as well.
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