Our Southern ancestors did not withdraw themselves from the Union and form their own nation because they wanted a new form of government. Rather, the northern States and yankee-controlled central government had so disregarded the Constitution that the ONLY way to REVIVE the OLD form of government was to separate and establish a new one.
Now, over 150 years later, we once again find BOTH of our nation's political parties are run by Yankees and demonstrating total disregard and even DISDAIN for our nation's Constitution.
I'm just going to say it, there was overwhelming evidence that Barak Obama might not have been a natural born citizen. And the Democratic Party made no effort whatsoever to confirm his eligibility to hold office prior to his nomination. That was a total disregard for the Constitution and its clear instruction that the President be a "natural born citizen."
But the Republican Party was no better. Not only did they refuse to vet Obama's eligibility, the GOP's party bosses ram-rodded the party's voters to nominate John McCain, a man they knew to have been born in Panama.
So neither party gives a tinker's dam about the Constitution! And it was that attitude that finally compelled our Southern ancestors to establish an independent nation of southern States.
Fast forward to 2016. And the only person asking why the GOP is promoting the candidacy of a Canadian-born person for the office of President of the United States.
I have a lot of thoughts on John McCain. I did in 2008 but didn't bother to articulate them because he was born in Panama. So not being a natural born citizen the remainder of my opinions regarding him were MOOT and immaterial. He did not meet the basic qualifications for the office that are outlined in our Constitution.
The same goes for Ted Cruz. There is a LOT about Ted Cruz that I am inclined to like. But it doesn't matter because a person born in Canada is not, nor never will be a "natural born citizen" of any of these united States. So I can not support his candidacy. And I have serious questions about supporting a party that has a track record for running candidates that it knows do not meet basic constitutional qualifications.
Moving on, I will not take the time to break down Ted Cruz because he, as I have just written, does not meet the qualifications to hold the office. But I do feel compelled to share with you the research of one of our readers regarding Ted's father.
Dr. John Tisdale is a Texas pastor, the President of Anchor Theological Seminary, and a leader in the Baptist Missionary Association. I know John personally and do not believe that he has researched or written as he has with any malice toward Rafael or Ted Cruz:
I met Rafael Cruz in McAllen, Texas when his son, Rafael (Ted) Cruz was running for Texas senator. SOMETHING BOTHERED ME ABOUT HIM when I heard him sharing his testimony at the Cruz for Senator meeting sponsored by the local Tea Party...SOMETHING IN MY SPIRIT WAS TROUBLED.
I am not a skeptic by nature and I usually trust what someone tells me until I find out differently. From my personal research I am convinced Rafael Cruz is a charismatic and, as I have said many time, "I have never met a charismatic who did not have a lying spirit." I believe that "Pastor Cruz" has a lying spirit. I have read his biographical information used when he speaks at churches or Tea Party events, or other places, and it is very misleading.
When I met dad Cruz he was introduced as a "pastor of a church in the Dallas, TX ." The biographical promo that he uses refers to him as "Pastor, Professor, (and) Father of US Senator Ted Cruz." Senator Cruz has listed his father as a "pastor" on his official Senate bio webpage. It bothered me as to why the name of the church he pastored in the Dallas, Texas area was not named. I still don't the name of a church he pastors and cannot find any information where he is even listed as "a" or "the" pastor of a church in the Dallas area.
The claim that he is pastor "of a church" appears to fictitious and/or misleading.
I did find that he has been influenced by the NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION/LATTER RAIN/KINGDOM NOW DOMINION and RECONSTRUCTIONISM/END TIME TRANSFER OF WEALTH movements. (This explains his Kenneth Copeland association). "Pastor" Cruz has stated he believes Ted "is anointed to be the king of the "Seven Cultural Mountains" also known as the "Seven Mountains of Influence." All of this ties in with the DOMINION THEOLOGY HERESY.
I have read where dad Rafael Cruz is listed as an "ordained minister," but I cannot find WHERE he was ordained or WHO ordained him or BY WHOSE AUTHORITY he was ordained. Was he ordained by a local church? If so, which church and which denomination? Or, did he buy a certificate ordination by mail? I cannot find the answer to these legitimate questions. He, to the best of my research, has never made any reference to a Bible college or Bible Institute or Seminary degree he has earned.
The biographical promo says he is a "professor of Bible and Theology." I have not been able to find any Bible college or Bible Institute or Seminary that lists him as a professor.
The promo lists him as the president of "Kingdom Translation Services, Inc.", which is not a school of higher learning but is a FOR PROFIT CORPORATION that lists as its address a residence in Carrolton, Texas. It is a business operated out of a home (1152 Indian Run Drive, Suite 1116, Carrolton, TX 75010) and is where Rafael Cruz claims on his bio to be Professor of Bible and Theology and President. The address is a multi-family home on 13.83 acres and is actually an apartment complex named Marbella Villas At Indian Creek. (The mailing address is 1152 Indian Run Drive, APT 1116, Carrolton, TX 75010. The word SUITE is used for the business address and the word APT is used for the mailing address.
DIRECTOR OF PURIFYING FIRE MINISTRIES?
Also, the above promo says he is the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries. I could not find any document or reference (other than his own) that lists him as the director of this organization, but I did find that there was once a Purifying Fire Ministries founded by and directed by Suzanne Hinn who is the on-again, off-again wife of the religious con-man Benny Hinn. It was also called Purifying Fire International. He had, evidently, some type of membership association with Purifying Fire Ministries, but it appears to be a false claim he is, or ever was, director of it.
In his speeches he duplicates much of Benny Hinn's teachings regarding the Seven Mountains of Society and Culture...which is the favor of some individuals, the anointment of prosperity, wealth transfer to God's anointed, and the End Times Transfer of Wealth.
BIBLE TRANSLATION AUDIO BOOK
Rafael Cruz did produce and audio book where he read the New International Version of the Bible in Spanish. The name of the book is "NVI Audio Version (Spanish version of the NIV) (Spanish Edition Audio CD and is available at Amazon. It includes 68 CD's narrated and read by Rafael.
STATE BOARD OF THE RELIGIOUS ROUNDTABLE
The promo states: "He also joined the State Board of the Religious Roundtable, a grassroots Judeo-Christian organization that had an important impact on the future of political dialogue." I have not been able to find anything about "the State Board of The Religious Roundtable." Does it now exist? Did it once exist and no longer exist? If so, why does he still use it in promotional material? Is it because it sounds important and prestigious? The only references that could be found were on Rafael's bios.
DIRECTOR OF GRACE FOR AMERICA
The Valley Family Forum published in April 2015 Rafael's biographical information that he had provided to them. It stated he was an ordained minister and Director of Grace for America and that he was on the State Board of the Religious Roundtable. This is the first time Rafael has stated he was the Director of Grace for America which he evidently started in 2014.
MAN OF GOD?
Because of the narrative the Rafael Cruz is an ordained minister, pastor, Bible Professor he has been presented as a highly esteemed religious leader. This has provided him many invitations to speak at church gatherings, Tea Party rallies, conventions, and meetings on the role of Christians in society and in American culture.
He has obtained access to streams of income for himself and for his son Ted's campaigns, and he has gained acceptance in evangelical population throughout America as a political surrogate for Ted Cruz. He has placed himself in a position of tremendous growth ($$$) in the future should Ted Cruz be elected president.
I was reading about the Confederate siamese twins in Dixie Heritage Newsletter and remembered a book I read about them. I believe the name was "The Two." They married southern sisters and between the two of them they fathered 23 children but no twins. The two wives' father objected to the marriage because the man were Asian, not because they were permanently attached to each other. The marriage worked anyway. Several of their sons fought for the South. When Sherman came through he tried to draft southern men at random. One of the twins was drafted the other wasn't. Of course they didn't serve. One liked to drink and play cards but his brother didn't. One would be drunk and the other would be perfectly sober. Really interesting book.
Another of our readers submitted the following letter to the editor which was published in a Richmond newspaper:
To the Editor, Times-Dispatch:
A Correspondent of the Day accused Dr. Walter Williams of mythmaking concerning black Confederates. I would like to point out some myths in this correspondent's letter. The Southern states did not "rise in rebellion against the United States" in order to expand slavery. Quite to the contrary, in their attempts to peacefully secede from the union of states by the same method all states had originally acceded to it - through their respective sovereign conventions - the Southern states willfully gave up any opportunity of expanding slavery into the territories. In the process, they effectively removed slavery from the United States altogether. One would think the abolitionist North would have happily said "goodbye and good riddance" to them, but it did not. Why not?
With the Southern states out of the union, the North would lose its major source of cotton for its mills, its major source of markets for its manufactures, its major source of income from the tariff, and its control of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Northern economy would collapse. So President Lincoln drove the Southern states back into the union at the point of the bayonet. The South was simply defending itself from invasion, conquest and coerced political allegiance - just as the 13 slave holding Colonies had done when they seceded from the British Empire in 1776.
No one can argue that slavery is not a coercive labor system, but many faithful slaves (some bearing arms) accompanied their masters to war, rescued them from their wounds, and got them safely back home.
H. V. Traywick Jr.
Here is a letter to the editor which one of our readers in Georgia has submitted to several publications in the last week:
Hey, you out there, who are so bent on trying to destroy by Southern heritage. I am sure you see yourself as a very fair-minded, pure-hearted, noble creation and consider that I am only dust to be trodden under your political foot.
However, you will never find me reviling your heroes by trying to get the name of a street changed to my preference. You won't hear my voice calling for the renaming of a school nor the expulsion of traditional mascots and symbols. I neither author bills nor lobby to get long-established holidays removed. My legacy may offend you, and if that is your narrow view, so be it, but in no way can it do you harm.
You that seek to remove "every vestige" of my birthright are easy to spot. You are the ones calling loudly with the feigned words of "equality", "civil rights", "tolerance" and "fairness." Those are intriguing syllables considering your actions. You, now, ride the crest of the wave now because the winds of change have turned the political tide. Things change sure enough; in this State, this Country, in this world ... not in the hereafter - and here they sometimes change again. I owe you nothing! One day all that we strive for will not matter - but today, it does to me.
John Wayne Dobson
Group plans Confederate Flag Day in Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG - It's a symbol of hate to many, but for one local group the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of history, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will celebrate the "stars and bars" next month.
The group will sponsor a Confederate Flag Day to honor the history they hold dear.
"We as the sons revere the history of our families of the South and of America, and with that we wish to keep our history alive and our heritage along with that," said Gary Casteel of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Critics of the flag, including Greater Harrisburg NAACP president Stanley Lawson, say our history of slavery is nothing to celebrate.
"The Confederate flag does not unite the country, it divides the country," Lawson said. "I think this time in our history we need to be together."
"The Confederate flag may have done some nasty things, so did the American Flag, so why don't we take them both down? Why don't we destroy both of them and turn our backs on them?" Casteel said. "It's simple. We are Americans. We have the right to choose to like or dislike. The right way is to accept and move and learn by it."
The gathering will be held at the Farnsworth House Inn off Baltimore Street on March 5, from 2-4 p.m.
County Fair Releases Statement Regarding Flag
Greenwich, NY - The Washington County Fair Board issued a statement that they will not ban the sale of the Confederate Flag at the 2016 fair. Concerns over jeopardizing their 501c3 nonprofit, charitable organization status preclude them from taking a stance on this controversial issue. A call to the Internal Revenue Service for clarification resulted in a referral to Publication 4421 PC - Compliance Guide for 501c3 Nonprofit Charities. The second call for further clarification on the section in regards to public policy issues and political participation as it applies to the Confederate Flag controversy produced the same results.
California is the only state at this time that bans the sale of the Confederate flag, with South Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama placing restrictions on where the flag can be displayed. The issue has become noxious for politicians and in June of 2015, ABC News ran a story "Here's Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on the Confederate Flag Issue." The fair board believes that this is a political issue, as demonstrated in the aforementioned actions by state governments and media interpretation, and as such, should be handled by the government officials elected to represent their constituents.
The fair's sole focus should continue to be on fulfilling its non-profit, charitable mission to preserve the county's rich agricultural history through education at an event that the community loves and appreciates. The fair does this through exhibits and displays while offering fun, food and entertainment.
The fair serves over 100,000 people every year from all walks of life including vast differences in opinion, different religions, different political views, different races, and creeds. It is, for this reason, the fair strives to remain neutral on all issues.
Editor's Note: I am of course happy that this county fair will not be taking any negative action toward the flag. That said, I am alarmed at their claim that the ONLY places where other fairs are limiting the display of the flag are all in SOUTHERN states: "with South Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama placing restrictions on where the flag can be displayed."
Who needs "Yankees" when Southerners seem more than capable of being their own worst enemies?
Can anyone pronounce the word "Scallywag?"
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