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Why I Can Vote With a Clear Conscience

This is the one election that in all of our history is a fork in the road that we had better choose wisely.
This next president will appoint several Supreme Court justices.
That alone should be enough to make everyone sit up and take notice.
If HRC is allowed to stack that Supreme Court, the country is gone.
It is that serious. There is no turning back, none.
We will not have the luxury to say, we can hang for another 4 years.
The communist planks are all in place…
...that ball is at the finish line and just needs that last punt over the goal posts and it is game over.
That one issue will have ramifications for decades.
Your children and grandkids will experience the full weight of that one issue alone.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Southern Family: Don't Miss This Gem. Buying it as we speak.

What makes the South, the South?  Most modern Americans would say football and grits sprinkled with a bit of country music and NASCAR.

These clichés hold true for many Southerners today, but what made the South before the commercialization of the American economy was a commitment to land, family, and God.  It was both a temporal and a spiritual understanding of the value of community and tradition, of self-determination and independence, of the relationship between God, man, and the environment.

These were not always uniquely Southern traits, but like most of what made America, the South held on to them longer and with greater zeal than any other part of the United States.  Perhaps it was defeat and dislocation that solidified the need for deep roots, for tangible heroes and subtle pleasures.

Time moved with the rhythm of nature, slow and plodding.  Southerners had time to think, reflect, and pray under the hot sun and long growing seasons.  They lived in the dirt.  They communed with the dead and wept for the living.  They were patient.  They had a reflective acceptance of the present, knowing that for many tradition served as a reminder of better times.  They knew that death was a journey with God.

This pain made great music.  It still does.

The recently released Southern Family captures this spirit.   From tears for the living, laughs and lessons at “mama’s table” or from daddy’s guidance, and spiritual paths to “the way home,” the album is a reflection of the traditional South.  Several prominent country stars lend their talents to the collection of ballads and blues, including Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars), and Miranda Lambert.  Also in the lineup are Shooter Jennings (Waylon’s son), Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Morgane Stapleton (Chris Stapleton’s wife), Brandy Clark, Jason Isabell, Holly Williams (Hank Jr.’s daughter), Brent Cobb, and Anderson East.

There are no bubble gum tunes about a “party down South” that pollute modern airwaves.  These are real songs from the heart, of home and place.  They sing the listener home. That alone is worth the price of the record.

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  1. I did not live there but I have always considered the South and its ideals and its flag to be a very important part of American identity.