Saturday, April 23, 2016

Susan Hathaway's remarks to Charlottesville City Council, Monday April 18, 2016


"Good evening Mayor Signer, Councilmen. My name is Susan Hathaway and I live in Sandston.

I could easily stand before you tonight and spend my three minutes talking about the honor of Robert E. Lee, or the valor and sacrifice of the Confederate soldiers who served under him, or the fact that the War Between the States was NOT fought to keep anyone enslaved, or the fact that this onslaught of PC revisionism has absolutely nothing to do with perceived "racism" or "white supremacy"...but you all know this and choose to ignore facts in favor of hysteria.


  1. Well stated! I hope all the councilmen were uncomfortable and squirming and I hope she got a standing O.

  2. Steve manturtle Gambone has left a new comment on the post "Susan Hathaway's remarks to Charlottesville City C...":

    Let's set the way back machine to August 9, 1960 to get the view of a famous US veteran and President.

    Dear Dr. Scott:

    Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted.

    General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was a poised and inspiring leader, true to the high trust reposed in him by millions of his fellow citizens; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his faith in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history.

    From deep conviction, I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s calibre would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the Nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.

    Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower


    1. PostPosted: 25 Jul 2008 07:19 pm Post subject: Lee's Letter To His Son & The Year Was 1780 Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post Delete this post View IP address of poster
      (The event {bold print} in Lee's *letter below at the end, may well refer to the "the dark day" which is also at the end of the 1780 piece and in bold. BT)
      [*I have it framed on my wall from The Virginian magazine of long ago.]

      A Letter to His Son

      Arlington House, April 5, 1852

      My dear son:

      I am just in the act of leaving for New Mexico. My fine old regiment has been ordered to that distant region, and I must hasten to see that they are properly taken care of. I have but little to add in reply to your letter of March 26. Your letters breathe a true spirit of frankness; they have given myself and your mother great pleasure.

      You must study to be frank with the world. Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do, on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right. If a friend asks a favor, you should grant it, if it is reasonable; if not, tell him plainly why you cannot; you would wrong him and wrong yourself by equivocation of any kind.

      Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one; the man who requires you to do so is dearly purchased at the sacrifice. Deal kindly but firmly with all your classmates; you will find it the policy which wears best. Above all, do not appear to others what you are not.

      If you have any fault to find with any one, tell him, not others, of what you complain; there is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man's face and another behind his back.

      We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of any one. It is not only for the best as a matter of principle, but it is the path of peace and honor.

      In regard to duty, let me, in conclusion of this hasty letter, inform you that nearly a hundred years ago there was a day of remarkable gloom and darkness -- still known as "the dark day" -- a day when the light of the sun was slowly extinguished, as if by an eclipse.

      The Legislature of Connecticut was in session, and as its members saw the unexpected and unaccountable darkness coming on, they shared in general awe and terror. It was supposed by many that the last day -- the day of judgment -- had come. Some one, in the consternation of the hour, moved an adjournment.

      Then there arose an old Puritan legislator, Davenport, of Stamford, and said that, if the last day had come, he desired to be found at his place doing his duty, and therefore moved that candles be brought in, so that the House could proceed with its duty.

      There was quietness in that man's mind, the quietness of heavenly wisdom and inflexible willingness to obey present duty. Duty, then, is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things like the old Puritan. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. Never let your mother or me wear one gray hair for any lack of duty on your part.

      Your affectionate father,

      R. E. LEE.

  3. gaeilgesinger1 has left a new comment on the post "Susan Hathaway's remarks to Charlottesville City C...":

    Righteous! Well done, indeed!

  4. Steve manturtle Gambone has left a new comment on the post "Susan Hathaway's remarks to Charlottesville City C...":

    According to US Law from back in 1929 all Confederate graves are US veteran graves and that includes Robert E. Lee.

    That means that all Confederate memorials aren't just a part of Confederate history they are an integral part of US history and need to be protected as such. And you're doing a great job for the whole Nation stopping these PC Nazis I call the ISIS-americans.

    That Eisenhower quote speaks of men unconquerable in spirit and soul. Once again you demonstrate that a man of Lee's calibre exists... and once again prove that man is a girl!

    Keep fighting the good fight Susan.

    Meanwhile, I'll continue battling the northern version of those same fools up here on this continent America's Indians call Turtle Island.

    Pray Spirit Guides keep within us.

    1. If they think that she will give up, they are sorely mistaken.

  5. Had to manually post some remarks above as something went wrong in the system. Never had that happen before. I have had to post manually before, but only in cases I where I inadvertently deleted a comment. :)

  6. I support the VA flaggers and I think they have the right interests at the core those mission. Great job Susan