Friday, April 14, 2017

What Was Lost 150 Years Ago

 

One-hundred and fifty-two years ago, April 9, 1865 was a Palm Sunday just as today, and in the central part of war-torn Virginia, a major turning point occurred in American history. General Robert E. Lee, that “chevalier sans peur“—that knight without fear—surrendered the tattered remnants of the proud Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, setting in motion the end phase of the War for Southern Independence.

That war was in reality not a “civil war,” that is, it was not a war between two aggrieved parties within the American nation. Rather, it was a war between two ideas of government, and, in reality, two ideas of history and progress.  For the North, which now controlled the Federal government, it was a war to suppress what was seen as a rebellion against constituted national authority. For the states of the Southern Confederacy, it was a defense of their inherited and inherent rights under the old Constitution of 1787, rights that had never been ceded to the Federal government. And, more, it became for them a Second War for Independence against an arbitrary and overreaching government that had gravely violated that Constitution.

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  1. The lies, bulls--t, and propaganda continue to this day regarding that war, against "those people". For many people today in the FUSA, they are incapable of comprehending the concept that there ought to be an absolute limit on the power for the Federal government. They have fully embraced the evil notion that whatever the Federal government does is "legal" and "moral". They worship it as a g-o-d. They are willing to submit as a surf, letting the Fed.gov dictate their lives down to the most trivia of matters as the wattage of your light bulbs. It is my never to be humble opinion that the single worst event to happen to this my beloved country was the Southern Confederacy losing their bid for their Independence from the tyrant Lincoln (may he get what he deserves). But on this Good Friday, I must have the faith that God in his perfect wisdom allowed this to happen for his purpose.
    Brock, good sir, please accept my wish for a Blessed Easter to you and your family. He has risen indeed!

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    1. the single worst event to happen to this my beloved country was the Southern Confederacy losing their bid for their Independence

      Agreed.

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      He has risen indeed!

      Every Eastern morn the first words out of my Mother's mouth were "He has risen" and we would state "He has risen indeed!"

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