Thursday, March 2, 2017

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South Carolinian James Hunt Taylor’s great-grandfather fought heroically for independence in the Revolution; his grandfather served as the first mayor of Columbia, governor, and United States congressman. Taylor’s father was a noted physician in Columbia, and the importance of duty to his State and country was instilled in him at an early age.  He carried this with him as he joined his fellow citizens in the defense of his home and country.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

The Blood of Young James Taylor

“Among the bravest Confederate soldiers were the color bearers. As they stepped forward into battle, those young men and boys were bound by duty and honor to keep the Confederate and regimental flags flying at all costs. Virtually defenseless as they marched into the face of death, they proved to be inviting, and often easy, targets for enemy marksmen.

No position in the Confederate army was more revered and honored than the color sergeant. Consequently, despite the extreme dangers, soldiers willingly dropped their weapons to carry forward a flag after it had fallen in battle.

[Soon after the war began, a fifteen-year-old Taylor was with] the First South Carolina Volunteers [who] departed the Palmetto State under the command of Colonel (later General) Maxey Gregg. On their journey to Virginia, the soldiers carried with them a freshly made South Carolina flag. Today, that banner, preserved by the State of South Carolina, bears the damage of shot and shell and the blood of young James Taylor.

Following several months of fighting on the Virginia battlefields, Colonel Gregg entrusted the proud banner to Taylor’s hands . . . “as a reward for meritorious conduct as a soldier.” Taylor proudly and confidently carried the blue and white banner into battle after battle. His captain, Dan Miller, described the teenager as “bold, free and dashing.”

At Cold Harbor [in late June 1862] . . . the South Carolinians were greeted by heavy artillery fire. Taylor was soon hit . . . [and] ignoring his loss of blood and terrible pain, he continued to hurry forward, waving the flag to encourage the regiment to follow. Then he suffered a second wound . . . [and knocked] down by the blast, Taylor mustered enough energy to keep the flag flying from his prone position.

Upon seeing the color sergeant fall, Shubrick Hayne dropped his weapon and took the South Carolina flag . . . Taylor managed to stand up and stagger behind Hayne, who took but a few steps before he was mortally wounded. As the flag dropped from Hayne’s hands, Taylor took hold of it and attempted to inspire the men as he stumbled in the direction of heavy enemy fire.

For a third time he was wounded, a projectile smashing into his chest. The flag fell from his grasp, and he collapsed upon it, blood streaming from his body.

Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel H. Hamilton bent down to attend to his dying warrior. All James Hunt Taylor could manage to say was, “I can’t carry it any further, Colonel.”

(Let Us Die Like Brave Men: Behind the Dying Words of Confederate Warriors; Daniel W. Barefoot, John F. Blair Publishers, 2005, excerpt, pp. 37-39)

Socialist Paradise Venezuela Is Down to Its Last $10 Billion in Cash

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Venezuela continues its inevitable collapse.

The Socialist paradise is down to its last $10 billion in cash reserves.

The people are starving.

School children recently told reporters they had not had milk in over a year.

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George Davis, Attorney General of the Confederate States of America

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Wilmingtonian, Senator, Attorney, Christian, Patriot.”
March 1st, 1820-February 23rd, 1896

 Judge H.G. Conner, at Statue-Unveiling Ceremony, 20 April 1911:
“You shall bring your sons to this spot, tell them the story of his life,
of his patriotism of his loyalty to high thinking and noble living, of
his moderation in speech, his patience under defeat, of his devotion
to your City and State as a perpetual illustration and an enduring example of the dignity, the worth of a high-souled, pure-hearted Christian gentleman.”

“As you shall look on this statue, it shall be both a memorial and a lesson of the value of a citizenship which will preserve all that is good in the past, and inspire to patriotism and service in the future.”

  Early Life:

Muslim Refugees and the European Rape Epidemic

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Muslim Refugees and the European Rape Epidemic

The Role of Un-Free Speech, Political Correctness, and Islamic Doctrines
 If I were writing and publishing this article in Sweden, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, or the UK, I could probably expect to be in court, heavily fined, or even jailed with little confidence of receiving a just hearing. When nations shield “protected classes” from criticism or fail to prosecute even-handedly criminals because of their “protected class,” they encourage lawlessness within that class and in general. They also incur the just resentment of the lawful citizens who endure these crimes. When nations punish those who speak out against such policies and their consequences, they silence truth and conscience and cross the boundaries of just government into totalitarian government. This also applies to the European Union, which has been inspiring and pushing its members into the misguided social manipulations of multiculturalism and diversity with a sharp totalitarian edge.

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Controversial Confederate statue to be moved to historic White’s Ferry on Potomac River

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Depicted is a Confederate monument in Rockville, Md., shown here as defaced in a 2015 vandalism incident. The statue, dedicated to Montgomery County residents who fought for the South, will be relocated to the historic White's Ferry in Dickerson, Md. (NBC Washington) [*675/confederate+statue.jpg]

A  controversial monument erected in 1913 to honor Marylanders who fought for the Confederacy will be moved from its current perch outside Montgomery County’s historic Red Brick Courthouse at taxpayer expense to a historic ferry on the banks of the Potomac River.

The statue, which was vandalized in 2015 and has since been largely shielded from view by a wooden enclosure, bears an inscription dedicated “To Our Heroes of Montgomery County Maryland: That We Through Life May Not Forget to Love the Thin Gray Line,” the Montgomery County government noted in a Tuesday news release.

“I fully understand that the statue reflects a piece of County history and that many County residents are proud of the sacrifices and bravery shown by their ancestors,” the news release quoted County Executive Ike Leggett, who is African-American. “Nonetheless, as originally enacted, it was not, and is not, part of the heritage of all of our residents. When originally constructed and placed on County property, it failed to reflect both sides of this unfortunate struggle in our history.”

A Pilgrim’s Progress: Nathaniel Hawthorne Reconsidered


At first glance, Nathaniel Hawthorne seems the quintessential Yankee, one not at all likely to be claimed or adopted by Southerners. His great, great, great grandfather, William Hathorne, came to America with John Winthrop’s company in 1630. William and his son John were Puritans; they are conspicuous in history books as great persecutors of Quakers and witches. The second Hathorne born in America was a farmer, while the next two heirs, Daniel and Nathaniel (the last, father to the novelist) were shipmasters. So our Nathaniel, who added the “w” to his family’s name in deference to its ancient spelling, was from Salem, Massachusetts, and he descended from old New England stock. To make matters worse for this claim of kinship with Hawthorne, he was married to Sophia Peabody, whose sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, were very active in much of New England’s avant-gardism:

Transcendentalism, aboli­tionism, and social and educational reform movements.

The American President: From Cincinnatus to Caesar


The great body of the nation has no real interest in party. — James Fenimore Cooper, The American Democrat, 1838

The American presidency offers many fascinating questions for historical exploration. And by historical exploration I do not mean the all-too-common form of pseudohistory that puts the presidential office at the center of our expe­rience as a people. That scenario in which presidential Lone Rangers—Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan—gallop in to save us from dark forces that threaten divinely ordained progress toward the universal triumph of “American democracy.” (The dark forces are often discovered to be ourselves. The American people must be saved by presidential heroes from their ignorant prejudices against such things as foreign wars, affirmative action, and unlimited immigration.)

Priceless! Oprah reconsidering if she could be president after Trump

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Oprah is reconsidering whether she could be president in the wake of President Trump's political rise to the Oval Office, she said in an interview released Wednesday.

"I actually never thought that was – I never considered the question, even that possibility," she said in an interview with Bloomberg. "I just thought, oh. Oh."

Widow: Feds failed twice to detain immigrant who murdered my husband

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Federal immigration officials repeatedly fumbled their efforts to deport a criminal in the country illegally before he committed several murders, a victim's widow told Congress Wednesday.

"In the 18 months before the senseless murder of my husband, this killer has been in custody on three occasions, yet federal officials failed to detain or deport him," Julie Nordman of Wentzville, Mo., told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in a prepared statement. "Had they just done their jobs and followed the laws, my husband would still be alive, and so would the four other innocent victims [the killer] brutally murdered."

Father of Son Killed By Illegal on Dems Booing Trump: ‘I Just Ignore Them, Like They Do Me’

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Trump axes Obama's nominee Jessica Rosenworcel for the FCC

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President Trump has withdrawn the nomination of former Federal Communications Commission Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel.

The withdrawal was listed Tuesday on the U.S. Senate website.

Her renomination had been announced by former President Barack Obama in January just weeks before leaving office. It was the second time Obama tried to cue Rosenworcel for a new five-year term.

He had already renominated her during the 114th Congress, but it was never taken up by the Republican-controlled Senate. Her term expired July 1, 2015, but according to the Senate Commerce Committee, she was allowed to "remain in her current role as commissioner until Dec. 31, 2016 while awaiting Senate confirmation for a second term."

North Carolina board of education votes NOT to ban the Confederate flag from school grounds


Steve Halkiotis, chairman of the Orange County Schools Board of Education, and Superintendent Todd Wirt listen to speakers, most of them asking the board to ban the Confederate flag from school grounds, at Stanback Middle School on Monday 

A North Carolina school board has voted not to ban the Confederate flag from school grounds, rejecting two pleas from a local chapter of the NAACP to establish the policy.

The Orange County Schools Board of Education decided instead on Monday to establish an equity committee to advise the board on several issues, including symbolic speech, the News & Observer of Raleigh reports.

Board chairman Steven Halkiotis said board members will not tolerate hate speech, bullying or intimidation.

The Northern Orange County NAACP had asked the board to ban the Confederate flag on school grounds during the board's earlier meeting in February.

More@ Daily Mail

Ex-Clinton volunteer slammed, loses job, after swipe at widow of fallen SEAL

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A former Hillary Clinton volunteer drew swift condemnation -- and lost his job -- after mocking the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL who was honored by the president during his congressional address Tuesday night.

Dan Grilo, who said in his Twitter profile that he was a former volunteer for both Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, made the remarks after Trump paid tribute to Carryn Owens. She is the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen last month.

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George W. Bush hits Trump, says Islamic jihadis “are not religious people”

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It’s noteworthy that Bush is speaking out against President Trump, but remained almost completely mum during eight years of Obama. This is because he is an establishment Republican, and the establishment Republicans proved themselves during the 2016 presidential campaign to be partners, colleagues and allies with the Democrats in the Republican establishment, with only Trump and his supporters representing a legitimate alternative. So it is completely understandable that one month into Trump’s presidency, Bush would be hitting him as he never hit Obama; he is on Obama’s establishment Washington team, not Trump’s.

More @ Jihad Watch

After Speech CNN Poll reveals 69% Say Trump’s Policies Will Move America Forward

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