Thursday, May 27, 2021
A gentleman wrote me this past March stating that when arguing history, Northerners always use the four declarations of causes for secession as proof that the War Between the States was fought over slavery.
Those four declarations prove nothing of the sort.
Below, is our correspondence including the question posed by the gentleman, but first, here is some additional information:
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Belgium’s anti-lockdown ‘Rambo’ facing terrorism charges, TRACELESS for 5 days while several countries join manhunt efforts
A well-trained sniper from the Belgian army, Jurgen Conings, who has combat experience in several war zones including Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon, disappeared on Monday. Having reportedly left life-threatening notes to several top officials, the 46-year-old man is believed to have taken several anti-tank missiles, a submachine gun and a handgun with an ability to pierce bulletproof vests from his unit’s ammunition depot. He himself is believed to be wearing the vest.
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The pandemic shutdown has led to a big jump in the number of minority families choosing to homeschool. Census Bureau data indicate a surge of homeschooling in black communities during that period – jumping from 3.3% early in 2020 to 16.1% last fall, to the delight of black pastors.
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Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France, Gun Control in the Third Reich, and The Founders’ Second Amendment.
In late April, the Supreme Court announced it would hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett during its next term, which begins in October. With a ruling due by June 2022, it will be the court’s first major Second Amendment decision since 2010 and perhaps its most consequential.
In 1791, the Bill of Rights was created for the people against the government. The Bill of Rights—including the Second Amendment—has stood firm in the minds of the citizenry as a bulwark of American freedom.
The central issue in the latest case is whether the Second Amendment right to “bear arms” extends outside of the home. Sure, you can take your gun from your bedroom to the kitchen, but can you take your gun outside? If the answer is no, then we must ask: Do other constitutional freedoms—from the free exercise of religion to freedom of speech to rights against unreasonable searches and seizures to due process of law—also end as you exit your home?
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DeSantis: People Coming To FL ‘Overwhelmingly’ Registering As Republicans; Democrats Switching To GOP
Florida’s @GovRonDeSantis: “If you have a political party that puts the interests of teachers unions over the interests of kids just being able to access an education at all, that tells you all you need to know about the modern Democratic Party.” pic.twitter.com/hcSO1DJI86— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 27, 2021
While Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation Theology are 20th century creations, the cultural and theological roots of these ideas find a clear path back to the mid 1800’s. Black Liberation Theology is credited principally to James H. Cone, who was a leftist African-American teacher and theologian at Union theological Seminary in New York, but in many ways, it just built on what had come before it. This school of thought sees the Christian mission as bringing justice to oppressed people through political activism and recasts Jesus as the political liberator of oppressed Black masses (Let Us Reason Ministries 2009). Black Liberation theology portrays Jesus as a poor black man who lived under the oppression of “rich white people”. The notion of “Blackness” is not merely a reference to skin color, but rather is a symbol of oppression that can be applied to all persons of color who have a history of oppression (Bradley 2010, 17-35). Cone further explains the core beliefs of Black Liberation Theology by saying,
“Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.” (West 2003)
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The frustration I heard in the voice of a four-tour force recon vet discharged after a mortar ended his service was undeniable. It was also evident that the insults hurled from a woke mayor in a Texas city had him in a state of calm, but determined resistance. He spoke of the BLM march through the city given a route that went past the “biker bar” section of town as evidence of the taunting taking place across the country by mayors and governors who are determined to get a violent reaction. “We’re not that stupid,” he said.
From someone who has seen his share of death and destruction in the chaotic villages of a war-torn nation, he knows what is being fomented against him and those like him. They want the conflict, just like they wanted to hang the “insurrection” tag on a peaceful protest in Washington D.C. on January 6th. Unlike the woke peaceful protests all summer that were embellished with flame, wrecked buildings and murder, the January 6th peaceful protest saw only instigators (probably infiltrators) breaking a window or two. There is no comparison between the occupation of federal court buildings, looting and burning by those released from jail the day before for the same mischief and a crowd being let into the capitol on the sixth only to further the insurrection narrative.
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During a Thursday interview with FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) discussed the letter House Republicans recently sent to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, which voiced concern with “the growing trend of left-wing extremism” in the armed forces.
The GOP lawmakers wrote that the creeping in of politics is jeopardizing the United States military’s status as one of the nation’s most respected institutions.
Mast warned that “the most dangerous thing for our military is wokeness.” The retired Army Ranger added that wokeism in the military is “going to cost people’s lives in the end.”
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