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The Truth Remains – June 2018 Newsletter

J. Ogden Murray clearly sets forth his purpose in his Preface to the text, The Confederate Soldier, The Ideal Soldier of the World. I can only add my historical observations of the past one hundred and eight years since its publication. Murray correctly states that the War 1861 – 1865, was “cruel, unjust and illegal…waged with fanatical malice”. […]

Three Awkward Questions

     In reviewing the phenomenon of the removal of Confederate statues, it strikes me that this is a great opportunity to review some fundamental questions about things Confederate and indeed about the nature of our federal system of government. To those celebrating the removal of soldiers’ statues, I would pose three questions.     […]

Ashes of Glory

A.J. Requier Fold up the gorgeous silken sun, By bleeding martyrs blest, And heap the laurels it has won, Above its place of rest.   No trumpet’s note harshly blast— No drum funeral roll— No trailing sabres drape the bier That frees a dauntless soul!   It lived with Lee, and decked his brow From […]

Reaping the Whirlwind

By H. Rondel Rumburg “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” ~ Hosea 8:7      One segment of the population does not like the monuments and symbols of another so they must be allowed to destroy those monuments, eradicate them from history, and create a hostile environment for any […]

Forgiveness Adulterated or The South as Tiger Meat

   By Ron Rumburg    There is still afoot, roaming about the South, the Northern Tiger with an insatiable appetite for destroying accuracy in history and correcting so-called Southern wrongs by demeaning and taunting the people with an unbiblical view of sin and forgiveness. There is an overbearing attempt to cower Southern Christian men into […]

The Need for True Gentlemen

   A “gentleman” is a genteel man. In other words he is noble in the Christian sense of the word. he is a man of character. Character is actually what a man is and not what a man is perceived to be or perceives himself to be, which is reputation. Douglas Southall Freeman distilled Robert […]

The American Downgrade & Cult of Victimization

By H. Rondel Rumburg The Cult of Victimization and its sense of self-pity sunk its roots deeply in the post-war of northern aggression period. The origin of this cult is the satanic insistence on the preeminence of the will of the creature over the will of God. The slogan of this cult is “the free […]

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

   The latest Crusade of the Progressives and other Politically Correct to remove all Confederate monuments from the face of the earth reminds me of a recent article by one Patricia Sullivan from the Washington Post concerning the Confederate statue in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Alexandria City Council’s unanimous vote to relocate it. The article […]

The Myth of American History

“History is the propaganda of the victorious” – Voltaire “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…” – Jesus “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” – God    Is the past that is reconstructed by historians a revival or a “new show”? Paul A. Cohen asks this […]

Liberty

   Mankind has been in pursuit of liberty for centuries; it is one of those nebulous concepts impossible to shake. Children raised without guidance seek liberty from their parents, families seek liberty from debt, spouses seek liberty from abuse, citizens seek liberty from tyranny. It does appear that everyone wants liberty yet most are unable […]