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Does a National Flag Belong in a Church Sanctuary?

          It is with some trepidation that I present this information to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Facts have become clouded with fiction in the past century or more of misinformation and aggressive indoctrination. So many and varied seeds have been sown of warped humanistic patriotism as to make facts invisible […]


(as it might have been) * Although the 16th** U.S. President’s Gettysburg Address is pretty poetry, its’ embedded falsehoods have led a people into gross error with regards to their history and Constitutional responsibilities. I have taken the liberty of removing the error and have re-named the address after the foremost American President of the […]

Clueless? I think not.

       A cartoon recently came across my desk in which it was intimated that the United States Congress and the White House are completely clueless with regard to events in our economy. That between them they cannot discern appropriate measures to remedy the downward spiral that appears to be driving us into national bankruptcy. […]

“Civil War” Sesquicentennial – Slavery

A War to End Slavery .      About 50 years ago we began hearing how the so-called “American Civil War” was all about freeing the slaves. How the North’s pure motives were vindicated by ultimate success and therefore how evil and wrong the South must have been. More recently that mantra has become so pervasive […]

“Civil War” Sesquicentennial

A Northern War to Prevent Southern Secession .       We have entered into an historic period that cycles through the  decades only once every fifty years and we are witness to the anniversary of its third cycle. How times have changed since 1911 and 1961. Though systems have supposedly advanced and improved, I contend that […]

  “Civil War” Sesquicentennial

A War to Save the Union      It has been nearly 15 decades since the carnival of blood, euphemistically called the American “Civil War” came to a close. Incredibly expensive, yet it enabled Northern politicians, industrialists, merchants, bankers and their International   Banking handlers to amass immense wealth. They were living the dream of  Hamilton’s, Clay’s […]

“Civil War” Sesquicentennial

by: Rex Miller, a short essay as appeared in a local quarterly publication. .      As the year 2011 approached it became apparent that the observation of the carnival of blood euphemistically called the “Civil War”  was about  to be hawked upon an  unsuspecting public for all the wrong reasons. Not that those who […]

 Bibliography & Recommended Reading

Adams, Charles; When in the Course of Human Events, Roman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.  Beitzell, Edwin W.; Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates, St. Mary’s County Historical Society, 1972.  Bennett, DD, William W.; The Great Revival in the Southern Armies, 1876, reprint Sprinkle Publications 1989.  Benson, Jr., Al and Kennedy, Walter D.; Lincoln’s Marxists, Pelican […]

A Response to Bateman’s “Meaning of Oaths”

Bateman has presented a provocative essay on the persistence of veneration for those who fought for the Confederacy.  ( A couple of comments might not be out of place. First, one feels for a man who apparently has suffered through two divorces, at least one of them ugly.  Such a situation is probably not conducive […]


By John Taylor, a Virginian Anyone who has discussed the War Between the States with a Yankee, either face to face or on-line, will find that, eventually, the Yankee will bring up Alec Stephens’ “Cornerstone Speech.” In this speech, Stephens is alleged to have said, “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; […]