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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 […]

God’s Unchanging Word VS Man’s Ever-changing Word

Al Stone    It was the Sunday before the 4th of July and as usual our Pastor, Associate Pastor and Song Leader had set about to provide we parishioners with one of the finest patriotic programs one could ever ask for. The American Flag was ferried to the front and properly positioned alongside the Christian […]

History Matters: Particularly What Isn’t Taught

  The understanding and comprehension of history is not only important it is critical. It is not only vital but it has been commanded by God for our admonition (II Timothy 2:15, Hosea 4:6, Deut. 28:58, II Chron.34).   Frequently we hear folk say innocently, “Oh, that was over a  hundred years ago, it doesn’t […]

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Reconstruction – War on the Mind and Spirit?

   The horrible, tragic and unnecessary war in which the effusion of blood was halted in 1865, has reverberated through the centuries and enabled alert observers to see the intended consequences of those echoes; decade after decade. When General Lee surrendered the remnant of the Army of Northern Virginia (approx.26,000 men) to General Grant (approx. […]

The Spirit of Radicalism

   As southerners surveyed the damage after their failed bid for independence, some gave in to despair. Others were unsure what to do. Many turned to Christian ministers for guidance and comfort. Some of the better ones gave comfort and advice that is still excellent today.    Robert Lewis Dabney was a Presbyterian minister, who […]

What Government Does Well

     The Constitution of the United States is a beautifully written and simply worded document that enumerates the function of our central government. All other functions are the purview of the several Sovereign States, or the people. Article X of the Bill of Rights states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by […]

War Crimes Committed by Federal Forces During the Civil War

We have all come been taught that Abraham Lincoln was a gentle man, “Honest Abe,” a man who advocated “malice toward none and charity for all.”  We have been taught that Lincoln would have opposed the policy pursued by Radical Republicans like Thaddeus Stevens, which pushed for vengeful, retributive policies against the South.  We have been taught […]

To Young People Everywhere

      Older folk are full of truisms because after one lives long enough there is sufficient evidence to prove the truism “true”. At an early age, without the resource of experience, it is often impossible to fathom why older people say what they do. The better part of wisdom should tell you that […]