July 28, 2016
Like Bookends of a Sh*t Sandwich
Here is Barack Obama's very last speech to the DNC as president.
So Barack Obama gave a speech in 2004 that made him president in my opinion, it was that good. This is also a good speech. But that connection only comes through in his campaigns, as President he seldom if ever spoke like that to the people. He never looked that relaxed and confident.
The thing I call him on is this, He said something that America is more liked and respected in the world now than when he took office. That's very debatable. I tend to disagree. It can't be as if every. single. criticism. of the Obama Administration is false now can it.
Also I fear the Democrats may have set themselves up for a big letdown tonight. Hillary will have a tough time following Bill's speech, Biden's speech and Obama's speech without the audience noting she's just not that good.
So expect it to go out with a fizzle there. And balloons of course.
So anyone else thing Obama looked all happy because he knows that now Hillary will be blamed for every singe thing that happened during his tenure, she'll face a long hard campaign, Wiki Leaks, yahda yahda yahda.
Michelle is measuring for new curtains. He walks out scot free.
Update: I'll add the rest of the speeches from last night below the fold. The Biden speech is not half bad. I mean in a strictly speech judging sort of way.
Also Bloomberg can go strait to hell. Yeah the Hillary campaign is gonna help the little guy. Up next Michael Bloomberg gives speech on why the government should raid your house in search of illicit sugar.
July 26, 2016
Commie! Commie! Commie!
Bernie's speech at the DNC.
It seems the Commie is popular.
July 20, 2016
Trump Nomination Speeches
Go get em Chris.
Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!
Sorry I got carried ways there. ;-)
July 19, 2016
Video: Melania Trump's full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Personally given her difficulties and nervousness during the speech, I feel Mrs. Trump passed the test. No major problems, a bit of stumbling over language.
Of course last night was all about evaluating her as a potential First Lady. She will improve, become more comfortable. She'll do.
She was good enough the liberal rags felt the need to attack her for serveral very generic political statements which they feel were "stolen" from Michelle Obama.
Here's one that wasn't stolen from Mooch. "I will never take the freedoms this country offers for granted." Whereas Moochelle hates America. Hates living in a house that slaves built .
So unless Moochelle has copyrighted "Hard Work" and "Dreams" then the left's Muckrakers need to shut it.
Manafort on plagiarism attacks: When Hillary Clinton is threatened by a woman she always tries to destroy her https://t.co/KtWu0JN8Dv— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 19, 2016
April 22, 2016
Postal Gyrocopter Pilot To Spend Four Months in The Pen
April 11, 2016
Republican Party Scared of Allowing Its Members to Vote
I like how Colorado's Republican party decided "it cost too much" to allow the voters to vote.
Followed closely by Indiana who can't wait ignore the voters and let the party faithful decide what is right for America for the lowly uneducated voters.
So I have an idea, let start calling the Republican Establishment the Republican Politburo.
I mean its pretty much a Communist Front now anyway.
The only ones I see who support such a move are die hard died in the wool Cruz supporters who seem to like overriding the will of the people on a technicality.
Which really seems to only drive home the point, Ted Cruz is a lawyer.
And you know what 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea are, don't you?
And I can accept Ted Cruz as President, if that is the will of the voters. The problem is, so far its not the will of the voters and makes the Republican Party look just as crooked as it actually is.
This behavior is exactly why Trump gets to many votes. Because the Republican Party has screwed over the people one too many times. Yet there they go again.
March 22, 2016
Primary Results American Samoa Arizona Utah
Here we go primary results, remember there is an election going on.
American Samoa: Voting.
Arizona: AZ: Trump wins 47.1% with 75% reporting. (58 delegates)
Other 18.2% LOL
Dems: Clinton 57.8% with 78% reporting.
Utah: Cruz wins 69.2% with 85% reporting. (40 delegates)
Dems: Sanders wins 79.7% with 82% reporting.
(Same reports of long lines, also Dems vote in Idaho, same same)
Idaho Dems: Sanders wins at 78% with 100% reporting.
Updated delegate counts as of 03/23 07:00 cdt.
Dems: Clinton 1711.
Anti Trump Protesters Standing on the Flag
Already getting a bit tense out here at the Trump rally in St.Louis. pic.twitter.com/92MbDRYEcy— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) March 11, 2016
There are crowds of supporters and protesters. Its already ugly.
March 08, 2016
Buchanan: Renegades and Turncoats
The next man on the moon..... won't be Mitt Romney or some sh#t like that.
Trump would launch no new crusades for democracy. He would not oppose Russia bombing ISIS. He would build that wall on the border. He would transfer from U.S. taxpayers to rich allies more of the cost of defending themselves.One thing is for sure, should Trump win the nomination he will have survived the largest sh*t storm in Republicna primary history.
Do not most Americans agree with much of this?
Yet this neocon ultimatum about deserting should the voters nominate Trump testifies eloquently to their loyalty.
With every ex-president and ex-nominee repudiating Trump, and foreign policy elites going rogue, the GOP hierarchy is saying: We will cut Trump dead, just as the Rockefeller-Romney crowd cut Barry Goldwater dead.
This is pure my-way-or-the-highway politics.
But it raises anew the question: Can the establishment stop Trump?
February 29, 2016
The Worst Thing About The Trump/David Duke Setup
Knowing fill well the history of Trump refusing to run in the Reform Party because of Duke's presence in 2000.
But that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz never thought twice about joining with the media in the latest political attack. Since the Nevada Caucus the NetRoots on the left have been pushing, building a Trump KKK internet straw man.
Cruz and Rubio had no problem joining the party. Well done, Hlinko well done.
So the only conservative not willing to jump on the Leftaction lies bandwagon was Mike Huckabee.
The problem is everyone see's that every traditional politician is willing to say anything, anything at at all, no matter how dirty to take Trump out.
They'll even ally themselves with the lowest of the low of the left wing guerilla marketing partisans.
I'm not surprised at all by the left....
After all, they've played this card many times. But for the right to pick up this banner and carry it?
Personally I don't care much for Donald Trump as a personality. But he is a qualified candidate. What I'm losing faith in is the Republican Party as a party of principal, of fairness. Of a party better than the Democrats.
That Republican Party is gone. Both alternatives to Trump now squarely siding on a LeftAction talking point lie.
So tell me how I can vote for ANY OF THEM?
February 24, 2016
How Dirty is Politics?
At first I thought Greyrooster had moved to Nevada, but then.
But far be it from lefties to notice.
February 23, 2016
Nevada Caucus Results
Voting has begun in the Nevada caucus, my thoughts are there are so few Nevadans and can't they vote earlier in the day. We could wrap this up by 11am Eastern easy.
Update: Sorry I crashed out.
Trump, shocking 45+%.
Trump now up over Cruz 80 to 16. A lead that Cruz could make up in Texas on Tuesday, he'd be momentarily tied with Trump. but then it goes back downhill for Cruz pretty quickly. With Trump leading in Georgia and Tennessee.
Rubio now holds 14 delegates, add in Bush's four and he leads Cruz in the delegate count.
February 17, 2016
New SPLC Report Trump Greatest Terrorist in America Muslims Mentioned as Victims
If you're shocked that every act of non-Islamic violence were given a motive in the SPLC report yet NONE of the acts of Islamic extremism had a motive mentioned, you don't know SLPC very well.
With is roots in fighting racial segregation in the South the SPLC has been stuck with the leftist narrative every since.
Seeing evil in the Black Hebrews and other "Right Wing" groups while carefully tiptoeing around Islamic Groups.
They do list some Islamic extremists, but never as a group. More in an effort to point out how "rare" Jihadists are.
While it mentions individuals such as Yousef al-Khattab and his association with the Islamic Thinkers Society of NY, that group and others remain missing from the SLPC list of hate groups.
In fact the choice of Islamic Hate Groups is not even listed on their site.
This is not to say that there is no danger from non-Islamic hate groups. But the idea that there are NO Islamic hate groups besides Nation of Islam in America just shows the left leaning direction of SPLC's mission.
While Muslims are the most likely per capita to commit acts of terror in America, SPLC spends a lot of effort to whitewash that with politically correct leftist dogma.
Twitter Manipulates What You See
According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.Apparently Twitter dreams if sucking just as bad as Facebook.
Our source was backed up by a senior editor at a major digital publisher, who told Breitbart that Twitter told him it deliberately whitelists and blacklists users. He added that he was afraid of the site’s power, noting that his tweets could disappear from users’ timelines if he got on the wrong side of the company.
Shadowbanning, sometimes known as “Stealth Banning” or “Hell Banning,” is commonly used by online community managers to block content posted by spammers. Instead of banning a user directly (which would alert the spammer to their status, prompting them to create a new account), their content is merely hidden from public view.
February 13, 2016
Sandcrawler PSA J.A.F.R.D. Edition
Seriously? Another one? Lord have mercy!
And away we go.
February 10, 2016
Think Bernie Sanders Won The New Hampshire Primary? Think Again
Not if you're a Democrat. When Bernie says the system is corrupt as least as far as the Democratic Party is concerned he's right. Its designed to thwart any interloper.
National Democratic delegate count, Clinton can still afford to be gracious because of the Super Delegate hill in front of Bernie.
Now on the Republican side its much more fair, although losers with a few delegates can give them to whomever they choose. By the end of the process its possible that they might be able to veto a Trump nomination if the margin is close enough and all the losers cast their delegate's votes against Trump. Depends on how far Trump is ahead by the convention and how many delegates the rest of the field can snatch up.
February 06, 2016
ABC Pre-New Hampshire Republican Debate
Here we go, who will walk away with enough marbles to keep playing.
January 29, 2016
Last Pre Iowa Republican Presidential Debate 2016
For those of you who didn't watch it. In full.
And in the interest of fairness, the Trump event.
January 25, 2016
Howie Endorses Trump!
If you can't beat em... I hear Hell is nice this time of year
Plus I think those against Trump underestimate the entertainment potential of a Trump Presidency.
Not to mention, I'm a trouble maker.
January 07, 2016
Where's Rusty? Moving to New Hampshire Edition
How pathetic is it when a fat guy at 3 percent in the national polls dismisses you as a loser?Wait it wasn't Shackleford. Whatever.
But this is what the Republican establishment is reduced to in 2016. After all these years of Bushes, Karl Rove, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the collaborators, the RINO brand is kaput. These sellouts can’t buy a thrill — not even Juan Ellis Bush, who’s squandered $50 million so far to go from 12 to 4 percent in the national polls over the last three months.
But the consultants are getting a 15 percent commission on the ad buys.
Fifteen percent of $100 million is … worth it. I’m telling ya, Jeb, you got ’em right where you want ’em now. They’re fading, them other guys.
December 15, 2015
Debate Fevah II
Live stream at CNN, its free for Jawas, well its free for everybody, but that includes Jawas.
The pre-debate debate..... Lindsey Graham raising heck...
December 09, 2015
Trump's Exclusion of New Immigrants Not Only American But Legal.
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by PresidentSo it turns out that everyone except Trump is wrong? LOL!
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.
Thanks to Kafiroon.
December 07, 2015
Media Matters Offended By Pussy
When it refers to Obama.
I can see Oliver now sprinkling powdered sugar and cocaine on a doughnut, totally outraged. Its funny.
October 29, 2015
CNBC Republican Debate
I forgot to watch it. LOL!
You Will Never Find A More Wretched Hive.....
The rise of comments sections coincided with the rise of another high-minded idea: the Crowd. If TED talks from the early 2010s are to be believed, the Crowd was set to revolutionise government, end poverty, and cure cancer. In an age when the Crowd was going to fix the world’s problems, it stood to reason that they should fix public discourse as well.
But the era of Silicon Valley-led optimism is over, at least for the journalists and publications that once eagerly reported on it. Today, the tone is misanthropic, not utopian, and the Crowd – at least as it appears in the comment boxes – is portrayed not as saviour, but as a sort of barbarous horde at the gates of politically-correct progressive society.
“Vibrant online communities? Or cesspits of abuse?”
September 29, 2015
Condell The Invasion of Europe
Hat Tip: Counter-Revoutionary.
September 08, 2015
Kim Davis Freed From Jail
My personal opinion is that as an elected official she must issue the licences. But if she refuses then she must be impeached or recalled and another official elected or appointed.
The Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs about gay couples says that "all has been well" upon her release from jail on contempt charges.Those crazy bogoted Right Wing... No wait!
Those were the only comments Rowan County clerk Kim Davis made Tuesday afternoon outside the jail. She smiled and appeared to be crying as she stood next to lawyer Mat Staver and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Huckabee and fellow candidate Ted Cruz had planned jailhouse visits before Davis was ordered released.
Staver says Davis is loyal to God and her job. But he says she won't violate her conscience and argues that the licenses issued by her office in her absence are invalid. He says she cannot allow her name to be associated with something that conflicts with God's definition of marriage.
August 24, 2015
Sandcrawler PSA: Satan Loves Dead Babies
Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook.Also there is no prohibition against abortion under Islam until four months. Coincidence?
The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."
August 07, 2015
Debate The Debates (Limit Four Insults Per Candidate)
The full debate is below we need to get Carly Fiorina out of the Happy Hour and in the full scrum.
(*** Town Hall! Freedom! Democracy! Copyright! ***)
But then again its the Beeb saying Trump won and if you recall they were also hoping the Confederacy would win the Civil War. So you can remind your UK friends of that..... but I digress.
Anyway, let the conspiracy theories, recriminations and insults begin!
*If you exceed four insults per candidate you are like totally BANNED!
July 29, 2015
Dear: Chris Christe
fictional Christie administration, addressing the nation’s dope smokers and grass fiends directly.Heh, fictional Christie administration.
“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” said Christie at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire today, Bloomberg reports. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
“If you want to change the marijuana laws, go ahead and change the national marijuana laws,” he added.
Of course, like any good conservative, Christie has previously advocated for states’ rights—an advocacy that apparently stops at actual conflicts between state and federal law.
Very fictional, and becoming more a fiction living in Governor Christe's imagination every day.
July 28, 2015
And So it Begins
The Other McCain: So I’ve never been a fan of Trump-as-politician, but what the Daily Beast has done is as distasteful as a protective tariff: Resurrected a two-decade-old claim by Trump’s ex-wife Ivana that he “raped” her in 1989. This claim was made in their divorce and published in a 1993 book.Ivana released a statement in response to the story.
So what? When a rich man’s wife divorces him, she always accuses him of awful things. It’s a shakedown: “Give me the money I want or I’ll drag your name through the mud and make an ugly spectacle of it.”
Who knows if it’s true? And who cares? Ivana got her money and Trump moved on with his life. It’s over. Ancient history.
Update 7/28/15 9:50 AM: Ivana Trump released a statement Tuesday morning to CNN.Another plus for Mr. Trump would be that if he appointed their daughter Ivanka to a top cabinet position.
"I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president."
I mean she'd be smarter than half of DC put together. Not to mention.....
A damn sight more productive than our last female Secretary of State John Kerry.
You must choose.
July 27, 2015
This is Unfreaking American
So this leaves me wondering who called? I'm reasonable sure it wasn't the Baptists.
This can not, must not be allowed to stand. After all Bar B Que existed in this continent before white or black people. Its an American Indian invention.
So anyone against Bar-B-Q can hop their racist ass right back across the pond.
July 06, 2015
Jawa Primer: More Tips on Insults
Yeah you won't change anyone's mind by insulting them, but where is the fun in that?
July 03, 2015
Reconstruction at 150
In April I wrote a small post mentioning the 150th anniversary of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant marking the beginning of the end of the Confederacy.
It was a small post, a simple post. The anniversary passed without much notice across America. Not a lot attention was given in the press either. And at the time it seemed appropriate, after all the issues of the Civil War seemed at the time distant even irrelevant . America was whole and the President was a mixed race Black Man. We all seemed at the time all too eager to forget the War Between the States and move on to the more pressing issues of the modern day.
There were of course related issues of race and politics in America as there has always been. But those debates were devoid of the Civil War and the aftermath of a Nation ripped apart by those issues a century and half earlier. Surely the issues of today were unrelated to such a bygone era.
But then a psychopathic murderer who used the Confederate flag murdered nine innocent black men and women in of all places a church in an attempt to rekindle a race war.
Since then the debate about Confederate heritage and White supremacy has been the subject of a lot of discussion. Vox has suggested that even the American Revolution was a mistake. Who knew that there were still such Loyalist sentiments in America 239 years after we parted with King George?
The accusations against Southern White Males and the heritage of the Confederate flag echo resoundingly around the country and people of all political stripes seem all too content to relegate the Stars and Bars to the dustbin of history.
Rejection Of Flag Exposes Larger Truths About The ConfederacyIf not Jefferson Davis specifically then should we honor the Confederate legacy?
You don't learn anything from driving the Jefferson Davis Highway about Jefferson Davis except that he was a great man and should be honored. And it's precisely that last little bit - should be honored - that we need to take away from him.
LOEWEN: Yes. He did commit treason on behalf of slavery and white supremacy. Do we really want to name things for somebody who did those two things?
The charges of being pro-slavery and for white supremacy could be a charge just as easily leveled at the State of Illinois and any number of Northern states. Yes our textbooks and many of the articles being written are wrong in that they portray that the North was fighting against White Supremacy and for the equal rights of blacks. Blacks in Illinois didn't get the vote until five years after the end of the civil war and segregation didn't end there until 1874. Prior to the civil war Slaves worked the fields of free state of Illinois and even Abraham Lincoln represented Slave Owners in attempts to recover fugitive slaves.
Many in the industrial North liked the idea of free blacks, they were still paid slave wages without all the pesky responsibilities of ownership such as providing housing and looking after their welfare. Once they penance of pay was distributed the lives of those black people in their segregated ghettos were of no concern. Were they less racist than Southern whites. Maybe in their opposition to the peculiar institution but overall, no.
The second thing that seems to be getting mixed up is that somehow Republicans were carrying the banner of the Confederacy. While the fact is that Republicans, the radical ones, gave blacks more rights in reconstructed South than they had in many of the so called northern free states.
Outrage in the North over these codes eroded support for the approach known as Presidential Reconstruction and led to the triumph of the more radical wing of the Republican Party. During Radical Reconstruction, which began in 1867, newly enfranchised blacks gained a voice in government for the first time in American history, winning election to southern state legislatures and even to the U.S. Congress. In less than a decade, however, reactionary forces–including the Ku Klux Klan–would reverse the changes wrought by Radical Reconstruction in a violent backlash that restored white supremacy in the South.So if every single person of that era was tainted in some way by slavery or racism why honor them or their flags?
By 1876, only Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina were still in Republican hands. In the contested presidential election that year, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes reached a compromise with Democrats in Congress: In exchange for certification of his election, he acknowledged Democratic control of the entire South. The Compromise of 1876 marked the end of Reconstruction as a distinct period,
Why don't we just state that everyone is equal and forget that whole nastiness?
Because our failure to do so, our failure to remember that the work of reconstruction is never finished results in what we had in Charleston over the summer. (maked note of the irony of Lincoln practicing in Charleston Ill and the events in Charleston SC)
Reconstruction of our nation has been hard work. Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act we are still wrestling with the task of keeping our Union. Of settling the differences between all the disparate groups in our nation. The melting pot requires a burner. A continuous effort to create and maintain a more perfect union between all our peoples, White, Black, Native, North and South, East and West.
Brig. Gen. Joshua L. ChamberlainSo I'm a damned Yankee so I never display the Confederate Flag. I always felt it tacky for a Northerner to fly it as we have not claim to that heritage save the Copperheads and I'm not a Democrat so I can't claim that one either.The momentous meaning of this occasion impressed me deeply. I resolved to mark it by some token of recognition, which could be no other than a salute of arms. Well aware of the responsibility assumed, and of the criticisms that would follow, as the sequel proved, nothing of that kind could move me in the least. The act could be defended, if needful, by the suggestion that such a salute was not to the cause for which the flag of the Confederacy stood, but to its going down before the flag of the Union. My main reason, however, was one for which I sought no authority nor asked forgiveness. Before us in proud humiliation stood the embodiment of manhood: men whom neither toils and sufferings, nor the fact of death, nor disaster, nor hopelessness could bend from their resolve; standing before us now, thin, worn, and famished, but erect, and with eyes looking level into ours, waking memories that bound us together as no other bond;—was not such manhood to be welcomed back into a Union so tested and assured? Instructions had been given; and when the head of each division column comes opposite our group, our bugle sounds the signal and instantly our whole line from right to left, regiment by regiment in succession, gives the soldier's salutation, from the "order arms" to the old "carry"—the marching salute. Gordon at the head of the column, riding with heavy spirit and downcast face, catches the sound of shifting arms, looks up, and, taking the meaning, wheels superbly, making with himself and his horse one uplifted figure, with profound salutation as he drops the point of his sword to the boot toe; then facing to his own command, gives word for his successive brigades to pass us with the same position of the manual,—honor answering honor. On our part not a sound of trumpet more, nor roll of drum; not a cheer, nor word nor whisper of vain-glorying, nor motion of man standing again at the order, but an awed stillness rather, and breath-holding, as if it were the passing of the dead!
But the reason we honor, if not the cause of the Confederacy, the men fought and died it that losing effort is for the sake of the nation as whole.
Like it or not they are part of us now as Mr. Chamberlain noted. The reason we carry on with the work of reconstruction is the terrible and abhorrent cost of the alternative. Men for both North and South died on the battlefield to settle issues that we failed to solved in the democratic process.
Our failure to solve these issues peacefully not only cost hundreds of thousands their lives on both sides. It nearly cost us our nation.
Those men died to settle the issue on the battlefield. They fought with honor and surrendered with honor. Even if we feel their cause was less than honorable the ultimate guilt rests with our failure to solve the issues outside the theater of war.
So maybe this Foutth of July we should take just a moment to remember this flag.
"Surrender flag of the Civil War by Matthew Bisanz" by 'Matthew G. Bisanz. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Surrender_flag_of_the_Civil_War_by_Matthew_Bisanz.JPG#/media/File:Surrender_flag_of_the_Civil_War_by_Matthew_Bisanz.JPG
General Lee surrendered with Honor to General Grant. Since that time how many Southern Boys have died not in service to the Stars and Bars but to the Stars and Stripes? In Normandy, The Philippines, Vietnam. In the service of a new nation. Not the same as the one before but one more mature. One who knows the terrible cost of failures of democracy.
Shortly after the Civil War a man named John Wilkes Booth brought dishonor to the South and Surrender of the Confederacy by murdering President Lincoln.
Lee surrendered to stop the war, to stop the death. Likewise Grant dispensed mercy and wisdom as the first act of welcoming out brothers back into the fold.
This year in Charleston South Carolina another man dishonored the South, the
Confederate flag, dishonored every Confederate and Union soldier who died to settle the issues that we could get past on the battlefield.
If we forget this, if we stop the work of reconstruction and reconciliation, If we stop showing mercy and brotherhood to our fellow citizens, if we fail to work out our problems in a peaceful manner, then we are doomed to send another generation to die on the battlefield for our failure.
Recent events concern me, that rather than forgetting more of our heritage the problem is we're not remembering enough. Forgetting the Confederacy may also result in us forgetting the terrible terrible cost at which this nation was redeemed.