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Allowing Destruction of the Republic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Destroying Our Wounded

It is more than a little disturbing to observe the systematic dismantling and destruction of our constitutional republic and free enterprise system by the Obama Administration and Democrat dominated Congress, while the Democrat and Republican enemies of Mark Sanford are gloating in his marital tragedy to the detriment of his family and the well-being of the Palmetto State. At the same time, the dominant media and the uncaring voting masses appear oblivious to the impending dangers and are totally absorbed in the idol worship of a less than perfect, dead rock star.

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The Fallen Morals of Congress PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

The Bible says in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”  (King James Bible)  The Bible also says in Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”  (King James Bible)

No longer are the halls of Congress filled with men of high moral character.  Yes, we still have many people in Congress who have good moral character, but this number is quickly dwindling.  It is heartbreaking to hear about those in Congress who were elected by the people of this country who have become moral failures.  Many of our Founding Fathers were remarkable leaders because of their love for Jesus, family, and country.  They were selfless servants of the people.  But today many of those elected to Congress have become selfish masters of the people.

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A Victory for the Citizens of Greenville County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Council Votes 10 to 2 to Protect Owners of Property Designated “Historic” from Bureaucratic Abuse

A proposal to amend the Greenville County Zoning Ordinance and allow the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, an unelected body, to designate private property as historic without the permission of the property owner was about to glide “under the radar” and deprive the owners of property designated as such of their constitutional property rights was discovered by the Greenville County Taxpayers Association before it became law.

The proposed change would have allowed the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission to designate private property as historic without the consent of the owner and would put property improvements and other changes to the property under the oversight and direction of the commission, with powers greater than eminent domain, according to Taxpayer Association President Robert G. “Butch” Taylor.

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Richard Cash, GOP Candidate for 3rd Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Bob and Ann Turner, at left, and Lenna Neill, at right, join Congressional Candidate Richard Cash and wife Marcia for campaign photo.Richard Cash, a businessman from Powdersville, announced his run for Congress before an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 supporters on Saturday, April 18th. He is running for the seat in the third district, which is being vacated by Gresham Barrett. Richard Cash has been an entrepreneur and small business owner for the last 10 years. In 1999 he bought a neighborhood ice cream truck, which he has parlayed into a fleet of 13 yellow and green trucks under the name, Sweet Memories Ice Cream, LLC. He also started and owns a used vehicle business, which has been located on Hwy 153 for the past 5 years.

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Furman University Army ROTC Holds Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Seniors Commissioned as US Army Officers

Cadet William Walker, at left, receives Commander’s Saber Award from LTC Maddox. ~ Gilbert ScalesFurman University can be justifiably proud of the Furman Paladin Battalion and one of the top Army ROTC programs in the nation.

The professional Army Cadre and instructors are led by LTC Brian Maddox. The Furman Ranger Challenge team finished 4th in the annual competition at Fort Jackson, competing against 17 teams from South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Furman performed well despite the tough competition.

This year, Furman moved under the 4th ROTC Brigade headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This new brigade has 40 schools from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Next year, the 4th Brigade will hold two Ranger Challenge events.

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Sen. Larry Grooms Running for Governor of South Carolina: 2010 GOP Primary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Sen. Larry Grooms ~ Photo by Bob DillJulie Hershey invited about two dozen friends to meet Sen. Larry Grooms in Greenville, Monday. Grooms is exploring the possibility of seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of South Carolina in the 2010 primary election.

Hershey is Director of Heritage Community Services in the Upstate and met Sen. Grooms on the Senate floor when abstinence education funding was under attack by political opponents.

“This man stood on the Senate floor and fought for abstinence education. Here is a man who not only has the right thoughts and the right ideas, but he has the courage to act on his convictions,” Hershey said.

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Gone With The Wind PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Asheville and Hendersonville Tribunes (NC)

There was once a land of Cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow.  Here was last ever seen the Knights of their Ladies Fair, master, and slave.  Look for it only in books because it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization Gone with the Wind.

Gone with the Wind, first published in June 1936, is according to many sources, the most successful and widely read novel ever published in America. The author, Margaret Mitchell of Atlanta, received a Pulitzer Prize in May of 1937 for her sweeping historical novel of the Old South set during the War for Southern Independence and Reconstruction.  The novel was also wildly successful internationally.  By 1965 it had been published in twenty-five different languages in twenty-nine countries.

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Now is the Time for all Good Men … PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

During and following the World War II era, Greenville County public schools, at that time loosely governed by the state, but managed by the citizens of the local communities, offered classes in typing and bookkeeping. The classrooms were equipped with mechanical typewriters. Electric office machines had not yet arrived on the scene, and computers for students were only theoretical.

Students were taught facts of history and government and pride in our founding fathers and heroes who earned and preserved our God-given freedom through the generations.

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Fraud in Academia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter Williams   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Soon college students will come home and present parents with their grades. To avoid delusion, parents should do some serious discounting because of rampant grade inflation. If grade inflation continues, a college bachelor's degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma.

Writing for the National Association of Scholars, Professor Thomas C. Reeves documents what is no less than academic fraud in his article "The Happy Classroom: Grade Inflation Works." From 1991 to 2007, in public institutions, the average grade point average (GPA) rose, on a four-point scale, from 2.93 to 3.11. In private schools, the average GPA climbed from 3.09 to 3.30. Put within a historical perspective, in the 1930s, the average GPA was 2.35 (about a C-plus); whereby now it's a B-plus.

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Meet a Few Right-wing Extremists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Samuel Adams was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.”  Adams was an early American leader and patriot for the cause of liberty in this country.  He was the instigator of the Boston Tea Party.  Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served as a member of congress until 1781.  He formed the Committee of Correspondence that was responsible to keep the colonists united, and to keep them informed concerning the violated rights they were suffering under the British.  Adams served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts. (Ted Kennedy and company would have been run out of town on a rail in those days.)

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Obama White House Trading Sovereignty for More UN Presence? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

There are reports that the Obama administration is preparing to swap U. S. sovereignty for a higher level of U. S. presence at the United Nations.

Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College and founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, is sounding the alarm that the Obama Administration is trying to secure a seat on the U. N. Human Rights Council. In order to secure the seat, Farris said, the Obama camp has submitted a series of “Commitments and Pledges” declaring loyalty and “deep commitment” to the U.N.

An April 27 “Commitments” document released by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, the U. S. representative to the U.N., the Obama White House pledged its support for the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which along with the Convention on the Rights of the Child makes the U.S. subservient to the international agenda.

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Confederate Memorial Service, Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Mrs. Thomas Beacham and Mrs. Raymond Sheen. ~ Photo by Bob DillStorm clouds and rumbles of thunder did not deter some 200 faithful who participated in the Memorial Service to honor the service and sacrifice of  Confederate Soldiers buried in Spring-wood Cemetery in downtown Greenville.

The service began with a prelude by the Joyful Harps, followed by the assemblage of troops including the Butler Guards and 16th Regiment SCV Honor Guard.

The Call to Order was issued by Commander James Bouchillon, 16th Regiment, SCV, Camp No. 36. Invocation by the 16th Regiment Chaplain, Rev. Mark W. Evans.

Colors were posted by the Honor Guard and Pledges led by Douglas Taylor, Regimental Color Sergeant.

Commander Bouchillon recited the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans first issued by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1906.

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Hard Hats, Cannon Salute and TAPS on Confederate Memorial Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holly Sheen   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Rifle Salute by Reenactors in Columbia. ~ Photo Courtesy of Stan Craig

At the conclusion of the Confederate Memorial Day service at the State Capitol in Columbia, Saturday, there was a cannon salute. There were three cannons and they were fired a total of 9 times.

Across the street a new high-rise is under construction and the exterior is being clad in glass. We could hear the construction crews inside all during the memorial service making a racket.

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The Atlanta Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

April 24 to November 16, 1864

Many historians date the Atlanta campaign from late April 1864 to September 2nd, 1864, the September 2 date coinciding with the withdrawal of General Hood’s Confederate forces from Jonesboro and the official surrender by Atlanta Mayor, James Calhoun.  However, that leaves out an important part of the history. It was not until November 12 that Sherman destroyed Atlanta by ordering all buildings except homes and churches to be burned.  Many homes and churches, however, were caught up in the conflagration.

Union forces had begun to probe Confederate strength south of Ringgold, Georgia, on April 24, with the objective of a major advance on Atlanta, an important Confederate railroad center and supply depot.  Up until the middle of May, General Joe Wheeler’s Confederate cavalry were able to frustrate Sherman’s enormous army of over 100,000 men attempting to advance toward Atlanta.

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Confederate Memorial Park Dedicated in Tampa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

“The Quest for Liberty is Timeless”

The world’s largest Confederate flag, a 30’ x 70’, was proudly raised at the new Confederate Memorial Park in Tampa, Fl.  on Saturday, April 25, one day before the state’s official Confederate Memorial Day.  Through the tireless efforts of many people, a first class park has been constructed on property owned by a private individual who is a member of the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Marion Lambert bought the property close to the intersection of I-4 and I-75 with the plan of putting up a memorial park and the largest flag pole possible.

The Jubal Early Camp #556 of Tampa and other area assisting camps  was responsible for most of the park work and the carrying out of the dedication event.

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Rally for Sovereignty Held at State House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Sponsored by The Patriotic Resistance

Pastor Stan Craig began Sovereignty  Rally with invocation. ~ Photo Courtesy of Stan CraigThe South Carolina Chapter of The Patriotic Resistance  directed by Harry Kibler held a Rally for Sovereignty at the Statehouse in Columbia, Saturday, May 2, 2009. The rally attendance was estimated at several hundred.

The Invocation was led by Pastor Stan Craig of Choice Hills Baptist Church in Greenville. Speakers included Sen. Larry Grooms, Sen. Shane Martin, Sen. Lee Bright, Rep. Michael Pitts, Dr. Christina Jeffery, candidate for Congress in the Fourth District; Christopher Sullivan, former Commander in Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Dean Allen, Constitutional scholar; Roan Garcia-Quintana, Executive Director, Americans Have Had Enough; Jim Brossard, American Patriot; and Harry Kibler, State Director, The Patriotic Resistance.

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It Could Never Happen Here PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

The German people were deceived by the National Socialists (Nazis). Hitler promised them prosperity and equality during a severe financial crisis. He was the leader Germans had longed for. He was charismatic, and delivered prosperity and pride … for a season. Ultimately, the reward was tyranny, war and death. The Germans realized too late they had made a serious mistake. There was no turning back and no possibility for reversal. The German people had chosen their fate. It could never happen here.

The Russians were tricked by the Marxists. They were promised a redistribution of wealth: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Royalty, the wealthy and the peasants became equally deprived and slaves of the state. Only the rulers had privileges. Those who resisted were placed in reeducation or labor camps or killed. It happened in Russia and Eastern Europe, but it could never happen here.

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Law vs. Moral Values PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter Williams   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions and moral values. Behavioral norms, mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings, represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error. They include important thou-shalt-nots such as shalt not murder, shalt not steal, shalt not lie and cheat, but they also include all those courtesies one might call ladylike and gentlemanly conduct. The failure to fully transmit values and traditions to subsequent generations represents one of the failings of the so-called greatest generation.

Behavior accepted as the norm today would have been seen as despicable yesteryear. There are television debt relief advertisements that promise to help debtors to pay back only half of what they owe. Foul language is spoken by children in front of and sometimes to teachers and other adults. When I was a youngster, it was unthinkable to use foul language to an adult; it would have meant a smack across the face. Back then, parents and teachers didn't have child-raising "experts" to tell them that "time out" is a means of discipline. Baby showers are held for unwed mothers. Yesteryear, such an acceptance of illegitimacy would have been unthinkable.

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100 Days of Reckless Photo-Op Hubris PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Malkin   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft?

The superficiality, the unseri-ousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-9/11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign, and they are the tattoos on his governance.

He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world's a stage. Or a world ready to be staged.

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A Culture Of Surveillance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chuck Baldwin   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

It is truly amazing how much news the American news media chooses to ignore.

If one wants to discover what is actually going on in the world, he or she often has to go to the foreign press. This has again been the case with a story that every American should be extremely interested in, but which has been totally ignored by the American news media. I found this story in Russia Today.

According to RussiaToday.com, "The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content held on a person's hard drive.

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Whose Finger Is on the Button? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Franklin D. Raddish   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

While our country is playing Father-may-I with President Obama, Pakistan is like dynamite ready to explode.  Pakistan has become a very urgent national security issue for our country.  The Pakistani government under the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari is trying to seek peace with the Taliban through appeasement.  The Taliban sees appeasement as weakness that it will gladly exploit to promote its evil rule.  The Taliban is making tremendous inroads into Pakistan and is exerting its influence on the government.  Already the Zardari government has capitulated the Swat valley only one hundred miles from the capital of Islamabad to the Taliban in return for peace.  The Taliban agreed to this peace accord and then violated its terms and launched another attack against the district of Buner only sixty miles from Islamabad.

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