Greene County, Arkansas

Family of Jack and Cindy Ross Bradsher, 1895, Marmaduke, Arkansas.
Family of Jack and Cindy Ross Bradsher, 1895, Marmaduke, Arkansas.

My mother, Wanda Bradsher Scruggs,  passed away in 2007 at the age of 91, but a few years before that she shared with me some memories of the Civil War and Reconstruction related to her by her grandparents, Jack and Cindy Ross Bradsher.   My mother was the daughter of the youngest of their seven sons, W. C. Bradsher. Jack and Cindy Bradsher also had four daughters.  Both the Bradsher and the Ross families were farmers whose parents had come to northeastern Arkansas in covered wagons in the late 1850’s.  The Bradsher family had come from North Carolina, and the Ross family had come from Kentucky.  Jack Bradsher, being a hard worker, very astute, and affable became a very successful farmer whose sons became successful community leaders in medicine, pharmacy, farming, business, education, and the ministry. Jack Brandisher’s farm was near Marmaduke, Arkansas, about 9 miles from Missouri and named for  Confederate General, John S. Marmaduke, who later became Governor of Missouri. Both my mother and father grew up in Paragould, Arkansas, a larger town about 12 miles south of Marmaduke.

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Satue of Liberty 1182Twenty Years of Liberal Dominated Immigration Policy

In August 2001, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a study by James G Gimpel and Karen Kaufmann of the University of Maryland that concluded:

“Current immigration policy is slowly but steadily sifting the nation’s electorate toward the Democratic Party.”

On November 13, ten days after the 2020 election, CIS published a study confirming that immigration over the last 20 years has had a dramatic effect on American politics and favored progressive Democrat politicians and policies. The study was based on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey from 2000 to 2020 and found that the U.S. electorate had grown 15 percent, but the number of voting age immigrants and their children had increased by 71 percent. As a share of total eligible voters, immigrants and their children increased from 14 percent to 20 percent. The most dramatic increases were predominantly in the South. North Carolina went from 4 to 12 percent, Georgia from 4 to 13 percent, Virginia from 7 to 16 percent, Texas from 14 to 25 percent, and Maryland from 12 to 23 percent.

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New Cultural Marxist Torpedo for U.S. Navy

Navy Pledge 1166 1A few days ago, an active veteran of the U.S. Marines emailed me a recent Navy document that apparently resulted from a February 6 memo from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to address suspected right-wing extremism in the military and Department of Defense. The initial phase was to be education sessions in stand-down periods over the next 60 days. President Biden delivered a short speech suggesting that there would be a purge of white supremacists or white nationalists in the military. The brief document, however, encompassed far more than racial issues. It also touched upon sexism, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and intersectional biases, as well as other structural and interpersonal biases, and “ableism.” Ableism is apparently being judgmental or biased against those who show less competence in various tasks. Is a relatively new form of wokeism, which does not seem to be a common sense fit with training and motivating highly capable and combat ready military units.   Here is the short pledge below:

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Consequences of Cultural Marxism

Karl Marx, Priest of cultural chaos.
Karl Marx, Priest of cultural chaos.

In Erwin Lutzer’s timely 2020 book, We Will Not Be Silenced, he lists five cultural channels which Cultural Marxists use to capture and enslave a nation—social, political, educational, religious, and family.

A Swedish friend explained the Marxist strategy to me a little differently as he described how the very leftist Social Democrats took over Sweden in the 1932 elections and were able transform the country for 44 years until the 1976 election. They are still the dominant party in Sweden, although greater center-right strength has now made Sweden one of the most free enterprise friendly economies in Europe. Swedish media, however, continues to be one of the most oppressively politically correct.

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The Road to One Party Tyrannical Rule and National Destruction

President Joe Biden - Sowing a wind that will reap the whirlwind.
President Joe Biden - Sowing a wind that will reap the whirlwind.

President Joe Biden, urged on by the radical leftist leadership of the Democrat Party in both Houses of Congress, a mainstream media subservient to leftist Democrat ideology and power, and  globalist corporate elites wielding Orwellian oppressive power over American freedom of speech, plans to give 11 million illegal immigrants amnesty. Just as in the disastrous 1986 amnesty, the number of illegal immigrants now in the county is considerably and probably purposefully underestimated. According to FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform), there are at least 14.5 million illegal immigrants now in the United States, but some estimates range as high as 22 to 40 million of a U.S. total population of over 331 million. Of course, millions of additional illegal immigrants will soon be arriving in anticipation of an amnesty.

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