The statue of Robert E. Lee still stands unshrouded in Charlottesville VA. It is currently protected by Virginia State law, but liberal politicians and activists are suing to remove it. Public opinion polls in 2017 favored keeping the statue in place  The media coverage of protests to stop its removal in 2017 was sickening in its willful ignorance  and  dishonesty.
The statue of Robert E. Lee still stands unshrouded in Charlottesville VA. It is currently protected by Virginia State law, but liberal politicians and activists are suing to remove it. Public opinion polls in 2017 favored keeping the statue in place The media coverage of protests to stop its removal in 2017 was sickening in its willful ignorance and dishonesty.

The American Iliad Continues

On April 9, 1865, a gallant Union officer went out of his way to honor the surrendering Confederate troops at Appomattox. To his great and everlasting credit, Union Lieutenant General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the heroic defender of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, a brave, honest, and compassionate Christian soldier, had his Union troops give a salute of arms to the surrendering Confederate regiments as they passed in final review before the Union victors. They had been their adversaries in war, but now these Union soldiers, who had made blood sacrifices of their own, saluted the courage and honor of the defeated Confederate soldiers. The Confederate soldiers believed in the justice and righteousness of their cause, and when the surrender at Appomattox came, they gave up their regimental banners with tears and weeping.

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Ireland and the Tuatha De Danann

I worked like a banshee,” she said

IMG 0095A curious expression,” I thought.  Ireland is a land of mystic legend, haunting music, lilting poetry, and colorful expressions, and these have followed the Irish and their descendents around the world.  I happen to be fond of all these things in addition to a good bowl of Irish stew. I seldom write poetry, but hearing this reference to banshees as an expression of hard work set me to researching and reminiscing about Irish culture, and the words came. This poem was written in May 2008 after taking an evening walk in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 

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Immigration and the Reality of Islam

“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.

Most Americans place a high value on religious freedom. That religious freedom is guaranteed by the first 16 words of the First Amendment to the Constitutions”

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Hassan al-Banna, Founder of Muslim Brotherhood, 1906-1949 Public domain, wiki
Hassan al-Banna, Founder of Muslim Brotherhood, 1906-1949 Public domain, wiki

The Grand Jihadic Strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood is the most powerful Muslim political organization in the world. Its motto is:

 “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan in Arabic) was established in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a devout Muslim school teacher, and six followers.  Al-Banna, his followers, and many Muslims in Egypt believed that Islam had become shamefully secularized and marginalized during British Colonial Rule and that of the secular Muslim leaders that followed after Egypt’s independence in 1922. Moreover, British military and political influence continued.

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Ilhan Omar, Democrat U S Representative from 5th District of Minnesota. Elected 2018.
Ilhan Omar, Democrat U S Representative from 5th District of Minnesota. Elected 2018.

Open Doors and Fifth Columns or Tough-minded Liberty?  

Ms. Ilhan Omar has only been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for two months, but she has caused quite a stir and represents a dilemma facing the United States. She recently told an audience in Washington that “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” She did not say so directly, but her context was about the relationship between the United States and Israel. Tweets and other context soon revealed that Omar was anti-Israel and anti-Jewish.

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