Leftist Organizers Attack Free Speech and Raleigh Police

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

Cultural Marxism. Robert E. Lee statue being removed from Jackson Square in New Orleans in 2017.
Cultural Marxism. Robert E. Lee statue being removed from Jackson Square in New Orleans in 2017.

In February 2012, I published a 12-thousand-word article on the Morrill Tariff in the Confederate Veteran, the magazine of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A large part of that work dealt with the history, economic impact, and North-South political tensions from 1815 to the final passage of the Morrill Tariff in March 1861 and beyond. In the summer of 2012, I addressed a Stephen D. Lee Institute (SDLI) symposium in Savannah on protective tariffs and other economic issues regarding “Lincoln’s Economic Legacy.” The SDLI is an educational subsidiary of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. My February 2012 article was later published in the book, To Live and Die in Dixie: The Struggle Continues---by Seventeen Southerners, in 2014.

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Grasping for Power by Insulting Truth and Reason

No informed adult outside of a lunatic asylum can believe that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin would prefer to have Donald Trump as U.S. President over Hillary Clinton,

Bernie Sanders, or any other leftist or radical leftist Democratic Party politicians competing in the 2020 Presidential Primaries. It is absurd to believe that Putin would favor Trump, a U.S. President whose promised and actual policies embody strong national defense and internal security policies, over Democrats whose policies on national defense and especially internal security are demonstrably weak—so weak that foolish and short-sighted are too polite a description. 

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Mostly about Tariffs versus Free Trade rather than Slavery

President Abraham Lincoln  elected November 2, 1860. Favored high protective tariffs and corporate subsidies.
President Abraham Lincoln elected November 2, 1860. Favored high protective tariffs and corporate subsidies.

The photo accompanying last week’s article was an 1860 Republican poster urging voters to vote straight Republican the next Tuesday, November 2 [1860]. In the top third of the poster were these words:

$  IN YOUR POCKET  $

Protect Your Job—Your Farm—Your Business

The Only Issue Before the Voters is The

PROTECTIVE TARIFF

Please note carefully that the poster says:

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Northern Provocation to Southern Secession

1860 Election Poster. “The only Issue before the Voters is the Protective Tariff.” Presented a flawed sectionalist economic appeal.
1860 Election Poster. “The only Issue before the Voters is the Protective Tariff.” Presented a flawed sectionalist economic appeal.

Most Americans believe that the U.S. “Civil War” was just about slavery. They have to an enormous degree been misinformed.  Since the early 1960s, powerful academic and political interests have been straining every nerve to sustain the myth that the war was a glorious moral crusade against slavery. How to handle the multi-faceted problem of slavery was often a divisive issue but not in the overly-simplified moral sense that lives in postwar and modern propaganda. Had there been no Morrill Tariff, the major cotton-exporting states would not have been so strongly compelled to secede, and there might never have been a war. Recent scholarship now estimates that the total of military deaths during the Civil War was over 750,000 and that

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Robert E. Lee - Gallant soldier, true Christian, and true American patriot
Robert E. Lee - Gallant soldier, true Christian, and true American patriot

Advancing Neo-Marxism and Identity Politics by Erasing Southern Heritage

Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is pushing a bill in the Virginia Legislature to replace Robert E. Lee’s statue in the U.S. Capitol. Each state has two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Virginia’s two statues are of George Washington and Robert E. Lee.

In December, Two Virginia U.S. House Representatives, Jennifer Wexton and Donald McEachin, added momentum to replacing Lee’s statue in the Statuary Hall:

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