Standards of Duty and Honor

St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine of Hippo

According to Romans 13, governments are ordained by God for the public good. Among the benefits of a just government we surmise from the Commandments are the protection of life, property, and responsible freedom. Governments are given the power of the sword to assure its ordained purposes are sustained. That sword may be used to enforce its ordained purposes within the limits of its geographical sovereignty or to defend itself and its people from foreign intrusion or harassment. War is thus sometimes necessary to maintain peace, safety, justice, and liberty. Categorical pacifism is unbiblical, unrealistic, and unloving. Categorical isolationism is also unrealistic, shortsighted, and lacking in moral depth.  

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The Hammer of Evil Falls Short – Part 3

The House Committee to impeach President Andrew Johnson. Bottom L to R: Ben Butler, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Williams John Bingham Bottom L to R: James F. Wilson, George Boutwell, John Logan
The House Committee to impeach President Andrew Johnson. Bottom L to R: Ben Butler, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Williams John Bingham Bottom L to R: James F. Wilson, George Boutwell, John Logan

On February 24, 1868, the U.S. House, led by Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens, Benjamin Butler, and John Bingham approved an impeachment resolution against President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126 to 47. There were eleven articles of impeachment, but a central issue was that Johnson had violated the Tenure of Office Act Congress passed in March 1867 to protect Radical Republican Secretary of War Edmund Stanton from being fired by President Johnson.  Johnson’s veto of the bill was overridden in the Senate.

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Among the Darkest Times of American History - Part 2

Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War, January 1862 to May 1868,  Public domain from Wikipedia.
Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War, January 1862 to May 1868, Public domain from Wikipedia.

This is going to be hard reading for Republicans who are not aware of the terrible corruption and despotism that prevailed under the Congressional dominance of the Radical faction of the Republican Party from the end of the Civil War until about 1877. Today it is Radical Democrats who are attempting to destroy the foundations of American freedom and culture and are threatening to impeach a Republican president on baseless false accusations and outrageous lies.

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President of the United States, April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869 - Wikipedia
President of the United States Andrew Johnson, April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869 - Wikipedia

The Tribune of the People versus the Radical Congress - Part 1 of 3

On February 24, 1868, led by Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens, Benjamin Butler, and John Bingham, the U. S. House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson. It may be astonishing to those who consider partisan propaganda truthful history, but the nature of the Democrat and Republican parties has changed immensely since 1868. Democrat was almost a synonym for conservative then, while the Mercantilist leanings of the Republican Party of the time are increasingly being displaced by conservative and populist values.

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The Salisbury NC Confederate monument erected in 1905 is now under attack by city officials and the NAACP.
The Salisbury NC Confederate monument erected in 1905 is now under attack by city officials and the NAACP.

Between Fort Sumter and the Emancipation Proclamation

The beginning of the Civil War is usually counted as having commenced on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery batteries began the bombardment of Union held Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay. Union forces there surrendered on April 13, and President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers on April 15 to put down Confederate resistance to the Federal Government.

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