Honor our Confederate Veterans

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

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#49 Jun 3, 2013
HistoryBuff wrote:
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So ending the "evil" institution of "slavery" was worth completely destroying an entire section of the country and the loss of well over 600,000 lives? The fact is, the negro played a very small part in the causes of The War of Northern Aggression a.k.a. the "civil" war. The Confederate soldiers are no less worthy of our honor than any other American soldier that died fighting for a cause he believed in with all his heart.
Very True!
just some facts

Blairsville, GA

#50 Jun 3, 2013
Some references discussing the reasons for the war. It goes back to the Tariff of 1816. Then came the Tariff of 1828, which really fueled the fires of secession. Some links are
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/dwyer5.html
http://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Tariff_of_1828

The North didn't like the South trading with France and England. They wanted the business for themselves. Tariffs were early ways to raise revenue. Later, it became protectionism for select groups and there's the rub. Similiar to the "Pittsburgh Plus" imposed on the South.
U R NUTS

Aurora, OH

#51 Aug 19, 2013
NAACP Wants Civil War Portrait Removed From Government Building
politicaloutcast.com

http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/08/naacp-wan...


Don't ever doubt that liberal policies are largely based on feelings. It's why liberals have so mastered inspirational political campaign ads. It's also what inhibits their ability to be reasonable. Being reasonable requires rationality, objectivity. Emotions are important in life, but they do hinder rational thought.

One recent example can be found down in Lee County, Florida, where hanging in the commission chambers is a portrait of the County's namesake, General Robert E. Lee.

Not caring for history and the fact that, you know, Lee was an actual person, the liberals at the Lee County branch of the NAACP are now picketing Lee County. I'm not sure how you picket an entire county, but there it is.

The "picket" is being led by the president of the Lee County NAACP, a man with the all-American name James Muwakkil. His demand is for the Lee County commissioners to remove the portrait from the building. After voting on the matter, however, the commissioners decided to keep it up.

"It's a symbol of racism and division," said Muwakkil.

No, it's a portrait of a man.

"General Lee did not believe blacks should hold any positions in government," said Muwakkil.

So? Abraham Lincoln thought of blacks as truly lesser than whites and his ideal scenario was to have all blacks deported back to Africa. I doubt he wanted blacks to serve in any positions of government either. But these are opinions. You, Muwakkil, disagree with them. That's fine, but move on. It's not as if blacks don't serve in the government, so what does it matter what Lee's opinions on the matter were?

Breitbart News reports that Muwakkil is "brainstorming with the state NAACP President ways to move forward, which could include a sit-in at the chambers, picketing and protesting."

Don't these people have anything better to do? They're supposed to be for the "Advancement of Colored People," not for the denigration of whites or the erasure of history. I mean, I know this Obameconomy is rough, but at least try to find jobs, will you? You would think that the hot sun of Africa would have toughened these people's skins, but they cry over the smallest perceived slights!

Who knows; maybe Muwakkil and others in the NAACP still have in their blood some of West Africa's superstitious Voodoo beliefs. Maybe they think that as long as any likenesses exist of Robert E. Lee, Lee's spirit still lives on and poses a threat to their rights and liberties.

If that is what they believe, why has nobody taken advantage of it and recorded a hilarious hidden-camera prank on them for YouTube? Come on, people, we're supposed to be capitalists! Capitalize!
U R Nuts

Murphy, NC

#52 Aug 21, 2013
One million THANKS to all our Veterans!!!!!
U R NUTS

Braselton, GA

#53 Aug 22, 2013
Agreed.

And never forget those brave American's, betrayed by obama and his Administration, who were abandoned and left, to die in Benghazi.

Peace be with their families, with the knowledge that they served with honor, providing the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation.

May those who deserted these brave men, be exposed for their treason, and receive the ultimate penalty for their cowardly actions.
Union County native

Canton, GA

#55 Oct 19, 2013
Slavery was exclusive to Southern states?

Slavery originated in the Colonial South?

Slavery, an institution nearly as old as mankind itself, is certainly wrong through the eyes of 21st century people. Unfortunately, it still exists. The American Civil War was a complex political and social period, and was fought over a lot more than slavery.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#56 Oct 19, 2013
Union County native wrote:
Slavery was exclusive to Southern states?
Slavery originated in the Colonial South?
Slavery, an institution nearly as old as mankind itself, is certainly wrong through the eyes of 21st century people. Unfortunately, it still exists. The American Civil War was a complex political and social period, and was fought over a lot more than slavery.
Slavery had nothing to do with it. The yankees try to say that to justify their horrible war crimes.
Truth

Jefferson, GA

#57 Oct 20, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Slavery had nothing to do with it. The yankees try to say that to justify their horrible war crimes.
Ever hear of Andersonville one of the souths darkest moments.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#58 Oct 20, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Ever hear of Andersonville one of the souths darkest moments.
Yea you ever here of camp douglas in Chicago?
Union County native

Canton, GA

#59 Oct 20, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever hear of Andersonville one of the souths darkest moments.
If you want "truth", read up on Fort Delaware, Point Lookout, Elmira, Camp Chase and Camp Douglas.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#60 Oct 21, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>Afraid the invention of the cotton gin is actually what made the raising of cotton more profitable. Without it, there would not have been nearly the incentive to grow large cotton crops which necessitated the "cheap" labor that slavery provided.

It is possible to be proud of one's southern heritage while still recognizing that slavery was an evil institution and that it was a good thing the North won the war and that the South did not. It is easily argued that the southern states had the right to secede,(NOT arguing that they should have, merely that they had the right.) Slavery would have been ended in this country eventually - but it probably would have taken a number of additional years.
Great post.

Don't agree with everything in it, but well-reasoned and articulate.

Always amazing though how flexible people are about "State's Right's" though.

If a particular State is doing what you want them to do - it's their "Right" as a State.

If that State is doing something you don't like - it's UnConstitutional.

Kind of like the Bush appointment to the Presidency by the Republican Supreme Court.

Suddenly, counting votes was no longer a "Right" of the State - when Bush was losing. Suddenly "States' Rights" weren't all that important.

But of course when Texas made it all but impossible for a woman to get an abortion - suddenly "States" Rights" were the most important thing I. The world again.

How I wish schools again taught reasoning and logic
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#61 Oct 21, 2013
Union County native wrote:
<quoted text>If you want "truth", read up on Fort Delaware, Point Lookout, Elmira, Camp Chase and Camp Douglas.
Since you have some knowledge on the subjects discussed here, can you tell us how Union County came by its name ?

I have heard numerous stories - but nothing definitive.
Tacitus

United States

#62 Oct 21, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Since you have some knowledge on the subjects discussed here, can you tell us how Union County came by its name ?
I have heard numerous stories - but nothing definitive.
Secession had been a topic since the USA was founded in 1776. Some New England states proposed it in early 1800s. South Carolina threatened it in the early 1830s when Andrew Jackson was president; he threatened to send troops to his native state. In the 1830s is when Union County was created. It was named "Union" because its people were loyal to the Union of states. Recently this has been misinterpreted to suggest that Union County was also loyal to the Union in 1861. Facts are most eligible men in Union County served in Confederate forces, though some did join the Union forces stationed in neighboring Tennessee.
Informed Opinion

United States

#63 Oct 21, 2013
Tacitus wrote:
<quoted text>Secession had been a topic since the USA was founded in 1776. Some New England states proposed it in early 1800s. South Carolina threatened it in the early 1830s when Andrew Jackson was president; he threatened to send troops to his native state. In the 1830s is when Union County was created. It was named "Union" because its people were loyal to the Union of states. Recently this has been misinterpreted to suggest that Union County was also loyal to the Union in 1861. Facts are most eligible men in Union County served in Confederate forces, though some did join the Union forces stationed in neighboring Tennessee.
Thanks. Always great to learn more about North Georgia. Lots of history here.
local

United States

#64 Oct 21, 2013
How do we honor the majority of Union Co men that fought for the North?
http://www.izzy.net/~michaelg/n-ga1.htm

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

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#65 Oct 22, 2013
local wrote:
How do we honor the majority of Union Co men that fought for the North?
http://www.izzy.net/~michaelg/n-ga1.htm
Why would you want to?
Challenger

Orlando, FL

#66 Oct 22, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Ge...
The above contains interesting info on the History of Union County. Including how it got the name Union.
Many Americans gave their all during the war, both South and North.
During the wars following the Civil, Americans from the South and North stood together and fought for their Country, and continue to do so today!
As an American, I would like to Honor both the Confederate and Union Veterans, win-lose or draw Americans all!

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#67 Oct 22, 2013
Challenger wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U nion_County,_Georgia
The above contains interesting info on the History of Union County. Including how it got the name Union.
Many Americans gave their all during the war, both South and North.
During the wars following the Civil, Americans from the South and North stood together and fought for their Country, and continue to do so today!
As an American, I would like to Honor both the Confederate and Union Veterans, win-lose or draw Americans all!
Union County was founded several years before the War Between The States. The war had nothing to do it's name.
Challenger

Orlando, FL

#68 Oct 23, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Union County was founded several years before the War Between The States. The war had nothing to do it's name.
I agree, the County was founded 30 years before the war, and the name came from the political group the Union Party, nothing to do with the war.
Informed Opinion

United States

#69 Oct 23, 2013
local wrote:
How do we honor the majority of Union Co men that fought for the North?
http://www.izzy.net/~michaelg/n-ga1.htm
Great post.

Just as the majority of Americans at the time if the Revolutionary War were either Pro-British or Neutral; the majority of Americans, both in the North and the South were either against the War, or Neutral.

Unfortunately, real history is "messy", so we teach fairy tales to our kids in school, according to the desires of the winners.

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