There’s an assault on our history here in America. It’s aggressive, far-reaching, and a little disappointing. The Liberal left would have you completely forget about huge aspects of our history… stuff that defines us and our nation.
All over, Civil War monuments are being removed. And it seems like no one is doing a darn thing about it!
The question here, really, is why? Why are liberals so determined to erase any shred of Southern History?
Joseph Farah of World Net Daily has a theory, “I have a theory. I don’t think it explains the phenomenon in its entirety. But I definitely think it’s part of the explanation for the scorched-earth policy against American history, the attempt to erase any historical vestige of the most costly war in our history. First, you will notice that Democrats are nearly always at the forefront of this kind of activity. Why would that be? Could it be because they are embarrassed and ashamed of their party’s own history?”
Make no mistake about it, folks. Slavery was and is despicable. I don’t want to lose the overall message here… 300,000 Americans gave their lives for their freedom. That speaks volumes of this nation.
As written by Ryan Walters for AbbevilleInstitute.org:
The Jeffersonian South represented, and has always represented, decentralization, states’ rights and federalism, and an economic program not centered on favoritism and plunder. From Jefferson’s election in 1800, over the ensuing six decades the nation was governed, for the most part, by Jeffersonian values, seen by most Americans as the ideological carrier of the Revolution.
But by 1860-61, the more Hamiltonian-minded North, with a federal government led by Lincoln, was headed the other way and sought a transformation of the country into a National Union. Lincoln wanted to impose upon the entire country the vision first espoused by Hamilton and later by Clay – a system of high protective tariffs, federal programs for internal improvements, and a national bank, polices that would have plundered and bankrupted the South, along with a government in Washington that had no respect for the rights of the States or the Constitution as originally written.
Southerners decided they wanted no part of the new Lincolnian vision and sought to build a new republic based on policies that would have reflected their values and their beliefs. Acting as their revolutionary forbears had nearly 100 years prior, they believed they had every right to do so. It was only after four long, anguishing years of bloody aggressive warfare on the part of the North that the states were forced back together by bayonet point and the old republic fell victim to nationalism.
So the truth should be plain to see: The Confederacy, symbolized by the Confederate Battle Flag, represents the greatest act of resistance to centralized authority in US history. That’s why they hate it. And that’s why it must go, lest we get any bright ideas about trying it again. American citizens must remain subjects of the State and no inspirational symbols of rebellion can be tolerated.