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The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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Today is the Anniversary of When Republicans Outlawed the Democrat Run KKK Terror Group

April 19, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Policy, President, Progressives, Senate, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Today is the Anniversary of When Republicans Outlawed the Democrat Run KKK Terror Group

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is indisputable that the Republican Party is really the party of civil rights, not the Democrats. And today we have one more example of that truism with the 145th anniversary of the Republican Party’s essential outlawing of the Ku Klux Klan, the Democrat Party’s domestic terror group.

The actions against the Klan stemmed from an outrageous massacre of nearly 300 blacks perpetrated by white, Democrat Klan members in Louisiana in 1868.

On September 28, 1868 — three years after the Confederate south lost the civil war — a mob of marauding whites rampaged through Opelousas, Louisiana and massacred nearly 300 blacks who were Republican voters.

The outrage began when white, Democrat KKK members attacked the white owner of a Republican-leaning newspaper. The newspaper editor, a former school teacher for black students, was defended by several black friends during the attack and this action enraged the mob further sending them on a day-long spree of murder and mayhem.

The attack was so outrageous that the Republican Party acted to essentially ban the KKK. By April 20, 1871, the GOP passed a law banning the oppression perpetrated by the KKK when President Ulysses Grant and Congress passed the Ku Klux Klan Act, also known as the third Enforcement Act. The law established penalties against anyone who tried to deprive any other citizen the benefit of equal protection under the laws of the United States. The law also gave the president the power to use the military to ensure that the rights of blacks were upheld.

This interest in civil rights carried all the way to the 1964 Civil Rights bill that was passed with the overwhelming support of Republicans.
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Lincoln Quote That Can Be Used for Freedom of Religion

January 17, 2016 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Bible, Catholicism, China, Christianity, Civil War, Congress, Constitution, Democracy, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government Corruption, Islam, Jesus, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, Liberty, Mormons, Progressives, Religion, Russia, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Lincoln Quote That Can Be Used for Freedom of Religion

-By Warner Todd Huston

On August 24 of 1855, Abe Lincoln made another one of his arguments against slavery. But I’d dare say that the logic of his point works to defeat the left’s efforts to destroy freedom of religion today, too.

By 1855 Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln had firmly joined the anti-slave element of the Whig Party and he was already developing a reputation as an eloquent speaker against the “Peculiar Institution.”

In August he made the argument that having slavery in a nation that is supposed to believe in the freedom and equality of men is a contradiction that makes the belief in equality essentially a lie.

Here is how he once described the dichotomy between a nation that claims to value equality and a nation that supports slavery:
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What the Constitution Really Says About Race and Slavery

December 28, 2015 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Bill of Rights, Civil War, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Ethics, Founders, Government, Government Corruption, History, James Madison, Slavery, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


What the Constitution Really Says About Race and Slavery

-By David Azerrad, Heritage Foundation, Daily Signal

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the 13th Amendment officially was ratified, and with it, slavery finally was abolished in America. The New York World hailed it as “one of the most important reforms ever accomplished by voluntary human agency.”

The newspaper said the amendment “takes out of politics, and consigns to history, an institution incongruous to our political system, inconsistent with justice and repugnant to the humane sentiments fostered by Christian civilization.”

With the passage of the 13th Amendment—which states that “[n]either slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”—the central contradiction at the heart of the Founding was resolved.

Eighty-nine years after the Declaration of Independence had proclaimed all men to be free and equal, race-based chattel slavery would be no more in the United States.

While all today recognize this momentous accomplishment, many remain confused about the status of slavery under the original Constitution. Textbooks and history books routinely dismiss the Constitution as racist and pro-slavery. The New York Times, among others, continues to casually assert that the Constitution affirmed African-Americans to be worth only three-fifths of a human being.

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Assuming The South Was ‘The Confederacy’ Is Built on a Lie

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Education, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Progressives, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Assuming The South Was ‘The Confederacy’ Is Built on a Lie

-By Warner Todd Huston

When people today say that “the south” were all racist “Confederates” during the civil war you can dismiss them as either historically illiterate cranks, or liars. That’s because there was no such thing as “the south” during the civil war. History is more complicated than that and we risk not understanding our own country if we ignore this fact.

When simpletons think about the American civil war they think of “the north” versus “the south.” But the truth is there was never any “the south” during the whole of the conflagration. Not for an instant was “the south” fully vested in the Confederate States of America. Instead, as “the south” fought the federal army in multiple places around the country there were vicious internal insurrections and mini civil wars going on all over the place as southerners who supported the U.S. government fought and killed southerners who supported the nascent Confederacy and this fighting was going on in the supposed Confederate states themselves, quite apart from the war proper raging on famed battlefields across the land.

The fact is, “the south” was never fully under the control of the central Confederate government in Richmond (and Montgomery, Alabama before that) and neither were the Confederate state governments able to completely control their own states because of constant internal resistance from their own citizens. There was internecine warfare going on in North Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and other southern states throughout the civil war.

Even as the south was never fully vested in the Confederacy, the north was never paralyzed with such consternation. A key to proving this is to look at the volunteers who streamed to the armies north and south. In the north there is only one state, Illinois, that ever had any appreciable southern volunteers.
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An Example of How the Media is Lying About the Confederate Flag

June 30, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Slavery, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


An Example of How the Media is Lying About the Confederate Flag

-By Warner Todd Huston

The current flap over the Confederate flag has two very interesting features. One is that the debate over the flag is completely divorced from the incident that supposedly spawned it–the nine murdered in a Charleston church. And two, it is notable for the fact that the media is lying about the flag’s history by making the Confederacy out to be a “Republican problem” instead of more properly a Democrat one.

While Democrats and their media lapdogs run around attacking the Confederate flag in support of the nine murder victims of the AME church in Charleston, the fact is the flag has nothing at all to do with the attack. Many have noted that the whole debate is a total distraction, certainly, but it is a distraction with a point and that point is in my second reason for this debate. Clearly the goal is to drum up a fake issue with which to attack Republicans.

One of the more fitting example of this effort to paint Republicans as the Party of the Confederacy is in a Monday piece by The New York Times’s Michael Barabaro and co-author Jonathan Martin.

The Monday piece is entitled, “5 Days That Left a Confederate Flag Wavering, and Likely to Fall,” and the entire article is a skewing of history in order to foist the controversy of the Confederacy upon the Republican Party–yes, the very party that fought against the Confederacy.

The most revealing paragraph is the article’s fifth.
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Jeb Bush Calls Southerners and the Confederate Flag ‘Racist’

June 29, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, History, Jeb Bush, Liberals, President, Race, Racism, Republicans, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jeb Bush Calls Southerners and the Confederate Flag ‘Racist’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Jeb Bush has now told the entire south that he doesn’t want their vote by claiming that the Confederate flag and all who support it are racist.

Bush made his comments on Monday at a campaign stop in South Carolina.

He told the media in Charleston that he has felt that the flag and those who support it are racist since he took down the flag in Florida in 2001.

“The symbols were racist,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.

“If you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements, and so I did,” he added.

Notice that Bush used the liberal terminology “lean forward” here? Quite telling on how he thinks.
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In Strike Against Racism S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Has Banned Cotton Balls in South Carolina

June 27, 2015 | Filed Under ACLU, Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, History, Humor, Law, Liberals, Nikki Haley, Progressives, South Carolina, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


In Strike Against Racism S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Has Banned Cotton Balls in South Carolina

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fresh off her PR victory of calling for the end of Confederate history, this weekend South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of cotton balls from the her state citing the long history of racism the product represents.

“Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to remove cotton balls from our state,” said the Republican Governor, the state’s first non-white governor, while flanked by a diverse group of South Carolina politicians.

“These balls, while an integral part of our past, do not represent the future of our great state,” Haley said. “We need to eliminate not just cotton balls, but all cotton products from our good state because of the racist history cotton has to a tiny, activist portion of our citizenry.”

Proponents said that lifting cotton balls from store shelves reminds African Americans too much of “pickin’ cotton,” and the constant reminder of tags in clothing that tell buyers that an item is made of cotton is racist.
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If You Are A Republican Who is All Balled Up About the Confederate Flag, You are a Traitor

June 23, 2015 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Founders, GOP, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


If You Are A Republican Who is All Balled Up About the Confederate Flag, You are a Traitor

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week the left has gone off on another one of its meaningless tangents in response to something wholly divorced from their newest crusade. This time they are suddenly all upset about the Confederate flag. Why? Because a killer is seen in a photo with one. So, OK, fine. The left has its wild eyed tangents, we all know. But what is most infuriating about this particular crusade is that morons who claim to be Republicans are also joining in with this silliness. Certainly those who have should be branded traitors to the center right coalition.

Now, let’s get a few historical things straight before we get any further into this slapping down of these useful idiots on the right for being so stupid as to allow the left to–once again–control the entire political narrative. The Confederate flag is no longer an effective symbol of racism. The CS flag is not any more a racist symbol than the US or the British flags.

Of course, while it is true that the CS flag is essentially an anti-US government flag, it isn’t an anti-American flag. It is true that it is a flag that opposed the government of the United States but it never was one that opposed the American ideal. It isn’t an anti-American flag because as far as the Confederates were concerned in 1860 they were being more true to the original intent of the American founders than the US government was. In fact, their CS Constitution is in most ways just a copy of the US Constitution.

With their claim to be giving more deference to the founder’s ideals, the civil war’s “rebels” shared a sentiment with the American patriots from the Revolutionary War. Our founders wanted to separate from Britain because they felt that Britain was no longer acting British and had instead become something inimical to Britishness. The founders felt they were being truer to Britishness than were the British back in the mother country. In like style the Confederates felt they were being more American than the federal government and the Yankees.

But it is also absolutely beyond doubt that the CS government’s flags (the Bonnie Blue flag, the proper Stars and Bars–which isn’t the Southern Cross–the Stainless Banner and the Third National flags) were all essentially racist banners because one of the central tenets upon which the CS government was built was the protection of slavery.

There were several other reasons for the war, mind you, but slavery was foremost. You can make that out as a fact because nearly every secession statement by the southern states issued to explain why they were leaving the union mentions slavery multiple times.
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The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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With Ben Affleck Flap, PBS Again Proves it is a Left Wing Shill

April 21, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, PBS, Progressives, Slavery, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


With Ben Affleck Flap, PBS Again Proves it is a Left Wing Shill

-By Warner Todd Huston

PBS is not fair or balanced and nothing it does can be trusted. We see this claim fully validated with how the network bent over for actor Ben Affleck’s demand that his slave-owning ancestry be eliminated from a recent program tracing the actor’s family.

PBS had Affleck on its show “Finding Your Roots” to trace his family history and learn of his lineage. But during the process, PBS discovered that the actor had slave owners in his family tree. Affleck was not having any of that, though, and demanded that the show edit out any of that reality. Affleck didn’t want his slave history known by the public.

Instead of retaining its integrity, PBS kowtowed to Affleck’s demands and agreed to excise all mentions from the show of the truth of his family tree.

We know all this because of an email hacker, not because PBS reported the truth to the country that pays its bills with tax dollars.
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Stop Saying the Civil War Ended 150 Years Ago Today, It DIDN’T

April 9, 2015 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, History, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Stop Saying the Civil War Ended 150 Years Ago Today, It DIDN’T

-By Warner Todd Huston

For some odd reason, everyone has been talking about how our civil war ended 150 years ago today, this day April 9, 2015. But this simply is not true, so stop saying it.

While it is true that General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to U.S. General Hiram Ulysses Grant (who most call Ulysses Simpson Grant) on April 9, 1865, that action didn’t fully end the war. It only ended the fighting right there in northern Virginia. It just plain didn’t signal the actual end of the war.

The day Lee surrendered there were several other major Confederate armies in other sections of the country still in the filed and that isn’t to even mention the dozens of small raiders, guerilla groups, and irregular outfits fighting nearly from coast to coast. Nor does it mention the many naval forces plying the world’s oceans.
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Candidates for Woman on the $20 Bill Features Man hater, Mass Murderer and Advocate for Genocide of Blacks

March 20, 2015 | Filed Under Abortion, Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Feminism, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Money, President, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Candidates for Woman on the $20 Bill Features Man hater, Mass Murderer and Advocate for Genocide of Blacks

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is a new campaign afoot that is tickling the interests of the mainstream media. It is an effort to kick President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Sadly at least three of the candidates do not belong on the list. One is a famous hater of men, another can only be termed a mass murderer, and the third was an important supporter of the genocide of African Americans. How is it these three women deserve to be celebrated on the $20 bill is anyone’s guess.

The campaign called Women On The 20, is, the group says on its website, is an effort to “compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency.”

The group hopes to have the change on the money made by the year 2020, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote.
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A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery

March 6, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Founders, Government, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery

A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery
-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent article recommending reparations for slavery in the U.S. in the Baltimore Sun serves as a perfect platform for a point and counter point on the whole idea of paying reparations.

So, in pursuit of that back and forth, I am going to post the whole article intercut with a counter point.

The article was written by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Conra Gist–yes it took three people to disgorge this rote nonsense–and titled “The U.S. has yet to make good on its promise of reparations to black Americans.”

Conversations about reparations are not about money but about people and about the way that people are seen and valued in our society. These are difficult conversations, and we have found that what is most challenging about the idea of reparations today is the notion that America still owes a debt to black people.

WTH: First of all, the very first sentence is a lie. It is about money. It’s about an assumed entitlement that these pseudo academics in “African American studies” have been pushing for decades in an attempt to legitimize their field of “study.” When you have nothing to study, you have to invent it, after all.

But secondly, no the USA does not owe blacks anything at all. The USA paid for slavery with over the blood of over 600,000 men and women from 1860 to 1865. That is a debt paid in full. The rest has just been working out the details.
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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

November 27, 2014 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, History, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

During the Civil War, both presidents, Lincoln and Jeff Davis, issued Thanksgiving Day proclamations and celebration of the holiday as we know it grew as a result.

We all know about the famed Pilgrims who feasted with the local Indians in 1621, but after that the holiday was only observed once in a while. When he was the general commanding the American forces during the Revolution, George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in December of 1777. After the war, in 1789, he did so once again. Then, as President, John Adams also issued proclamations for two of his four years in the highest office of the land. But after that it was more or less a forgotten idea.

It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of a great war, that President Lincoln revived the tradition. The northern president wasn’t the only one to do this during the war, though. President Jefferson Davis had issued his Thanksgiving Day proclamation a year earlier, in 1862. Jefferson’s idea of Thanksgiving was a bit different than the one we think of today. The southern President had declared that the south’s observance would be a day of fasting and reflection, not feasting and revelry.

Of course, the holiday we are familiar with is connected to Lincoln’s proclamation. But, apparently the proclamation was not all Lincoln’s idea. It wasn’t just the war that spurred Lincoln to issue his proclamation, but a letter from a woman named Sarah Hale that convinced him to do so. Hale, the writer of the poem now called “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” had been trying to convince presidents to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation since 1846 and when Lincoln saw her letter he decided to follow her suggestion.

From there our formal national holiday was born.

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
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Historical Ignorance: Anti-Gun TV President Claims Slavery is ‘In The Constitution’

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Entertainment, Ethics, Founders, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Revolutionary War, Slavery, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Historical Ignorance: Anti-Gun TV President Claims Slavery is ‘In The Constitution’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The faux President of the United States on the ABC TV show Scandal gave one of those typically left-wing TV speeches that is more like an uninformed screed meant to push a leftist agenda than truthful commentary. In this case the actor pretending to be president scorned the Second Amendment and then said incorrectly that slavery was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

On the TV show, “President” Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) noted that the Second Amendment was “set in stone” in the Constitution, then as an aside said, “So was slavery, by the way.”

No it wasn’t… by the way. It is a lie the left tells.

In the show the “president’s” son was killed in a mass school shooting sending this “President” into his screed.

Here was the relevant part of the segment.
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Politico Illustrates Story on GOP Racism With Photo of Democrat George Wallace

October 4, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Politico Illustrates Story on GOP Racism With Photo of Democrat George Wallace

-By Warner Todd Huston

To illustrate an article about racism in the Republican Party, Politico dipped into American history and oddly dug up a photo of Democrat segregationist George Wallace.

Claiming that “the seeds of America’s dysfunction were planted 50 years ago,” and going on to say that “the ugly politics of race had everything to do with it,” Doug McAdam and Karen Kloos indulged the decades old liberal claim that the political parties have somehow switched places from 50 years ago. Now the GOP is the racist party and the Democrats are the accepting ones, the authors contend.

Despite that George Wallace was an unreconstructed Democrat segregationist and so were his followers, Politico tars the GOP with the racists and Dixiecrats of the 1960s.
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Illinois Celebrates Loser Adlai Stevenson, Ignores Ronald Reagan

August 28, 2014 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, History, Illinois, Liberals, President, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois Celebrates Loser Adlai Stevenson, Ignores Ronald Reagan

-By Warner Todd Huston

Leave it to leftist Illinois to use a museum dedicated to celebrating Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in history, as a platform to celebrate a loser like Adlai Stevenson while at the same time ignoring Ronald Reagan, a native son, big winner, and another greatest president.

If you think this isn’t just another example of why Illinois is the single worst state in the union in nearly every metric that makes up a successful state, then you are immune to logic.

Illinois spent billions building the Lincoln Library near the state capital in Springfield. The place opened to mixed reviews, but in the modern age, at least Illinois finally recognized one of its greatest Republican Presidents.

That’s all well and good, but now the Lincoln Library is proposing that it dedicate some of its space to a display to celebrate the great Adlai Stevenson, II…. I know what you’re thinking: “Who?”
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Mmmmm History: Hillary Extols Abe Lincoln’s Senate Career (Hint He Was Never a Senator)

June 12, 2014 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Chicago, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Rham Emanuel, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Mmmmm History: Hillary Extols Abe Lincoln’s Senate Career (Hint He Was Never a Senator)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hillary Clinton is an Illinois girl, right? Oh, and Hillary Clinton is the smartest woman in the world, isn’t she? Then how come she thinks Abraham Lincoln got elected to the Senate before he became President, when he never did?

Hillary was in Chicago for a meaningless, love-fest appearance with former Obama White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel where both professed a deep love and respect for each other but otherwise offered nothing of substance to their audience. But during this schmaltzy blubber fest Clinton waxed historical for the crowd.
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Illinois General Helped Create Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, GOP, History, Holiday, Illinois, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Republicans, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois General Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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KMOX CBS Manufactures Journalism to Create ‘Outrage’ Over Confederate Flag

April 13, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, CBS, Children, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Freedom, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, Missouri, Progressives, Public School, Race, Racism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


KMOX CBS Manufactures Journalism to Create ‘Outrage’ Over Confederate Flag

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Confederate flag has a very long and controversial history, to be sure. But a recent CBS report on a flag dustup in a school in Missouri shows just how slipshod journalism is today.

So, as the story goes, some kids at a Kansas City suburban high school have been playing with the Confederate battle flag lately and despite that there is no real news in the incident, the story made the news. Naturally the agenda journalists at CBS radio, KMOX, St. Louis tried their hardest to make it a story about “RAAAAAAAACISM!” despite that there doesn’t seem to be any proof at all that race is really a part of the story.

The report quotes a girl who noted that “some boy” was wearing a 3X5 sized C.S. flag as a cape and parading around “as if he was Superman or something.”

The assistant principal, as kill-joy officials are wont to do, took the flag away from the kid for whatever reason… not that school officials ever think they need a reason to take things away from kids, of course.
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INFO GRAPHIC: None of Our Historic Assassins Have Been Conservatives or Tea Party Types…

November 25, 2013 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


INFO GRAPHIC: None of Our Historic Assassins Have Been Conservatives or Tea Party Types…

So, tell me, again, how conservatives or tea party type folks are the “dangerous” one?

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White House Says Obama Too Busy For 150th Celebration of Gettysburg Address

November 20, 2013 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, History, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Pennsylvania, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


White House Says Obama Too Busy For 150th Celebration of Gettysburg Address

-By Warner Todd Huston

While Obama likes to pretend he is somehow “just like” President Abraham Lincoln, on this 150th anniversary of the delivery of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address the President was no where to be found as the Address was celebrated in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Why not? He was “busy” with that “whole website thing,” the White House said.

Journalist Ron Fournier was curious why Obama was a no show in Gettysburg for the anniversary celebration and took to Twitter to ask the White House why he didn’t show up.

“Curious,” Fournier Tweeted White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer on Nov. 19, “why not honor Gettysburg with a presidential visit?”


An actor portrays Abe Lincoln in Gettysburg.

Presidential spokesman Pfeiffer replied that the visit didn’t fit into the President’s schedule and that prompted Fournier to ask what was more important than the “Gettysburg anniversary.”
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Jesse Jackson Thinks Tea Partiers & Gun Owners Want to ‘Resurrect the Confederacy’

August 29, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Communism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Jesse Jackson, Liberals, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jesse Jackson Thinks Tea Partiers & Gun Owners Want to ‘Resurrect the Confederacy’

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you favor the Tea Party way or you are a gun owner, Jesse Jackson wants you to know you are a racist, terrorist just like members of the old Confederacy.

That’s right, Jackson thinks if you believe in the U.S. Constitution, you are a terrorist looking to over throw the government and kill black people and you want to bring back slavery and the old Confederacy.

He’s made these idiotic, hyperbolic statements many times, of course–like in the video above from Feb. of this year–But his latest statement was made in remarks to Politico on the eve of the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
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VIDEO: Rich Lowry Talks About His New Book ‘Lincoln Unbound’

June 20, 2013 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, GOP, History, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VIDEO: Rich Lowry Talks About His New Book ‘Lincoln Unbound’

-By Warner Todd Huston

National Review editor Rich Lowry has a new book out entitled, Lincoln Unbound and I recently participated in a Google Hangout with him and a few others to talk about the new tome.

We talk of Lincoln’s education, the books he read, his work as a lawyer, and most especially about his stance on slavery and how he treated it during the war.

We also discuss Lincoln’s detractors, folks such as Thomas DiLorenzo.

You can get Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream–and How We Can Do It Again at Amazon.com or where ever great books are sold.
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Danny Glover’s Revisionist History: 2nd Amendment Was for Protecting Slavery

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Freedom, Government, Gun Control, Guns, History, Human Rights, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Revolutionary War, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Danny Glover’s Revisionist History: 2nd Amendment Was for Protecting Slavery

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor and hardcore progressive Danny Glover should add revisionist historian to his growing resume of left-wing activism after a recent visit to Texas A&M University where he told students that the Second Amendment was mainly meant to keep African Americans in slavery and to kill Native American peoples.

During his January 17 appearance at the university, Glover thought to teach the students attending about the real purpose of the Second Amendment.

I don’t know if people know the genesis of the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect, for settlers to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans. So, a revolt from people who were stolen from their lands or revolts from people whose land was stolen from. That was the genesis of the Second Amendment.

This is simple historical revisionism. Slave revolts had yet to become the constant, nagging fear it was later to become for southern slaveholders. There was no such preoccupation in the late 1780s during the debate over the Constitution or in the decades previous to that and it certainly wasn’t a cause for northerners to worry.

Glover is completely wrong in every respect.
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David Gregory Fawns Over Obama’s ‘Lincoln Moment’

January 2, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Guns, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


David Gregory Fawns Over Obama’s ‘Lincoln Moment’

-By Warner Todd Huston

NBC’s David Gregory hosted the President on Sunday’s Meet the Press but compared to his last notable interview, when he verbally attacked his guest at every turn, Gregory was virtually asleep this weekend. Unfortunately, Gregory’s mostly timid questions and Obama’s rambling answers gave us nothing new.

The only real pointed question that Gregory asked Obama was over Susan Rice. But even there he asked the question in the meekest manner possible.

Gregory asked, “Do you feel like you let your friend Susan Rice hang out there to dry a little bit?”

The equivocation of “A little bit” was far more consideration than the badgering Gregory offered Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association last week.

But all of Obama’s answers were mere talking points. Take his line about what he thinks Republicans priority is.
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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 22, 2012 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, History, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well as the iron and coal as of our precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
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CBS and Another Obama is Lincoln Story

November 18, 2012 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, CBS, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CBS and Another Obama is Lincoln Story

-By Warner Todd Huston

Sadly, the debut of Director Steven Spielberg’s epic film about our 16th President is being used by many Old Media outlets as propaganda to push the concept that Barack Obama is in the same league or, worse, is somehow just like Abraham Lincoln. On November 15 it was CBS This Morning’s turn to couple one of our most famous presidents to the current resident of the White House.

On the network morning show recently breaking in as the top rated morning program, CBS This Morning hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell kicked off their Lincoln segment attempting to link Abe Lincoln and Obama by gravely wondering if there was a “lesson for Obama, now in his second term, with Lincoln?”

The pair were interviewing liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin, whose book Team of Rivals was used as source material for Spielberg’s new movie.

In response, Kearns-Goodwin made the facile claim that Obama has done the same thing Lincoln did by filling his cabinet with rivals that he’d beaten for the nomination for president. This of course, is nonsense. While Obama did chose former rival Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State, the rest of his cabinet were not serious Obama rivals. On the other hand, Lincoln appointed nearly all his most powerful rivals to his cabinet — all of whom were leading party powers of their day.
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NBC: Hey That Lincoln Movie Reminds Us of How Great Obama Is

November 15, 2012 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Movies, NBC, Progressives, Slavery, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NBC: Hey That Lincoln Movie Reminds Us of How Great Obama Is

-By Warner Todd Huston

In yet another facile example of the Old Media equating President Obama’s presidency to the greatness of Abraham Lincoln’s, NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles used the occasion of the opening of the new Lincoln movie helmed by Director Steven Spielberg to do just that.

On Saturday’s NBC Nightly News, Tibbles reported on the opening of a movie that has widespread Oscar buzz, Spielberg’s Lincoln a project that was more than a decade in the making.

Tibbles goes to the director himself who gives us a line about why he wanted to do a movie about Abe Lincoln, our 16th President.

“Lincoln advocated things that we hold dear today. He advocated that government can be a positive force for the good of all people,” Spielberg said.

Then Kevin Tibbles kicks into high gear his facile equating of Lincoln and Obama.
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