Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Christine Nails It!

Christine Barr's current "A Belle's Eye View" column in the Paris Post-Intelligencer nails it, big time:

One man’s traitor is another’s hero —
that applies to South, Founding Fathers, etc.

Check it out.


  1. Pismire Al Mackey made a reply to Ms. Barr' article over at his Flog.

    I made a reply to his post which...
    ...he deleted. Here it is-

    Al Mackey-
    "In no case were the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of the seceding states in danger."

    South Carolina, December 24, 1860-
    "...the States of Ohio and Iowa have refused to surrender to justice fugitives charged with murder, and with inciting servile insurrection in the State of Virginia."

    Georgia, January 29, 1861-
    "For twenty years past the abolitionists and their allies in the Northern States have been engaged in constant efforts to subvert our institutions and to excite insurrection and servile war among us."

    Texas, February 2, 1861-
    "They have, through the mails and hired emissaries, sent seditious pamphlets and papers among us to stir up servile insurrection and bring blood and carnage to our firesides."

    Which are similar to this item-

    Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776-
    "...[the King] has excited domestic insurrections amongst us..."


    If insurrection were the only item listed by the Southern states, it would be more than enough to justify separation from the North.

  2. Excellent points, BR. And I notice that flogger-types tend to downplay or ignore the similarities between the Revolution and the War Between the States.

  3. "Pismire Al Mackey" lol. An absolutely perfect description of that middle-aged white male. Anyway, I read Mackey's worthless remarks, and I must confess that the blatant dishonesty and utterly appalling ignorance displayed by Mackey and and his fellow floggers on this particular issue is truly annoying. That they always end up comically chasing their tail is some consolation I suppose but still, they are such bald-faced flippin' liars. The secession movements of 1776 and 1861 were virtually identical in principle, and differed only in the the particular. The Father of our Country, George Washington, was a slave-owner, a secessionist, and a traitor to his country. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was a slave-owner, a secessionist, and a traitor to his Country. The Father of the Constitution, James Madison, was a slave-owner, a secessionist, and a traitor to his Country. And their political legacy to their American posterity was the unquestioned right of self-determination.


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