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Confederates in the basement,
liberals in the living room

Washington Post, by Amy C. Balfour

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/13/2014 4:57:09 AM

I hid Robert E. Lee in a basement utility closet. Along with a matching framed print of Stonewall Jackson and a large photo of the Confederate flag. My writers’ group was on the way over for our monthly meeting, which I’d offered to host last month at my parents’ Shenandoah Valley vacation cabin near Lexington, Va. Some hostesses worry about their appetizers, others about the cleanliness of their homes. I worried I’d be branded a garden-variety racist. I didn’t think I could explain away the cabin’s Confederate-lite decor. “Oh, bless your heart, that’s just a regimental battle flag that meant something

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 7/13/2014 5:10:23 AM     (No. 9922002)

I think Amy needs a new group of friends then.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gam, 7/13/2014 6:57:47 AM     (No. 9922072)

To use her Mother´s property to entertain people who disdain her Mother is unforgiveable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/13/2014 7:45:10 AM     (No. 9922126)

Well, that´s how liberals work. First they make you ashamed of who you are and where you´ve come from, then they welcome you into their newly-enlightened club with open arms.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/13/2014 7:53:24 AM     (No. 9922132)

Yeah, but it IS in the WaPo. Just another dyed-in-the-wool liberal doing what a liberal does best: Hide, lie, obfuscate and throw mud. Her defense of Lee is just mouth music so she can sleep at night and not be visited by her dead relatives. Scroom.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 7/13/2014 8:03:20 AM     (No. 9922147)

What a coward.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 7/13/2014 9:57:16 AM     (No. 9922290)

And in the bathroom, Eur-a-peein´!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/13/2014 10:00:38 AM     (No. 9922294)

Look at Washington DC and tell me the Confederates were wrong to fight to the death to prevent a centralized Federal hegemony

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/13/2014 10:02:26 AM     (No. 9922296)

What a pity that Amy and her friends, with all their formal education, don´t know that Robert E. Lee was a much admired figure in the north after the war. In fact, he was so admired that one New York newspaper recommended that he run for the presidency of the Re-United States. And they probably don´t know that he was Lincoln´s first choice to command the Union army.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/13/2014 10:15:43 AM     (No. 9922317)

"Discretion is the better part of a tacky Robert E. Lee photo, I figured."

Which tacky figure of Lee? The one on his battle horse Traveller? Him standing in uniform? I have never seen a ´tacky´ Bobby Lee photo - so please enlighten me on this Miss Balfour - I am taking the liberty to assume no man has married you - because you do not know who you are, nor your family nor ancestors. I would venture to guess that you got a Yankee education, based on all sorts of non-truth PC teachings.

I would have asked my carpetbagging friends why they were living in the South when the wondrously advanced economies of the Yankee states are creating so many jobs and opportunities and advancements in society, as opposed to those below the Mason-Dixon line inhabited by tattered vestiges of slaveowners and their evil offspring.

Love the Bezos Wapo comments after the article - highbrow ignorant comments about the USA not being composed of States - my read of American history it was the States that created the Union, and the 10th Amendment states that all power not granted to the Feds is reserved to the States. That is why the USA never tried Lee for treason - in a lawsuit he would have won - there was no legal basis to keep the states from leaving the Union. Only long after Lee´s death did the Feds pay Lee´s wives heirs for illegally confiscating Arlington House to use as a cemetery.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/13/2014 12:34:56 PM     (No. 9922469)

I don´t care if non southerners like my love of all things Southern. The south is still defending the Constitution unlike certain other area. We still disproportionately defend this country. If the Duty Honor and Country that Lee and others Southerners fought for is unappreciated in a culture that is racing to the bottom so be it. You take the gay flag raised at out embassies around the world today I´ll take my Stars and Bars anyday. God bless the ten plus ancestors who died for that flag.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/13/2014 12:51:04 PM     (No. 9922488)

My legion of Southern ancestors would collectively haunt me if I denied my proud heritage in such a way. Fortunately, I don´t have any friends who would embarrass me into trying to hide from it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: old north state, 7/13/2014 1:55:25 PM     (No. 9922587)

This article serves as an unintended commentary on the group-think pervasive among ´writers´ these days- and the gutlessness. Dried voices

... quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats´ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar


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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 7/13/2014 5:06:27 PM     (No. 9922800)

Maya! Is that you?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gillyo, 7/13/2014 6:49:53 PM     (No. 9922924)

The sad thing is that this author probably hasn´t realized that the way she felt about hiding her heritage is the way that Christians and Conservatives feel every day. Those of us who live and work in "Liberal" areas don´t just have to live with disdain, many are physically attacked and threatened because they don´t share leftie opinions.

I actually worked with a man who got fired from his job because he left a copy of a Sean Hannity book on his desk and one of the overly sensitives lefties said that it created a "hostile work environment." I suppose the pro-terrorist fliers this same person copied on our company copy machine weren´t "hostile"?


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