SHARPSBURG, Maryland – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News that “history is important” and it should not be rewritten when asked about those attempting to destroy or remove Confederate monuments while touring Antietam National Battlefield on Wednesday in western Maryland. Zinke explained the significance of history, gesturing to the area around him, “As an example, what did the battle of Antietam bring us? One is that it was the deadliest battle in the history of our country. But also, one could argue successfully, it also brought the Emancipation Proclamation.” “So there is goodness that came out of this
One reason some mayors , etc trash Confederate monuments is because it temporarily detracts attention from the fact that they are not addressing real problems - they are not qualified to solve real problems.
One would have to love America and its traditional ideals and narratives in order to appreciate that McKinley talked of reconciliation and veterans of both sides being American and loyal to their causes which was states rights for the south versus Union for the north.
It set the stage for the end o9f slavery which both Lincoln and Washington wished almost a century earlier. Or if you will, provided the impetus for people to work Gods will and further his plan?
Notice a parallel between Activists removing Confederate Monuments and ISIS blowing up monuments under their religion´s commands? Anti-Confederate Activists want us to forget what atrocities that other zealots could commit, and Islamists cannot abide the existence of any other religion, so they will commit atrocities. BOTH are the THOUGHT POLICE.
Those people are just following the example set for them by the Taliban´s destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, amid their campaign to eradicate all expressions of culture they considered offensive to Islam. Progressives may offer a different rationale; but they´re both forms of jihad having the same basic destructive motives.
It seems to me that history has already been re-written. We used to hear stories about young Southern men joining the Confederate Army and having to be taught how to tie their boots because they had never worn shoes. But the new history tells us they were only fighting for their right to own slaves - yet they were so poor they didn´t even own shoes?! This new history doesn´t add up.
First they didn´t want the Ten Commandments, then it was not saying the Pledge in schools and complaining about the American flag, then it was the Confederate flag, today it´s Confederate monuments. How long before they fight to eliminate white privileged people all together?
A Texas family took DailyMail.com inside their storm-ravaged home, a sight now facing thousands of survivors in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Laura Wright, 31, and her partner, Adam New, 36, picked through their water-logged furniture on Saturday afternoon and dragged mattresses, heaps of soaked clothes and bedding to the roadside for collection. Even finding the smallest mementos that had survived the currents that swamped their single-story house in the coastal city of Port Arthur, caused brief moments of celebration. (Photos) Storm debris littered the three-bed, two-bath home and the sodden carpets squelched with toxic flood water and raw sewage
Former President Barack Obama plans to speak out if President Donald Trump declares his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a person close to Obama. Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that in six months, he will terminate the Obama-era DACA initiative, which grants two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and stayed out of trouble. POLITICO first reported the news. Obama used executive actions to launch the program in June 2012, providing assurances before his re-election that he would protect the so-called "Dreamers." Trump had suggested
I am slowly cleaning out my personal library. Of course, each volume must be scrupulously examined, marginal notes savored, and finally the book itself must be dusted and either put back among the shelves or given away. One of the gems is a 1986 book titled Dimboxes, Epopts, and Other Quidams: Words to Describe Life´s Indescribable People by David Grambs. Its pages fill a need that I have long had for describing certain individuals in America today. While profanity has its own personal satisfaction, a more literate epithet is equally forceful and this book has quite a few colorful terms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs knew they were dead, but the Social Security Administration kept paying benefits to hundreds of people anyway, according to a new agency audit released Friday that says at least $37 million in bogus payments were made. Investigators compared the VA’s record to Social Security rolls and found nearly 4,000 people who were listed as dead by the VA, but were still getting checks. Some of those people listed as dead were in fact still alive, but others were deceased — and their checks never should have been paid, the Social Security inspector general said. Among
A gaggle of 17 far-left student groups at Princeton University released a lengthy “solidarity” statement in the campus newspaper which complains about all the racially integrated housing on campus and asks for racially segregated housing. “The events in Charlottesville, Va., have made the presence of neo-Nazism and white nationalism in the United States undeniable,” the students group declare in their Daily Princetonian statement seeking separate housing based on skin color. “At a white-serving and male-serving institution like Princeton University — with ties to slavery and racial and gendered exclusion — we must hold our university and each other accountable,” the
Both economic and military action could be in store for North Korea after its detonation of a 100-kiloton nuclear bomb, Donald Trump has hinted. The president remained tight-lipped amid claims that America is gearing up for military intervention as he left church on Sunday morning. When asked whether the US would make a preemptive strike on North Korea after its nuclear test caused a 6.5-magnitude earthquake, Trump - who was leaving church - only said: ´We´ll see.´ But in a pair of tweets afterwards, he said: ´I will be meeting General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the
President Donald Trump’s proclamation that Sunday, September 3, shall be a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey follows a tradition first established by George Washington and continued by presidents including Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, as well as being ratified by Congress. “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States,” Washington declared in his first Inaugural Address, the first words uttered by a president of the United States. It is therefore hardly surprising that when the first Congress passed
A number of left-wing outlets spread a false story claiming Texas Republican Secretary of State Rolando Pablos turned down aid in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and instead requested prayers. The story appears to have spread from one sentence in an article from Canada´s CBC News. The story referenced an offer from the Canadian province of Quebec to send Texas "equipment and crews to help restore power and to provide blankets, beds, pillows and hygienic products." "Pablos declined the aid for now, instead asking for ‘prayers from the people of Quebec,´" the article quotes Quebec´s International Relations Minister Christine St-Pierre
President Donald Trump said, “We’ll see”, when asked by a pool reporter if he was planning to attack North Korea in the wake of the latest nuclear weapons test in which the North Korean regime claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on an ICBM. Trump had just finished speaking with a priest outside St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House Sunday morning where he attended a service for the National Day of Prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey when he was asked about North Korea. The reporter, John T Bennett with CQ Roll
For thousands of students and parents in waterlogged Houston still reeling from the impact of Harvey´s fury, the 2017-18 school year will be unlike any they have experienced. At schools across the sprawling Texas city, classrooms were flooded with water, desks were swept away and supplies were ruined. The Houston Independent School District, the largest in Texas with more than 215,000 students, has said up to 12,000 students could be sent to different schools because of damage from flooding. Twenty-two of its 245 schools had extensive damage that will keep them closed for months and about 53 have “major” damage,
Top Democratic lawmakers are calling for a "bipartisan consensus" on key issues like Hurricane Harvey aid and the debt ceiling as the August recess comes to an end. “Providing aid in the wake of Harvey and raising the debt ceiling are both important issues, and Democrats want to work to do both," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement on Sunday. "Given the interplay between all the issues Congress must tackle in September, Democrats and Republicans must discuss all the issues together and come up with a bipartisan consensus,” the
Once called the “Toast of the Texas Coast,” Rockport now lies in ruins with nearly 60 percent of the town either destroyed or rendered totally unusable by Hurricane Harvey. Rockport Mayor Charles Wax told Fox News 35 percent of the buildings in his town of 10,645 people were completely destroyed by the Category 5 hurricane that roared through just over one week ago. “We’re getting better every day,” Mayor Wax said while choking back tears. “We still don’t have any water, sanitary sewer, or electricity. But we have a lot of food outlets that are providing food to my people
President Donald Trump may want to tighten requirements on who can immigrate to the United States, but Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks he should instead worry about his own citizenship in heaven. "Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, [be] qualified, and have a job skill," Jackson said Monday. "Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump´s country—he would not qualify to get into Jesus´ kingdom." Jackson made the comment Monday at the "Ministers March for Justice," which was spearheaded by Rev. Al Sharpton and featured ministers from various traditions united in opposing the Trump administration.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that America is still committed to traditional alliances and values, despite doubts that have emerged due to the "actions and statements of our president." McCain said in remarks Saturday at the Ambrosetti Forum, a major economic and policy conference, that he realizes that he comes to Italy "at a time when many are questioning whether America is still committed to remaining engaged in the world, to upholding our traditional alliances and standing up for the values we share." "It is true that there is a real debate underway now in my country about what kind
America tried to let Hillary Clinton off the hook. Despite cries of “lock her up” during the campaign, most of the nation had little appetite for prosecuting her after the election, with even Donald Trump willing to give her a free pass. “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump told The New York Times two weeks after his victory. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.” But the Clinton e-mail scandal, like Clinton herself, won’t go away. It remains a blot on the legacy of the Obama administration, the Justice Department and the
The U.S. Justice Department has no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s statement in March that phones in Trump Tower were wiretapped at the order of his predecessor, Barack Obama, before last year’s election, according to a court filing Friday. The assertion came in a motion filed in a Freedom of Information request from a government transparency watchdog, American Oversight, which sought information about any surveillance involving Trump, (Snip) “Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the Justice Department filing said.
Thousands of Dreamers have used a loophole in federal law to get on a full pathway to citizenship, top congressional Republicans revealed Friday, citing government data withheld by the Obama administration but provided by the Trump administration. The Dreamers were all part of DACA, the legally questionable amnesty program that’s under scrutiny right now as President Trump decides whether to scrap the Obama-era amnesty. The House and Senate Judiciary Committees revealed that more than 45,000 DACA recipients were approved for “advance parole,” which is permission to leave and reenter the U.S. despite not being in permanent legal status here. But under a
Word has reached me that Robert Redford and Jane Fonda have made another romantic comedy. That’s right, Redford and Fonda in the, uh, saddle again. Their last one being The Electric Horseman in 1979 (my two favorites in that one were the horse and Willie Nelson). The new offering is called Our Souls at Night and Netflix subscribers can watch it the 29th of this month. As Magnum, P.I. might have put it, I know what you’re thinking. Redford is 81, Fonda 79. Our Bob might need a stunt double for the sex scenes. (I can picture the stunt guy now
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Eves believes “Maine’s whiteness is bad news” according to remarks he delivered during a Maine People’s Alliance event this week. According to Maine First Media and Big League Politics, the former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives delivered the remarks while addressing a group of nearly one hundred activists and grassroots supporters Wednesday evening at the “Resistance Rising” forum event put on by the Maine People’s Alliance in Lewiston. Eves reportedly said Maine is going to be in trouble if it does not attract a more diverse population. Organizers of the event ironically noted that the Wednesday’s gathering
Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Actually, Keats, a romantic, did not mention that last part. He died before the birth of the subject of a waning American romance, football. This sport will never die, but it will never again be, as it was until recently, the subject of uncomplicated national enthusiasm. CTE is a degenerative brain disease confirmable
A Burning Man attendee died after he plunged into a famous flaming effigy during the annual gathering at the Nevada desert Saturday night. Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen confirmed the death of the man, identified as 41 year-old Aaron Joel Mitchell, at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California, Sunday. The Burning Man festival earlier confirmed the incident in a statement. Organizers said the man broke through a safety perimeter at approximately 10.30pm Saturday evening and ran into a fire. According to the statement, Black Rock City fire department personnel rescued the man from the fire. He was treated at the
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Donald Trump should preserve a program giving legal cover to young undocumented immigrants, potentially creating a rift between the president and Republican leadership. An Obama-era initiative known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), allows unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the country as children and have clean legal records to get work permits and avoid deportation. Mr Trump has sent mixed signals on his intention for Daca but a threat by Republican attorneys general to sue if Mr Trump does not suspend the program is forcing a decision.
Cleveland- There is new fallout from the fierce debate over Cleveland Browns players kneeling during the national anthem. Cleveland safety forces have backed out of a plan to hold a large flag on the field for the opening game. A dozen Browns players created a firestorm during a recent preseason game by not standing during the anthem. They created the largest demonstration in the NFL during the anthem since former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started his protest more than a year ago.
Hurricane Harvey has inflicted appalling suffering upon Houston, a city I called home until only a few months ago. But those flood waters have revealed more than they have covered, and what they have revealed gives us cause for hope.(Snip)Houston is socially resilient. Texas’s culture may strike some as atavistic macho-cowboy silliness, but, as it turns out, when the water gets high you really want to have some atavistically macho cowboys around, particularly if they are in possession of the flat-bottomed boats favored by the justly celebrated “Cajun Navy.”