Student Jumped Over Confederate Flag

Jacob Green, a student at Millennium High School in Goodyear, Arizona claims that he was assaulted by another student because of the Confederate flag he flies on his truck, and his parents are calling it a "hate crime," reports

The school district suspended both students involved in the altercation for five days, but Green, who claims he's "not a racist person," believes he did nothing wrong:

"I've done nothing wrong. I've flown a flag on my truck and somebody fought me because of it. I didn't fight him. I was walking around like a normal person. He confronted me, he hit me first. I was defending myself."

The school also banned Green from displaying the flag at school, a violation of his rights. "Basically, they're taking away my First Amendment right of freedom of speech," he said.

"Well, the flag means basically more independence, less government," Green said. "It didn't mean racism, it didn't mean slavery, it didn't mean any of that. It basically meant what they were fighting for was their right to be independent and not have the government control them."

Green's parents filed a police report against the school. In the mean time, he claims that he will not stop flying the flag, despite the school's ban: "I'm not gonna take the flag off my truck for somebody telling me to do it. I believe in independence. That's something I want to do independently."


Days after one Pennsylvania student's Confederate flag-themed attire prompted her being disciplined, officials at a western Pennsylvania high school say more students are arriving for class with similar clothing on.

According to a statement posted on the Plum Borough School District's website Friday, 3 students arrived at the district's high school that morning wearing Confederate flag-themed clothing. This nearly a week after a lone student's "hooded sweatshirt with confederate flag insignia" prompted local media interest.

But while officials with the suburban Pittsburgh district said they couldn't stop the first student from exercising his right to free speech, on Friday they asked the other students who followed suit to remove the "offending" items. Of them, 2 refused and were sent home, while the others agreed and were allowed to stay in class.

Meanwhile, school officials said they're planning an investigation to determine "whether the wearing of a specific symbol constitutes harassment directed against one or more individual students because of a student's race, religion, ethnicity, or gender."

Wal-Mart joins BLM - rejects patriotic values

Walmart is selling Black Lives Matter clothing and other items amid calls to designate the movement as a hate or terrorist effort. 

The retailer has banned sales of items bearing a Confederate flag. They have also pulled the "All Lives Matter" merchandise from their stores, saying it was "offensive." 

A search on the huge retail corporation's website shows a wide assortment of clothing and other items bearing the text "Black Lives Matter," and there is even a Black Lives Matter monthly pocket planner for sale. 

The retail giant recently faced media controversy when three of its employees in Georgia refused to bake a peace officer a cake for his retirement. Breitbart News reported in late September that the police officer's daughter showed the bakers a design that said "Blue Lives Matter" with a blue line through the middle of the cake. Employees said it was racist. Her father was retiring after 25 years of service. A spokesman for the company later apologized for the incident. 

In June of 2015, Walmart had to apologize after one of its stores in Louisiana baked a cake decorated with an ISIS flag after it had refused to make one bearing a Confederate flag.

This is becoming a pattern not becoming a Southern-headquartered company. 


In June, Caddo Parish Commissioner Ken Epperson recommended for the Commission to vote on the removal of a monument.
Instead the long term planning committee decided to form a citizens committee. 

Almost six months later the group still hasn't presented any recommendations to the Commission.
The citizens committee met for an hour last week and is planning to meet again in January. Subscribers in Caddo Parish are encouraged to seek out and attend this meeting to speak on behalf of the monument. 


The confederate statue that once stood in the middle of University of Louisiville's campus is now in place at its new home.

Kayla Vanover spotted the statue Monday at Riverfront Park, where it is now part of the Walking History Trail.

The city and university will now install a new turning lane for the Speed Art Museum in the location where the statue previously stood.


Sons of Confederate Veterans members cleaned the Thompson cemetery near Silver Lake Saturday.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans' Gen. William Dorsey Pender Camp No. 1916, based in Wilson, and Robert Henry Hicks Camp No. 75 of Rocky Mount teamed up for the cemetery cleanup, which was performed in honor of Pvt. Doctor Franklin Thompson, a native of Wilson county who served North Carolina in the War Between the States.

Thompson was a Confederate cavalryman who served in the 19th N.C. Calvary, Co. E - also known as the Wilson County Raiders - under Captain Lawrence. He was killed during the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia in May 1864. Afterward, his father traveled there to receive the body and brought him back to Wilson County, burying him in the Thompson family cemetery.

Member Jonathan Varnell said the Sons of Confederate Veterans "is dedicated to the preservation of the history and legacy of the citizen-soldiers who fought to preserve the principles on which the United States was founded."


Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday of all 33 counts.

The same federal jury that found Roof guilty of all 33 counts will reconvene next month to hear more testimony and weigh whether to sentence him to death. 

Recently I read an article on  which had originally been published on on  November 23, 2016. It had to do with public schools-always an area of concern for me. 

Ever since the days of the textbook protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia in the mid-1970s, I have had a major concern about public schools and what they do to the children of America.

Mr. North's article started off this way: "Challenge: Which institution would I defund 100%?  I would eliminate all funding for education, including all of the military academies."

I usually read Gary North's articles when I can find them because he always gives  you insights you probably would not come up with on your own-things most of us ought to be thinking about that hardly ever seem to occur to us. And Mr. North's take on public education is pretty much the same as mine. 
When we educated our two children, lo these manly years ago now, public education was never an option, much to the chagrin of most of the folks in the church we attended at the time. I guess those folks can be forgiven for their mindset-they had never spent any time in West Virginia during a textbook protest, never heard school board members lie to them, never seen "law enforcement" officers beat up textbook protesters or any of the rest of what went on there in the Establishment's attempt to get those kids back into public schools-no matter what. 

Don't get me wrong, they were good folks, but having spent no time on the "battle front" so to speak, they were extremely public school oriented-and therein lies the Christians dilemma in our day. Most Christians send their kids to be "educated" (if such it can be called) for five days a week every week except during the summer, in public schools and they can't seem to figure out why an hour of Sunday School on the Lord's Day doesn't counteract whatever evil influences the kids pick up during the week, at school and other places. 

Maybe part of the problem is that most of the parents were also "educated" in public schools and were "educated" so as not to notice what really goes on in these "institutions of learning."

Gary North has labeled public schools "a substitute church." He has observed: "I am convinced that the American public school system is a humanistic attempt to  substitute the state for the church. This has certainly been the case in American history." He noted the Puritans' attempt in the 1600s to create the "city on a hill" that could serve as a pattern for the rest of the world and then he said of the Yankees in New England that: "The Yankees wanted to achieve a decent society by not only controlling the impulses of sin, but also by promoting righteous causes by means of state funding. The public school system was the first great Yankee experiment in this regard." Unfortunately it was not the last. And Mr. North has taken note of what the Yankees did in the South after the War of Northern Aggression. He said: "By hook or by crook-and in the case of the Civil War, by means of military conquest-the Yankees exported the public school system, and then, in alliance with New York City publishers, took over the production of textbooks that would be used to reshape the rest of the country along Yankee lines." (Emphasis mine).

So, to begin with, the public schools were never really about education in the true sense of that term. They were ever and always about social engineering and promoting the Yankee worldview (especially in the South, so their former adversaries would be "educated out" of the desire to ever again think for themselves or question illegitimate authority). Like true cultural Marxists, they killed two birds with one stone. They dumbed  down their potential opposition (not only for that generation but for generations to come)  and the Yankee book publishers made a pile of dinero out of the deal as well.

And "those people," always mindful of their agenda to create "their humanist city on all hills" wanted to make sure children spent as little time with their parents as possible and as much time with the public school "educators" as possible to reduce parental influence and direction.

Back on November 24, 2011, one of the first articles I did for this blog spot was called Kindergarten's Socialist Origins. For awhile it got quite a bit of readership. I would encourage readers to go back and check it out.

This trend has, if anything, accelerated. Just today, 12/12/16 on the Blog, I read an article by Michael S. Rozeff entitled On Eliminating the Family and the Person. Mr. Rozeff stated that a Nobel Prize winner has now said that public preschool programs should start at birth. In other words-from the womb to the public school classroom! Seems these public school "change agents" really have wonderful plans for our children that do not include any parental involvement whatever, except in the breeding process-parents producing "children for the state." Mr. Rozeff said: "It's not precisely 'Brave New World,' but it shares the social control, conditioning and removal of parents." Rozeff observed that such a move would engender the formation of a whole new federal education agency, quite possibly something like the "Office of Preschool Education." Yet another federal bureaucracy-the Yankee types would love it!

Mr. Rozeff quite correctly observed that: "This is another step in the elimination of the family. The family disappears and goes the way of the dodo bird. Utilitarians and progressives rejoice. No child if left behind. Every child is 'saved'. It takes a village becomes a reality: It takes a society. Hillary Clinton triumphs after all. The shadow of socialism is proffered as the Light."

In his article, later on, Rozeff asked who owns the child and who has rights over the child. Silly question that. The bureaucrats have already answered that one with their educational Leviathan of public schools, rules, regulations-and propaganda-always the propaganda-it's the real reason for the school's existence after all. And all the time you thought it was about "quality education" because that's what the experts told you, and you believed them. After all, they were the "experts" weren't they? But experts at exactly what? Stealing your children, that's what! And how many Christians are willing to go along with this because they are just not willing to take the time and make the effort to find out where public education started and where it is really coming from or where it plans to take us and our kids and grandkids.

The majority of parents pay the biggest part of their property taxes to help finance the public school Leviathan. Why people are willing to have their property taxed to finance the moral destruction of their kids is something that escapes me. I guess I missed that class on Brainwashing 101 when it was held.

BUT-what if there were a law that said that only those who use public schools should have to pay taxes for their upkeep? What if there were laws that prohibited compulsory attendance in schools?  Oh, we'd all go back into the Dark Ages, you say. I really don't think so. Those who really wanted to educate their kids would find creative ways to do that, Christian and home schooling being among them, and for those that don't care one way or the other, all the public school does is provide a federally-funded babysitting service-propaganda included!

Gary North has raised a good and valid point. Defund the public school system and you can begin to do away with spending billions on a federal Department of Education we never should have had to begin with and that really does nothing more than to ensure that your kids get dumber and more ignorant one generation at a time.

People have been conned into thinking the public school has been a failure because there was never enough money for a really "quality education" and therefore, we need to spend billions more on public education yearly. The teachers unions love it! Actually, the exact opposite is true. Karl Marx's public school system (see point 10 in The Communist Manifesto) has actually been a screaming success, because indoctrination has always been the name of the game-not education. If we can just begin to get that through our heads then maybe, with the Lord's help and guidance, we can begin to turn things around. Real Christian education is a necessity, not just one option among many.

Chuck Demastus, Editor of Southern Heritage News & Views, submits the following: 

P uritans learned how to be slave owners immediately upon arrival. As white New Englanders conquered their new settlements, they enslaved Native American populations both to control them and to draw on them for labor. Although John Winthrop did not immediately see Indians as slaves, it dawned on him quickly that they could be. The enslavement of American Indians had a different tenor than the enslavement of Africans. The indigenous slaves represented an enemy, a conquered people, and a grave threat to Puritan society. African slaves represented a trade transaction, laborers without strings attached. Moreover, Indian slaves . . . served as collateral with which to negotiate with Native leaders. Further Puritan colonists could expel troublesome Native slaves out of the colony, or they could just control them as slave property. Massachusetts' first legal code (1641 Body of Liberties) outlawed slavery among the Puritans. However, the exceptions of strangers (foreigners who lacked protection from the King) and war prisoners gave an opening to enslave other human beings.

The rapid rise in the number of slaves at the dawn of the 18th century caused Massachusetts leaders to take action. Spiritually, slavery proved an obstacle for the local ministers, as some congregants began to question whether a Christian should own another Christian. In 1693, Cotton Mather took on the challenge of Christianizing the heathen population without ending enslavement. In his 1701 pamphlet, The Negro Christianized, Mather assured nervous masters that conversion did not free the slave.

By 1701, Boston had the largest slave population in the colony and began passing municipal laws aimed at setting standard limits on slave behavior. They could not drink alcohol, start fires, or assemble. So as to not hamper slave owners' profits of property rights, slaves were whipped rather than imprisoned, a punishment that few whites suffered in the early 18th century. Having children was also difficult for enslaved women from New England. Masters found childbirth inconvenient and actively discouraged it, which contributed to the low birth rate among African Americans in Massachusetts.

Indian and African slavery was a primary factor in the development of New England commercial economic prosperity. Colonial historian Bernard Bailyn wrote "only a few New England merchants actually engaged in the [transatlantic] slave trade, but all of them profited by it, lived off it."
Sugar, and its by-product molasses, was shipped back North, usually in barrels made of New England wood and sometimes accompanied by slaves. Scores of Northern distilleries turned the molasses into rum to trade in Africa for new slaves, who were shipped to the sugar plantations.

CREDITS: *Tyrannicide, Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts, Emily Blanck, UGA Press, 2014, excerpts, pp. 12 -16)*Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, Profited from Slavery, Farrow, Lang, Frank, Ballantine Books, 2006, excerpts, pp. 46-49) *The Great American Political Divide Bernhard Thuersam, From:

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Even away from home and experiencing wartime shortages, refugees tried to make Christmas as festive as possible for the children. Katherine Polk Gale described a tree graced with cornucopias made from wallpaper and filled nuts, apples, candy and popcorn balls. Thorns held potatoes to the tree, with candles made from myrtle wax inserted into the potatoes. Mrs. Gale stated that the tree and the homemade gifts which family had spent weeks making provided "happiness, unalloyed happiness" for the children. Apparently, the work had distracted the adults as well, as "They helped us pass the anxious, weary days."

Refugee Life in the Confederacy, Mary Elizabeth Massey, p. 197.

A young woman from Ohio, Lucy Pier Stevens joined cousins in central Texas in 1859 to stay awhile and was unable to get back home to Ohio until late in the war. Her diary documents many of the events of daily life in Confederate Texas. The family she lived with raised much of their own food and survived with fewer shortages than refugees elsewhere until the final years of the War. Lucy talked about Christmas at Cousin Lu's--her cousin. Her maternal aunt is also named Lucy.

Dec 25th Friday Another Christmas comes which finds me at cousin Lu's. Made a "Nog" this morn, brandy and eggs a present from Mrs. B.

After breakfast Lu & I made another for the drakes and each drank us a toast. One wishes I might live for-ever and when called to die that I might find a seat prepared for me on the right hand of the Savior. All wished me a good, kind husband and Lucinda wished I might be Mrs Foster soon. Mr and Mrs Buck, Missie and Bella came over and took dinner with us-had turkey, ham, pork & turnips, cake; pound and jelly; pie, minced and pumpkin and preserves, and sure enough coffee, everything was so nice. The children had great times over their presents from St. Nicholas; candy, oranges, Sarah's fancey cakes, some white ones, and each a dolly and bedstead.

By 1864, when this selection was written, Stevens had very little correspondence from family in Ohio and was feeling alone in Texas.

Dec 25th Sunday - Five years ago today we landed at Galveston ~ on the happy past! would that this christmas found me at good old home. Well, my Christmas presents are a pair of cloth boots, two calico dresses, 5 YDS of bleached domestic, 15 of unbleached, two kerchiefs, one pair of hose, paper of pins, fine comb & a silver ring, the latter from Confederate State's Jackson.

Made eggnog & cake this morn - Mr. Hoffman and cousin Sara went to church. In the P.M. went with Mr. H - to Mr. Catlins and [he] was married to Sallie

Another Year Finds Me in Texas, The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens

Cornelia McDonald lived in Winchester, Virginia with her husband, a prosperous attorney, and 7 children prior to the War. She described an early scene of dealing with soldiers encamped on her property in her work A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860-1865. But by 1864, she and her children had found it necessary to flee from Winchester and had taken up residence in Lexington, Virginia. Her husband died on December 1, 1864 and she described a bleak Christmas.

The days slowly dragged on and Christmas came. Our friends took care that we should not be entirely without its pleasures and comforts; so one sent a turkey, another cakes and oysters, all something, the best they could get. Of course, that could not last, people could not give always, nor did I wish them to do so. I knew that I must do something to provide for the family, what it was to be I knew not. I had three hundred dollars in Confederate money, worth about fifteen in silver or paper of the Federal Government. How I tried to make it last, so that I would not have to go out among strangers to try to earn money when I only wanted to hide myself and my sorrow from the light of day.

A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860-1865, p. 221.

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