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Friday, February 03, 2017


Quotes from Northern men document that they considered the Lincoln administration corrupt. Their quotes also document that Lincoln invaded the South to protect the Tariff Tax and not to ban slavery. Documented facts and quotes also prove that secession was legal and that Southerners were not traitors.

Northern financier and banker J.P. Morgan said "I supported president Lincoln but I see my mistake. I visited Washington D.C. and saw the corruption of the administration. The war is not for the preservation of the Constitution and Union but for politicians and government contractors. Lysander Spooner, prominent Massachusetts lawyer, legal scholar, and abolitionist said "The principle on which the war was waged by the North was that men may be compelled to submit to a government they do not want and resistance makes them traitors and criminals.
Lincoln made a speech in congress on Jan. 12,1848 that secession is a most valuable and sacred right. In 1860 he reversed his opinion because he did not want to lose the annual 60-70 million dollars from the Southern states from an unfair sectional tariff tax. When Virginia, New York, and Rhode island joined the union they specifically reserved the right of secession. All early attempts were by New England states in 1803 and 1814. On Feb.15, 1833 MA senator Daniel Webster stated " If the Union was formed by the accession of the union of states then the union may be dissolved by the secession of states". Military cadets at West Point were taught from "Rawles View of the Constitution" that secession was legal.
Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, confirmed in 1865 and again in 1867 that secession was legal in 1860-1861. "Should you persist in your endeavor to bring to trial any of the former representatives of the Confederate government or military personnel on treason charges that which the North won on the battlefield will be lost in court. Secession is not a rebellion". Secession was legal under the 10th amendment.

James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Albany Georgia

Saturday, January 28, 2017


January 19 ,2017 was the 210th birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee who was born in 1807 at Stratford Westmoreland county Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary War hero "light Horse" Harry Lee and Ann Carter Lee. Young Robert's role model was George Washington, America's greatest president, without whom America would likely still be part of the British empire.

Lee was a devout Christian and his greatness can best be judged by the positive statements made by Northerners who were his former enemies and later U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries. He has always been considered the epitome of a Southern gentleman. In 1880 E. Benjamin Andrews, president of Brown University, and a former Union Veteran stated "Any father when asked who he would want his son to emulate would have to answer Robert E. Lee if he were wise".

U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt considered Lee the greatest of the great captains that the English speaking people have brought forth. Franklin D. Roosevelt noted that Lee was not only a great General but one of the greatest American Christians. In a letter dated Aug.9, 1960 president Dwight D. Eisenhower said that Lee was one of the supremely gifted men that America has produced and that a nation of men of Lee's caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul and that modern day American youth should emulate his qualities.
British Army field Marshall G. Joseph Wolseley met Lee during the war. He stated " I judged Lee to be from a different mold and of finer and superior metal than other men. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said lee was one of the most noble Americans ever. When the Confederate army went into Pennsylvania Lee refused to commit atrocities in retaliation for what Yankees had done in the Southern states saying "we only make war against armed men and not women and children". After the war at a time when Lee desperately needed money a Northern insurance company offered him $50,000 for the use of his name. He declined saying "my name and heritage is about all I have left and it is not for sale".

Georgia war era senator Benjamin Harvey Hill expressed a lasting Lee tribute. "He possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen without reproach, a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guile. He was a Caesar without his ambition, Frederick without his tyranny, Napoleon without his selfishness, and Washington without his reward. He was obedient in authority as a servant and loyal in authority as a true King. He was as gentle as a woman in life, modest and pure as a virgin in thought, watchful as a Roman Vidal in duty, submissive to law as Socrates, and as grand in battle as Achilles.

Lee opposed slavery and fought for Southern Independence from Northern tyranny, despotism, and dictatorship and to preserve the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights which were written by America's founding fathers who were primarily Southern gentlemen from Virginia. After the failed 1848 Socialist revolution in Europe Karl Marx had sent about 2000 European Socialists to New York City. They had joined with American Socialists to form the Republican Party which was similar to the modern Socialist Democratic Party. The New York Tribune newspaper had published 487 of Marx's articles including the Communist Manifesto. Lincoln was a member of this radical fanatical party. The federal government had been taken over by radicals, fanatics, zealots, and criminals and the South refused to voluntarily be ruled by this class of corrupt criminal Northern politicians and industrialists. Slavery was already a dying institution but Northern abolitionists demanded instant abolition as opposed to the gradual orderly emancipation that was already taking place. Sixty eight of 117 Republicans signed a resolution advocating violence and terrorism against the South and this along with the upcoming Morrill tariff tax of 47 to 50% was forcing the South into a dependent colonial condition almost as abject as the Roman provinces 2000 years ago under their pro-councils.

Altogether there were 10 causes of Southern secession. Contact me for an e-mail copy of my article "The 10 Causes of Southern Secession".

James W. King
Albany Georgia
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson
Albany Georgia

Thursday, December 22, 2016


The 1864 Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley
Battles of Third Winchester and Cedar Creek

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Learn about the Quaker Schoolmarm Spy
And the Death of General Patton’s Grandfather
 We’ll spend a full day in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, starting with the first Union victory at the Battle of Third Winchester and the death of World War II Hero George Patton’s grandfather. We’ll pause at the spot where Mosby’s Rangers would surprise members of the Seventeenth Pennsylvania (killing Private Sell) near Stephenson’s Depot later that year. Then it’s on to the Winchester home of the young female spy who told Union General Sheridan that the Confederates had weakened General Early by sending key artillery forces back to protect Richmond.  We’ll stop at the Stonewall Jackson section of Mount Hebron Cemetery to visit the gravesites of the Patton and Ashby brothers and stand in the same spot as General Patton did when he visited the gravesite of his grandfather and great uncle in 1919.  After lunch at the Golden Corral, we’ll head “Up the Valley” (south) to Strasburg and Fisher’s Hill where the Union Army of the Shenandoah routed a thin Confederate line and pushed it farther south.  At Cedar Creek, we’ll view an excellent electric map explaining the battle at a National Park Service facility in Middletown. Finally, we’ll drive though the battlefield, passing the historic Belle Grove manor house that was in the center of it all. As usual, there will be stories from years ago along the way. 

Start the day with coffee and donuts at the Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, in the Franconia Governmental Center. Board a comfortable, restroom equipped motor coach for the trip to the battlefields as well as lunch, gratuities, fees and a McDonald’s snack card on the way home.


Sponsored by the Franconia Museum
         Both Sides Tour April 8, 2017 Registration Form

Contact Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or
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Cost: $100.00. Cost includes bus, lunch, and a fast-food value card on the way home, as well as any entrance fees to the historic sites and a contribution to the Franconia Museum. Bottled water will be provided on the bus. No cancellations after April 1, 2017. Tour will be Held Rain or ShineLeave from Franconia Museum at Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310. Free parking. 
Make checks payable to Don Hakenson.
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Thursday, October 06, 2016


The United Nations recently recommended that reparations be paid for slavery. I am sure that pertains to the United States only, and most particularly the South.  When I heard this announcement, I was not surprised. I was, however, indignant, to say the least. All that I want to hear from the U.N. is that they are vacating U.S. soil and that they never again receive a solitary American dollar. I would love to hear that we, as a Nation, had resigned. American business is none of their business.
Secondly, I was a little surprised. Have not reparations been in effect for years in the form of welfare, public schools and affirmative action – maybe not?
Thirdly, I was enlightened. I did not know that there were any living slaves left to receive reparations nor living slave holders to shake down. Paying reparations at this late date is as unjust as blaming a son because his father murdered someone.  Do they really think such a move will heal racial relations?  Are they intentionally trying to start a race war?
Even though slavery, in this Country, started in the good ol’ Pilgrim-land of Massachusetts and her haughty sister colony of Rhode Island, the South gets all the blame. It is clearer with each passing day that Southern whites are exceeded only by Jews as the greatest scapegoat in history.

John Wayne Dobson
Macon, GA

Friday, September 30, 2016

My Perspective of the UDC Organization

As I previously stated on this forum I think there are many fine ladies in the UDC but the problem seems to be with the ones they elect to the top leadership positions both state and national.  They appear to want to be only a history group and unwilling to get involved in the defense of our monuments, flags, symbols and all. Just meet-eat-retreat and feel great about themselves while our CSA history, heritage, and culture is under all out Marxist Socialist attack at the national, state, and local levels. 
Marxist Socialism-Communism  uses HUMANITARIANISM as a cloak to shelter their evil agenda of stripping people of their freedom and taking total control. They lure and entice people by offering free financial aid and free goods and services. A socialist is best described as a communist who does NOT YET have enough political power to take everything you have. Progressive and critical thinker are deceptive names used in place of socialist and communist to gain public acceptance. Karl Marx said "people separated from their heritage are easily persuaded" and communist Vladimir Lenin coined the term "useful idiots" to describe those who through ignorance work to help achieve adoption of the socialist communist manifesto.
There is a story-probably fictional- but good enough to be true that explains how the socialist-communist trap operates. In the Okefenokee swamp in southeast Georgia there was a drove of wild hogs that none of the locals had been successful in catching with dogs. One day a stranger! showed up. He built a pen but left the gate open. He put corn out away from the gate. Slowly the young pigs began to come and eat the corn. Finally the older hogs decided if the young pigs were going to eat the corn that they might as well also. The stranger kept placing the corn closer and closer to the pen and gate and eventually inside the pen. Then one night when all the pigs and hogs were inside the pen eating he sat in a tree stand and pulled a rope which sprung the gate shut. 
This upper UDC leadership appears to have been indoctrinated with Marxist political correctness and a desire to be liked and approved of by the liberal socialist left. They seem terrified that their good image will be stained if they defend the Confederacy which is  associated with slavery.  Never mind that the north (New England) who was primarily responsible for the development of American slavery gets a near free pass although attacks on the U.S. flag have now started as us Confederates warned would happen. 
I think the original UDC ladies who accomplished so much in the late 19th and early 20th centuries would be ashamed of this seemingly timid and cowardly group who is now in leadership positions and would deem them unworthy of their sires and fit only for a tyrants yoke. Unfortunately we have some like this in the SCV also.
Four ladies that I know and have tremendous admiration for who are doing all within their ability with the resources they have available to defend our CSA history, heritage, and culture are Mrs Rena Cobb of Preston Georgia, Mrs. Joan Hough (pronounced Huff) of Texas, Mrs.Pat Godwin of Alabama, and Mrs.Susan Hathaway of Virginia. And I am sure there are many many more.Thanks ladies for all you do. 
And two of the many many gentlemen who deserve recognition, appreciation and respect for the work they do are Chuck Demastus in Mississippi who publishes Southern Heritage News and Views (SHNV) and Bernhard Thuersam of North Carolina who publishes info. in SHNV. Mr. Thuersam is chairman of the North Carolina Sesquicentennial Commission. I don't think anyone could have done a better job. He is a native New Yorker who came south in the military, learned the truth, and became a more staunch Confederate than most southerners.

James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Lt. Col. Thomas Nelsons Rangers
Albany Georgia

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

What Did They Abolish?

Many historians tell us the abolitionists are credited with the abolishment of slavery.  That is the tip of the iceberg.  They also abolished the original intent of the Constitution of the United States, they abolished States Rights, they abolished the Republican form of government, they altered citizenship from State citizenship to National citizenship.  In effect they abolished the “Republican Form of government and replaced it with a Democracy.
Their vendetta of hate against the Southern states forever abolished the foundation of our Republic.  Senator Wade of Ohio, June 25,1862, stated, “I would reduce the (South) to utter poverty… We shall never have peace until we take their (the South) influence away.”  The Hon. G.. W. Julian, of Indiana, Jan. 13 1862, added “Let us convert (the South) into a conquered Provence, and govern them as such is our discretion.  Finally, Wendell Phillips stated, “History shows no precedent of getting rid of an aristocracy like (the South) except by the death of the generation.”
The object of Northern Hate was to destroy the Constitution!  Mr. Garrison in a speech, 1856, declared, “The Union is a lie…a covenant with death and an agreement with Hell.”   Wendell Phillips proclaimed, “The Constitution of our fathers was a mistake! Tear it in pieces and make a better.  I have shown you that our work cannot be done under our Constitution.”
The foundation stone for this evil scheme is the “14th Amendment”, an amendment that was never legally adopted under article five of the constitution.  Under it the provisions of the 9th and 10th amendments were effectively negated. States Rights were abolished and brought under the control of the Federal government.  Voting rights were no longer a State function, but were under the authority of the Federal government. The Republican Form of government was replaced with a theoretical Democracy.  Education, local business, housing, contracts and Religion were taken form the states and deposited in Federal control.
It is interesting to not, the Southern states acceded to union (not joined) in the formative period and in 1860-61 they exercised the right to secede  based on the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  When  the Congressional radicals acted to prevent Southern Congressmen their rightful seats in congress, 1867, and declared the South was a Conquered Provence, which considered the South to be outside the Union. Remember, the war was fought to preserve the Union, it was not until 1963 that the North fought for emancipation. At this point the South proved the political question of “does a State have the right to secede?” The South won the political objective of the War for Southern Independence, or as the conquers called the Civil War.
The 1950’s and 1960’s brought about what is called “”Reconstruction #2”.  The hatred of the South furthered the destruction of our Constitutional government.  The Supreme Court completed the demolition of the states during the Wilson administration and the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments, giving States Rights over to the Federal government.
Then in the 1950’s The Warren Court disavowed the Constitution in favor of social engineering, overturning established cases, The Slaughter House case, Plessy V Fugerson, Gong Lum.  These decisions of previous courts upheld States Rights and individual liberties.
May 17, 1954 brought the Warren Courts Brown Case.  This decree by the court was heavily influenced by Gunner Myrdel’s work, An American Dilemma.  In chapter one of this work Myrdel wrote of the “fetish cult of the Constitution.”  He went on to say, “The 150 year old Constitution is in many respects impractical and ill-suited for modern conditions.” He also stated, “The worship of the Constitution also is a most flagrant violation of the American Creed.”  and to conclude, “The Constitution was nearly a plot against the common people.  This is the base on which Constitutional law was changed.  The work by Myrdel was mostly based on writings of authors who were identified as being communist or sympathizers.
Menial minded professors have taught three generations of American students that Mr. Hamilton’s idea of rule by the “best men” is demolished by political correctness and teachings of equality.  These professors teach the change of a Republican Form of government to a democracy.  They ignore the wisdom of our Founding Fathers that you must govern under form not theory. Thus you have a government of men, not laws.
This topic is well worth your study and attention.

Jim Ikerman
Acworth Georgia

Saturday, July 30, 2016


By Jeff Paulk

Maybe I am a bit slower than most folks at noticing things, or maybe I just haven’t seen this until today, but the newly minted 2016 quarter pays tribute to John Brown.  “Who is John Brown?” many will ask.  Well, to give the short and sweet answer, he was America’s first terrorist.  It doesn’t surprise me that this government of ours would honor such a person.  After all, it, and the media, fall all over themselves when it comes to Martin Luther King, Jr. who had communist connections and associations, and was a plagiarist. The truth is not told about him, just as it is not told about Abraham Lincoln due to government control over the curriculum taught in our schools.  But, herein, I shall tell you the truth about John Brown.

John Brown was a radical abolitionist who envisioned violent slave uprisings in which slaves would murder their masters.  In Aug. 1855 he followed 5 of his sons to Kansas to help make the state a haven for anti-slavery settlers.  He led attacks on people who had moved to Kansas from Southern states. On the evening of 23 May 1856, he and 6 followers, including 4 of his sons, visited the homes of Southern men along Pottawatomie Creek, dragged their unarmed inhabitants into the night, and hacked them to death with long-edged swords, in front of their wives and children.  At once, "Old Brown of Osawatomie" became a feared and hated target of Southern transplants.  It did not matter that these people were not slave-owners, they were from the South and needed exterminating, just as General Sherman proceeded to do a few years later in Lincoln’s illegal war. 
In autumn 1856, temporarily defeated but still committed to his vision of a slave insurrection, Brown returned to Ohio. There and during 2 subsequent trips to Kansas, he developed a grandiose plan to free slaves throughout the South. Provided with moral and financial support from prominent New England abolitionists, Brown began by raiding plantations in Missouri but accomplished little. In the summer of 1859 he transferred his operations to western Virginia, collected an army of 21 men, including 5 blacks, and on the night of October 16th raided the government armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry.  From there he planned to arm the thousands of chattels who, learning of his crusade, would flock to his side. Instead, numerous bands of militia and a company of U.S. Marines under Bvt. Col. Robert E. Lee hastened to the river village, where they trapped the raiders inside the fire-engine house and on the 18th stormed the building. The fighting ended with 10 of Brown's people killed and 7 captured, Brown among them.
After a sensational trial, he was found guilty of treason against Virginia and was hanged at Charlestown, amid much fanfare,  Dec. 2, 1859. The stately, fearless, unrepentant manner in which he comported himself in court and on the gallows made him a martyr in parts of the North.
Source: "Historical Times Encyclopedia of the Civil War" Edited by Patricia L. Faust
If John Brown was so determined to put an end to slavery, why didn’t he start by trying to end it in the North?  Child slave labor was quite common in the northern factories, but that doesn’t get taught in our schools. What an upside down country we live in.  We have monuments, schools, and streets dedicated to people who have done their best to destroy what our Founding Fathers established, and at the same time, we have people trying to destroy the history, culture, and heritage of one specific group of people, Southerners, but if the same deeds were perpetrated upon any other group in this country, we would see the media and the government howling like a run over dog.  Now we have a newly minted coin to honor America’s first terrorist, who, by the way, in case you were not aware, is the subject of the famous song, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, written by Julia Ward Howe, which is blasphemy in song. But that’s another topic for another time.
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