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Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Letter To Russ Boles Defending Our Heritage

 

Russ Boles

Commissioner, Precinct Four

3001 Joe DiMaggio Blvd.

Unit 1300

Round Rock, TX  78665        

                               

1/4/21 

Dear Commissioner Boles, 

In 1916, the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected a monument at the Williamson County courthouse to honor those who died in defense of their homes, families, and country.  It seems that there has been an ongoing debate on the removal of this monument for several years. Only the historically ignorant who have no clue about the truth of our history would consider such an erroneous move as this. The cultural Marxist (cultural genocide) crowd in this country have been waging a war against our history, heritage, symbols, and culture for a number of years now, based on the misconception that our Confederate ancestors fought for the protection and perpetuation of slavery, while the “righteous and moral” Yankees fought to end the institution of slavery. This is the rewritten historical myth that has been poured into the heads of our school children since Reconstruction. 

Our Confederate ancestors fought an illegal invasion of murderers, rapists, looters, and arsonists sent into the South by the tyrant Lincoln.  Lincoln waged an illegal war to force the legally seceded states back into a union they wanted no part of so he could continue the collection of excessive tariffs from them.  The South was paying 85% of the federal revenues (wealth redistribution) which was going for “internal improvements” in the North, such as railroads, industry, and banking. The South realized very little out of this. The truth is that the North would go bankrupt without the South. Our whitewashed “history” does not teach us this. Our Confederate heroes are labelled as “traitors”, when the truth is that they were fighting to preserve the U.S. Constitution and the Republic of our Founders, which Lincoln destroyed. 

Most people are unaware that there were still more than 429,000 slaves in the Union after the South seceded, so, if the North was fighting to “free the slaves”, as we are wrongly taught, then why did they not first free the ones that they held in bondage?  And why did the Radical Republicans refuse to pass an amendment in 1864 that would have abolished slavery?  This did not happen until 1865, eight months after the war ended. 

The war on everything Southern and Confederate is fueled by ignorance and the ingestion of false history.  If the truth were commonly known about our history, we would not be seeing the tearing down of our monuments, or the name changes in our schools, parks, and streets. U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958 recognizes Confederate soldiers as equal to U.S. soldiers. That being the case, no Confederate soldier should be dishonored by the defacing or removal of a Confederate monument, nor should any school, park, street, or military base have its name changed due to it being named after a Confederate soldier.  I hope that you will do all in your power to see that this monument remains in its rightful place. 

Sincerely, 

Jeff Paulk

Letter To Speaker Adrienne Jones Defending Our Heritage

 

Speaker Adrienne Jones

17 W. Courtland Street

Suite 210

Bel Air, MD  21014               1/4/21 

 

Dear Speaker Jones, 

As you are aware, in 1861 James Ryder Randall penned the poem “Maryland, My Maryland” which was adopted as the state song in 1939.  Since 1974, politicians have been trying to have this song replaced. We are sadly living in a time when those who are not knowledgeable of our history are the very ones trying to change and erase it. The anti-South and anti-Confederate crowd has made great strides in this area in recent years. If the truth of our history had been taught in our schools for the past 150+ years instead of the rewritten version, we would not be seeing this cultural genocide of our history taking place, which includes the removal of our monuments, and changing the names of schools, parks and streets. 

I realize that Maryland was not in the Confederacy, but only because Lincoln had the army go in and arrest the State Legislature (19 members anyway) to prevent the state from seceding.  Lincoln waged an illegal and horrendous war against civilians.  His armies murdered, raped, looted, and burned their way across the South, and the song “Maryland, My Maryland” reflects on the atrocities committed by Lincoln. 

Contrary to what we are told, the war had nothing to do with slavery.  If it did, why did the North not first free the more than 429,000 slaves it still held in bondage?  (1860 census).  No, Lincoln invaded the South to force it back into the Union for the continued collection of excessive and unconstitutional tariffs.  The South was paying 85% of the federal revenues and the North would go bankrupt without the South.  The Northern industrialists wanted a war and Lincoln gave them one. 

Instead of tossing our history on the trash heap of ignorance, we should be striving to learn the truth about it and try not to repeat the mistakes made in the past. Cultural Marxism is working hard today to destroy every particle of our history that it deems “offensive” or “racist”.  History must be looked at through the eyes of the time period in which it happened and not through the eyes of today. Only then are we able to grasp the full and correct view of our past. 

Maryland is a beautiful state, and its state song has a real and significant historical meaning. It should not be discarded, but held on to and seen as a testament to what happened, and learned from so that such atrocities will not happen again. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Paulk

Letter to Attorney General Alan Wilson Defending Our Heritage

Attorney General Alan Wilson

Rembert Dennis Building

1000 Assembly Street

Room 519


Columbia, SC  29201         1/4/21 


Dear Mr. Attorney General, 

You are attempting to challenge your state’s Heritage Act by eliminating the requirement of a supermajority in the vote to remove any Confederate monuments.  The scalawags and Cultural Marxists, of which you seem to be a member of, are working overtime to destroy every particle of our history. The fact that many Southerners have joined up with this communist movement is particularly sad and offensive.  If the truth of our history were taught, perhaps none of this cultural genocide would be taking place today. 

Our Confederate ancestors fought an illegal invasion to defend their homes, families, and country from Lincoln’s terrorists who murdered, raped, looted, and burned their way across the South, including your state.  The war had nothing to do with slavery, as is taught in our schools and Marxist universities, but was waged to force the legally seceded states back into the Union for the continued collection of excessive and unconstitutional tariffs which went to benefit Northern railroads, industrialists, and bankers. The South was paying 85% of the federal revenues, but getting almost nothing in return. 

The monuments erected to our brave Confederate dead should never be removed, but stand as a testament to a proud people who fought against insurmountable odds for their independence and for the preservation of the Founder’s Republic which Lincoln destroyed. 

If the war was about slavery, as we are taught, why did the North not first free the more than 429,000 slaves still in the Union?  That little fact is mysteriously left out of our “history” books, as are numerous other truths of history, such as free blacks who owned slaves, and the failure of the Radical Republicans in 1864 to pass an amendment to abolish slavery. 

Just as the liberals/communists tried to destroy Christianity and Southern culture in the 19th century, so are they continuing their war today with the same goals in mind.  Southerners who aid in this destruction of our history and culture are traitors to their ancestors and to the principles upon which this country was founded. Assuming that you have Confederate ancestors, what do you think they would say to you today in attempting to remove monuments erected to commemorate their honor, valor, and sacrifice?  

Sincerely,

Jeff Paulk

Monday, January 04, 2021

Don't Make a Wish

Dear Make a Wish,


Millions of us who are proud descendants of Confederate soldiers are more than fed up with our heritage and symbols being labelled as "hate" by the historically ignorant.  You seem to have placed yourself into the category of those who are clueless about our history.  NEWS FLASH!  You won't get the truth from schools, universities, the media, Hollywood, PBS, politicians, or the History Channel.  The common narrative that the War of Northern Aggression was "all about slavery" is a fairy tale that has been around since Reconstruction, as is the Lincoln Myth which deifies a tyrant and traitor. 


You have chosen to remove some, if not all, of the Confederate-themed items you had on your website. The "hate" that you claim to oppose is being displayed by the very ones who preach against it. All things are tolerated (BLM, NAACP, Antifa, etc.) except anything do do with Southern or Confederate history and heritage. The cultural Marxists are tearing down Confederate monuments and changing the names of schools, parks, and streets at a blinding pace, and all due to not having a clue about our history. So, let's have a short history lesson here to enlighten you.


1) Lincoln illegally invaded the South to force it back into a union it wanted no part of so he could continue the collection of excessive and unconstitutional tariffs which went only to benefit the North. The South was paying 85% of the federal revenues. This went for "internal improvements" like railroads, industry, and banking. This is called wealth redistribution. Without the South, the North would go bankrupt.


2) The war had nothing to do with slavery.  More than 429,000 slaves were still in the Union AFTER the South seceded.  

Further proof that the war was not about slavery are evidenced in the Corwin Amendment, the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, as well as Lincoln's own words.


3) Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, contrary to popular belief, freed not one solitary slave. Read it.  It was a war measure, as Lincoln himself stated, intended to cause a slave uprising in the South (which did not happen), and to give the false impression to Europe that the Union was waging a "moral campaign" to "end slavery".  Slavery was abolished in December 1865 with the 13th Amendment, not the Emancipation Proclamation.


4) Lincoln countermanded General Freemont's orders in Missouri, returning emancipated slaves to their owners. (But, I thought Lincoln "freed the slaves").


5) Free blacks owned slaves.


6) Union officers owned slaves, but Confederate General Robert E. Lee did not, so what were they fighting for?



This cultural genocide against our Southern heritage is hate-filled and has communist roots.  People need to learn the truth about our history and stop slandering honorable dead soldiers who were defending their homes from Lincoln's terrorists who murdered, raped, looted, and burned their way across the South. I'll not participate in your program until you reverse your anti-Confederate policies.


Unreconstructed,


Jeff Paulk

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

UPDATE ON OUR CONFEDERATE MONUMENT LAWSUIT THAT AFFECTS ALL OF GEORGIA

 


UPDATE ON OUR CONFEDERATE MONUMENT LAWSUIT THAT AFFECTS ALL OF GEORGIA



WHY IS OUR LAWSUIT OVER THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN McDONOUGH SO IMPORTANT?

The lawsuit filed by the Georgia Minutemen in the Henry County Superior Court is extremely important for all of Georgia. With monuments to our heroes coming down all across the state even in the face of the strongest monument protection law in America, it is essential that we score a victory for a number of reasons. Both well-meaning individuals and organizations such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans have filed multiple lawsuits to stop the removal of our monuments or force their restoration. To date, ALL of these efforts have been unsuccessful, mainly owing to the onerous doctrine of sovereign immunity which prevents any political subdivision of the state of Georgia from being sued without its permission. Months ago, the Georgia Minutemen put out an article encouraging all Georgians to vote YES this November on the proposed state constitutional amendment on the ballot which would end sovereign immunity in most cases; however, we cannot afford to wait for the outcome of that election. With every day that passes, more monuments are under scrutiny in local communities across the state; and the chances of having monuments put back that have already been removed become smaller and smaller. That's why our lawsuit over the McDonough monument is so crucial.


SO WHY IS THIS CASE SO IMPORTANT?

There are several reasons that this particular case is so important...

1. We are not suing the Board of Commissioners like the SCV and other well-meaning individuals have done around the state. We are suing the commissioners as INDIVIDUALS for breaking the law.

2. We MUST secure a legal win in order to stop other monuments from being removed. So far, none of the legal efforts to enforce our Monument Protection Act have proven successful. We need to take the strongest case to court.

3. There is tremendous popular support for restoring the Monument among the locals in this case.

4. We have and are continuing to receive intelligence and evidence in this case from individuals within the county government here who are sympathetic to our Cause.

5. In going about to break the Monument law, the county in this case has also broken additional laws owing to their attempt to do so quickly and secretively.

6. This particular Monument was already part of the National Historic Registry and is afforded additional protections.

7. The motive of the commissioners in this case was clearly stated... to remove anything Confederate from county property.


For these and some other reasons that I am not at liberty to share at this time related to things which may be presented in court, the case to restore the Confederate Monument in McDonough is the strongest evidentiary case which currently exists on the legal landscape here in Georgia.  


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE WIN THIS LAWSUIT?  

1. The 4 commissioners who voted to remove the Monument illegally (plus the county manager who effected the removal) will be forced to pay PERSONALLY to restore the Monument even though public funds were used for its removal.

2. The law requires that the defendants will be required to pay TRIPLE the cost to restore the Monument.

3. The defendants will be required to repay all of our legal fees and court costs.

4. The jury may award punitive damages if it chooses.


WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP US WIN?

We are already having success in two instances of halting plans by other localities to remove monuments just because they have learned that we are suing the officials in their PERSONAL status... because NO politician wants to be held PERSONALLY liable with THEIR OWN MONEY for their reckless and illegal actions. They have no qualms about doing it if it is only YOUR TAX DOLLARS at risk and when they can use the county attorney that they do not have to personally hire for their defense. It's a different story when they are risking their own fortunes to break the law.

I have already personally paid the initial $3,500 retainer to put this case in motion. Many of you have reached out and asked how you could help further. There are two things you could do to help if you want to have a part in winning this important case and helping to establish the legal precedent that we need in Georgia:


2. Click HERE to go to our GoFundMe page that has now been made active and make a contribution to assist me with the legal fees if possible. If necessary, I will pay for everything, myself. I am committed to our Cause. But I would be personally grateful if you would be willing to help. I am not asking anyone to match my initial payment of $3,500 but perhaps you could do something. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

For Georgia First,

Ray McBerry, Founder
Georgia Minutemen


P.S. Please note that the facebook page called "Georgia Minutemen" is NOT our group. Our page was disabled and removed by Facebook when we eclipsed 1,000 followers in just a little over a week's time. The enemy is not happy at our popular support or our audacity to oppose their plans.



For more information, please contact the Georgia Minutemen through our website at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com 




WOULD YOU MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE LEGAL EFFORT TO RESTORE THE HENRY COUNTY MONUMENT AND OTHERS ACROSS GEORGIA?

HERE'S A LINK TO THE GOFUNDME PAGE



Georgia Minutemen Founder, Ray McBerry, is a Christian, father, businessman, Baptist pastor, television host, and former Republican candidate for governor of Georgia. In 2013, he became the first "public figure" in more than 100 years of Georgia history to win a libel suit when he sued those responsible for lies about him created by our enemies during the 2010 governor's race. He has previously served in the Southern Heritage movement as both SCV Georgia Division Commander and Georgia Chairman of the League of the South. In 2010, he organized and hosted the first-ever national Tenth Amendment Summit and has been a guest on FOX News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and hundreds of other media outlets as one of America’s foremost spokesmen on issues related to States’ Rights, Southern Heritage, and the Constitution. He is also the founder of the Georgia Minutemen, organized on April 19, 2020 as a voice for patriotic Georgians who have had enough of the cultural war being waged against them and their heritage. Ray McBerry is no stranger to fighting for our heritage and freedoms.

Join the Georgia Minutemen or visit us online at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com

Membership in the Georgia Minutemen is growing rapidly across Georgia! Join today for as little as $10 annually.










Contact the Georgia Minutemen
by visiting our website at

GOFUNDME HAS CLOSED OUR ACCOUNT BECAUSE OF ITS PROMOTION OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

GOFUNDME HAS CLOSED OUR ACCOUNT BECAUSE OF ITS PROMOTION OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

Literally as soon as people began making contributions minutes after our earlier email went out today, GoFundMe sent us an email letting us know that our project in support of a Confederate Monument was a violation of their terms of service. They stated that they were closing our account and refunding any contributions to the original senders that had been made.  

So... we are directing those wanting to help to our website contribution page here...  http://georgiaminutemen.com/donate/ 

Thank you for your email and your support in this Cause,

Ray





For more information, please contact the Georgia Minutemen through our website at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com 




WOULD YOU MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE LEGAL EFFORT TO RESTORE THE HENRY COUNTY MONUMENT AND OTHERS ACROSS GEORGIA?

HERE'S A LINK TO THE DONATION PAGE



Georgia Minutemen Founder, Ray McBerry, is a Christian, father, businessman, Baptist pastor, television host, and former Republican candidate for governor of Georgia. In 2013, he became the first "public figure" in more than 100 years of Georgia history to win a libel suit when he sued those responsible for lies about him created by our enemies during the 2010 governor's race. He has previously served in the Southern Heritage movement as both SCV Georgia Division Commander and Georgia Chairman of the League of the South. In 2010, he organized and hosted the first-ever national Tenth Amendment Summit and has been a guest on FOX News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and hundreds of other media outlets as one of America’s foremost spokesmen on issues related to States’ Rights, Southern Heritage, and the Constitution. He is also the founder of the Georgia Minutemen, organized on April 19, 2020 as a voice for patriotic Georgians who have had enough of the cultural war being waged against them and their heritage. Ray McBerry is no stranger to fighting for our heritage and freedoms.

Join the Georgia Minutemen or visit us online at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com

Membership in the Georgia Minutemen is growing rapidly across Georgia! Join today for as little as $10 annually.










Contact the Georgia Minutemen
by visiting our website at

Thursday, September 10, 2020

GEORGIA MINUTEMEN STRIKE BACK HARD AGAINST COUNTY COMMISSIONERS INDIVIDUALLY FOR REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

(McDonough, GA - 10 September) On Tuesday 8 September 2020, suit was brought by the Georgia Minutemen, LLC, a Georgia corporation, against all four Henry County commissioners who voted in July to remove the Confederate Monument from the McDonough Square where it had stood vigilant for more than 100 years. This suit is different than other suits that have been brought against public officials this year for removing Confederate monuments around the state in that it names all four commissioners in their individual capacity who voted for the removal.

Other lawsuits filed around the state, including Henry County, to force the restoration of monuments moved by public officials have been unsuccessful as yet owing to the onerous doctrine of "sovereign immunity" which protects any subdivision of state government from lawsuits in most cases. The new lawsuit filed by the Georgia Minutemen does an "end around" with regard to the sovereign immunity issue by naming the commissioners in their individual capacity where immunity is limited to lawful acts. Georgia's Monument Protection Act, arguably the strongest in the nation, allows for both civil and criminal suits against public officials who violate its stringent protections of monuments in Georgia.

This suit is important in that it would be a precedent-setting case which could be used as a tool for preventing the unlawful removal of monuments in other places. If the Minutemen are successful in the prosecution of this suit, public officials everywhere will be reticent to consider removing any monument protected under Georgia Code 50-3-1. If the commissioners lose this case, they will be on the hook as individuals for "treble" (triple) the cost of replacing or restoring the original monument to its rightful place on the McDonough Square, all attorneys fees, and exemplary damages in an amount decided by a jury. Monies collected from the verdict will first be applied to restoring the Monument to its home of more than 100 years before any other distributions are made.

The attorney for the Georgia Minutemen is Todd Harding of Maddox & Harding. The Defendants in the case are the four commissioners who voted unlawfully for the removal of the Monument: Dee Clemmons (D), Vivien Thomas (D), Bruce Holmes (D), and June Wood (R-chairman); and the Henry County Manager, Cheri Hobson-Matthews, who effected the removal.

Speaking to local reporters, Georgia Minutemen founder Ray McBerry had this to say about the new filing: "It is sad when we have reached a point in America when even monuments to our heroes that have stood for more than a hundred years are under attack. It is time that Georgians, and all Americans, begin to stand up together and say, 'No more!' Our legislature last year wisely gave the people of the sovereign state of Georgia the tools necessary to prevent this very thing in the form of the strongest monument protection bill in the country... and we intend to use it. Let this be a warning shot to all public officials in this state who are considering removing our monuments... you will be next. We're coming for you in the courtroom."

Minutemen founder McBerry is personally facing a state obstruction charge for refusing to vacate the sidewalk in McDonough on the evening that the County brought a crane company to remove the Confederate Monument. He was told that the crane company could not begin work until the sidewalk was cleared, and he refused to move. Mr. McBerry pointed out to the more than 20 officers present at his arrest that the construction permit they were ostensibly using as their authority to clear the Square could not exist because it was nowhere posted publicly on the site as required by law. Officers arrested and detained him anyway, only to learn the following day through Open Records Requests that the County had, in fact, dropped the ball and failed to obtain the permit as required by law. Although Mr. McBerry's statements to the officers have proven true, the Henry County solicitor's office have thus far refused to dismiss the charge against him.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

County Makes HUGE Mistake re Permit to Remove Confederate Monument

 

BREAKING NEWS: HENRY COUNTY HAD NO CONSTRUCTION PERMIT WHICH ALLOWED THE REMOVAL OF THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT OR THE REMOVAL OF CITIZENS FROM THE SIDEWALK 

(McDONOUGH, GA - 5 September 2020) On July 28, Georgia Minutemen founder Ray McBerry was arrested and charged with a local violation of "obstruction" for refusing to vacate the sidewalk at the McDonough Square when Henry County had a crane company arrive to dismantle and remove the Confederate Monument that had stood on the Square for more than 100 years. The Henry County solicitor's office offered a plea deal of the minimum fine of $100 and reduction of the charge to a local violation instead of an elevated "state" charge. Today, Mr. McBerry, after speaking with his attorney Todd Harding of Maddox & Harding, announced that he will be pleading "not guilty" at his upcoming arraignment hearing. Ray McBerry has been an active supporter of Southern heritage and constitutional issues for more than 20 years and was a Republican candidate for governor in 2010 when he ran on a platform of States' Rights. Following the gubernatorial campaign, he became the first "public figure" in Georgia in more than 100 years to win a libel case when the court ordered the defendants in their settlement to sign a confession and apology in addition to a monetary award for lies stated during the governor's race. He is presently the owner of KBN Television, the only television station to originate in Henry County.

McBerry and the Georgia Minutemen have argued that the Henry County Board of Commissioners is in violation of both civil and criminal law under Georgia Code 50-3-1 in voting to arbitrarily and capriciously remove the Confederate Monument from the McDonough Square where the Monument has sat on county property for more than 100 years. To carry out the unlawful act, the County hired a local crane company, Roper & Sons out of Covington, that was willing to perform the highly unpopular deed of removing the Monument dedicated to their own ancestors in exchange for a payment of approximately $30,000. On Tuesday, July 28, officers from the City of McDonough, Henry County Police Department, and the Georgia State Patrol massed at the McDonough Square and huddled together to finalize their plans to clear all sidewalks before the removal of the Monument began. They then crossed the streets that were shut down around the Square and ordered citizens off the sidewalks across the street from the Square in front of the shops which were all still open for business.  When asked by multiple citizens under what authority they were forcing people off the sidewalks, the officers replied that there was a construction permit for the removal of the Monument and that the construction permit gave them the authority to close the entire Square, even on the City sidewalks across the street from the Square. Multiple citizens at that time, including Minutemen founder Ray McBerry, stated to the officers that there could not be such a construction permit because such permits are required to be publicly posted on construction sites; and there were no permits posted anywhere in the vicinity of the Square. The attending officers then replied, "that's not our job" and refused to verify that what the citizens had stated was accurate.  

After numerous citizens refused to leave the sidewalks without proof that a construction permit existed, officers began threatening to arrest anyone who did not leave the "construction zone" which they argued included the City of McDonough's sidewalks across the street from the Square. Most of the people who were present to watch the removal of the statue eventually acquiesced rather than face arrest. Mr. McBerry did not. While remaining polite and respectful to the officers, McBerry stated that he would not leave the sidewalk. When officers instructed him that the crane, which had recently arrived on the scene, could not begin to remove the Monument until he left the sidewalk, he still refused to vacate the sidewalk. Two Henry County Police officers, reportedly officers Loignan and Fields, then handcuffed Mr. McBerry and led him around the Square and behind the courthouse where he remained in cuffs for approximately a half hour while the officers waited for the arrival of the McDonough City officer who had been previously designated to write up any arrest citations since the arrests would take place on "City" property instead of county property. After radioing for the City officer to come write up the arrest several times with no success, the officers then consulted one of their County Police superiors as to the "problem." Their superior notified them that the City would not be participating in writing any arrests; so another County Police officer arrived and wrote the arrest citation for a "local ordinance" violation of "obstruction" and McBerry was released.  

The Confederate soldier was eventually removed from atop the Monument at approximately midnight, with the pedestal underneath removed afterward. The bottom portion of the Monument would not be removed for another two days, ostensibly because the crane company "ran out of time" and had not planned properly for a one-time removal event.  

But the story doesn't end there. According to responses of Open Records Requests submitted by the Georgia Minutemen, both Henry County and the City of McDonough have admitted that no construction permit of any kind existed in the vicinity of the McDonough Square for the entire date of July 28. According to one County employee who wished to remain anonymous, "someone screwed up big time." With no construction permit, the County had no authority to remove the Monument. The crane company had no authority to remove the Monument. The County had no authority to force citizens to stay off the Square. And the County had no authority to force citizens to vacate the sidewalks in the vicinity of the Square, especially the sidewalks which belong to the City of McDonough. Any shutting down of City sidewalks requires a prior permit and authorization from the City since such actions negatively impact not only citizens in general but also the downtown businesses whose revenues were negatively impacted in a tangible way. Not only did the County have no construction permit, but they also did not have a permit from the City to close City sidewalks. In short, there was no lawful authority for the Monument to be removed on July 28 and no lawful authority for the officers to force citizens to vacate the City's sidewalks. This is, undoubtedly, one of the factors in the McDonough Police Department wisely declining to participate in any arrests since they were aware that the construction permit that the County claimed was their reason for clearing the sidewalks did not, in fact, exist.  

The Henry County Solicitor's office was notified by Ray McBerry that both the county and city have admitted that the construction permit did not exist so that the solicitor's office could have the opportunity to dismiss the charge. Instead, the solicitor's office has so far stated that they do not intend to dismiss the charge even though the permit did not exist; and, instead, have elevated the charge against Mr. McBerry from a "local ordinance" violation to a "state" violation because the county has no authority to even prosecute if it is a local violation... since the City of McDonough declined to participate in the arrest.  

When McBerry was offered the plea deal of a simple $100 fine and to have the charge reduced back to the original "local violation," he had this to say to a group of local citizens, "It would be tempting to accept the plea deal of the $100 fine and just be done with all of it; but I would have to violate sacred conscience to do so. The County was wrong, both in removing our Monument and in removing citizens from the sidewalk that day. There were white citizens and black citizens forced off the sidewalk that day, liberals and conservatives, those in favour of the Monument's removal and those opposed to it. I did what was right that day, and I must do what is right again by pleading 'not guilty.' I am doing this for our ancestors and for all Georgians today. Someone must stand up for the rights of the majority of law-abiding citizens. No one else is doing it. I trust that a jury of my peers will do the same and acquit me when we go to court."  

The Henry County solicitor's office still has the option of dismissing the charge prior to the upcoming arraignment. Citizens are encouraged to voice their desire to have the charge against Mr. McBerry dismissed by the Henry County Solicitor's office in person at the Judicial Building or by phone at 770-288-7178.

Additionally, any Henry County employee or City of McDonough employee who may have information that would prove valuable in Mr. McBerry's upcoming trial is encouraged to contact the Georgia Minutemen through the contact page on our website. The information can even be provided anonymously.  We have already received useful information from multiple government employees in this case.

For more information, please contact the Georgia Minutemen through our website at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com 


END RELEASE



MORE INFO ON NEW LITIGATION BEING FILED IN THE HENRY COUNTY MONUMENT CASE COMING THIS WEEK



Georgia Minutemen Founder, Ray McBerry, is a Christian, father, businessman, Baptist pastor, television host, and former Republican candidate for governor of Georgia. He has previously served in the Southern Heritage movement as both SCV Georgia Division Commander and Georgia Chairman of the League of the South. In 2010, he organized and hosted the first-ever national Tenth Amendment Summit and has been a guest on FOX News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and hundreds of other media outlets as one of America’s foremost spokesmen on issues related to States’ Rights, Southern Heritage, and the Constitution. He is also the founder of the Georgia Minutemen, organized on April 19, 2020 as a voice for patriotic Georgians who have had enough of the cultural war being waged against them and their heritage.

Join the Georgia Minutemen or visit us online at www.GeorgiaMinutemen.com

Membership in the Georgia Minutemen is growing rapidly across Georgia! Join today for as little as $10 annually.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

True History of Slavery

True history of slavery, and reminders of how easy it is to "revise" it.

 
Slavery has existed in the world for thousands of years.
Whites enslaved whites in Europe for centuries before the first black was brought to the Western hemisphere.

Asians enslaved Europeans. Asians enslaved other Asians.
 
Africans enslaved other Africans and even today, in North Africa blacks continue to enslave other blacks. Slavery has existed since the Old Testament Biblical times.
 
A bit of history that is conveniently ignored; between 1500 and the 1860’s, at least 12 million Africans were brought to the ‘New World’ -- the Americas.  Of these 12 million forced into slavery, less than 500,000 were brought to North America. The remaining 2,500,000 Africans went to South America and the Caribbean. By the mid-1600s, Europeans were outnumbered by Africans in cities such as Mexico City, Havana and Lima.
 
A few more historical facts:
 
1 The first legal slave owner in American history was a black tobacco farmer named Anthony Johnson:
 
South Carolina’s largest slave holder in 1860 was a black plantation owner named William Ellison; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ellison
 
 
4 In 1830 there were 3,775 free black people who owned 12,740 black slaves; http://www.ironbarkresources.com/slaves/whiteslaves05.htm
 
5 Many black slaves were allowed to hold jobs, own businesses and own real estate.
 
6 Brutal black on black slavery was common in Africa for thousands of years; https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelmedved/2007/09/26/six-inconvenient-truths-about-the-us-and-slavery-n876052
 
7 Most slaves brought from Africa to America were purchased from black slave owners; and many were rounded up from villages in raids by other Blackshttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_text’book.cfm?smtid=2&psid=445
 
And turning to the present:
 
1 Barack Obama is the direct paternal descendant of slave owners; https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bal-te.obama02mar02-story.html
 
2 You certainly won't hear CNN's Anderson Cooper mentioning Obama's family history, lest Obama might remind Cooper, the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, that his family also was slave owners; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Cooper#:~:text=Also%20in%202014%2C%20Cooper%20appeared,from%20the%20southern%20United%20States.
 
3 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who found some Lee and Jackson statues to remove from the Empire State, seems to have forgotten New York is named for one of the most notorious slave traders in history, the Duke of York. 
 
4 Before defacing and tearing down statues became the latest fad, Virginia's Gov. Terry McAuliffe characterized the Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues on Richmond's Monument Avenue as "parts of our heritage." After Charlottesville, McAuliffe re-characterized them as "flash points for hatred, division and violence."
 
5 "Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can't stand their own history anymore.
 
6 Recently the Democrat leaders all took an eight minute knee to honor George Floyd wearing an African scarf. They apparently were not aware that the scarfs that they had draped around their necks were the colors and design of the African Ashanti tribe, one of the largest marketers of slavery ever.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

LEE & JACKSON - CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

Every year in January, all across the South and to some extent in Western and Northern states and in Europe and other countries, the birthdays, lives and accomplishments of Confederate generals Robert Edward Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson are celebrated. In Georgia the annual statewide birthday celebration for Lee was held on January 18th at Jefferson Davis State Park at Irwinville Georgia.
    
Lee Was Born January 19th 1807 and Jackson on January 21st 1824 . Both became legendary Confederate Generals. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are regarded by military historians as two of America's greatest military leaders and greatest battlefield duo. If Jackson had survived the battle of Chancellorsville , it is possible that the South would have prevailed at Gettysburg and won the War for Southern Independence aka Civil War.
   
Lee and Jackson were two of the finest Christian gentlemen America has ever produced. Both their character and their conduct were beyond reproach. Unlike his Northern counterpart, Ulysses S. Grant, General Lee never sanctioned or condoned Slavery. and according to historians Jackson treated the few slaves he owned like family. In addition, unlike Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant, there is no record of either Lee or Jackson ever speaking disparagingly of the black race. Furthermore, it is well established that Jackson regularly conducted a Sunday School class for black children. This was a ministry he took very seriously. As a result he was dearly loved and appreciated by the children and their parents. Both Jackson and Lee supported the abolition of slavery. In fact, Lee called slavery “a moral and political evil.” He also said “the best men in the South” opposed it and welcomed its demise. Jackson said he wished to see “the shackles struck from every slave”. 
   
Lee had to make a decision to either defend the Union or the Constitution. He made the correct decision to defend the Constitution. He knew that Lincoln ’s decision to invade the South was unconstitutional, criminal, and immoral. There were 10 causes of Southern secession. States Rights was one of the primary issues in combination with an unfair sectional tariff that forced the South to pay 75-85 % of the cost of operating the Federal Government.
  
Instead of allowing a politically correct culture to sully the memory of Lee and Jackson, all Americans should hold them in a place of highest honor and respect. Anything less is a disservice to history and disgrace to the principals of truth and integrity. What a shame that so many of America ’s youth are being robbed of knowing and studying the virtue and integrity of these great Generals. On August 9th 1960 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower stated his often expressed admiration for General Lee. He stated that Americans need to understand that at the time of the War Between the States the issue of the legality of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. General Lee was in his estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. Eisenhower said from deep conviction “a nation of men of Lee’s caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.”

James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Albany Georgia

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