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… James Clyburn , You are an Idiot [#Emancipation Proclamation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 31st,2016

.. the Proclamation was a political act , yes ..

.. but , in terms of the Civil War , it was a military order …

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.. [link] to the idiotic comments …

.. it was only effective in areas under the control of Union troops . Slaves [ergo , freedmen] could use it to state that they were then free , but if they were not in an area under Union control , then they were out of luck ….

.. at least , until Union troops came , or , the war eventually ended , which it did [in April of 1865]…

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… Barack Obama , You Should be Ashamed !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 22nd,2013

.. Tuesday of this week was November 19th , 2013 .

.. It was a historical moment in our nation ‘ s history . It was the sequicentennial (the 150th anniversity) of President

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… Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln ‘ s delivery of perhaps the seminal oration of his Presidency , the Gettysburg Address . It was not regarded quite that way at the time , but it is now regarded as one of the truly great speeches in American history .

.. The commemoration of the event was a very big undertaking   .  Many tens of thousaands of people attended the recreation of the event and  the speeches from the dedication of the cemetary .

.. Nothing more momentous in the changing of  our nation would have represented us as a nation better than your prescence at this commemoration  . Especially with you as our President being  there , delivering Mr. Lincoln ‘ s Gettysburg Address . But , where were you ?

.. You were not there . Shame on You . We  as a nation deserved to you there .

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… The Gettysburg Address [the Sesquicentennial] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 19th,2013

.. today is the 150th anniversary (or , sesquicentennial) of President Abraham Lincoln ‘ s famed oration at the dedication of the National Military Cemetary at Gettysburg , Pennsylvania .

.. The cemetary itself was not complete . The workers for the government were still finding bodies (Union and Confederate) all over the place . Many , many wounded were still being put up in and around the immediate area of the battle , and , due to the medical standards of the time , men were still dying of their battle wounds .

.. President Lincoln was not the primary orator invited to the event . Far from it . The famed ambassador , governor , and well – known orator Edmund Everett was the one that was the focus of attention . Mr. Lincoln was invited to give a few ” appropriate remarks . ”

.. Boy , were they ever ” appropriate . ” Ambassador Everett knew right away the importance of the speech , saying (I think) ” I wish I had gotten the point of the event in two hours , where you , Mr. President , have done so in two minutes . ” Thank you , Mr. President .

.. as to the Civil War , oh yeah , it was still going on . the combined battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge are but a week away . Most of the rest of the campaigning had ceased for the winter , a bit early . Given the brawling throughout 1863 , I am not surprised at that .

.. As to our current President , not now . I will comment on his actions at another time . Here is my presentation of a reproduction of President Lincoln ‘ s Gettysburg Address …


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the  proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.  We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to  dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who  here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate— we can not consecrate—we can not hallow— this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us— that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—  that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

November 19. 1863.

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… A Superb Moral Speech [Elbert Guillory] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 22nd,2013

.. and , not bad on the politics , either .

.. Up until recently , who had heard of Elbert Guillory ? To be honest , I had not . Not a clue . Then , all of a sudden , BANG ! Hey , what he did took some serious brass . Most officeholders do not have the guts to do it . This guy did . Not only that , he is going to stay in office , and in his current district , and run for re – election . The DemoCraps are going to come after him with both gun barrels blazing , I will guarantee you that . But , State Senator Guillory [R-La] has already been through the toughest parts of the test .

.. I am going to provide for you the text of his speech , courtesy of RealClearPolitics . There is no way to know how long that the video of his speech will be carried in RCP ‘ s archives . A long time , yes , but , I have no idea . However , the text is equally powerful …

.. since WordPress does not support the format that RCP uses , I will provide a link to the video [here] .

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

Hello, my name is Elbert Lee Guillory, and I’m the senator for the twenty-fourth district right here in beautiful Louisiana. Recently I made what many are referring to as a ‘bold decision’ to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.

You see, in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.

Frederick Douglass called Republicans the ‘Party of freedom and progress,’ and the first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was the Republicans in Congress who authored the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.

The Democrats on the other hand were the Party of Jim Crow. It was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.

You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing — control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty, they were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control black the black community.

The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. Our communities are just as poor as they’ve always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers. Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.

Sometimes I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliché.

The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children’s education — not some government bureaucrat.

But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican.

So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’

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