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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Obama, go to Appomattox

Today marks the sesquicentennial of a most remarkable and pivotal event in American history: Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. It is a demarcation point in the American timeline. Before April 9, 1865, America was a country that had slaves. After that date, it did not. The Emancipation Proclamation gave temporary reprieve to the slaves in the 11 states that rebelled. The ratification of the 13th Amendment on December 6, 1865, made that relief permanent.

This 150th anniversary comes, however, with little fanfare, which is odd considering we now have our first black president. There should be joy. There should be celebration. Instead President Obama pays no attention to the sacrifices that made his presidency possible because he cannot use the event to divide the American people along the color line, Indeed, Appomattox undermines his narrative of inherent white bigotry for in the Civil War, as Jesus died to make men holy, white men died to make men free. That is a truth Obama and the Left do not wish to acknowledge.

The Left seeks to perpetuate the Civil War. The Left's advancement of its agenda relies on Equal rights for the races is not the goal. If the Left ever admitted that goal was achieved 40 years ago then it could no longer tar as racist those of us who oppose its socialistic agenda. Congressman John Lewis was never called the N-word by a Tea Party member, and yet he cowardly allowed that slander to go unchallenged.

By any means necessary -- the words of Malcolm X, not Martin Luther King rule the Left. Notice how on King's statue on the National Mall, the Left did not commemorate his words: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

That dream of equality is a nightmare to those who seek power for power's sake alone, which is why President Obama dares not go to Appomattox, for he would be forced to admit that more than 300,000 young white men died to liberate 6 million slaves from the South. It was an expensive and unnecessary undertaking. Northerners could easily have let the South go. That would have been perfectly legal, after all, 130 years later the United States backed the secession from the Soviet Union of Ukraine, Georgia and other minor republics. No, America maintained the Union at a severe cost because Americans recognized slavery must end. And it did. And for a decade, black people were free. However, the return of Democratic Party politics in the South brought segregation and second-class citizenship, which would last until the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964 and 1965.

In ignoring Appomattox, President Obama promotes racial division and an ignorance of American history. African-Americans paid a steep price for slavery, but white men from the North paid in blood, as well, to end it. I am saddened that we have fallen so as a nation that we no longer honor those Gallant Men.

5 comments:

  1. The only thing that Obungler has in common with American blacks is the color of his skin. He is not the descendant of slaves like most American blacks. Quite the contrary. He is a descendant of slave owners on both the black and the white side of his family.

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  2. 100,000s of thousands of brave men valiantly fought and died to protect slavery
    how would they feel about Denny's Obungler

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  3. " It was an expensive and unnecessary undertaking. Northerners could easily have let the South go. That would have been perfectly legal, after all, 130 years later the United States backed the secession from the Soviet Union of Ukraine, Georgia and other minor republics."

    Umm, no. The Soviet Union dissolved. It ceased to be. The constituent "republics" of the Union, including Russia, became independent states.

    If the United States had also similarly dissolved in 1865, perhaps your argument would hold water.

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  4. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." The Left can't have this, because color, gender, sexual preference, etc., etc, is what they glorify now.

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  5. You say Obama is black like it matters. It was irrelevant to his upbringing. It was just a tool for him sharpened in the pews of Jeremiah Wright's Hate Church. What he is first and foremost is a Democrat, the Party of Slavery, the Party of the so called "Progressive" pestilence. He doesn't celebrate the end of the Civil War for the same reason he didn't celebrate the end of the Cold War. He thinks the wrong side won both.

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