Well, Pat lost me with his choice of Presidents. LOL. They just showed in their piece where the school systems skip over history and start with 1866! LOL and then there goes Pat! But I am glad to see them picking up the story. They mention Pat Henry and slaves, but I would bet they don’t mention the Pat Henry you have on your bookshelf in the Papers of George Mason, or Mason himself!
So you see, you have more power than they do and you can debate them into the tank with just those three volumes you have!
This is one of those things were, you have to have read Alinsky as well. Alinsky said that organizers should take control of what ever narrative happens to be around that attracts a lot of attention and mold your cause into it. He has an example of a press conference on Bastille Day. I can’t remember if it was in Chicago or New England.
So “Lincolnists” as I call them, love to jump on this idea of learning the founding and then skipping from 1776 to 1866, Oh yeah! Welcome to the Tea Parties of 10 years back! This is what they did. The big boys see us coming once again and they are waiting to catch us in their net. Not this time!
What we must do is steal their press time and bring ALL the truth out. I’ll bet you if they mention anybody, it will be Witherspoon. They might even mention the black robe brigade but maybe not. I doubt they will give more than a passing glance to the Declaration of Rights and item sixteen and how that got in there. I would like to be pleasantly surprised.
They didn’t talk about Lincoln and his railroad buddies who bought up all the real estate across the nation that just so happened to be the same route as the trans continental railroad. That was a huge scandal that was embroiling his administration before he died.
No mention of taking three weeks to cut down General Grant’s, general order number 11. No mention that he refused to grant the indentured Irish servants their liberty while then drafting them to fight in the Union Army or the orders given out to kill some 30,000 Irish in NYC because they resisted. From those accounts I have read, they could identify only most of the bodies because the Union Army burned the corpses. So when it comes to Lincoln, I’m not one of his followers. The Lincolnists call it “The Draft Riots”.
Sorry for the rant! I’m glad you brought that to my attention. I think it means more than it looks like on its face. I think it spells the GOP is getting ready to grab control of us. We cannot allow that to happen again!