Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Obama's Dependency War Against the States

Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Obama's Dependency War Against the States

grant and lincolnThe Liberal Democratic Party’s war on the South, Judeo-Christian values, affordable energy and food, men, women’s wombs and the family.

Eleven score and 11 years ago tomorrow in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence from a distant King and Parliament thereby bringing forth on this continent a new democratic republic, conceived in Liberty, to be governed of, by and for the people.

Four score and seven years (less a day) later, the smoke of three days of battle in Gettysburg, the likes of which the world had never seen, cleared to reveal the last full measure of devotion of those people determined to father a new birth of freedom, forging that Union into a Nation that would not perish from the Earth.

With the back of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia thus broken 150 years ago today in Pennsylvania, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant tore the Confederacy asunder half a continent away and a century and a half ago tomorrow, with the end of the more than six-week siege, and capture, of a Vicksburg on the banks of the Mississippi River, whose population had been reduced to eating rats for sustenance. Most assuredly, more battles had to be fought, especially including General William Tecumseh Sherman’s burning of the railroad terminus and city of Atlanta and Martin Luther King Jr.’s rising from those Georgia ashes a century later to slay Jim Crow; but the die was cast during that Summer of 1863 for a new birth of freedom in Dixie and all across the Fruited Plain that made  real the dreams of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and King of the emergence of the most exceptional and benevolent nation the world has ever seen.

Just last week, the Supreme Court acknowledged one of the exceptional results consecrated at Gettysburg, formalized in post-Civil War amendments, affirmed  by Civil and Voting Rights acts, and affirmed as realized by the election (and subsequent appointment to the U.S. Senate) of Tim Scott, a son of former slaves, twice to U.S. House of Representatives from the over 80% white district in Charleston, South Carolina, in whose harbor stands the fort first fired upon that led to the consecration President Abraham Lincoln said the world would never forget. No longer, ruled a five-justice majority of the nation’s highest court, would Southern states like Mississippi, that elects the sons of former slaves in greater numbers than any state above the Mason-Dixon Line, have to beg and scrape before a federal Justice Department that exonerates billy club-wielding New Black Panthers bent on intimidating whites and Republicans in the City of Brotherly Love, before they insist that voters produce photo identification, lest votes of live citizens be stolen by the dead in Chicago or the alien in the Lower Forty-Eight.

Yet, rather than rejoice that Blacks register to vote in percentages statistically insignificant from, if not greater than Whites in some Southern states, Democrats like President Barack Hussein Obama, and even heroes of the civil rights movement such as Atlanta’s own John Lewis, assert that the court’s ruling against DOJ pre-clearance based upon data more than two generations old somehow returns  the South to Jim Crow and destroys what MLK marched, preached and died for. But what was that Baptist preacher’s dream:

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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.

Open you eyes, Democrats. The dream is realized, but sadly, King’s dream isn’t good enough for too many you today whose claim on power depends upon the fiction that a nation that elects Obamas and Scotts in the 21st Century, still languishes in Bull Connor’s Twentieth, if not John Brown’s Nineteenth. Sadly, the dream of President Obama and his party includes a South still dependent on Uncle Sam’s government for voting law purposes, is limited neither to the South nor to voting.
Obama Democrats’ dream is of a nation where entrepreneurs must pre-clear the formation of a new business or expansion of an old one with the EPA and NLRB lest snail darters or payroll-deducted union dues be endangered  by a free man with a good paying non-union, private sector job. The party that neither its founder, Andrew Jackson, nor its last conservative, John F. Kennedy could be a member of today; rather than maximize Liberty-fueled pursuits of happiness, prefers to turn the Declaration adopted 237 years ago tomorrow on its head, that complained of the then:

“…present King of Great Britain who… [had] erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.”

Could a more apt description of Obamacare and Obama’s tea party patriot destroying Internal Revenue Service be uttered? I think not.
The sad fact is that the modern day Democratic Party doesn’t dream of independent individuals exercising liberty with other independent individuals. No, they prefer to define and herd groups with ginned-up grievances through a maze of government dependency that they direct. Their “caring for the poor” doesn’t include affordable energy and food, made more affordable by wealth creation-enabled pollution standards that cleaned up Lakes Erie and Michigan while SUVs multiplied. No, once the air and water were made clean, a man made-global warming (or ‘climate change’ lest any cooling occur for more than a decade) bogeyman had to be invented lest the “need” for a Big Government to protect Arctic polar bears from faux threats be not realized.
Meanwhile, should one wish to protect an innocent babe in the womb, pray to Jesus Christ on a military base or insist that marriage and family be defined by Adam and Eve, one is deemed “intolerant.” The kind of manliness that fired shots heard round the world and defeated the greatest threat to the nation that would one day defeat Hitlers, Rising Suns and the USSR  is as taboo as smoking Winstons and Salem in Winston-Salem, but if consenting adults wish to conduct orgies of taxpayer-funded “art” with crosses in urine, then there’s nothing to see here.
Greater generations won America’s independence from a foreign power, united states torn apart by human bondage, saved the world from fascism and communist totalitarianism, fed it and exported free market, private property-empowered capitalism with the rule of law, all of which made 2012 the most prosperous for the greatest number in the history of Earth. But that’s not good enough for Democrats. They prefer an Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas dependent on their appointed philosopher kings that have no time for suffering in Benghazis, Iran, Egypt or Appalachia.
This rooster resolves anew this Independence Day week to, yes, eat Southern pork bar-b-cue, thank God for it, and resolve anew to make the 2012 rehiring of a failed Chief Executive an aberration. We resolve to accomplish this end first by turning Obama’s party into a Senate minority after next year’s election and then in raising up a member of the Party of Lincoln to begin the restoration of American independence after Inauguration Day, 2017.

Mike DeVine’s

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine is a former op-ed columnist at the Charlotte Observer and legal editor of The (Decatur) Champion (legal organ of DeKalb County, Georgia). He is currently with the Ruf Law Firm in Atlanta Metro and conservative voice of the Atlanta Times News.


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