Simply Speaking: Bad blood
Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something, with all its blusterousness of late?
For goodness sake, somebody pay the preacher. By the way, what IS a tsunami of wind called?
Carol, on the Courthouse Square at the Dish Restaurant, modified her menu to include a tornado-tossed salad, in deference to her regular culinary starters. It’s still delicious, but you do have to chase it down.
So what else is new? Oh, a simple first-time reference to Glenn Beck, in a recent piece of mine, lands him off the TV airwaves sometime this year. No? SOMETHING did. Maybe America’s last remaining reliable news outlet (FOX) can stand just so-much hard truth. If that’s the case, I guess they’re off my list too, along with ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, maybe even KBEC and RNCH. Ha. Just kidding Ken, Barry, CoCo.
Actually, we Americans may need to pull in our “Globalism” horns a bit, in our news-gathering, and go back to depending on local talents more, leaving the above mentioned national propaganda outlets to New Englanders and the various other, excuse the expression, Yankees, who appreciate that brand of indoctrination.
We may even have to think about taking a cue from, say, South Carolina, the Palmetto State/Republic of 1860…that is, if our “leaders” can scrounge up the courage to strongly re-declare Texas as SOVEREIGN, which was never given up by any true-grit Texan, from the Alamo at San Antonio to Palmito Ranch on the Texas gulf…and beyond. Robert E. Lee did finally surrender his Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, but no state’s independence was forfeited there at Appomattox Courthouse.
So what did South Carolina do in 1860? Well, a special Convention of the People of South Carolina was declared by a unanimous vote of 169 to zilch, “that the Union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of ‘The United States of America’ is hereby dissolved,” and that, echoing the language of the Declaration of Independence, the “State of South Carolina has resumed her position among the nations of the world, as a separate and independent State; with full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do.”
Now that’s the kind of powerful thing sovereign people do…must do from time to time. Is our current occasion of suffering one of those time to time times?
Proudly, a part of current Red States followed the Palmetto Republic’s bold declaration of Dec. 24, 1860. On Jan. 9, 1861, Mississippi seceded, followed by Florida on Jan. 10, then Alabama on Jan. 11, followed by Georgia on January 19, Louisiana on January 26 and Texas our Texas on Feb. 1, 1861.
The reason for being proud of those seceding States is because of their remembering the why and what-for instigating the 1776 Declaration of Independence and for their courage to openly so-declare it once again, some 85 years later.
Theirs was not a revolution, as some from the North stated, but a re-declaration of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness and, as it developed, a new nation created out of the motives of preservation, not destruction, of conservatism rather than revolution, as so succinctly stated by H.W. Crocker III in his 2008 book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War.
Let us, in the words of the recently deceased J.R. Church, founder of Prophecy in the News, “Keep looking up.”
May Yahweh God bless His sovereign people through Yeshua, King of the Universe.