Texas Republican Proposes Putting Secession On State’s Presidential Primary Ballot

Many residents of Texas have flirted with the idea of secession, probably since the state initially joined the Union all the way back in 1845. In recent years, conservatives have been pushing the concept again and are arguing that secession is legal. Obviously, secession is out of the question as the short-lived Confederacy found out […]

Bernie Sanders Is Right, America Was Founded On ‘Racist Principles’

Senator Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop at right-wing evangelical Christian Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia after which he made a statement that will anger a lot of conservatives. The fact that a Democratic presidential candidate would even appear at a private school that is to the right of Fox News when it comes to […]

A Link for Our Future: An Independence Day Address to the People of South Carolina

An address presented at the Take the Flag Down South Carolina Unity Festival, held upon the South Carolina State House Grounds on Independence Day 2015 I stand before you, honored and humbled that you would hear my words. If I have a title worth mentioning, it is “father of a young South Carolinian.” Today I […]

I Am A Southerner And The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Represent Me

I grew up in rural western Virginia back in the 80s and 90s, surrounded by many of the battlefields and other historical sites from the Civil War. Up and down through the green fields and small villages of the Shenandoah Valley, both Union and Confederate soldiers fought and died until the guns finally fell silent […]

10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Those Who Continue to Defend the Confederate Flag

Following the death of nine African-Americans at the hands of a racist animal who attacked a church in South Carolina, the debate has once again been refueled over the fact that the Confederate flag still flies at the South Carolina State House. In fact, according to state law, it’s illegal to remove the flag – which is […]

I Called Out Those Who Take Pride in the Confederate Flag, Here Are Some of Their Absurd Responses

Since the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that took the lives of nine African-Americans by a perpetrator who was clearly driven by racism, the debate over the Confederate flag still flying high over the State House has intensified. While most people I think rightfully view the flag as a symbol of racism, hate and […]

Debunking the Conservative Lie That the Confederacy Wasn’t About Racism and Slavery

Lately, whenever I find myself discussing anything pertaining to slavery, the Confederacy or the Civil War, the popular thing for many Republicans to do is claim that the Confederacy wasn’t about fighting for their desire to own other human beings as property – it was just about freedom, states’ rights, and an opposition to the […]

Reading the General, or Ixnay on the “Sherman Didn’t Burn Enough” Bumper Sticker

Then sang we a song of our chieftain That echoed over river and lea; And the stars of our banner shone brighter When Sherman marched down to the sea! * One-hundred fifty years ago this week, General William Tecumseh Sherman sat on a log on the Broad River—not far from where I type this evening—and […]

Conservative Author Defends Confederacy, Wants South to Secede and Name New Country ‘Reagan’

Former Reagan administration aide and conservative columnist Douglas MacKinnon recently came out with a new book titled The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creation a Traditional Values Country…Now.  Now, I know you’re probably wondering why you should care about what this person has to say. Well, because a move to secede isn’t as “radical” as […]

President Obama was Right: The Truth About Violence and the World in Which We Live

On Friday, President Obama made a comment about social media that’s apparently offended a few folks. Shocking, right? That never happens. Well, this particular comment pertained to social media and how it affects how we view the world. Obama said, “And the truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part, we’re […]