It is Confederate Hero's Day and the birth of General Robert E. Lee. Of course, this is no coincidence.
More can be found here on the former, and here on the latter.
Neither events are touted today by many people, and most are happy to have the Martin Luther King, Jr. paid vacation. Of course, no mention was made that January 17th, 2005 was the one-hundredth and ninety-ninth birthday of one of our Founding Fathers- Benjamin Franklin.
No, we honor Michael King, who I will add, is the only person in united States history to have a day named entirely for himself, as a great paragon of virtue whom we should emulate and our children are taught that he was a saint- well, I won't...
The reason I re-post this is simple- we cannot seem to escape the blathering about the Magic Negro nor his call for national service and we have seen exactly what is due to happen anytime now.
CSMK reminded me of something the Great Man, and General, Lee wrote to Lord Acton in 1866:
"The consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."My oath, the sworn, and the one bred into me as a Natural Born American Citizen has not been forgotten.
Our history matters, today it matters, and tomorrow it matters. Keep your eyes wide open and your powder dry.