Tag Archives: War of Northern Aggression

SECESSION – Both a RIGHT and a REMEDY

  by Diane Rufino, September 23, 2018 Gene Kizer Jr. is a brilliant historian. He has written an excellent account of the causes of the War of Northern Aggression (aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between … Continue reading

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To the Heroes of the Confederate State of North Carolina (1861-65)

by Diane Rufino, September 3, 2018 On the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill stood the noble statue of “Silent Sam,” the Confederate soldier who stood vigilant watch over the campus. It stood on McCorkle place, the University’s upper quad, facing Franklin … Continue reading

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The War of 1861: Education is the Best Way to Counter the Insanity of the Progressive Movement’s Goal of Tearing Down Confederate Monuments

  (This picture is of a toppled confederate statue at the old courthouse in Durham. Notice the reasons for the protest) by Diane Rufino, August 30, 2018 Let’s be honest. The toppling of the Confederate monuments, the demonization of the … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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On the Eve of South Carolina’s Decision to Leave the Union, Northern Editor Horace Greeley Articulates and Supports the State’s Right to Secede

by Diane Rufino, May 7, 2018 Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Daily Tribune, was the embodiment of the North. In an editorial for the paper on December 17, 1860 (three days before South Carolina voted in Convention to … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

            by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monument Are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

                    by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations … Continue reading

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