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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 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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Why the Cherokees Sided with the Confederacy in 1861

**  Excerpted from Leonard “Mike” Scruggs’ book, THE UN-CIVIL WAR: Shattering the Historical Myths; (Chapter 8: “The Cherokee Declaration of Independence”) Most Americans have been propagandized rather than educated on the causes of the War Between the States (aka, The … Continue reading

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