Confederate Statues…Cities, Towns, and /or Counties Should Debate and Then Vote Whether To Remove Statues and Monuments…

I live in South Carolina and there are many Confederate memorials and statues throughout the state. Just about every county has a memorial statue of a faceless confederate in stride or at attention. Around the base of the memorial you’ll find the names of the dead from that county or town that sent men and boys to support the lost cause. In cities across South Carolina  Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston you’ll find statues of Confederate Generals and political leaders.

In the aftermath of  the violence at Charlottesville  between many violent neo-nazi white supremacists and some equally violent anti protesters Antifa/Black Lives Matter. The discussion by anti confederate statue proponents have raised the question to remove statues here in South Carolina. I have no problem bring it to discussion , debate , and then vote whether to keep the statues or remove them. I just don’t want to see statues and memorials torn down with ropes and chains by an angry mob.

How would I vote is a pragmatic approach. I would vote to remove all individual Confederate Generals and especially civilian leaders who signed secession and advocated for secession. Any General or political leader at the time of secession owned slaves. I would vote to keep statues and memorials of confederate soldiers of whom vastly didn’t own slaves. Slaves were property and were worth more than the average southern farmer could afford. There were also many boys that answered the call to duty some as young as thirteen. I believe we can still honor their calling by their local community and yet point out there service was in defense of a socially unjust society built on a slave based economic society.

SC Joohnny Reb

Confederate Soldier Monument Columbia, SC, Dedicated May 13, 1879

North Korea…Kim Jong Un Announced Through North Korea State Run Media He Is Delaying Launching Missiles At/Near Guam…It Seems The Only Way To Stand Up To A Bully, Is To Stand Up To A Bully…

The Only Way To Stand Up To A Bully, Is To Stand Up To A Bully. We’ve lacked the courage needed to stand up to North Korea and President Donald Trump showed the right backbone calling Kim Jong Un out on his threats to Guam.

Kim Jong Un

North Korea…Why are we where we are with North Korea…A Failed Foreign Policy of Kicking The Can Down The Road For 65 years…

A peace treaty was never signed  July 27,1953 just an armistice to decease from hostility between Russia,China,North Korea vs. United Nations, South Korea. Now over 65 years we have had this carrot/stick policy which North Korea would tests bombs and we would offer oil and food to decease and so we go. Sure they can destroy the Korean Peninsula but they can’t touch the United States. Since the early 1990’s South Korea and the United States have been hoping China would save the day. China isn’t helping stop and they haven’t really lifted a finger in talking to North Korea and halting long range missile tests and atomic explosive testing. This failed policy has now given North Korea the time to perfect long range missiles and the North Koreans are now able to miniaturize a nuclear weapon and place it on top a missile. Bottom line we keep kicking this can and a whole lot more lives are going to die because the North Koreans use an arsenal of nuclearized weapons in which they were able to test and improve and build a hydrogen bomb. If China hasn’t been able to  stop North Korea by now what makes you think they are going to stop North Korea from producing far more deadlier weapons. Its a failed policy and it’s time to confront North Korea before they have the H-Bomb and use it on American soil.