RE; Too smart on Memorial Day by Ron Chimelis [email protected]
Memorial Day carries on an ancient custom of respect and commemoration of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. This had started in earnest ever since the American Civil War that ended slavery that we had inherited from the English Crown Government. This also included those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our War of Independence from the English Crown Government. This is American history’s most poignant military contribution to modern society, a new nation was born, a new path was chosen away from the past government tyranny and control, the past the chains of slavery vanquished and on to a land of freedom and liberty for all. Memorial Day started as “Decoration Day” where women had begun placing flowers on the graves of soldiers and made official by the Grand Army of the Republic General Orders in response to the American Civil War.
“For the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land… We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” General Orders No.11, May 5, 1868
We must also pay the same respect and reverence to their cause and course for which is now hallowed grounds paid in blood of more than 600,000 lives in the American Civil War, the blood of more than 25,000 lives in the American Revolutionary War. Yet we have some Republican Editorials By Ron Chimelis, saying the old-fashioned U.S. history is misleading and incomplete. It ignored the blight of Native Americans and the fact that 12 Presidents owned slaves, calling this smart?
We have all heard this at some time from the liberal mindset, “Christopher Columbus landed here on Plymouth Rock to shoot and murder millions of Native Americans living here.” First off, the Pilgrims landed here on Plymouth Rock seeking religious freedom. There are those who claim 56 million Native Americans in North American were murdered but recent research based on scientific facts vary from 8.5 million to 1.8 million lived here. Studies of skeletal remains prove that the Native American population was on a sharp decline well before Christopher Columbus. (Smithsonian’s Douglas Ubelaker, North American Indian Populations) Could the Pilgrims shoot a million Indians when they came over on the Mayflower of which was about 180 gross tons or 403,200 pounds? A lead ball round of 0.570″ diameter is about 278 Grains and a million would weigh almost 40,000lb. Add in the weight of gunpowder and muskets it is a physical impossibility for the Mayflower already laden with passengers and other cargo to carry that much arms and ammo. Further more, the Greater Boston area is currently home to an estimated 4.5 million that requires an enormous infrastructure of railways and highways so how did the millions of Native American so claimed survive. Some attempt to tone down these most extremist liberal lies and propaganda albeit the damage is done, the true blight of Native Americans is lost forever and any liberal that dares this narrative in the slightest is forever bound to the lunatic fringe this comes from.
Accordingly, we had Presidents beginning with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who owned slaves, this being “Have we become too smart to be patriotic? (and that’s not good): Viewpoint” Becoming smart involves knowing the facts, not the misleading and incomplete facts presented in this “Viewpoint.” Virginia passed laws that forbid the emancipation of slaves under any circumstance-even by a last will and testament . Jefferson and did others worked to end the slavery they inherited…
“In 1769, I became a member of the legislature by the choice of the county in which I live [Albemarle County, Virginia], and so continued until it was closed by the Revolution. I made one effort in that body for the permission of the emancipation of slaves, which was rejected: and indeed, during the regal [crown] government, nothing [like this] could expect success.” Thomas Jefferson
It took the American Revolutionary War [1775-1783] to change this, George Washington the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. During the American Revolution Virginian passed new laws that allowed slave owners to free their slaves, the first was Lydia Broadnax  owned by George Wythe the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. George Wythe was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson and many other prominent opponents of the slavery they inherited. It took American Civil War [1861-1865] to end slavery forever that started as “Decoration Day” that evolved in to Memorial Day and this is the most poignant American military contribution to modern society, it was not Vietnam as reported. The misleading and incomplete facts in this “Viewpoint” are simply treasonous to Memorial Day…