Author Topic: 7 Washinton & Lee students demand removal of Confederate flags, decry view of Lee's legacy  (Read 448 times)

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« Last Edit: April 20, 2014, 10:20:49 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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If this really bothered these people so much, why did they go to school there?

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Their history is so poor they don't know Lee did not support slavery.  State's rights was still something people considered back then and he didn't go to war for slavery, he went to war to defend "his country", as he referred to Virginia.  In fact, Lincoln offered the head of the Union Army to Lee but it was refused by Lee because he would have to fight against "his country."
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

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Their history is so poor they don't know Lee did not support slavery.  State's rights was still something people considered back then and he didn't go to war for slavery, he went to war to defend "his country", as he referred to Virginia.  In fact, Lincoln offered the head of the Union Army to Lee but it was refused by Lee because he would have to fight against "his country."

You are quite right about that, they don't understand history at all.  They don't know what went on the South 50 years ago, much less 150.

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See also this thread (same topic, different source).
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For many years I've said it will be soon be a crime to whistle "Dixie".  I'm sorry to see how prescient I was.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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For many years I've said it will be soon be a crime to whistle "Dixie".  I'm sorry to see how prescient I was.

Ulysses Grant once noted that he knew two songs.  One was Dixie and the other wasn't.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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