Civil War

California Joins The Confederate States Of America

In the Leftist fever to remove any symbol associated with the Confederate side of the American Civil War it is beyond comical that yesterday, California's liberal Governor Jerry Brown joined the Confederacy in attempting to nullify laws passed by Congress.

As Nicolas Maduro and Socialism Destroy Venezuela, Its People Must Restore Democracy

Venezuelans have been seeking to rid themselves of Maduro's criminal elite. However, President Trump's comment that, “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary,” did not help their cause.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Media Trying to Destroy Trump, Nation May Be Heading to Civil War

Conservatives believe that the media’s unrelenting and unfair attacks on President Trump and other conservatives “are pushing America to a civil war” according to a poll by FedUp PAC.

America’s Second Civil War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

“Where does this all end?” President Trump asked. It doesn’t. Not until America’s histories and biographies are burned and new texts written to Nazify Lee, Jackson, Davis and all the rest, will a newly indoctrinated generation of Americans accede to this demand to tear down and destroy what their fathers cherished.

What Do We Say About Decent Men Who Died for a Wicked Cause?

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

The best outcome would be to defuse the issue, and hope that people can walk away from it and get back to the business of getting an education and making a living. Nothing will console Southerners for their defeat in the Civil War; nothing will compensate African-Americans for hundreds of lost years. The best anyone can do is to find a way to live with it and get on with life.

Misusing Robert E. Lee

Erasing Robert E. Lee from history – or celebrating him as a symbol of “white nationalism” – is a grave error because it erases one of the greatest symbols of the social compact that reunited the country after the bloodshed and hatred of the Civil War.

Is America on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown or Civil War?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We are clearly on the edge of something explosive. The number of leaks is astronomical and they seem to come from everywhere, including our intelligence agencies, the FBI, and inside the White House. When the most important law enforcement agency in our country lies and leaks, as it has more than once now, something is truly wrong.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

Can a Divided America Survive?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

America barely survived the Civil War of 1861–65, the Great Depression of 1929–39, and the rioting and protests of the 1960s. But today’s growing divides are additionally supercharged by instant Internet and social-media communications, 24/7 cable news, partisan media, and the denigration of America’s past traditions. All Americans need to take a deep breath, step back, and rein in their anger — and find more ways to connect rather than divide themselves.

America can't save Syria. And it shouldn't try.

Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week

Whenever our policymakers and hawks see another horrifying image from rebel territory in Syria, they'll remind us about the great nobility of their intentions, and the stubbornness of the American and British publics that stood in their way. Their self-regard is yet another propaganda image, and it should be discounted accordingly.

American Christians Should Stop Hurting Sudanese Christians With Sanctions

There was and remains much about which to criticize Sudan’s government. However, U.S. sanctions have lost any purpose they once may have had. Most important for American Christians, the sanctions hurt believers already living and worshipping in difficult circumstances. The world has changed since sanctions were first imposed. Washington’s policy toward Sudan should change as well.

Time to Leave Afghanistan

Americans should thank Afghanistan's ungrateful President Hamid Karzai for giving Washington a shove.

The Declaration of Independence: America’s Essential Document

No other nation recognizes in its foundational document the right of rebellion and the right of the people to alter or abolish their government if it becomes destructive to the “unalienable Rights” of the people.

Love or Fight Thy Neighbor?

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

“Copperhead” presents a different look at the Civil War and the true meaning of loyalty.

‘Copperhead’ Brings Civil War Home

Jordan Bloom, American Conservative

The movie presents a contrarian look at accepted American historic norms – and honors dissent.