This is my letter to the kentuicky historical properties at http://historicproperties.ky.gov/contact.htm
And to Kentucky Governor Beshear at
I recently read an online article that stated that seventy two Kentucky professors called for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the grounds of your state capital. The reason given is the statues presence in the capital rotunda “minimizes the significance of slavery as a cause of the Civil War.”
Slavery was not a cause of the war. Only those with a biased agenda think so.
Keep in mind that Mr. Davis was more than the President of the Confederacy. He is one of the most famous Kentuckians that lived, Senator, Sectary of war, Mexican war hero.
I am certain that your seventy two professors cannot provide you with absolute proof the Confederacy was fighting for the institution of slavery. I am almost willing to bet the documents they present as proof will be the Secession Documents and Stephen’s cornerstone speech, which no original copy exists.
I on the other hand can, at your request, provide documentation that proves the cause of the war was the collection of money.
It behooves you to collect factual information from both sides.
I say again slavery was not a cause of the Civil war. To prove my point I challenge all seventy of your history professors to a civil and factual online discussion in a forum set up and moderated by your office.
The only question to be asked, do these seventy two have what it takes to take on one? Are they willing to put their reputations, and possibly their jobs, on the line to prove they are promoting unbiased history?
My best regards,
According to what I have read at Al Mackey’s hate filled blog, something like seventy or so HISTORY Professors in the state of Kentucky have called for the removal of Jefferson Davis statue at the state capital building. Well first of all it is hard to believe that that many professors in any state would be that ignorant as to believe the cause of the War for Southern Independence was caused by slavery. This assumption is based solely on bias and bigotry. I say this because I have yet to see any documents presented that proves this statement even though I have challenged some of the most brilliant minds in the country, or at least they are in their minds.
Reading on down Mackey’ blog we find this paragraph–
“Carol Dupont, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, was the driving force behind the letter. Two professors in the state did not sign the letter. According to Professor Dupont, “They basically saw it as trying to erase history, when it is actually an attempt to be sure what persons are put in a position of honor.” Personally, I think a professor of history ought to be smarter than to think moving a statue is erasing history.”
According to this website, provided by Mackey, http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/31/4013972_72-history-professors-sign-letter.html?rh=1, a statue of Lincoln the war criminal also stands. Now if these so called History Professors. DuPont and Mackey, believe that removing a statue IS NOT erasing history, and they are both speaking without any bias and bigotry , why are they also calling for the removal of Lincoln’s statue???
Think about it
Al Mackey is back to his name calling and putting his ignorance on public display. This time he goes wild at https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/23-students-at-christiansburg-hs-suspended-over-racist-flag/ using the word thug to describe the students and racist to describe the Confederate battle Flag.
Well Mackey offers no particular instance where these young men and women acted like thugs not of the racism involved with the flag. It is typical of Mackey to make bigoted fact less posts. However I could be wrong, perhaps Mackey is speaking of the United States Flag shown in one of the photos????
I gotta say I support these students, it is time they stood up for the truth and their heritage. Perhaps it is time to start bringing some of these people in charge to court and exposing their ignorance and bigotry???
Seems if the Virginia Flaggers hired someone to do a fly by with the Confederate Battle flag and the words “Confederate Heroes Matter.” Somehow the word heroes got misspelled. Whose fault is it? I don’t know could be any person involved. At any rate Mackey thinks this is a reflection on the intelligence of the VA. Flaggers and calls them stupid. See https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/virginia-flaggers-show-the-world-theyre-stupid/
Well Mackey if you are so smart, why don’t you prove this error was the fault of the VA. Flaggers???
Here we see mackey again attacking something Confederate. Not noting new for him. This time it appears to be name J. E. B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA to Thurgood Marshall High School.
The reasoning behind this move is of course no other than “the Confederacy fought to preserve slavery.” And of of all things gen. Stuart owned slaves. Well first of all not one single person has been able to prove the Confederacy fought to preserve slavery. Despite all the evidence that proves otherwise, idiots still scream this lie at the top of their lung.
J.E.B. Stuart owned slaves. Well so didn’t Grant? So did many men who fought for the Union. However according to Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._E._B._Stuart we find this statement–
The couple owned two slaves until 1859, one inherited from his father’s estate, the other purchased
The Source is listed as Wert, pp. 30–31.(Wert, Jeffry D. Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7432-7819-5.)
Now I just love this statement from Julianne Moore and Bruce Cohen, whoever they are–
Since the Charleston shootings, some high-profile alumni of the school joined the effort to change the name. Julianne Moore. a 1978 graduate, and Bruce Cohen, a 1979 graduate, support changing the school name. The two wrote in a joint statement, “No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents, as we and so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives.”
I gotta say Ms Moore and Mr. Cohen are absolutely right no one should apologize for a school name. They should learn some real history, present a factual argument and stop displaying their ignorance in public places.
Now the effort is to change this name to Thurgood Marshall High School, a member of the NAACP and civil rights activists, Supreme Court Judge. So how is this better? We take down and change one segment of the countries history and heritage for another to be politically correct.
Make some sense of it.
Hi everyone. Got back from vacation a week ago, but picked up a cold someplace and was not felling good for quite sometime. I am back up and running now, just not 100%.
My mailbox was filled with Al Mackey rants and attacks on anything Confederate. I haven’t the time to address each and everyone of them of them, and they are the same old same old ” the South was fighting for slavery” spill. Of course no facts being presented to prove the South was fighting for the institution. That being the case I am just gonna pick a few comments from a couple of Mackey’s post and address them.
From Mackey’s post at https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/well-meaning-but-wrong/
“Moving a monument isn’t erasing history. Even if a monument was demolished, it wouldn’t erase history.”
Ok that being the case why don’t we start with the Lincoln monument in Washington D.C. After it was under the leadership of Lincoln that the peaceful Confederacy was destroyed. It is easy proven Lincoln was nothing but a war criminal. Why should we honor him?
The entity for which they fought was dedicated to preserving slavery, therefore no matter what their personal motivations were, and personal motivations varied with each soldier, because they fought for the confederacy whose goal was preservation of slavery, all confederate soldiers fought to preserve slavery.
Prove it Mackey. It is easy for someone with a biased agenda to say, but let’s see your proof. You have nothing to support this statement, you do not know the truth. In fact looking at Section 9 – Limits on Congress, U. S. Constitution
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
This being the case if the Yankee soldier was fighting to “preserve the Union” slavery was exactly what he was fighting for.
Wonder how life has improved in South Carolina since the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag??? The other states that jumped on the remove anything Confederate bandwagon???