Tag Archives: Civil War

The Truth About the 13th Amendment

Excerpted from Lawrence “Mike” Scrugg’s book, The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths (Chapter 7: “The First Thirteenth Amendment”). 2011, Universal Media (Charlotte, NC) –  with some additions and commentary by Diane Rufino Mike Scrugg’s book, THE UN-CIVIL WAR, is … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Was – Is – Secession Legal?

by Diane Rufino, but based in large part on Leonard “Mike” Scruggs book THE UN-CIVIL WAR, January 19. 2018 On July 4, 1776, thirteen British colonies announced their secession from Great Britain and declared to the world their just reasons: … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections of the country and put each … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monuments are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations because of their connection to slavery, I wanted to take … Continue reading

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TAKE THIS MONUMENT DOWN!

by Diane Rufino While we’re heading down the dangerous slippery slope of government-sponsored censorship surrounding the display of the Confederate flag and certain Civil War generals and other historical figures, I have one question to ask….. Why don’t the good … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO ELIMINATE ARTICLE I, SECTION 4 (“SECESSION PROHIBITED”) FROM THE NC STATE CONSTITUTION

Written and Proposed by Diane Rufino RESOLUTION TO REMOVE ARTICLE I: SECTION 4 from the NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION This is a resolution to propose that Article I, Section 4 be removed from the NC state constitution, in part to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Comparing Obama’s Amnesty Plan to the Emancipation Proclamation

   by Diane Rufino, November 22, 2014 According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama’s plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln’s effort to free slaves.  At first I thought it … Continue reading

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