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To the Heroes of the Confederate State of North Carolina (1861-65)

  by Diane Rufino, September 3, 2018 On the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill stood the noble statue of “Silent Sam,” the Confederate soldier who stood vigilant watch over the campus. It stood on McCorkle place, the University’s upper quad, facing … Continue reading

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The War of 1861: Education is the Best Way to Counter the Insanity of the Progressive Movement’s Goal to Tear Down Confederate Monuments

  (This picture is of a toppled confederate statue at the old courthouse in Durham. Notice the reasons for the protest) by Diane Rufino, August 30, 2018 Let’s be honest. The toppling of the Confederate monuments, the demonization of the … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in Their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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On the Eve of South Carolina’s Decision to Leave the Union, Horace Greeley Articulates and Supports the State’s Right to Secede

Diane Rufino, May 7, 2018 Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Daily Tribune, was the embodiment of the North. In an editorial for the paper on December 17, 1860 (three days before South Carolina voted in Convention to secede, … Continue reading

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Why the Cherokees Sided With the Confederacy in 1861

(Excerpted from Mike Scruggs’ book, THE UN-CIVIL WAR; Chapter 8: “The Cherokee Declaration of Independence”) Most Americans have been propagandized rather than educated on the causes of the War Between the States (aka, The War of Northern Aggression; aka, The … Continue reading

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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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