Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Confederate History Month" gives Liberals the Vapors

Lefties all over the web are in RAAAACCCIST ALERT because Governor McDonnell has proclaimed April as Confederate History Month

HERE is Governor McDonnell's Statement

Confederate History Month
WHEREAS, April is the month in which the people of Virginia joined the Confederate States of America in a four year war between the states for independence that concluded at Appomattox Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, Virginia has long recognized her Confederate history, the numerous civil war battlefields that mark every region of the state, the leaders and individuals in the Army, Navy and at home who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today; and

WHEREAS, it is important for all Virginians to reflect upon our Commonwealth’s shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War, and to recognize how our history has led to our present; and

WHEREAS, Confederate historical sites such as the White House of the Confederacy are open for people to visit in Richmond today; and

WHEREAS, all Virginians can appreciate the fact that when ultimately overwhelmed by the insurmountable numbers and resources of the Union Army, the surviving, imprisoned and injured Confederate soldiers gave their word and allegiance to the United States of America, and returned to their homes and families to rebuild their communities in peace, following the instruction of General Robert E. Lee of Virginia, who wrote that, “...all should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and to restore the blessings of peace."; and

WHEREAS, this defining chapter in Virginia’s history should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered by all Virginians, both in the context of the time in which it took place, but also in the context of the time in which we live, and this study and remembrance takes on particular importance as the Commonwealth prepares to welcome the nation and the world to visit Virginia for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War, a four-year period in which the exploration of our history can benefit all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 2010 as CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens

1 comment:

  1. Something to consider from Dr. Allen Guelzo, a Civil War scholar and professor of history at Gettysburg College. He's also a contributor to the conservative National Review Online.

    McDonnell Confederate History Storm.

    I seek a restoration of a constitutional federal government. I want to hold it together as a Republic. I want a restoration of respect for the Constitution and I'm sickened by Pelosi and her "are you serious?" remark regarding the question of the Constitutionality of the health care bill. I support, in my heart, the Grand Army of the Republic, and I think a Tea Partier doesn't have to be ashamed of Lincoln.

    On the other hand, as a BA in History and a former student of Dr. Guelzo's who has a love for history, I applaud any historical markers and remembrances by our Governor. But we don't have to go overboard in our support if he did something foolish.

    Please read this lovely piece by Dr. Guelzo's son to realize that he's one of us, but that a true conservative can have qualms about McDonnell's omission.