The memorial at the park (JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD/Wikimedia)
In early May 1865, the Confederacy was in its last throes. Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia a month earlier. According to the History of Irwin County, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, along with his family and a party of escorts, held the Confederacy’s last cabinet meeting at the home of Robert Toombs in Washington, Ga. It was decided that Davis and his family should make for a port where they could sail for safety in England. From Washington, the group moved southwest, eventually making camp just north of Irwinville, Ga.
Unbeknownst to the Davis and his party, the group was being trailed by members of the First Wisconsin and Fourth Michigan cavalry regiments of the Union army. The Yankees split into two groups, one reaching Irwinville ahead of Davis and doubling back while the other followed the Confederates.
Today, Wednesday, February 26th at 2pm EST, Craig Andresen of The National Patriot thenationalpatriot.com and Diane Sori of The Patriot Factor thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com begin their new radio show…RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS… which debuts on the CPR Worldwide Media Network.
“He gave the president exactly what he wanted, which is exactly what the Republican Party said we did not want.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp R-Kansas
Some traitors are obvious…the names Barack HUSSEIN Obama and Hillary Clinton just roll off the tongue…but sadly some traitors cause one to sigh in total disillusionment…and Speaker of the House John Boehner is one such man…or is he. Continue reading →
One of the most controversial aspects of the new budget deal is the fact it will cut pensions for servicemen. In order to restore the pensions, the Republicans proposed closing a loophole, where illegal aliens can get tax refunds for children, even if they live in another country. The IRS estimates this costing 4.2 billion a year, enough to restore the pensions. But, predictably, the democrats sided with those breaking the law against the military they loathe.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions proposed an amendment that would eliminate illegal payments to illegal aliens and would restore veteran’s pensions. The democrats were having none of that:
History books will list (if they are honest…or if they are common core) that the first female president of the United States was Valerie Jarrett. After the military intelligence located bin Laden, it was 10 months before we took him out. Why? Valerie Jarrett. Three times, she was able to make Obama stand down and not send our soldiers in. It was Hillary Clinton and a few other advisers who finally got her overruled and now bin Laden is dead.
Since taking office, Obama has seemed to have one goal in mind, bankrupting America. Rather than working to create jobs for 24 million Americans, Obama has put in place policies which kill jobs. His use of foreign companies to receive American taxpayer money is legendary and leads many people to question why these contracts are not going to American companies.
Let’s look at Obamacare. Never before in the history of America, has congress passed or a president sign into law, a bill that kills such a tremendous amount of jobs. Or turned so many full time jobs into part time ones. Implementing this plan are a Canadian company, CGI Inc, who received a contract worth nearly 100 million dollars. The software is full of “glitches” and experts say it is poorly written. But CGI has become a favorite of the Obama administration, having received a total of 1.4 billion in contracts from it.
The Associated Press-GfK survey, is out and no one has a reason to gloat, least of all President Obama, whose job approval rating has hit an all time low of 37%, while his disapproval rating rises to 53%.
The poll also shows that 62% mainly blame republicans but that about 50% say Obama and democrats in the congress share much of the blame. That seems like a contradiction. But it is easily explained. The media has decided to place the fault on the republicans and respondents give that answer automatically, but when asked to consider Obama’s and the democrat’s role in the shutdown, they place the blame on both.
Senate Democrats are expected to release their bill on the debt increase today with an increase of 1 trillion or more, so that voters won’t see another increase before they vote in 2014. The bill contains no cuts in spending. Since Obama took office in 2009, he has raised the debt by 7 trillion and this bill would take that number over 8 trillion. The bill could be released as early as today.
It is not likely such a bill would pass even in the Senate, where Republicans capitulate on a daily basis and it would fail in the House. Harry Reid and President Obama continue to play politics in hopes that it will cost Republicans the election in 2014. Government shutdowns have occurred 27 times in our country’s history, but this is the first time that any party has refused to negotiate.
The Obama administration and the Democrats have been working to force the Republicans to cave into their demands and as a result, Obama’s Justice Department, led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, decided to make it hurt even more that if a child goes missing, don’t count on the Amber Alert system to notify the public.
The Washington Examiner reported on Sunday that the Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been offline because of the government shutdown.