FK – What our ancestors did when they came to this continent was invent a new form of empire. A few of them insisted on a Bill of Rights to force the federal government to acknowledge our natural born rights all of which are based upon the most basic right any creature possesses, the right to fight back. The Bill of Rights is what makes us ‘exceptional.’
Robert E. Lee should be remembered because he did his duty, he fought for his country, against ‘common sense,’ against what would have been a stellar military career with the Yankee empire.
Oh for such men today.
FK – From the movie ‘Gods and Generals‘:
FK – “…challenging our central government…” Did ya’ catch that?
“With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword…..” Lee in a letter to his sister, April 20, 1861