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LETTER: Many Things Chip Away At America's Important Foundations

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This is an editorial that I wrote to the Daily News Journal and it was printed on  8-26-13
  Every single day I hear something else that has happened to chip away at the foundations of our American culture, faith, and political system. The scourge of political correctness is a cancer in our society. We are under assault by groups like the Muslim Brotherhood who are insidiously working to gradually overwhelm American society from within. The homosexuals, a group of people that represent less than 2 percent of the American people are winning victory after victory in our courts and legislatures. Through academia, secondary education and pop culture our children and young people are indoctrinated to be more accepting of the homosexual lifestyle. Illegal immigrants are threatening the health of our economic system, medical system, criminal system, educational system, and absolutely nothing is being done to secure our borders. Atheists, who are also a small minority wield great power thwar…

118th Security Police Flight / Weapons Training In Tullahoma / 1988

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The Great Nashville Train Wreck of 1918

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The worst train wreck in American history occurred on July 9, 1918 in Nashville Tennessee. It happened on Dutchman's Curve near present day White Bridge road in West Nashville. Two trains of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad slammed head-on into each other carrying a large number of predominately black workers that worked at the Old Hickory munitions plant. The west bound train hit a train carrying workers from Memphis killing 101 people. World War One was raging in Europe and as a result of this wreck electronic signals would be used on all railroads instead of hand signals. My grandfather Marcellus Brown was born in 1889 and he told me stories about this wreck. Granddaddy said that recovery workers were picking up peoples heads and placing them in buckets. He was a railroad man himself along with many of the men in my family. Granddaddy was a blacksmith on the Tennessee Central Railroad. My great grandfather John C. Frogge was shop foreman there until his deat…

Oprah Winfrey Validates An Angry Black Man

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Although I have had differences of opinion with Oprah Winfrey over the years I always had tremendous respect for her accomplishments and I was proud of the fact that she was a fellow graduate of East Nashville High School. I graduated in 1968 and she graduated in 1971. I lost much of my respect for her when she threw her support behind Barrack Obama in the 2008 campaign. I have never been opposed to the idea of electing a black president. Matter of fact I have championed the idea because I thought it was long past due to break the color barrier and I hoped for the opportunity to vote for a black president. Not because he was black, but that he was both black and the best choice for president and stood for my conservative principles. My black friends thought I was crazy when I would predict that a black person would be elected in my lifetime but I always thought that the candidate would be a conservative. The reason I didn't believe that the first black president would be a libe…

General Joshua Sill

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This is from the latin library .com

JOSHUA W. SILL (1831-1862)

  Joshua W. Sill was born December 6, 1831, in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Sill, who had resided there since the year 1814. Joshua's early education was obtained largely from his father, who took the time from his legal practice to instruct his son in the basic subjects. Joshua was an apt pupil and before reaching adulthood he mastered many of the difficult sciences and achieved particular skill in Mathematics. He was also proficient in Latin and Greek and was conversant with English and French literature. Although his father desired him to study law, he was, at his own request, appointed in 1849 the U.S. Military Academy, from the Chillicothe Congressional, district. During his four years at West Point he ranked among the best scholars and graduated third in his class Upon graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Ordnance and his first assignment was at the Watervliet Arsenal,…

The American Justice System And The State Of Race In America

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Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams in Defense of the British Soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre.



  I will never forget the way that I felt the day that O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. It wasn't so much that a murderer had gotten away scot free as it was the reaction of the black people where I worked. I was at Bridgestone in Lavergne and the verdict came in while we were on our break. Bridgestone is a big place and the machines were down. I was taking my break on my machine when I heard a gigantic cheer go up all over the plant from black people overjoyed by the verdict. When I watched the news later the reaction among blacks nationwide was similar to the reaction of blacks at Bridgestone. Whites on the other hand, like myself, were dismayed. There was a sense of outrage that a cold blooded …