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The Making Of A Rebel

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I can't remember exactly when or how I became interested in the Civil War. Maybe it was the pictures of the Civil War in our World Book Encyclopedias. Or the day that my mother picked me up from school and just the two of us went to see a movie called the Horse Soldiers with John Wayne and William Holden. Two of my all time favorite movie stars. The Horse Soldiers was Hollywood's version of an actual Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg campaign. Although Hollywood mostly gets it wrong when it comes to history, a movie can inspire a child's interest in the subject. Hopefully they will be inspired to seek after the truth. In Mrs. Hearn's sixth grade class, at Charlotte Park elementary, we were assigned a class project. We were allowed do it on any subject that interested us. After completion pictures would be taken and sent to a 6th grade class in South America. Mother bought me a sheet of plywood and I set it on two saw horses in the back of our class room. I cre…

The Nightmare Scenario

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Our illustrious supreme court ruled that the Obamacare subsidies are legal today. The nightmare scenario of our Founding Fathers has come to pass. We are in a perfect storm of constitutional chaos. Our government is ruled by a corrupt despot of a president who completely ignores the Constitution. A cowardly and impotent Republican Party who refuses to stand up to him on all fronts. An activist supreme court that makes law up out of thin air. Of course it all works for the good of Obama and to the detriment of our country. The Founding Fathers gave us a system of checks and balances for a reason. For just such times as we are living yet there are no checks and balances. All we are left with is tyranny. The Founding Fathers have no clout with Obama and the Democrats. They were just evil white men who either owned slaves or condoned slavery. To these Communists running our government they are irrelevant. Yes, I believe that they are Communist. That is if your not too apathetic do a lit…

What If They Gave A Race War And Nobody Came?

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As gospel singers my brother Mark and I have visited many different black churches over the years. No matter what church we attended the people were always very friendly and they bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. Many times we were the only white faces in the church. One of the sweetest and most authentic Christian ladies that I have ever known was Mrs. Sally Hicks who frequently invited us to sing at special church events and homecomings. I have to believe that Dylan Roof was warmly welcomed into that church by the very people that he later killed. How could he be received with such warmth and an hour later shoot them down in cold blood?  I can't imagine someone being that heartless. On top of that the victims family members faced this punk only hours after the shooting and God was glorified because they had the strength to forgive this guy. I question whether I could have that kind of faith. This is the difference from Christianity and all other religions in my vie…

GUN GRABBERS AND HATE CRIMES

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Gun grabbers are so predictable. Never let a crisis like the Charleston Church shooting go to waste, huh Barack. If ever there was a situation that cries out for doing away with gun free zones it is this shooting. Where is it written that you can't carry a gun with you to church? If one or more people in this congregation had been packing this boy could have been stopped. At the very least they could have minimized the damage. Without guns they allowed themselves to be a target rich environment.
The media began calling this a hate crime before they had any facts. When someone walks into a predominately white church, a Buddhist temple,a mosque, synagogue, or a black church and starts wasting people, that is worthy of the death penalty in my view. At the very least a life sentence without parole. What difference does it make if this guy killed these people because he is a white supremacist, a psycho, ISUS, or a radical environmentalist wacko? Innocent people are still dead. If a ju…

Enough

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America is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. What is up, is down, and what is down, is up. Right is wrong and wrong is right. The left is fundamentally changing America by religiously following the Saul Alinsky playbook. They can get away with it because there is no opposition party representing the interests of right thinking Americans. Personally I have been fed up for a long time. I have made the threat since 2000 that I would not vote for another Republican presidential candidate until a valid conservative was nominated. Conservatives such as myself have been enablers far too long. I always vote for the loser progressive Republican candidate using the worn out logic that at least he will be better than the even bigger loser Democratic candidate. I swear on my mothers grave this time that the cycle will end for me in 2016. I will never again vote for a Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, John McCain, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, or Mitt Romney kind of Republican. I…

The Frogge Family

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My maternal grandmother was Ella Belle Frogge. Everyone called her Belle. The Frogge family is by far the most colorful and I have found a wealth of information about them. The name Frogge is Scottish. The original spelling was Froedge. I have traced the family back to the Wallace Clan in Scotland but I haven't been able to trace them directly to the Sir William Wallace of Braveheart fame. I believe that my family was closely related to William Wallace because most of them came from Wallace's hometown of Elderslie Renfrewshire Scotland. Sir William was born in 1308 and I have traced my line of Wallace's all the way back to 1117. John Wallace was a contemporary of Sir William Wallace and was born in 1315. I have found three Sir William Wallace's in my line that were born after Braveheart's death. Maybe this is why I value liberty. It is in my blood.

  Colonel John Frogge was born in Aberdeen Scotland sometime in 1709. He traveled to America and would die in Bath…