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ESTES KEFAUVER

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!903-1963   Kefauver was a Tennessee Democratic Congressman from 1939 until 1949. He was a Senator from 1949 until his death from a heart attack in 1963. Kefauver came to national prominence by leading the first televised congressional investigation of organized crime in the early 1950's. He was a progressive at a time when Southern Senators were segregationist. Was also one of the few Southern senators who refused to sign the segregationist Southern Manifesto in 1956. His progressive stances on the issues put Kefauver in direct competition with E. H. Crump, the former U.S. congressman, mayor of Memphis and boss of the state's Democratic Party, when he chose to seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1948. During the primary, Crump and his allies accused Kefauver of being a "fellow traveler," and of working for the "pinkos and communists," with the stealth of a raccoon. In a televised speech given in Memphis, in which he responded to such cha…

Ben Carson's Religion - Seventh Day Adventist

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I have been baptized twice in my life. The first time was at Northside Baptist Church, Colorado Springs in 1971. The second time was with my wife and four children at Elam Road Seventh Day Adventist Church in Murfreesboro Tennessee. People mistakenly believe that the Adventists are a cult or a false religion. Walter Martin, who was a Baptist minister, declared in his 1965 book Kingdom of the Cults that the Seventh Day Adventist Church is not a cult or false religion. He does not give the church a ringing endorsement but he is at least open minded enough to recognize it as a Christian church. Although I no longer attend the Adventist church I still believe most of their doctrine. Trust me when I say that I am the last person to ever join a cult. The Adventist beliefs about heaven, hell, the state of the dead, the rapture, the law, the Sabbath and so many other things challenged me in a way that I had never been challenged before. After much Bible study, prayer, and discussion, I cou…

U.S. Army Posts Named After Confederate Officers - Should We Change Their Names?

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Fort Lee Virginia


  When Dylan Roof murdered nine innocent people in cold blood at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston South Carolina liberals exploited a tragedy in an attempt to ban the Confederate battle flag. The left was calling for not only banning the flag but destroying Confederate statues. They wanted to remove the bust of Forrest from the Tennessee State capital building, and they actually wanted to dig up his remains and move his body from Memphis. These are just a few of the things that the left wanted to do. They even wanted to change the names of the ten U.S. Army posts named after Confederate officers. These posts were named after nine generals and one colonel. Some of these generals were mediocre at best if not incompetent. The posts are Ft. Lee, Ft. A.P. Hill, Ft. Pickett, Ft. Hood, Ft. Benning, Ft. Gordon, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Polk, Ft. Rucker, and Camp Beauregard. Just for the sake of tradition alone I wouldn't change the names. The economic costs of changing the …