Hillsborough County Confederate Monument

Hillsborough County Confederate Monument

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Hillsborough County Confederate Monument

Today is another bad news day for our American Culture. Liberal revisionists are winning battles on the front lines of the war on American culture.

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Today in Tampa, the county seat of Hillsborough County, Florida, county commissioners voted 4 – 2 to move a memorial erected near the steps of courthouse in 1911 by the United Daughters for the Confederacy. One vote was not cast because commissioner Crist was absent. During the last vote on this issue, Crist voted to keep the memorial.

Hillsborough County Confederate Monument – County Commissioners
Hillsborough County Confederate Monument County Commissioners 2017

Last month, 6/21/2017 this same issue was up for a vote by the commission. It received a 4 – 3 votes to keep the monument where it has stood since 1911. Commissioner Miller indicated that he would not let this issue go however. He brought it up again this month. In the meantime protesters have been making their position known.

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This seems to be the trend across the country as Confederate Memorials, Crosses, and other such monuments are being torn down. A futile effort to appease a minority opinion that they should be removed.

I submit to you that these decisions should be voted on by the people at large. It is the people’s money that has been spent on these memorials, and, the people’s money that will be spent to remove them.

Government bodies, and the politicians that hold the seats in these bodies, are required to do the people’s bidding. Not pander to their own political interests, and, whatever fad, or trend, that is most likely to win them votes.

Sadly there is a major attempt to rewrite our history. Whether you agree with the sentiments expressed by these monuments or not, they are the page markers of our history as a nation.

Removing them only allows those pages to be removed from the book. What better way to show how far we have come, than to be able to see where we have been.

Racism should not be celebrated, obviously. It is a reprehensible concept and practice. But to not remember our history is a path to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Modern Racism

I suggest to you now that many of the people involved in protesting things like these monuments are only engaging in a more modern form of the same disease. Racism.

If we as a nation are to get beyond the sins of our forefathers we must have a clear, undiluted, look at our history. No one alive today took part in the civil war.

There are more important and timely issues that our governments should be concerned with. We should reject these attempts to keep the divisions of the past alive. No good can come of it.

As a point of reference, there were black soldiers in the confederacy, and black slave owners at the time of the Civil War. While slave ownership was one reason for the Civil War, it wasn’t the only issue.

My second point here is that these monuments were not erected to glorify slavery. They were erected to remember those that fought and died in what is arguably the most brutal conflict that has occurred within the boundaries of the United States.

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Their service, to their respective governments, was honorable and should not be tainted by the ignorance of those that owe their life and freedoms to these brave men.

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Hillsborough County Confederate Monument – GoFundMe

Tom Skarritt spoke at the meeting today, and has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for the relocation of the monument to the Brandon Family Cemetery.

I encourage you, if you are able, to help protect our history by contributing to this fund. Monies will be used for the relocation, post relocation inspection, and ongoing maintenance of this memorial.


A Father’s Day Message to Dads Everywhere

A Father’s Day Message

Your role in raising your children has never been more important than it is today.

  • Do you want your children to live in a better world?
  • Do you want them to have safety and security?
  • Do you want them to know that they can achieve their dreams if they are willing to work for them?
  • Do you want them to know they are loved, appreciated, cherished?
  • Do you want your children to know how to treat each other and the ones they love?
  • Do you want your children to have honor, integrity, character?
  • Do you want your children to learn that it is better to give than to receive?

This is only a short list of the values that are your responsibility to teach to your children. If you want your kids to have these things in their life, it is up to you to teach them and foster their growth in these areas.

Our world today will not teach your children these values. If any of these are important to you, and you would like to see these values continue in your children’s, and their children’s lives, you must provide the foundation of these principles.

The best way to teach them, is to live by example.

Your children are watching and learning! They hear what you say, and repeat it. They see what you do, and repeat it!

Even when they are not within eyesight, or earshot, they are guided by the principles you live by! If you want your children to have honor, integrity, and character, you must be the shining, living, example of each. Teach them not only by telling them, but, by showing them!

The world around your kids is teaching them too!

But, what are the lessons they are learning? To really take a look at what the world is teaching is a scary thing, but, you must look at it! Without your guidance and example your children are being brainwashed by commercialism and led down the liar’s path of moral relativism.

The only “values” they are receiving are the “value” meals at McDonalds.

There are many people today that want to usurp your ability to teach your children wholesome values because it makes them less likely to be the sheep the system wants them to be.

This is NOT a new problem.

No, this is not a new problem, it has been happening for decades. But, if you turn a blind eye, or, do not take aggressive steps to promote appropriate values, you can be sure that more “popular” influences will dominate.

Do you think we are living in a time of peace and tranquility? Or, are we seeing an increasing rise in the level of turmoil, hate, vitriol, and division?

The Answer is Simple Dads.

A Father's Day Message

Live like your children will repeat everything you say and do! Because they will.

You are laying the foundation for your children’s’ lives. They will live by the values you teach when you show by example the importance of such things. Failure to do so will have just as great an impact.

A Father’s Day Message

I wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day!

But, I ask you, please, for the sake of your kids future, take a good look at the lessons you are teaching. Help your children to learn the things that truly matter. Your role in your raising your children has never been more important than it is today.


Dr Deb Responds to Hillary Clinton Scandals List

I want to share with you a response I got today from Dr. Deb on a post I wrote about Hillary and all her scandals. Please take a moment to read Dr Deb Responds to Hillary Clinton Scandals List.

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Hillary Clinton Scandals List

The past couple of weeks have been very intense in the political spectrum. Both major parties have had their conventions. And, nominated their choice for President of the United States. I think most people are not really happy with the choices being offered by either party. But, we feel like we have to choose. The choice will be the lesser of two evils. The party platforms are as different as night and day, as are the candidates themselves.  Certainly both candidates have skeletons in their closets. In this article we will explore the Hillary Clinton Scandals List.

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Official NFL Team Flags

Are you ready for football season? Show off your team spirit with one of our new official NFL team flags! All of these beautiful MADE IN USA flags, pennants, car flags and banners are on sale now!  Show your support for your team and save!

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Voter ID Laws or Election Fraud

One of the most important elections in our country’s history is about to take place. Why are we still debating what types of ID are legal and appropriate for voters to show?  Are we better off with voter ID laws or election fraud?

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Obama Divider in Chief

I am so sickened by our president. Obama divider in chief.

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It seems everyday there is a new comment, speech, or action by our president that leaves me shaking my head and feeling embarrassed.

He should be embarrassed that he could not control himself during a memorial service for the brave and honorable officers that gave their lives to protect the freedoms of a group of protesters.

Protesters, that at other events, had called for the death of cops.

He should be embarrassed that he would use their memorial service to continue to paint an ugly picture of our past, instead of just honoring those officers for their service.

He should be embarrassed, but, instead he leaves us embarrassed once again.

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The Peaceful Majority Are Irrelevant

Brigitte Gabriel is known for telling it like it is! I applaud her for her forthright intellectual opinion of an issue that is on the minds of everyone. Watch her lay out the facts when asked a question by a muslim young woman. Brigitte coins the phrase the peaceful majority are irrelevant.

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