Monday, November 28, 2011

Prophetic words of wisdom from General Patick Cleburne

Mural of General Patrick Cleburne,
Wright Plaza, Cleburne, Texas
Quote from  Patrick Cleburne; a Major General of the Confederate States of America during the War for Southern Independence:

"Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late...

"It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by  Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision...

"It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all that our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties."

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