"He had a different way of looking at the land, the trouble at hand or any circumstance that might just come along .... and he measured his life in cedar posts and miles of barbed wire fence”.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Bangor Maine Letter To The Editor Confederates Tried To Save Nation
Mrs. Cedar's family is from Maine and I'm often surprised to find that they have a real outside looking in perspective on the rest of the nation.
Letter To Bangor Daily News:
John M. Crisp, a Tribune News Service columnist, calls President Donald Trump disingenuous in an Aug. 23 OpEd, while damning George Washington and Thomas Jefferson by faint praise and accusing Southerners in general of wanting to destroy a nation.
Crisp claims that Southern heros like Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson wanted to destroy a nation. I believe they were trying to save their own nation, which they thought President Abraham Lincoln was attempting to destroy.
The South suffered greatly during the Civil War, which was fought mostly in Southerners’ back yards, illuminated by the flames of their homes, set by Yankees intent on changing a culture forever. Southern families were murdered by white Yankees and one of the North’s heros, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, burned a swath through the South, destroying Atlanta and much of Georgia’s plantations and homes, all in the name of saving the Union. He succeeded mostly in creating a hatred of Northerners that persists today in the South.
Now I think I shall go to a favorite YouTube channel and listen to Alabama singing “Sweet Home Alabama” and “High Cotton.” I am not a Southerner, but a true Yankee. But I can see what the author of a saying meant: “American by birth; Southern by the Grace of God.”