11 November 2015

Veterans Day




I didn't want Veterans Day to go by without adding my thanks to all the heroes who fought for our freedom. Truly, they do not receive the credit they deserve.

4 comments:

TJM said...

And which freedom did Lee fight for again? Was it each state's freedom to decide whether it's residents can own other people?

Bsdouglass said...

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-72/pdf/STATUTE-72-Pg133-2.pdf

Public Law 85-425
AN ACT
To increase the monthly rates of pension payable to widows and former widows
of deceased veterans of the Spanish-American War, Civil War, Indian War,
and Mexican War, and provide pensions to widows of veterans who served
in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during
the Civil War.
...
(e) For the purpose of this section, and section 433, the term
'veteran' includes a person who served in the military or naval forces
of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the
term 'active, military or naval service' includes active service in such
forces."

thetimman said...

The State's right to secede is based upon its own sovereignty and constitutional law. It simply doesn't speak to any particular position on any issue of policy. I would note though, since you mention it, that the law of the United States at the time every state seceded allowed slavery.

Pete said...

Best not let Mizzou kids see this. Oh, wait! They probably have no idea who is in the photo. You're likely safe.

I am sure you are offending some one some where, however.