Dear Tommy Tuberville, United States Senator from Alabama . . .
Thank you for showing cowardly Republicans how to fight and win
It is not just the military that's in trouble
Arlington National Cemetery will be desecrated in the next few weeks
Dear Senator Tuberville,
I am a lifelong Republican and except for a few instances like President Trump, President Reagan, and today's Freedom Caucuses, I have spent most of my life DISGUSTED with cowardly Republicans who never stand up for their voters but cower and run to prevent Democrats and the fraud media from calling them names.
Your holding up military promotions over Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's immoral abortion policy1 has finally gotten their attention so go ahead and use that approach to save the whole military and Arlington National Cemetery.
There are only two things you need to do to save our military and Arlington National Cemetery.
THE FIRST is get rid of racist Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the DEI bureaucracy Biden has spent $114 million dollars entrenching in our military.2 Talk about injecting cancer into a healthy body:
For context, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (often abbreviated to DEI) promote a divisive and poisonous ideology that's dismissive of merit and discriminates based on characteristics such as skin color and sexual orientation. Individuals who qualify for a certain position due to their merits but don't meet the discriminating entity's goal of being more "diverse" are passed over in favor of those who meet the preferred identitarian standards.3
DEI and other Woke policies have obliterated the two main pipelines of recruits into the military, the first of which is the encouragement of veterans, parents, coaches and others for young people to serve.
Around 80% of recruits come from veteran families who have revered military service for generations, men and women who have served, sacrificed and often died for our country.
Many of those good people are not recommending military service because they know today's military is led by people who often advanced because they are Woke, not because they are good.
This military uses drag queens for recruiting and makes women shower with men. It is less and less merit based.
Nobody in his right mind would encourage their precious children to join an organization committed to a racist ideology where skin color counts but merit does not, which is the essence of DEI.
Until Biden, it was agreed that our military was the greatest colorblind meritocracy in history and above politics, but not today.
THE SECOND THING YOU NEED TO DO is help us save the magnificent 109 year old Confederate Reconciliation Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Over 44% of our military is recruited in the South yet Elizabeth Warren's naming commission, as part of her legislation renaming bases in the South, has slated it for demolition.
That will shred the fabric of our country and add to the recruiting crisis.
It will also desecrate Arlington National Cemetery for all time and dishonor everybody buried there.
The Wall Street Journal wrote June 30, 2023 about the Southern military tradition, which goes back to the founding of our country. Before the age of Wokeness, our military recruited easily:
by relying heavily on veterans and military families to develop the next generation of recruits, especially in the region known in the military as the “Southern Smile,” a curving region from the mid-Atlantic and down across the southern U.S.4 (bold emphasis added)
We can not allow that pipeline of patriotic Southerners to be destroyed by racist Woke ideology.
The Confederate Memorial and Confederate-associated names on the Ranger Memorial at former Fort Benning should not even be in the naming commission's remit as they claim.
Those things do not commemorate the Confederacy as Elizabeth Warren's history-falsifying legislation requires.
The Confederate Memorial commemorates the reconciliation of the United States of America after a war in which 750,000 died and a million were maimed.
The names on the Ranger Memorial represent timeless American valor, patriotism and sacrifice.
The theme of reconciliation symbolized by the Confederate Memorial is irrefutable, though it was deliberately left out of the naming commission's report to Congress and Secretary Austin.
Arlington National Cemetery, itself, said repeatedly in multiple places in its 2014 application for its Historic District to be on the National Register of Historic Places, that the Confederate Memorial commemorates the reconciliation of North and South and the reunification of our country.
The Confederate Memorial was conceived by a Union soldier later president, William McKinley, after enthusiastic Southern participation in the Spanish American War. There are 518 Confederate graves in concentric circles emanating out from the magnificent monument. About those Confederate graves, McKinley said:
. . . every soldier's grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor . . . And the time has now come . . . when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers . . . The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in this year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.
Several other presidents directly participated in the creation of the Confederate Memorial such as William Howard Taft who spoke at a UDC ceremony the evening the cornerstone was laid, and Woodrow Wilson who spoke at the dedication June 4, 1914.
Warren G. Harding sent a message of condolence to the funeral of sculptor Moses Ezekiel.
Theodore Roosevelt sent the first annual memorial wreath, starting a tradition observed by all presidents including Barack Obama.
President Obama and the others were not commemorating the Confederacy as required by Elizabeth Warren's legislation for the naming commission to have any say. They were commemorating the reconciliation of our country after the bloody war.
Veterans North and South enthusiastically supported the Confederate Memorial and also spoke at the cornerstone laying and dedication.
A hundred page book of all the participants, speeches and history was published in 1914 by the UDC and is available on Amazon. The title is: History of the Arlington Confederate Monument, by Hilary A. Herbert, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Arlington Confederate Monument Association. It is available in hardback or softcover.
Remember, those were the days of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous handshakes across the wall by the old Union and Confederate veterans.
Demolishing the Confederate Reconciliation Memorial, if it is falsely or incorrectly claimed to be within the remit of the naming commission, has to be illegal and should be the subject of Congressional action and another law suit.
There is also a serious issue of truthfulness with the naming commission's report to Congress and Secretary of Defense Austin concerning the Confederate Memorial.
Naming commission vice chair, Ty Seidule, a leftist who hates the Confederate Memorial in Arlington, admits the reconciliation theme and wrote about it in his book, Robert E. Lee and Me, though he left that critical information out of the naming commission's report to Congress, thus making that report NOT THE TRUTH.
I doubt if Austin would have approved demolishing a magnificent 109 year old monument to peace and reconciliation in our nation's most sacred burial ground if he had been given the complete history.
On page 162 of Robert E. Lee and Me, Seidule writes:
Of the thousands of monuments around the country to the Confederacy, the one in Arlington National Cemetery angers me the most. Every year, the commander in chief sends a wreath, ensuring the Confederate monument receives all the prestige of the U.S. government. That's why it riles me so much. . . .5
Seidule then admits that the Confederate Memorial stands for reconciliation:
I know both political parties and white citizens in the North and South brought the country back together after the tremendous bloodletting and destruction of the Civil War. The posts named for Confederate officers during World War I also served to knit white America back together as it fought a common foe. And it worked, but we must recognize that reconciliation came at a steep and horrifying cost. African Americans paid the price with lynching, Jim Crow segregation, and the loss of the franchise. The price for white reconciliation remains far too high. (Bold emphasis added.)6
It is absurd to say that our country should not have come back together in peace, love and patriotism, but it shows how the Woke mind works.
Elizabeth Warren and her naming commission want to dishonor "those heroic dead" whom McKinley spoke about, which also dishonors their descendants who have spilled oceans of Southern blood on battlefields across the globe for our great country.
I don't think dishonoring Southerners would be good for recruiting in the Southern Smile part of America in which 44% of our military is recruited. Is Elizabeth Warren evil or just stupid?
The 518 Confederate graves in Section 16 of Arlington National Cemetery come from 15 states on whose soil "those heroic dead" were born, nurtured and grew to manhood. Those states are the heart of Republican voting strength and power, which is why Elizabeth Warren loves dishonoring them.
Warren and her naming commission would have those 518 Southern dead facing a mangled shaft that was once a world-class monument, about whose creator art scholar Michael Robert Patterson said:
[N]o sculptor, as far as known, has ever, in any one memorial told as much history as has Ezekiel in his monument at Arlington; and every human figure in it, as well as every symbol, is in and of itself a work of art.
Leftists like Warren love to signal their virtue, though the truth is, they have none.
Elizabeth Warren lied about her ethnicity for years to game the affirmative action system (see narrative endnote below).7
New England history is not superior to Southern history.
Elizabeth Warren blames Southerners for slavery but New Englanders and especially Bostonians brought all the slaves here and made huge fortunes in the process.
New Englanders and New Yorkers were America's slave traders.
They sailed to Africa's west coast and chained poor Africans to decks inside the bowels of their scorching hot slave ships.
Poor slaves had to endure the stench of vomit, urine, feces and death cooked in oven-like heat with no ventilation for months through the Middle Passage so Elizabeth Warren's New Englanders could make money.
Boston and New York were the largest slave trading ports on earth 54 years after the slave trade was outlawed by the U.S. Constitution.
W. E. B. Du Bois in his famous book, The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870, writes that Boston, New York and Portland, Maine were the largest slave trading ports on the planet in 1862, a year into the War Between the States. They had been slave trading illegally since 1808.
Elizabeth Warren holds money-grubbing, slave-trading New Englanders above Southerners defending their homes and families from a barbaric invasion.
The North did not go to war to end slavery.
They went to war because they knew our country was going to be the premier power on earth and they wanted to control it with the votes of their larger population. Northern wealth and power depended on the North dominating the Union.
Things like the Corwin Amendment that Lincoln and the North supported, which would have left black people in slavery forever even beyond the reach of Congress, and the War Aims Resolution that stated the war was not about interfering with slavery but only preserving the Union, prove the North did not go to war to end slavery. They went to war for their own wealth and power, the same reason most countries invade other countries as the North did the South.
Dishonest historians also leave out the six slave states that fought for the North the entire war. West Virginia came into the Union as a slave state just weeks after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect.
Senator Tuberville, DEI has to be culled out of our military immediately before it destroys the pipeline of recruits who sign up because proud veterans encouraged them to sign up.
The 109 year old Confederate Reconciliation Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery can not be demolished. Americans do not destroy monuments in cemeteries to war dead and peace.
The Confederate Memorial reunited our country and opened a pipeline of patriotic Southerners to serve with relish in the United States Military, which is more important today than ever.
Current military leaders are incapable of solving our recruiting crisis because they have to obey their commander in chief who is the one that established the racist DEI Woke bureaucracy in the military.
Republicans are going to have to save our military one way or another.
You have the right approach and are effective.
Other Republicans need to follow your lead and GET IN THE GAME before it is too late.
Thank You, and God Bless America!
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Defend Arlington's recording of the 35 or so speakers on behalf of the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery that took place Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in a virtual meeting of the Remember and Explore Subcommittee of Arlington National Cemetery.
Here is a link to Defend Arlington's donation page that states:
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Defend Arlington update with link to February 28, 2023 Tucker Carlson interview with Christopher Bedford on the Confederate Reconciliation Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.
Hot off the press! Here is a link to the new 385 page PDF from Defend Arlington that flips pages as you read. It contains all the great scholarly white papers gathered up by Defend Arlington to make sure that Woke ignorance DIES at Arlington National Cemetery.
Here is a link to an informative nine minute video, "The Arlington Confederate Monument," produced by the Abbeville Institute.
Here is a link to the outstanding scholarly PDF white papers written for Defend Arlington. You can download them all with one click. Please share them far and wide, especially the letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Here is link to an excellent video refuting point by point a historically false Prager University video by Ty Seidule, who is naming commission vice chair. This one is produced by Bode Lang and entitled "The Civil War Was Not for Slavery."
Here is a link to an excellent video of a Georgia lady calling out Elizabeth Warren and her Massachusetts hypocrisy.
Here are important Southern Legal Resource Center links. SLRC mailing address is: Southern Legal Resource Center, 90 Church St., Black Mountain, NC 28711-3365.
1 Jordan Boyd, "Biden Regime, Corporate Media Blame The Military Abortion Fight They Started On Republicans," July 14, 2023, The Federalist, https://thefederalist.com/2023/07/14/biden-regime-corporate-media-blame-the-military-abortion-fight-they-started-on-republicans, accessed 7-15-23.
2 Adam Kredo, March 28, 2023, "'Once In A Generation Crisis': Vets Blame Biden's Focus on Woke Priorities for Low Military Recruitment Numbers, Biden's Pentagon has pumped around $114 million into diversity, equity, and inclusion programs," Washington Free Beacon, https://freebeacon.com/national-security/once-in-a-generation-crisis-vets-blame-bidens-focus-on-woke-priorities-for-low-military-recruitment-numbers/, accessed 7-22-23.
3 Shawn Fleetwood, June 21, 2023, "House Committee Advances Amendment Restoring Meritocracy to Military Personnel Decisions," https://thefederalist.com/2023/06/21/house-committee-advances-amendment-restoring-meritocracy-to-military-personnel-decisions/, accessed 6-22-23.
4 Ben Kesling, "The Military Recruiting Crisis: Even Veterans Don’t Want Their Families to Join,
Pentagon scrambles to retain the main pipeline for new service members as disillusioned families steer young people away," June 30, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/articles/military-recruiting-crisis-veterans-dont-want-their-children-to-join-510e1a25, accessed 6-30-23.
5 Ty Seidule, Robert E. Lee and Me, A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2020), 162.
7 Briahna Gray, October 16, 2018, "What Elizabeth Warren Still Doesn't Get," The Intercept. https://theintercept.com/2018/10/16/elizabeth-warren-dna-video-native-american-harvard/. The article includes: ". . . Warren held herself out as Native American, allowing Harvard Law School to use her as cover for its impotent diversity efforts" and:
"According to a much-cited investigation by the Boston Globe, Warren consistently checked "white" on personnel forms throughout her career, including in 1981, 1985, and 1998 while employed at the University of Texas. But in the 1986-1987 edition of the Association of American Law School's directory and eight subsequent editions, Warren listed herself as a minority. She began identifying as Native American on personnel forms three years into her post at the University of Pennsylvania. And while multiple professors have attested to the fact that Warren was considered white during the hiring process at Harvard University, in 1995 she self-identified as Native American, and the school's statistics were updated to reflect as much. Harvard recorded Warren as Native American from 1995 to 2004."