Federal Judge Rules Against Alabama… Again

Federal Judges have once again struck down Alabamian law. This time it was against the “Alabama Women’s Health and Safety Act,” which required abortionists to have admitting privileges (like all other doctors) to local hospitals in order to perform abortions. Federal District Judge Myron Thompson not only halted the law by a lift of his finger, but insulted protestors opposed to his decision, crying that they “threaten economic destruction” and “violence” (amazing how a man promoting the disgusting practice of abortion harps against Christian sidewalk counselors like they are terrorists).

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Federal Judge Myron Thompson cares nothing for Alabama.

Judge Thompson is a liberal poster child with a history of aggressiveness against Alabama and her people. Thompson was the second African judge to be appointed to his district, gaining that position in 1980 by way of Federal President Jimmy Carter. He has been lauded by liberals for his “rulings” which “dramatically changed how Alabama treats its employees and most vulnerable citizens.” Yellowhammer News calls Thompson “a long-time AEA ally who’s widely considered one of the most liberal judges in the state.” Thompson is best known for his ruling against Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2002 case Glassroth v. Moore, which resulted in the removal of a Ten Commandments display from the Alabama Judicial Building.

In his typically weak-kneed counter, Governor Bentley said he was “extremely disappointed by today’s ruling.” While invoking the Sanctity of life, Gov. Bentley actually compromised on the issue, maintaining that abortions should only be done as a last possible effort to save the life of the mother.” In effect, rather than telling off the forces of evil and invoking both God and country (Alabama), the Governor has allowed the abortionists to “keep one foot in the door.” With abortion, there is no middle ground. It is never the answer.

Only leaders unafraid to answer their foes with clear, concise, and unflinching resolve will carry the day. Nullification, not subjugation, is the answer.

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The South and the Hapsburgs

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of that Loyal Son of the Church, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The House of Hapsburg (technically Hapsburg-Lorraine), as a ruling entity, would fail under the reign of Bl. Karl I four years later. While not obvious at first, the South does have connections to the Hapsburgs. It came during 1863, when Ferdinand Maximilian, younger brother to Kaiser Franz Joseph, accepted the crown offered him by Mexican nobles and the French Emperor Napoleon III. He ascended to the throne as Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico.

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Abraham Lincoln was well aware of the bulwark-that-could-be that was Mexico. Writing General Grant 3 months before Maximilian’s acceptance of the Mexican crown, Lincoln stated:

I see by a despatch of yours that you incline quite strongly towards an expedition against Mobile. This would appear tempting to me also, were it not that in view of recent events in Mexico, I am greatly impressed with the importance of re-establishing the national (Yankee) authority in Western Texas as soon as possible.

Maximilian, as one observer noted, had his sympathies (much like Bl. Pope Pius IX) with the South:

Maximilian expressed the warmest possible interest in the Confederate cause. He said he considered it identical with that of the new Mexican Empire … that he was particularly desirous that his sentiments upon this subject should be known to the Confederate President.

And Mexico would be a source trouble for the North-  not as great as it might have been, especially if the war had been prolonged, but still one that caused irritation for the Federals and limited refuge for the South. One liberal writer of the time stated that

… the Arch-duke Maximilian… firmly believes it is his divine mission to destroy the dragon of democracy and re-establish the true church, the Right Divine, and all sorts of games. Poor young man!

The nearness of an Imperial power, feuding with the Jacobin revolutionaries of the same cloth as Lincoln, could not be tolerated by the North. But the ongoing war of subjugation against the South and it’s Indian allies caused little action to be taken against Maximilian.

At our war’s end, Emperor Maximilian invited defeated Southerners to settle in Mexico. This group in the Confederate Diaspora included such individuals as the world-renown Commodore Matthew Maury and Generals Sterling Price and John B. Magruder.  These and others set up Southern enclaves in Mexico and readily served the Emperor, with General Magruder notably becoming a Major General in Maximilian’s army. Commodore Maury became a commissioner in the Imperial Service and was instrumental in creating the Carlotta Colony (near Veracruz) for Dixians.

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But with the fall of one enemy, the Yankees, “a traditionless and a homeless race,” began to look towards new conquests. Their icy stare met the Empire of Mexico, which flew in the face of the egalitarian and Jacobin principles.  As the official U.S. Department of State almost proudly notes,

As the Confederacy collapsed, U.S. leaders were able to shift resources to resisting French intervention in Mexico and to deploy troops along the Texas-Mexico border. …

U.S. Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Philip Henry Sheridan…. began covert support of Juárez along the Texas-Mexico border. By then, the intervention in Mexico had grown unpopular with the French public, and was an increasing drain on the French treasury. On January 31, 1866, Napoleon III ordered the withdrawal of French troops, to be conducted in three stages from November 1866 to November 1867. Seward, who had earlier been more cautious, warned the Austrian Government against replacing French troops with its own forces, and the threat of war convinced the Austrian government to refrain from sending Maximilian reinforcements. Without European support, Maximilian was unable to retain power. His capture by Mexican forces, court-martial, and sentence to be executed, marked the end of direct European intervention in Mexico. Seward hoped that U.S. support for Juárez would improve relations with Mexico, but as part of Seward’s broader strategy of U.S. expansion, he hoped that the improved relations would eventually convince Mexico to join the United States.

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That Juarez and Lincoln were similar there is no doubt. Some have even hailed Juarez as the “Mexican Lincoln,” the defender of democracy, liberty, and consolidation. Throughout the struggle the Yankee government continued to recognise the liberal Republicans as being legitimate and covertly supplied them with arms. As Texas was conquered, Federal troops were brought to the border as a show of might to frighten the French into retreat. With a looming American-Franco War, Napoleon III did just that and withdrew his forces from Mexico.

 

Those Southerners which did not flee following the French withdrawal met sad fates, as was the case of the Tuxpan Colony. A settlement of a few hundred, it was summarily destroyed by the U.S.-backed Republican forces following the murder of the Emperor Maximilian:

       The colony was destroyed almost overnight. The air thick with dust and smoke, the flames from their huts leaping skyward, the gunfire deafening them, Tuxpan’s terrified immigrants attempted escape by sea. With few weapons, supplies, and practically no earthworks, the Tuxpan colonist grimly dug hasty defenses along the beaches. Their only hope was to put up a delaying action while they prepared an escape in their pest-ridden, leaky old scows. The situation became progressively more desperate. Some of the boats on which the Confederates hoped to escape were captured by hostile natives who put the colonists to the torch and threw their corpses into the ocean.

 

John Foster, in his “Maximilian and his Mexican Empire,” illustrates Yankee-thought on the Hapsburg Mexican Empire. It can be quickly summed up as, “democracy is good, kings are bad, and the United States is the ‘City on a Hill.'” Interestingly, he does provide insight into what possibly could have been, and what indeed did occur:

There was only one possible contingency which could have made the Maximilian Empire a success, and that was the triumph of the Southern Confederacy and an alliance offensive and defensive between these two new governments, supported by their active sympathy of the European monarchies. But fortunately the Southern rebellion and the European intervention were disastrous failures, and the two sister republics, emerging from the terrible conflict of fire and blood, have each placed in the foundation principles of their governmental edifice a corner-stone omitted by the patriots who gained their independence and which brought untold evils upon their descendents, freedom to the slave and religious enfranchisement to the citizen.

Should the South ever embrace monarchy as a form of government, it need look no further than that loyal and noble line that is the House of Hapsburg.

 

Morning in Montgomery

Following the removal of the ‘SECEDE’ sign, St. Andrew’s News took the opportunity to visit Montgomery, our Capitol. Despite all the misfortune that has befallen it, it still remains a very handsome city, specifically in the downtown government and river districts. The Museum of Alabama, also known as the Archives, has many wonderful collections on display in a very grande building.

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A pine tree ring, estimated to have lived from before the French Landing of AD 1702 until 1992.

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A French (reproduction?) cannon c. 1710, with foot for scale.

 

More articles displayed from the early Spanish and French would have been appreciated, but limited space probably forbids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A real treat- William Lowndes Yancey’s pistol, gloves, wallet, and sash displayed to the public. The museum did a fair job of having the fire-eater’s concerns represented.

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The two sashes read: “The Union with the Constitution – not without,” and “We honor and love Hon. W. L. Yancey, the Defender of the South.”

 

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A quote on Yankee “Reconstruction.” Of all the exhibits this seemed to be the shortest and least represented.

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The pen was used by Governor Oates to sign the 1901 Alabama Constitution.

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Alabamian “dough-boy” uniform during the Federal intervention in the Great War.

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Alabamian Uniforms as Federal soldiers during the Second Great War.

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The Bible used to swear in President Jefferson Davis and every Alabama Governor since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alabama flag which went to the moon.

 

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A beautiful sculpture of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, by G. Moretti. Finished in 1904. Alabama marble.

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Interestingly, a Saint regularly visited St. John the Baptist.

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Built in 1913.

Just a short walk from the Archives is a beautiful Spanish-styled parish, St. John the Baptist. Unfortunately the building was locked, so we could not go in to pray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop was the Old Capitol Building.

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The spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America.

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Looking out from the spot.

 

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The Capitol Dome-very reminiscent of the Cupola of St. Peter’s.

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President Jefferson Davis before the Capitol Building.

 

 

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Confederate monument on the North side of the Capitol Building.

 

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Anyone denigrating our people should visit the Capitol and see firsthand the history, culture, and civilisation our forefathers have built.

Is the New Generation Savvy?

Not enough young people are signing on to the pyrami- er, ponz-, well, “redistributive, egalitarian, fun, go-lucky care-bear wonderland” that is the Affordable Care Act:

The new private health plans available under Obamacare drew in fewer young and healthy Americans than needed for the administration to make healthcare reform a market success in the first wave of enrollment, an official report showed on Monday….Younger enrollees tend to be healthy and are needed to help offset the cost of covering older, sicker consumers, because Obamacare prohibits insurers from charging sick people higher rates and limits the cost premium they can assign to older policyholders.

Wow. You mean only low-lifes and welfarians signed up for the socialist-style Obamacare? Utterly amazing. Even while ramping up the costs for insurance companies in an attempt to suck off buyers, they’re still having difficulty.

A federal mandate. That’s what it will take to keep these enemies-of-the-state from tanking an otherwise beautiful project.

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Federal Army Reminds: South “Enemy of U.S.”

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The U.S. Army college Carlisle Barracks is considering removing paintings of Southern Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from its grounds. The reason given is very clear, according to the college spokeswoman:

(O)ne person has questioned why we would honor individuals who were enemies of the United States Army…

And a point is being made. Hanging portraits of great men like Lee and Jackson in a Federal war college is something of an irony. Those great Southern heroes’ lives were given in service to the South, specifically Virginia, which the Federal Government overran and effectively raped. It would be equivalent to the Bolsheviks hanging portraits of the Romanovs.

But the proposed removal of the paintings would not be out of guilt over their invasions. Opposition to the Federal government (firmly in the control of the Northern States) is secular blasphemy. And, in that regard, Lee and Jackson are two arch-fiends.

While megaliths to Lincoln are permitted and promoted, our heroes must forever remain unseen.

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Alabama doesn’t understand slavery.

“We don’t talk very much in this state about slavery,” said the director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an organisation dedicated to “examin(ing) today’s history through the lens of America’s racial history.”

The EJI has obviously never attended public schooling, watched television, or read a newspaper in Alabama. Slavery is a mainstay in the minds of all. From Presidents to Priests, slavery is mentioned continually.

But the EJI is right in a way. Slavery does still exist. Southern Nationalists acknowledge that slavery still exists. And it is slavery in the South. But it is not slavery by the South, but the enslavement of the South to the Federal government in what Lysander Spooner called “political slavery.” Southerners, specifically Alabamians, have been denigrated and denounced by the same government that invaded our homes one hundred fifty years ago. We have been denied our dealings, defamed in our past, and opposed in everything for which we stand. Especially today, when the overlords of Washington D.C. are open about outright displacement of our people, the masses need to understand slavery.

They need to understand that the chains are already about their necks.

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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1862

From the Rebellionblog.

 President-Jefferson-Davis

To the People of the Confederate States of America:

 “Once more upon the plains of Manassas have our armies been blessed by the Lord of Hosts with a triumph over our enemies. It is my privilege to invite you once more to His footstool, not now in the garb of fasting and sorrow, but with joy and gladness, to render thanks for the great mercies received at His hand. A few months since, and our enemies poured forth their invading legions upon our soil. They laid waste our fields, polluted our altars and violated the sanctity of our homes. Around our capital they gathered their forces, and with boastful threats, claimed it as already their prize.

 The brave troops which rallied to its defense have extinguished these vain hopes, and, under the guidance of the same almighty hand, have scattered our enemies and driven them back in dismay. Uniting these defeated forces and the various armies which had been ravaging our coasts with the army of invasion in Northern Virginia, our enemies have renewed their attempt to subjugate us at the very place where their first effort was defeated, and the vengeance of retributive justice has overtaken the entire host in a second and complete overthrow.

 To this signal success accorded to our arms in the East has been graciously added another equally brilliant in the West. On the very day on which our forces were led to victory on the Plains of Manassas, in Virginia, the same Almighty arm assisted us to overcome our enemies at Richmond, in Kentucky. Thus, at one and the same time, have two great hostile armies been stricken down, and the wicked designs of their armies been set at naught.

 In such circumstances, it is meet and right that, as a people, we should bow down in adoring thankfulness to that gracious God who has been our bulwark and defense, and to offer unto him the tribute of thanksgiving and praise. In his hand is the issue of all events, and to him should we, in an especial manner, ascribe the honor of this great deliverance.

 Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, do issue this, my proclamation, setting apart Thursday, the 18th day of September inst., as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people, and more especially for the triumph of our arms at Richmond and Manassas; and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to meet on that day at their respective places of public worship, and to unite in rendering thanks and praise to God for these great mercies, and to implore Him to conduct our country safely through the perils which surround us, to the final attainment of the blessings of peace and security.

 Given under my hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this fourth day of September, A.D.1862.”

 JEFFERSON DAVIS