America's Second Civil War

Pat Buchanan
Posted: Aug 18, 2017 12:01 AM

"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."

So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial "The Oxford History of the American People" in 1965.

First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her.

This veneration of Lee, wrote Richard Weaver, "appears in the saying attributed to a Confederate soldier, 'The rest of us may have ... descended from monkeys, but it took a God to make Marse Robert.'"

Growing up after World War II, this was accepted history.

Yet, on the militant left today, the name Lee evokes raw hatred and howls of "racist and traitor." A clamor has arisen to have all statues of him and all Confederate soldiers and statesmen pulled down from their pedestals and put in museums or tossed onto trash piles.

What has changed since 1965?

It is not history. There have been no great new discoveries about Lee.

What has changed is America herself. She is not the same country. We have passed through a great social, cultural and moral revolution that has left us irretrievably divided on separate shores.

And the politicians are in panic.

Two years ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the giant statues of Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson on Richmond's Monument Avenue "parts of our heritage." After Charlottesville, New York-born-and-bred McAuliffe, entertaining higher ambitions, went full scalawag, demanding the statues be pulled down as "flashpoints for hatred, division, and violence."

Who hates the statues, Terry? Who's going to cause the violence? Answer: The Democratic left whom Terry must now appease.

McAuliffe is echoed by Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate in November to succeed McAuliffe. GOP nominee Ed Gillespie wants Monument Avenue left alone.

The election is the place to decide this, but the left will not wait.

In Durham, North Carolina, our Taliban smashed the statue of a Confederate soldier. Near the entrance of Duke University Chapel, a statue of Lee has been defaced, the nose broken off.

Wednesday at dawn, Baltimore carried out a cultural cleansing by taking down statues of Lee and Maryland Chief Justice Roger Taney who wrote the Dred Scott decision and opposed Lincoln's suspension of the right of habeas corpus.

Like ISIS, which smashed the storied ruins of Palmyra, and the al-Qaida rebels who ravaged the fabled Saharan city of Timbuktu, the new barbarism has come to America. This is going to become a blazing issue, not only between but within the parties.

For there are 10 Confederates in Statuary Hall in the Capitol, among them Lee, Georgia's Alexander Stephens, vice president to Jefferson Davis, and Davis himself. The Black Caucus wants them gone.

Mount Rushmore-sized carvings of Lee, Jackson and Davis are on Stone Mountain, Georgia. Are they to be blasted off?

There are countless universities, colleges and high schools like Washington & Lee named for Confederate statesmen and soldiers. Across the Potomac from D.C. are Jefferson Davis Highway and Leesburg Pike to Leesburg itself, 25 miles north. Are all highways, streets, towns and counties named for Confederates to be renamed? What about Fort Bragg?

On every Civil War battlefield, there are monuments to the Southern fallen. Gettysburg has hundreds of memorials, statues and markers. But if, as the left insists we accept, the Confederates were traitors trying to tear America apart to preserve an evil system, upon what ground do Democrats stand to resist the radical left's demands?

What do we do with those battlefields where Confederates were victorious: Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville?

"Where does this all end?" President Trump asked.

It doesn't. Not until America's histories and biographies are burned and new texts written to Nazify Lee, Jackson, Davis and all the rest, will a newly indoctrinated generation of Americans accede to this demand to tear down and destroy what their fathers cherished.

And once all the Confederates are gone, one must begin with the explorers, and then the slave owners like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison, who seceded from slave-free Britain. White supremacists all.

Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay of Kentucky and John Calhoun must swiftly follow.

Then there are all those segregationists. From 1865 to 1965, virtually all of the great Southern senators were white supremacists.

In the first half of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson and FDR carried all 11 states of a rigidly segregationist South all six times they ran, and FDR rewarded Dixie by putting a Klansman on the Supreme Court.

While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers?

In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?

Source: https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2017/08/18/americas-second-civil-war-n2370179

Boston Free Speech Rally & Protests - 8/19/2017

It was a "set up" in Charlottesville

Published on Aug 19, 2017

This guy telling it straight! It was a "set up" in Charlottesville.
6 Charter buses, same company, back to back in an alley.

The United States is brewing a bigger conflict, missing only a fuse

查尔斯·莱恩Charles Ryan 

an ordinary American

At about 11:40 am on the morning of August 12, the first amendment to the US Constitution came to an end.

There is no funeral march, no lengthy epitaph, no newspaper for it to board an obituary, no one at the grave for her to say good words.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe fired a shot at the core of the American way of life.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, picture from the network

People always think that the first amendment gives freedom of expression freely, even if the content of the expression is unpopular, and even sounds offensive or rude. People often say, "I do not agree with you, but I swear to defend your right to speak."

In the past, many people agree that this is our law to defend the values. But in recent months, the situation is changing. Scholars have repeatedly stressed that if some of the specific words together, and then thrown out to attack others, will be regarded as "hate speech (hate speech)". And they pushed through a large number of laws to protect the poor and the weak from such attacks.

When a group of different white people gathered in Charlottesville (Charlottesville), their intention is only to protest the city of Charlottesville to tear down the statue of General Robert Lee. General Lee was one of the leaders of the Confederation. These protesters believe that the city government collusion with the parties to tear down the statue just to achieve a purpose, that is to destroy the identity of the white.

The event organizers carefully studied the city government, the state government and even the federal red tape, with the support of the American Civil Liberties Union to win a lawsuit. They also plan to publish a series of speeches and parade.

Unfortunately, the speeches and the demonstrations were not realized, and they were destroyed by the people who claimed to be anti-fascist (Antifa). Antifa and a group of liberal joint operations, at 10 am on the influx of the original planned parade. After the occupation of the venue, began to defend the defenders of the general abuse of Li, and even the defenders throw items and even urine.

The rally in the opposition to demolish the statue, the picture comes from the network

At 11:40, before the planned march began, the governor declared that the confrontation in Charlottesville was defined as state state of emergency and that military martial law began in the area. To know that the governor had supported the demands of these people.

After the announcement of the state of emergency, the police quickly approach, will gather to disperse, forcing participants to give up their rally has not yet begun, trampling their position, hurt their personal property. Many people did not expect the governor to be capricious, so was arrested.

This is a perfect case of "heckler's veto". The so-called questioner veto, that is, when you do not agree with the speaker's point of view, you use some "means" to let them mute.

In Charlottesville, Antifa and the liberals seized the protesters' reservation site, violating the rights of the protesters to express their personal views by means of violence.This torn the American utopian lies. Indeed, some protesters are extremist, and their words and deeds are both provocative and controversial. But Antifa appearance is certainly the main reason leading to the situation out of control.

Governor McAuliffe unilaterally engaged in democratic protests and prevented people from expressing different opinions. This trampling on the spirit of the Constitution in our government to exercise authority!

The slogan of the Washington Post is the death of democracy in the dark. On August 12, our country appeared dark, and democracy had gone on the way to death.

So what will this conflict go from? Neither side wants to retreat. National Socialism traditionalist workers' party leader Helmachbach declared that this was not the end, it was only the beginning. He has made it clear that we will not retreat and have been planning a greater parade.

National Socialist Traditional Workers' Party Leader Heimbach, picture from the network

The United States is gradually becoming a battlefield, a variety of ideologies will usher in a decisive battle, this war will determine the country's future.

Once the struggle will return, nationalism, Marxism, the protection of tradition, the revolutionary movement ... ... everyone is guessing in the end who will win. The leftists grew up under the cover of media, academia and various interest groups. The right-wing groups inherited the glorious traditions of the fathers, and formed militia groups in various places. The winner can reshape the country with his own ideology. Who do not know who will win the final victory.

But one thing is yes, that is, the constitution is dead. When a great thing happens, a lot of people are not aware of it. But after a few years later people look back, you will find the first in Charlottesville quietly fell to the ground. And the death of the Constitution will undoubtedly affect the future of the United States and the international situation for decades.





弗吉尼亚州长Terry McAuliffe向美国生活方式的核心精神开了一枪。

弗吉尼亚州长Terry McAuliffe,图片来自网络


在过去,人们多多少少都认同这就是我们的法律所要捍卫的价值观。但是最近几个月,事态正在发生改变。学者们反复强调,如果把一些特定的单词拼在一起,然后扔出去攻击别人,就会被视为“仇恨言论(hate speech)”。而他们推动通过了大量法律,来保护穷人和弱者免受这种言论的攻击。


活动组织者仔细研究了市政府、州政府甚至联邦的繁文缛节,在美国公民自由联盟(American Civil Liberties Union)的支持下赢得了一场官司。他们还计划发表一系列的演讲并发动游行。





这是一个“质问者否决权(heckler's veto)”的完美案例。所谓质问者否决权,就是当你不认同发言者的观点时,你就用一些“手段”让他们静音。









Fairfax County School Board At-Large Member Special Election Candidate Forum 2017, sponsored by LWV Fairfax, Fairfax County Council of PTAs, and the McLean Citizens Association

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The MCA, the League of Women Voters and the Fairfax County Council of PTAs host a candidate forum for the Fairfax County School Board special election. The public is invited.

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(8/10/2017 @EC)

转一段 Chris Grisafe 对 AP racial quota 的看法:"There's a lot at stake in this election, including our county's merit-based system. The seemingly increasing articles I am seeing about discrimination thru racial balancing in magnet/AP schools is concerning. I have twin half sisters who are half Chinese and are currently 9 years old. They already take their studies seriously and work hard to do well. My step mom makes a concerted effort to ensure they prioritize education and studying. To think they could be prevented from achieving their educational goals on the basis of race, regardless of their preparation, is maddening". 

(8/10/2017 @Mike)

(8/8/2017 @ping) 

"中午到Government Center 去投票,看到门口一个老头给共和党站台."

(8/8/2017 @ping) 

"我们两个都投了,很简单,到Government Center, 填一张表,说明为什么提前投就可以了 我们是477和478。"


Fairfax County School Board At-Large

Special Election Tuesday, August 29th!

The Fairfax County School Board must stay focused on its primary mission –

to provide a high-quality education that prepares all students for higher education,

the modern workforce, and becoming successful, responsible citizens!


Chris Grisafe will focus on protecting excellence in our classrooms!

Strong academic rigor for our students

Fair class sizes

Respecting parents

Supporting teachers

Honoring accountability of our taxpayer dollars



You can vote one of the following three ways:


You can vote TODAY for Chris Grisafe if you can’t get to the polls on Election Day.

Bring your I.D. and come vote “Absentee In-Person” at:

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22035

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm; Thu, 8 am - 7 pm

Saturday, August 26th: 9 am - 5 pm (last day to vote Absentee In-Person)


Request an Absentee ballot by Tuesday, August 22nd at 5 pm to vote by mail.

Go to https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Complete your personal information, click ‘I want to apply for absentee voting’ and follow instructions to receive an Absentee ballot in the mail.

Once your ballot arrives, please complete and return via mail to the Elections Office at P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038 (allowing up to 9 days) OR drop your ballot off in person at the Fairfax County Government Center.


Election Day is Tuesday, August 29th

Vote for Chris Grisafe at your regular polling location from 6 am - 7 pm.

Find your polling location at: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PollingPlaceLookup

Please ask your friends, colleagues, church members and family to vote for Chris Grisafe!

Website: www.ChrisGrisafeForSchoolBoard.com

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(7/21/2017 @EC) "Great meeting last night. Got some signs back. Let me know if you'd like one. Otherwise I will put them out to the streets."

Chris Grisafe for School Board Update!

Posted on July 17, 2017

Early voting has started! We need your vote to save the seat! You can vote early in person at the Government Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday August 26th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, located at:

12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22035

To Vote Absentee by Mail

Request an absentee ballot here: Once recieved, complete your ballot and place in mail no later than Friday, August 25th to reach the elections board by election day, August 29th!

Voting on Election Day, August 29, 2017

Your regular polling location will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you are unsure where to vote on election day click here! 

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Chris Grisafe

for Fairfax County School Board at-Large

National Security Professional  ◦  Veteran ◦  Passionate Volunteer

Special Election to Be Held August 29 to Fill Vacant School Board Seat

Meet and Greet Chris Grisafe 

Chris Grisafe: 
I am running for Fairfax County School Board at-Large because I want to protect the excellence in our schools. "

Chris Grisafe: "
FCPS must continue to provide a high-quality education that prepares all students for the modern workforce, higher education, and the pursuit of responsible citizenship. We must empower and educate our students for success and meaningful lives."

Chris Grisafe: 
Excellence in our school system directly impacts the success of our community and I know from personal experience the impact that quality schools can have in the lives of children."

Chris Grisafe: "
I now seek to serve and give back to create for students more opportunities like those I've been fortunate enough to encounter along the way!"

​I would be honored to have your support and your vote.
- Chris

For More Information, Contact: Chris Grisafe Campaign


Fairfax Democrats Endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board At-Large

A special election will be held on August 29th, 2017 for an At-Large (countywide) Member of the Fairfax County School Board to fill a vacancy.

The members of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee voted on June 23rd to endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board At-Large.  We thank all the candidates and members who participated in the process.  Keys-Gamarra will enjoy our full support going into the August 29 special election.

Source: http://www.fairfaxdemocrats.org/2017/06/01/endorsement-of-at-large-school-board-member-for-2017-special-election/

Posted on June 22, 2017

Contact: Steve Buckingham


Fairfax County Republican Committee Endorsement of Chris Grisafe for School Board At-Large

Last night at FCRC’s monthly meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to endorse Chris Grisafe for the vacant Fairfax County School Board At-Large seat, previously held by Jeanette Hough. Both Jeanette and sitting School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz spoke highly of Chris. Chris expressed his sincere gratitude and spoke about how eager he was to get to work to improve the lives of every child and parent in the county through a better school system.

After the endorsement, FCRC Chairman Matt Ames said, “I’ve known Chris for many years, and he will be an outstanding School Board member.  He will bring the same kind of respectful, courteous, and effective questioning of the status quo that Jeanette Hough exemplified.  Chris knows from his own life experience the value of a strong education, and he is determined to make sure that the Fairfax County Public Schools continue to live up to their reputation.”


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Source: http://fairfaxgop.org/

(Fairfax, VA) Special Election to Be Held August 29 to Fill Vacant School Board Seat

Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce D. White has authorized a special election to fill the School Board seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeanette Hough, member-at-large, who resigned on May 31. The special election will be held on Tuesday, August 29, to fill the remainder of the term of office, which extends until January 1, 2020.

Chris Grisafe Supporters: Cathy Ruse and Mike Nie

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Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (Candidate for VA Governor) Endorses Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

About FCPS School Board Candidate Shaista Keating

From: https://patch.com/virginia/oakton/op-ed-fcps-has-a-credibility-problem

Op-Ed: FCPS Has a Credibility Problem

Michele Menapace, a parent advocate, questions some of the school board's budget decisions

By Nicole Trifone (Patch Staff) - Updated May 17, 2012 2:25 pm ET


"Is your credibility limit strained by learning about an FCPS contract awarded to a paid election campaign consultant?  In February, three days after posting the request for proposal, FCPS awarded a $35,000 contract to Arcasun, a newly-formed company owned and operated by Shaista Keating. (Ms. Keating was paid $10,000 to advise Jane Strauss’ election campaign last fall and also heads the group Fairfax Full Day Kindergarten. Fairfax FDK is an advocacy group that publicly supported school board candidates in favor of full-day kindergarten in all Fairfax County elementary schools.) Arcasun has no previous experience and its Fairfax County business license had not been issued when the contract was awarded. "


Chris Grisafe Announces Run for

Fairfax County School Board At-Large Seat


Veteran & national security professional seeks to 

“protect excellence in FCPS”

FAIRFAX, VA, May 31, 2017 –

Chris Grisafe has announced he is running for the Fairfax County School Board at-Large position for the upcoming special election to be held this summer. The date of the special election, which has not yet been determined, will be set by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court in accordance with Virginia law.


The seat is currently held by Jeanette Hough, who was elected in 2015, and will be vacated as of May 31, 2017. Hough has announced she must leave the School Board position governing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) as a result of her husband's service. The family is being transferred overseas.


A national security professional and veteran, Grisafe said he's running because "I want to protect the excellence in Fairfax County Public Schools." With a special election taking place in the summer, Grisafe will focus on reaching out to voters during a time when most Fairfax County residents are not thinking about returning to the voting booth.


"FCPS must continue to provide a high quality education that prepares all students for the modern workforce, higher education, and the pursuit of responsible citizenship,” added Grisafe, who also serves as a volunteer advisor and mentor to college students.


Having tragically lost his mother early in life, "I cannot overstate the importance and influence of the many teachers and mentors who have been consequential guide posts in my life," said Grisafe. "I know personally how important it is to empower and educate our students so they can lead successful and meaningful lives."


Among the nation’s largest school systems, Fairfax County Public Schools has been ground zero for social and academic experimentation. "A local school board's emphasis must be on the students," Grisafe added regarding his desire to run.


Talking from personal experience, he said he was greatly influenced by dedicated teachers and mentors to succeed in community college, serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduate from Loyola Marymount University and earn an MBA from Virginia Tech.


“It is imperative that we keep FCPS focused on its primary mission – to provide a high-quality education,” said Grisafe.  The current School Board’s May 25th vote to balance the budget for the next fiscal year by increasing class size is just one example of why “Fairfax County needs an at-Large School Board Member who will insist on evidence-based data in its decisions to benefit all of our students.”


Prioritizing rigor in the curriculum, workforce and college readiness means “the School Board must focus on good metrics, eliminating redundancy and encouraging efficiency,” said Grisafe "to enable FCPS to allocate our precious resources where they are needed most - for our teachers and our students in the classroom.”


Parents and community members have often been frustrated with by the School Board’s focus on issues other than student academic achievement. Fairfax County voters overwhelmingly rejected a Meals Tax Referendum last November which was advertised ostensibly to add the tax, in part at least, for education needs.


"I will approach policy matters with an open mind and seek to understand issues with compassion," said Grisafe. "Still, the focus must always be on the merits those issues and the data to support good decision-making."


Once the date of the special election is set by the court, Fairfax County residents will elect the new at-Large School Board Member to serve the balance of Hough’s term, which ends in November 2019. All registered voters in Fairfax County are able to vote for an at-Large candidate.



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