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Trump’s First National Park Designation Turns Civil War Heritage on Its Head

One of the more visited locales in the political correctness minefield known as America is the Civil War.

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One of the more visited locales in the political correctness minefield known as America is the Civil War.

The event, which took place well over a century and a half ago, has been at the center of political debate essentially from its conclusion.  It is still considered to be one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history, having divided the country in ways that modern democrats can only dream of.

Sure, that was a bit harsh, but someone had to say it.

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Now, as President Trump juggles a migrant caravan approaching our border, unprecedented political animosity, and incivility promoted from the highest perches of the progressive platform, he has still found time to honor those who fought and died during the War Between the States…even if the War Between the Aisles is about to swallow him whole.

Camp Nelson was once 4,000 acres, used to train and supply the Army of the Ohio. Today, 525 acres have been preserved to include a museum and reconstructed buildings. Saturday’s ceremony took place in a replica barracks, where two soldiers squeezed into bunks atop of straw mattresses. One of those soldiers was Jesse Comasuell Toll, according to his great grandson, Robert P. Gates Sr.

Gates attended Saturday’s ceremony and opened it with prayer. He said his great-grandfather, who was born a free man but lived under the threat of slavery, lived at the camp and attended a church. Gates now pastors that church, the Historic First Baptist Church of Camp Nelson.

“They came here because it was closer to freedom than it was to go to Canada,” he said.

Kentucky has a complicated Civil War history. It never officially joined the Confederacy, but it allowed slavery and was filled with Confederate sympathizers who attempted to set up a shadow government in the western party of the state. Confederate soldiers briefly occupied the state capital of Frankfort before Union forces took it back.

And just why is Camp Nelson so significant?

When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamations to free slaves during the Civil War, it did not apply to Kentucky, one of the few slave states that did not join the Confederacy.

But Elijah P. Marrs did not want to wait. He escaped slavery in September 1864 to join the Union Army in Louisville and told some of his fellow slaves, “We might as well go.”

“If we staid at home we would be murdered,” he wrote in his autobiography. “If we joined the army and were slain in battle, we would at least die fighting for principle and freedom.”

Marrs was one of about 10,000 African-Americans who eventually came to Camp Nelson in central Kentucky, a Union Army depot during the Civil War that became a recruiting center for black soldiers and a refugee camp for their families. Saturday, the camp became the country’s latest national monument, the first area to gain the designation under Republican President Donald Trump.

This may very well be the definition of heritage over hate, and it bolsters the idea that our nation can continue to learn from and celebrate the sacrifice of those who were affected by our nation’s darkest days.

This will likely “trigger” a number of prominent democrats who seem eager to erase the entirety of the Civil War from the nation’s history.

 

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Dems Will Exploit Shutdown in 2020 Bids, According to Cashflow Data

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

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We will be arguing with one another over whose fault this government shutdown was for years, thanks to to the divisive nature of the mainstream media and the obtuse and dense democratic response.

Sure, President Trump didn’t make it any easier during his bombastic appearances with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in which he claimed that he’d be happy to shut down the government over border security.

But that was then, and this is now.  And, now, we have Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer simply refusing to even meet with the President over the debacle which as 800,000 Americans out of work.

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Even if it began as Trump’s shutdown, it certainly isn’t anymore.

Now, disturbing new data shows how the democrats are exploiting these out-of-work patriots for their own gain, furthering the idea that they are allowing the shutdown to continue for the sake of their own skin.

A Democratic group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is launching a $600,000 media campaign attacking Republican senators up for reelection in 2020 over a government shutdown that entered its 28th day Saturday.

The massive media buy by Majority Forward, a nonprofit group that isn’t required to disclose its funding, appeared to confirm President Trump’s accusation that Democrats were already “looking to 2020” and using the government shutdown to score political points.

The group has produced 30-second ads attacking Republican senators who are likely to face tough challenges from Democrats, according to the Washington Post. It’s planning to spend a total of around $600,000 on the media campaign effort.

This sort of shortsighted, anti-We The People maneuver has no place in American politics, let alone in a nation with nearly a million people out of work.

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

 

 

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Mueller Drops A Nuke After BuzzFeed Says Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress

Thank you…Robert Mueller?!?

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Liberal outlet BuzzFeed put out an original report claiming Donald Trump directed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Social media exploded because if the story is true the president would be in big trouble.

There’s no denying that.

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Here’s a little taste of the report, per BuzzFeed:

President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.

Trump’s response:

The thing is, though, even Special Counsel Robert Mueller is saying BuzzFeed‘s story is bogus!

Here’s the deal…

In case you forgot, Mueller and his team are doing everything possible to find a connection between Trump and Russia.

They aren’t exactly fond of 45.

Therefore, Mueller smacking down the report from BuzzFeed should speak volumes to lefties.

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BuzzFeed is standing by their report:

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Businessman Donald Trump was thinking about the idea of a Trump Tower in Russia in 2015, 2016-ish.

Naturally, some paired this deal (that was never made) to Trump working with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Conservative rock star Mark Levin, lawyer and radio host, explains the legal consequences President Trump could be facing.

Hint: sorry liberals.

Listen:

People keep saying, ‘What are the legal implications for Trump?’ There are none. Zero. There’s no legal implication; there’s no legal jeopardy, period. Moreover, in all this so-called reporting and analysis by these phony experts, where did President Trump collude, coordinate, or conspire with the Russians during the election, to fix the result of the election? Where is this evidence? And since there’s not a scintilla of evidence, this should underscore the point that this entire investigation is bogus.

Shouldn’t [the media] be cheering over the fact that so far, all the leaks show that Trump did nothing? Shouldn’t they be celebrating that, that in our republic, the president that we chose is guilty of nothing? That he didn’t collaborate, he didn’t coordinate, he didn’t conspire with the Russians? But they’re not. They keep bringing in these phony experts, who are utterly predictable. ‘You know, uh, if I were Don Jr., I’d be worried about now’ — the country should be worried about now, about what’s taking place. The country should be worried.”

[…]

How many more damn times do I have to explain that it is the position of the United States Department of Justice that you cannot indict a sitting president? He’s not in any kind of legal jeopardy.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson explains how the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 to learn if President Trump was “secretly a Russian agent.”

You couldn’t make this up.

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