History 101

Dear Editor, 
“Family salutes Civil War Ancestor” By Claude and Glenda Magee (Magee Courier, September, 21, 2017), a truly refreshing history lesson and thank you for the very informative article. 
Who is responsible for the education of our children in America? The word of God is full of admonitions to carefully train and teach our children. To shirk this duty and responsibility is to surrender their heritage to the wind and to relinquish their future to perilous uncertainty. 
In “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis, a demon name Screwtape urges his nephew and protege Wormwood to cultivate in mortal men a disdain for history. “Since we cannot deceive the whole human race all the time, the old devil says, it is important to cut every generation off from all the others; for where learning makes a free commerce between the ages there is always a danger that the characteristic errors of one may be corrected by the characteristic truths of another.”
Concerned Christian parents and educators should be encouraged to research and get the facts on the history of public education in America. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
History teaches us that socialism always brings war, chaos, hunger, poverty, extreme sacrifice and social upheaval; but, socialism is always sold as a wonderful answer to human problems. Socialism is alive and well in America and has been for decades, though not always openly visible or recognizable. The fact is socialist already control our entire education system, including the institutions of higher learning. Like wars, it’s big business. We are at war; at war for the minds of our children. Who is going to respond to this malignant cancer? The miseducation of our children is real and by design. 
A perfect example is the misnamed “Civil War” or “War between the states” and what really caused it. This erroneous phrase “civil war” was purposefully designed to mislead the public and obfuscate the truth, which it has for 150 years. History has proven, the war was between two independent countries, the Confederate states of America and the United States of America, which the latter fought to destroy states rights. Thus, from the Southern point of view the most accurate name for the conflict is “The War for Southern Independence,” rightfully named by Claude and Glenda Magee.
Because of the surrender, “We The People” of the United States are not sovereign. Today, a supreme federal government dictates what rights that states can exercise. 
A Truism: Truth, has been said, is the first casualty of war and with variance from truth our humanity and republic suffer. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light” - George Washington, American Patriot. To quote Jean Jacques Rosseau: “The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind. However, God’s word in John 8:31-32 says: “If you continue in my word, then you are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Despite all the rhetoric by false patriots, America is not free. 
What has brought America to its present condition?
Hosea 4:6 gives us the answer: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
The call for action is long overdue for all people who love liberty and truth. It’s time for Southerners to climb down from the “stools of everlasting repentance” and to take pride in their Southern heritage.
Again, thank you Claude and Glenda Magee for sharing your wonderful piece of Southern history. 
God Bless, 
Luis Vargas, U.S. Army (Ret.) Vietnam Veteran


Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.