Chuck Baldwin praises Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson again

Chuck Baldwin’s latest column at today praises Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The bulk of the article appears to be word for word reprinting of his column from last year, republished at IPR here.

He added a new section at the end of the article:

Furthermore, it is no hyperbole to say that the confederated, constitutional republic so ably declared by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence of 1776 and codified into statute by the U.S. Constitution of 1787 was, for the most part, expunged at the Appomattox Court House in 1865. After all, it was (and is) the responsibility of the states to be the ultimate vanguard of liberty. Without a tenacious, unrelenting defense of liberty by the sovereign states, we are reduced to ever-burgeoning oppression–which is exactly what we see happening today.

Thankfully, freedom’s heartbeat is still felt among at least a few states. State sovereignty resolutions (proposed in over 30 states), Firearms Freedom acts (passed in 2 states–Montana and Tennessee–and being proposed in at least 12 other states), and official letters (Montana), statements (Texas Governor Rick Perry), and resolutions (Georgia and Montana) threatening secession have already taken place.

Yes, freedom-loving Americans in this generation may need to awaken to the prospect that–in order for freedom to survive–secession may, once again, be in order. One thing is for sure: any State that will not protect and defend their citizens’ right to keep and bear arms cannot be counted on to do diddlysquat to maintain essential freedom. It is time for people to start deciding whether they want to live free or not–and if they do, to seriously consider relocating to states that yet have a heartbeat for liberty.

I will say it straight out: any State that will not protect your right to keep and bear arms is a tyrannical State! And if it is obvious that the freedom-loving citizens of that State are powerless to change it via the ballot box, they should leave the State to its slaves and seek a land of liberty.

I, for one, am thankful for the example and legacy of men such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. They were the spiritual soul mates of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They were men that loved freedom; they were men that loved federalism and constitutional government; and they were men of courage and understanding. They understood that, sometimes, political separation is the only way that freedom can survive. Long live the spirit of Washington, Jefferson, Lee, and Jackson!

15 thoughts on “Chuck Baldwin praises Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson again

  1. Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

    Thank you Chuck Baldwin for your fine article on Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

    May I add my article as below?

    Remembering Robert E. Lee by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

    “Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.”—Robert E. Lee

    Did you know that Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee were born during the month of January? History can be great fun when parents and grandparents share stories about the past with their children making the study of American history a ‘Family Affair.’

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010, is the 203rd birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many Americans and people throughout God’s good earth.

    During Robert E. Lee’s 100th birthday in 1907, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., a former Union Army Commander and grandson of United States President John Quincy Adams, spoke in tribute to Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee College’s Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia. His speech was printed in both Northern and Southern newspapers and is said to had lifted Lee to a renewed respect among the American people.

    Robert E. Lee-Stonewall Jackson Day events are planned for Saturday, January 16, 2010, in Lexington, Virginia that includes a Memorial at Lee Chapel featuring Guest Speaker Pastor John Weaver, Past Chaplain in Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. For additional information go to:

    Many events are planned for Lee’s birthday that includes:

    The United Daughters of the Confederacy’s annual Robert E. Lee birthday commemoration held in front of Lee’s statue which is in the Crypt area of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. See upcoming events at: and

    The Sons of Confederate Veterans 23rd Annual Robert E. Lee birthday celebration in Milledgeville, Ga. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, beginning with a 10:45 a.m. march from the old governor’s mansion to the one time capitol building of Georgia. See details at:

    Do you remember when….

    On August 5, 1975, 110 years after Gen. Lee’s application, President Gerald Ford signed Joint Resolution 23, restoring the long overdue full rights of citizenship to Gen. Robert E. Lee. Read more at:

    Who was Robert E. Lee?

    Robert E. Lee was born on Monday Jan. 19, 1807, at ‘Stratford’ in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The winter was cold and the fireplaces were little help for Robert’s mother, Ann Hill (Carter) Lee.

    Ann Lee named her son ‘Robert Edward’ after two of her brothers.

    Robert E. Lee undoubtedly acquired his love of country from those who lived during the American Revolution. His Father, ‘Light Horse’ Harry was a Revolutionary War Hero, served three terms as Governor of Virginia and was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Two members of his family also signed the Declaration of Independence.

    Lee was educated at the schools of Alexandria, Va., and he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1825. He graduated in 1829, second in his class and without a single demerit.

    Robert E. Lee’s first assignment was to Cockspur Island, Georgia, to supervise the construction of Fort Pulaski.

    While serving as 2nd Lieutenant of Engineers at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Lee wed Mary Ann Randolph Custis. Mary was the daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, the Grandson of Martha Washington and adopted son of George Washington.

    Mary was an only child; therefore, she inherited Arlington House, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., where she and Robert E. Lee raised seven children.

    In 1836, Lee was appointed to first Lieutenant. In 1838, with the rank of Captain, Robert E. Lee fought in the War with Mexico and was wounded at the Battle of Chapultepec.

    Lee was appointed Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in 1852.

    General Winfield Scott offered Robert E. Lee command of the Union Army in 1861, but he refused. He said, “I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children.”

    Lee served as adviser to President Jefferson Davis, and then on June 1, 1862, commanded the legendary Army of Northern Virginia.

    After four terrible years of death and destruction, Gen. Robert E. Lee met Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia and ended their battles.

    Lee was called Marse Robert, Uncle Robert and Marble Man.

    In October 1865, Lee was offered and accepted the presidency of troubled Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The school was later renamed Washington and Lee College in his honor.

    Robert E. Lee died of a heart attack at 9:30 AM on the morning of October 12, 1870, at the college and is buried at Lee Chapel with his family and near his favorite horse, Traveller.
    Booker T. Washington, America’s great Black-American Educator wrote in 1910, “The first white people in America, certainly the first in the South to exhibit their interest in the reaching of the Negro and saving his soul through the medium of the Sunday-school were Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.”

    Let’s not forget those who made our nation great!

  2. Don Lake .......... More Liars with Dems and GOP

    Ah, Jackson was such a bumbler that he was shot by his troops [easily verifiable].

    The saddest day of the Southern Causes was the demise of Lee’s predecessor. Bobby Poo may have been a valedictorian at West Point and the picture of the southern gentleman, but he [Like blundering tactician Winston Churchill in the 20th Century] could not put together a winning game plan even on Monday Morning!

    Lee’s Revolutionary War relative from the War of Independence was disgraced and courts martialed Richard Lee, a heavily suspected ‘Benedict Arnold’ style of turn coat.

    Lee’s mantra thru out the conflict was [easily verifiable, as in the crushed retreat from the missed opportunity of Gettysburg] ‘sorry lads, sorry, sorry boys, it was all my fault, it was all my doing’]

    Let’s not forget that the American nation [and sadly, the Fascist Imperial American Global Empire] was achieved inspite of mismanagement and poor leadership and grossly [slavery in 1788] compromised back room politics.

  3. lindahuang

    Chuck – The show has a happily palpable likability going for it, a lot of that courtesy of Zachary Levi, who plays the unlikely and in fact unwilling hero.

  4. Don Lake .......... More Liars with Dems and GOP

    Ah, the Lee’s of Virginia:

    [Colonial General Charles] Lee set a very slow pace. On the night of December 12, Lee and a dozen of his guard inexplicably stopped for the night at White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, some three miles from his main army. ”

    “The next morning, a British patrol of two dozen mounted soldiers found Lee writing letters in his dressing gown, and captured him. Lee returned to service after he was exchanged for General Richard Prescott.”

    “Lee is most notorious for his actions during the Battle of Monmouth. Washington needed a secondary commander to lead the frontal assault. He unwillingly chose to put Lee in charge as he was the most senior of his generals.”

    ” Washington ordered him to attack the retreating enemy, but instead, Lee ordered a retreat. He retreated directly into Washington and his troops (who were advancing), was arrested, and shortly thereafter court-martialed. Lee was found guilty, and he was relieved of command ………… ”

    “It is not clear that Lee had made a bad strategic decision: he believed himself outnumbered (which he in fact was: British commander Sir Henry Clinton had 10,000 troops to Lee’s 5,440), and that a retreat was reasonable. ”

    “However, he disobeyed his orders, and he publicly expressed disrespect to his Commander-in-Chief. Furthermore, [General] Washington had wanted to test the abilities of Lee’s troops, since they were among the first to be trained in European tactics by Baron von Steuben.” Lee tried to get Congress to overturn the court-martial’s verdict”

    “Treachery may have been the reason for Lee’s retreat at the Battle of Monmouth. While Lee had been held prisoner by the British General Sir William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe in March, 1777, Lee drafted a plan for British military operations against the Americans.”

  5. The Last Conservative

    The Confederates were a bunch of communists just like everyone else, and Baldwin shows himself to be just another communist by endorsing them. Also, anti-racism is the only worthwhile reform in the past 500 years, other than computer and transportation technology. True conservatives should denounce the confederacy for racism.

  6. Fred Jones

    Thank you Rev. Baldwin. May the memory of these two fine southern gentlemen never be lost to a people who desire to live a Christian life before others. God bless the South and all those who wish to live free from the chains of an increasingly oppressive government. Secession yesterday, secession today, secession forever! Amen!

  7. Brad

    “live free from the chains ”

    Ironic that you should mention that.

    “Secession yesterday, secession today, secession forever! ”

    Don’t you mean segregation?

  8. mick

    i seen some dumb butt remarks of halfwits who dont know anything
    1 robert e lee and the confederacy were not communists but ol abe lincoln sure was a communist he hated negroes and indians very much
    2 the relationship of GENERAL george washington adopted his wifes grandchild
    for which george washington custic was the father of mary custic who married robert e lee
    and to make it clear how many Negroes fought for the confederacy well there were 100000
    who fought for the confederacy so the war of northern agression was not about slavery but economics also lincoln started that war when he sent union blue dogs into seize arlington yes that which was turned into a cemetary owned by george washington custic not his son in law robert e lee
    there were more slaves in the north so what the revisionist quote are lies to promote racism
    for a there stupid cause there were more freeman before the revolutionary war the endentured slaves were white from britain
    which i am pro american indian and the stories quoted by the system is so much lies as well

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