THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Sunday, April 09, 2017

April 10

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee issued his last order.

This was Lee’s official order for his Confederate troops to surrender...The text is so chivalrous it is amazing. Probably the last of its kind in the history of warfare.

General Order No 9
After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.

I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hard fought battles who have remained steadfast to the last that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them; but feeling that valour and devotion could accomplish nothing that would compensate for the loss that would have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their Countrymen.

By the terms of the Agreement officers and men can return to their homes and remain there until exchanged.

You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a Merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection.

With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your country and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell. - R. E. Lee

1932 - German President Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.

He didn't have the votes here, but it's important to remember Hitler became Chancellor through the electoral process in 1933. Of course the Brown Shirts were running amok, causing electoral chaos (as were the Communists, Socialists, etc), but there's no denying many of the people of Germany wanted Hitler...Since Hitler wasn’t one to mince words they knew what they were voting for, and in 1933 they got it.


By the end of 1945 they really got it.

1968 - President Lyndon Johnson replaced General Westmoreland with General Creighton Abrams in Vietnam.

Westmoreland was competent, but Abrams was a far superior general. Unfortunately, he was put in a position to fail...Johnson, the media and the Democrat Party were the problem, not the military leadership.

Sound familiar?? It should, because history continues to repeat itself on this matter.


1972 - The United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations signing an agreement banning biological warfare.

I’d bet my next paycheck most of these nations have violated the agreement...Including the U.S.


1974 - Israeli prime minister Golda Meir announced her resignation.

Meir is the third most important woman of the 20th Century (after Marie Curie and Margarette Thatcher)...Israel has paid for her loss since this time.


1996 - President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill which would have outlawed a technique used to end pregnancies in their late stages.

The 'technique' in question is the Partial Birth Abortion.

How can anyone defend this procedure? Take a look at how this '
technique' is performed.

Can you defend the practice of Late Term Abortions/Partial Birth Abortions?

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