Jefferson Davis was a racist and a slaver, Pastor Chuck
By James Conner, (author at James Conner’s Flathead Memo):
6 November 2011
Montana Cowgirl has an excellent post and discussion on GOP gubernatorial hopeful Robert Fanning’s selection of Chuck Baldwin for his running mate. Her story references former Flathead Beacon reporter Dan Testa’s profile of Baldwin, which noted that Baldwin thinks right was on the side of the South during the Civil War.
I found Baldwin’s original “Me in a Nutshell” post on that subject, and what I found stinks to high heaven:
“I believe the South was right in the War Between the States, and I am not a racist. (And I invite anyone to ask any of the numerous members of minority races that attend my church to verify that!) Neither do I believe that the leaders of the old Confederacy were racists. In fact, I hold men such as General Robert E. Lee and General T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson in highest regard.”
The Confederacy’s big kahunas weren’t racists, eh Chuck? And I’ll bet you think the war wasn’t about slavery, either, that it was fought by heroic men to defend the sacred right of states to protect private property and God’s scheme for organizing humankind by skin color. A true Lost Cause.
For more, please continue reading at http://www.flatheadmemo.com/archives_2011/october_december_2011/2011-11-16_Jeff_Davis_was_a_racist_Chuck.html.