All the fuss in Charlottesville VA (see Walt's first post today) started when the local government caved in to pressure from the SJWs, antifas, BLMers and other lefties and race-mixers, and decided to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its place of honour in a city park that once bore the name of the Confederate general, but was renamed "Emancipation Park". The statue was to have been removed a few days ago, but patriotic citizens got a court order putting this blatant attempt to rewrite history on hold for six months.
The Charlottesville "incident" began on Friday night with a march on the University of Virginia campus by white nationalists waving Confederate flags, wearing helmets and carrying shields, and chanting "You will not replace us!" This morning demonstrators from both sides confronted each other in McIntire Park, just outside of town. The BLMers waved their own flags, which strongly resemble the flag of Libya -- red, black and green horizontal stripes. One thing led to another. Result: 1 dead, 34 injured and counting.
This seems like a good time, then, to give some thought to the causes and issues which provoked and were fought over during the Glorious War of the Secession -- things like states rights, habeas corpus, slavery, income tax, the draft, and the power of the federal government. Who better to put these issues into perspective than Ron Paul. In this seldom-seen video he talks about all of those things, and the prophetic vision of Robert E. Lee. Running time 17:39.