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Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

Address in which President Wilson accepted the Monument in Memory of the Confederate Dead, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 4, 1914.

President Wilson  “My privilege is this, ladies and gentlemen:

TO DECLARE THIS CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CLOSED AND ENDED,

and I bid you turn with me with your faces to the future, quickened by the memories of the past, but with nothing to do with the contests of the past, knowing, as we have shed our blood upon opposite sides, we now face and admire one another”

But,  no process can work these effects unless there is a conducting medium. The conducting medium in this instance is the united heart of a great people.

Why should President Trump  protect America’s cultural heritage?

Who’s digging up bones on what was declared a closed and ended chapter on the civil war  in  the United States,  June 4, 1914,

And, Who is responsible for creating an UN-CIVIL WAR over 103 years later?

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Address in which President Wilson accepted the Monument in Memory of the Confederate Dead, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 4, 1914.

Closing a Chapter June 4, 1914

Mr. Chairman, Mrs. McLaurin Stevens, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I ASSURE YOU THAT I AM PROFOUNDLY AWARE OF THE SOLEMN SIGNIFICANCE OF THE THING THAT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. The Daughters of the Confederacy have presented a memorial of their dead to the Government of the United States.

I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE NOTED THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPTION OF THIS IDEA.

IT WAS SUGGESTED BY A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAD HIMSELF BEEN A DISTINGUISHED OFFICER IN THE UNION ARMY.

IT WAS AUTHORIZED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MONUMENT WAS LAID BY A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES elevated to his position by the votes of the party which had chiefly prided itself upon sustaining the war for the Union,

AND WHO, WHILE SECRETARY OF WAR, HAD HIMSELF GIVEN AUTHORITY TO ERECT IT.

And, now, it has fallen to my lot to accept in the name of the great Government, which I am privileged for the time to represent, THIS EMBLEM OF A REUNITED PEOPLE.

 I am not so much happy as proud to participate in this capacity on such an occasion, proud that I should represent such a people. Am I mistaken, ladies and gentlemen, in supposing that nothing of this sort could have occurred in anything but a democracy?

The people of a democracy are not related to their rulers as subjects are related to a government.

They are themselves the sovereign authority, and as they are neighbors of each other, quickened by the same influences and moved by the same motives, they can understand each other.

They are shot through with some of the deepest and profoundest instincts of human sympathy. They choose their governments; they select their rulers; they live their own life, and they will not have that life disturbed and discolored by fraternal misunderstandings.

I know that a reuniting of spirits like this can take place more quickly in our time than in any other because men are now united by an easier transmission of those influences which make up the foundations of peace and of mutual understanding, but no process can work these effects unless there is a conducting medium.

The conducting medium in this instance is the united heart of a great people. I am not going to detain you by trying to repeat any of the eloquent thoughts which have moved us this afternoon, for I rejoice in the simplicity of the task which is assigned to me.

My privilege is this, ladies and gentlemen: To declare this chapter in the history of the United States closed and ended, and I bid you turn with me with your faces to the future, quickened by the memories of the past, but with nothing to do with the contests of the past, knowing, as we have shed our blood upon opposite sides, we now face and admire one another.

I do not know how many years ago it was that the Century Dictionary was published, but I remember one day in the Century Cyclopedia of Names I had occasion to turn to the name of Robert E. Lee, and I found him there in that book published in New York City simply described as a great American general.

The generosity of our judgments did not begin to-day.

The generosity of our judgment was made up soon after this great struggle was over.

Men came and sat together again in the Congress and united in all the efforts of peace and of government, and our solemn duty is to see that each one of us is in his own consciousness and in his own conduct a replica of this great reunited people.

It is our duty and our privilege to be like the country we represent and, speaking no word of malice, no word of criticism even, stand shoulder to shoulder to lift the burdens of mankind in the future and show the paths of freedom to all the world.

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Societies have long sought to protect and preserve their cultural heritage, for reasons ranging from education to historical research to the desire to reinforce a sense of identity. In TIMES OF WAR AND CONFLICT, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE BECOME ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT.

Destroying cultural heritage: more than just material damage | British …

https://www.britishcouncil.org/…/destroying-cultural-heritage-more-just-material-dam…

Aug 24, 2015 – Buildings, monuments and symbols of culture that speak of shared … and using explosives to destroy the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq. …. References to pre-Islamic history that could distract the faithful are therefore anathema.

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THE MENTALITY OF THOSE DESTROYING CULTURAL HERITAGE?

What are the main recent examples of this type of destruction?

TWO EXAMPLES IMMEDIATELY SPRING TO MIND. The first is Palmyra, the world heritage site and ancient city in the Syrian desert, which has this year fallen into the hands of ‘DAESH’/ ‘ISLAMIC STATE’ (HENCEFORTH: ISIL). THE OTHER IS THE TALIBAN’S DESTRUCTION of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.

BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS AND SYMBOLS OF CULTURE THAT SPEAK OF SHARED ROOTS ACQUIRE AN INCREASED SIGNIFICANCE.

ACCORDINGLY, THEY CAN BECOME TARGETS OF VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE ACTION THAT SEEKS TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS valued by enemies or the iconography associated with alternative faiths and traditions.

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Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

AUG 17, 2017, WHO’S STARTING AN UN-CIVIL WAR?

WHO’S DESTROYING AMERICA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE?

SEVERAL EXAMPLE IMMEDIATELY SPRING TO MIND IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

 THE CURRENT MOST VIOLENT ACTION THAT SEEK TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS OF AMERICAN CULTURAL MONUMENTS  et al.?

Charlottesville officials: 1 dead, 19 injured after crash near ‘Unite the …

www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally/index.html

5 days ago – Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters in …

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List of destroyed heritage – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_destroyed_heritage

Cultural heritage can be subdivided into two types – tangible and intangible heritage. …. THE MOST DRASTIC EXAMPLE OF DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL MONUMENTS, art objects and …. In addition, numerous ancient and medieval sites and artifacts, including the ….

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America’s Cultural heritage we should also include the slightly less material things, i.e., stories, poems, plays, recipes, customs, fashions, designs, music, songs and ceremonies of a place, as cultural heritage. These are vital expressions of a culture and just as important.

Billy Hallowell Jun 25, 2012 11:52 am

Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Prayer Ban in Public Schools …

www.theblaze.com/…/today-marks-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-prayer-ban-in-public-sc…

Jun 25, 2012 – School should be about mathematics, history (I have no problem with teaching ….. Athiests are smarter than us kooky religious folk, just ask them. ….. they want to force religion upon, to a captive audience away from their parents. ….. Taking schools completely out of government hands would be even less …

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Somebody should do something about that, and Donald J. Trump thought… I am an American somebody and I can do something about that.

Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious …

https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/presidential-executive-order-promoting-free-speech-a…

May 4, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty … vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom. … Federal law protects the freedom of Americans and their organizations to exercise religion and participate fully in civic life without … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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The judgment was made up soon after the great civil struggle was over.

DONALD J TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT NOV 8, 2016

DONALD J TRUMP WAS SWORN IN ON JAN 20, 2017

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In 1914, Men came and sat together again in the Congress and united in all the efforts of peace and of government, and our solemn duty is to see that each one of us is in his own consciousness and in his own conduct a replica of this great reunited people.

It is our duty and our privilege to be like the country we represent and, speaking no word of malice, no word of criticism even, stand shoulder to shoulder to lift the burdens of mankind in the future and show the paths of freedom to all the world.

IN 2016-2017 NOT SO MUCH!

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