August 14, 2004

Change Will Do You Good, Though I Prefer Folding Money

There's been some re-arranging as well as addition to this blog.

Made a few addtions to the blogroll, as well as made a few changes to the left margin. You'll notice the calandar is missing. That's due to a problem I've been having with the auto-generated links not pointing to the right place. If I can find time to correct the problem I may put it back up. Also the monthly & categorical archives are located at the bottom of the margin. There's also a new category called Forums between the Links section & the blogroll. The flag at the bottom of the blogroll is the flag of the Confederate States of America. Commonly it's refered to as The Stars & Bars. It was adopted in 1861 & retired in 1863. For more on flags of the Confederacy please look here, here & here.

The flag is a badge for a webring called The Rebel Alliance. It's more or less a webring for unreconstructed Southerners, of which I am one. If you have any doubts you're more than welcome to read this post entitled Comments on N.C.'s Constitution & secession, inspired by a Robert Greenslade piece entitled Did the Fourteenth Amendment make the American People Citizens of the Federal Government?. I don't agree with everything expressed by The Rebel Alliance webring, but then again I suspect that they might not collectively agree with everything I express. what we do have in common is our lack of reconstruction: we simply do not buy into the idea that the states lack the authority to secede from the Union. Instead of making a very long & drawn out post on the matter I'll just leave it at that. For now at least.

The Words on the flag - well two are self explanatory: Rebel Alliance. There is however a motto in Latin that took a little bit of digging for me to figure out. It's Deo Vindice Resurgam which I believe means God Will Vindicate & Raise Again but my Latin is rusty to say the least. I will welcome any corrections if I have it wrong. In any event it's a variant of the motto found on the Great Seal of the Confederacy which was Deo Vindice (God Will Vindicate).

I'll also add the North Carolina flags - one from the Confederacy & the current one. Here's a little about NC in general & here's a little about the history of NC's flag during the Confederacy.

If you have any suggestions for making the page easier to navigate feel free to let me know your thoughts. In the meantime check the new links out.

Posted by Publicola at August 14, 2004 06:09 AM


Just wanted to let you know there's a few more Nebraska Blogs out here... thanks!

Fortenberry Fan

Posted by: John at August 17, 2004 09:16 AM
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