Bibliography of Last Sharing and Testament
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language
Webster’s 1828 Online Dictionary
The Avalon Project – Lillian Goldman Library Yale Law School
Articles of Confederation of the United States of America
Constitution of the Confederate States of America
Constitution of the United States of America
Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
The Red Flag A History of Communism – David Priestland
The Principles of Communism – Fredrick Engels
The Federalist Papers – James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay
A History of the English Speaking People – (First Four Volumes) Winston Churchill
In the Shadow of the Sword – Tom Holland
Rules of Radicals – Saul Alinsky
The Living Lincoln The man and his times in his own words – Angle & Miers
James Madison – Lynne Cheney
Mien Kampf – Adolf Hitler
Democracy in America – Alexis de Tocqueville
The Truth About Muhammad – Robert Spencer
1000 Years for Revenge – Peter Lance
The Templars and the Assassins – James Wasserman
Crisis in Secondary Education – B. Frank Brown
Empire of the Summer Moon – S. C. Gwynne
Dreams from My Father – Barrack Obama
The Audacity of Hope – Barrack Obama
Founding Mothers – Cokie Roberts
Ratification – Pauline Maier
A Peoples History of the United States – Howard Zinn
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Means of Ascent – Robert Caro
Aztec & Maya – Charles Phillips
Slavery by Another Name – Douglas A. Blackmon
The Road to Serfdom – Friedrich Hayck
Discovering God – Rodney Stark
From Colony to Superpower U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 – (edited by) George C. Herring
Information shared from any of these sources will not necessarily be so noted because this Last Sharing and Testament is not a book… It’s a blog. If information that did not come from some of these sources is shared, I will endeavor to indicate.
Reemphasizing, the main purpose of this effort is to encourage people to take a deep breath — allow emotions to coast in neutral —- be willing to accept truth that seems sometimes good and sometimes bad — realize the finality of what “was” … was — Then use that knowledge of the truth to help make what “is” … better.
Let’s begin the sharing with something that should be very simple and related to one of the contentions of current times.
- There was once a war in North America between twenty three states (eventually twenty six by the conclusion of the war) versus eleven states. The war lasted about four years.
- We have been taught to call this war the Civil War. It was not. It was no more a civil war than the one that officially began in 1776.
- A civil war is waged between two factions to determine which will control a single government. Robert E. Lee no more wanted to set up his government in Washington than George Washington wished to establish a government in London.
- A more appropriate term might be the War for Southern Independence.
- The twenty six United States won. That’s truthful history.
- This twisting of terminology may have had an insidious origin, or it may have just been a careless application of semantics. Other than possibly creating some kind of subliminal basis for a false narrative … Big Whoop… “no big deal”.
- However, there are other areas where our lack of knowledge of accurate understanding of words is very dangerous.
- We’ll deal with some examples of that later, but I do reserve the privilege of returning to the time period of this topic.