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Teach Our Daughters – and Sons

  We need to teach our daughters to distinguish between: a man who flatters her and a man who compliments her, a man who spends money on her and a man who invests in her, a man who views her as property and a man who views her properly, a man who lusts after her and a man who loves her, a man who believes he’s a gift to women and [...]

Gun Ownership and The Southern Gentle...

I received the following email, and realized that it may be of interest to others: I am a recent arrival to Virginia and I am much taken with the state. However I do not carry or own a firearm. Is it a must for a Southern Gentleman to possess a gun? JV   The answer is an emphatic “No – absolutely not.” Gun ownership is [...]

Types of Southern Culture

  Southern culture today has been so diluted that it is becoming harder and harder to observe. The vast majority of the people living in The South today have adopted the “Network TV Culture” – whatever they see on TV is what they imitate, and that becomes their culture. There are, however, some who still maintain a str [...]

Shaping A Culture

Photo credit: source unknownMany of us uphold the culture of the Old South as our ideal. We draw on the lives of men like Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson to understand what that culture was like. We look at contemporary writing, at the art and the architecture, at the politics, and at whatever else we can find to lear [...]

For Good Men To Do Nothing

A quote attributed to Edmund Burke is “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Borrowing that thought, All that is necessary for our Southern culture and heritage to be destroyed is for good men to do nothing. Every time we choose to not wear a tie with a confederate symbol to avoid “offen [...]

We Should Have Enemies

Some years ago, I was talking to a friend at church about a horrible accident that happened to someone we knew. I remarked, “I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.” He replied, “I don’t have any enemies.” Many in today’s culture would say that’s a good thing, that we should not have any enemies; but is it? The only way that one can go throug [...]