Thwart attack on America with truth
We shall again celebrate Presidents’ Day today which honors two of our greatest presidents, George Washington, our first president under the U.S. Constitution and called the “Father of our Country.” and Abraham Lincoln, known as “The Great Emancipator” because he freed the slaves in America.
Today some know nothing of the history of these two great men. Their statues have been toppled and/or vandalized in some U.S. cities. There seems to be a lack of respect for leaders who sacrificed their time, fortunes and even their lives for our country.
Some want to rewrite U.S. history to the detriment of our country and its future. There are many among us who wish to undermine our country by twisting facts into half truths. One such example is the 1619 Project (of 2019) which is now taught in many schools and which falsely claims among other things that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.
Many scholars/historians have objected to the project’s distortion of American history. The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission in January 2021 released “The 1776 Report” whose purpose is to “enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the U.S. in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union.”
Joe Biden took it down from the White House website on day one of his administration. Evidently, Biden prefers a distorted history of the U.S.
The report addresses the challenges to our principles by slavery, progressivism, fascism, communism and racism/identity politics. The report is available online and is 41 pages of facts and not fiction. Every American who loves truth, whether a student, parent, grandparent or ordinary citizen should read the report. Our country is worth saving.
The ongoing attack by the left needs to be thwarted by the truth. We owe this to ourselves and
to the memory of such great leaders as Washington and Lincoln. Our freedoms are under attack. Never take a knee. You disgrace yourself and play into the hands of the socialists/communists.
Wake up, America. Stand up for our freedoms.
Looking for like-minded burley growers
The court-ordered dissolution of the Burley Co-op is nearing the last stages of the legal process. I hope all potential class members have submitted the required documents.
The information notice sent in December set the deadline as Jan. 29 to submit those documents. A “Fairness “ hearing to allow objections to any part of the mediated settlement as well as comments on the potential 25 percent reward fees to the plaintiffs’ lawyers will be held Feb. 24. The deadline to submit comments was noticed to be Jan. 29 as well.
Several letters of objections have been received by the court. Per the proposed settlement an amount of $1.5 million is to be gifted from each Coop member’s personal asset portion to go to yet an unnamed new organization for advocacy of burley and dark growers. All members will be assessed this portion – approximately 7 percent of your potential payment from remaining coop assets – it will be several hundreds of dollars in any event taken from you.
You will no longer have any claim to your money or its use if this is allowed to continue. It appears the initial directors will be nearly the same as the current co-op directors. Many growers object to this taking of their personal portion especially since the Council for Burley Tobacco already does the needed advocacy work since 1971. All retired growers (approximately 75 percent of the potential class) will suffer this deduction as well with obviously no hope of any returns.
A lawyer, Hank Graddy, has been engaged to speak on behalf of anyone that objects on Feb. 24 at the hearing. You don’t have to attend nor will it cost you any money. His retainer has been funded by me personally to date. If you wish to be included in his list of objecting growers, please send your name/address to myself email@example.com or his office firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Phone calls are welcome to me at 859-948-6281.