This following is a statement about and a summary of an event that took place, yesterday, on a cool, dank morning on the border, within sight of the Rio Grande, well-attended, and very noble in all respects.
Since the event was covered widely in the local press, televised and print, we will point out that it honoured a man who served in the military forces of the Confederate States of America, dating from 1862 until the end of the War Between the States. He served in a group of mounted infantry, as a Partisan Ranger in the Regiment of a Captain Thompson. That Captain was involved in the co-ordination with Col. Santos Benavides (later Brig. Gen.) in reconassaince and in the operation of the "Cotton Trail" that permitted the Confederacy access to foreign markets for their precious bales of cotton, through Mexico and on to Bagdad, a Gulf port community related to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville. Santos Benavides was the only Spanish/Mexican general officer (rank of general) in the War Between the States, and of course, he was a Confederate soldier, along with his two brothers. Over 90% of the Latinos who served in the War Between the States served on the Confederate side.
Below, the OROG will find posted another set of commentaries, the form of a vignette of Rockwellian Americana....or better....Texana. It serves to contradict any notion that "Hispanic Outreach" involves anything more than explaining Conservative principles and the illumination of the reasonable National path our approach presumes to provide to all people who belong to these precincts. To do or promise more violates the concept of Common Law and the Constitution, and to do less does the same.