A Special Offer


Now that folks are removing portraits of Speakers of the House who wound up siding with the Confederacy and defacing or destroying monuments to Confederate soldiers and politicians, there’s a movement afoot to eliminate memorials honoring former presidents who were slave owners. It may be that some of the Gentle Readers are among those who agree with the idea of no longer celebrating such presidents and who are embarrassed by having portraits such as these in their possession.As a special service to those Readers, they may send me any such offending portraits of Andrew Jackson, and I will arrange for their safe handling. I am also willing to process similar portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Offending portraits may be sent to the snail mail address shown on the DMCA Contact page.

UPDATE—I can also handle processing portraits of any former Secretary of the Treasury who married into a slave-holding family, any former Postmaster General who owned slaves, or any former President who ended Reconstruction.

Another Brick in the Wall


Celina Durgan reports at NRO that the Secular Coalition of America is asking folks to knit bricks to show their outrage over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The knitwits at the SCA want to send hundreds yarn bricks to the Court to express concern for the “wall of separation” between church and state being breached.

Uh, huh.

If the knitwits had ever read Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists (the source of the phrase), they would know that he intended it to mean that the government should keep its nose out of the business of religion and not the other way around. I doubt that Jefferson would approve of a law or regulation that mandates that one must violate his conscience.