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A 120 year old tombstone found in Kansas berates Democrats. Was this man onto something?

Todd Parsons 2013/02/06 13:48:59
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  • captainquiggle 2013/02/06 14:14:13 (edited)
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    You do know that,120 years ago, the Democrats were the party of States' Rights and Fiscal Conservatism, right?

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  • Katherine 2013/03/08 19:13:46
    Yes Dems can't be trusted with this Nation!
    Katherine
    Now they've officially discovered their "progressive" roots.
  • sglmom 2013/02/17 07:35:19
    Aboslutly!
    sglmom
    An Astute student of history ..
    unfolding in front of his eyes ..
    someone who served .. with honor ..
    and does have a valid point
    (from first hand experience!)
  • Chris 2013/02/08 02:06:24
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    Chris
    +1
    Hilarious! Now I know what I want to put on my tombstone.
  • FeelHood H. Obama~BN28 2013/02/06 21:43:45
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    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    +9
    I agree with this tombstone 99%

    At the time these words were written, the Democrat Party was 100% White Racist Conservatives.

    The part of the tombstone I disagree with is the fact that the author confused ideology with party affiliation. an easy & common mistake people make until this day.

    Of course, the White Racist Conservatives that populated the Democrat Party at the time the tombstone words were written have since migrated to the GOP (during the 60s) & even further right to the Tea Party (Right-Wing Extremists).

    This tombstone is an indictment of American Conservatism, not party affiliation.
  • being me 2013/02/06 19:47:29
    Aboslutly!
    being me
  • Kronan_1 2013/02/06 19:33:22
    Yes Dems can't be trusted with this Nation!
    Kronan_1
    +3
    This is one patriot that would not be silenced.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2013/02/06 19:20:48
    No. He was mentally ill.
    JCD aka "biz"
    Actually he became mentally ill in 1832 (he was only 20) when President Jackson dismantled the Second Bank of the United States (aka BUS) because his father lost his lucrative job as a BUS administrator. It's a very sad story.
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2013/02/06 17:43:40
    No. He was mentally ill.
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +6
    YAHHHHHN.

    In Nathaniel Grigsby's world, the Democratic Party was an entity he associated with the traitorous secession and rebellion of the Confederate states, with the start of a civil war (in which he took part), with the loss of his son and other friends, and with the death of a man who was not just a U.S. president but also a dear childhood friend and relative. As noted in the Wichita Eagle, even the passage of thirty years could not dilute Grigsby's bitterness towards those whom he held responsible for it all.
  • Todd Pa... FAWKES'... 2013/02/06 19:04:33
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Kansas dude...they fought for the south
  • FAWKES'... Todd Pa... 2013/02/06 21:10:09 (edited)
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +5
    Wow. You didn't research this AT ALL did you. But that's the trademark of all conservatives. Lap up whatever the media feeds you.

    Aside from the fact that Nathanial Grigsby was a Civil War veteran of the UNION Army: 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 10th Indiana Cavalry as were his five sons and was also a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln... KANSAS WAS A UNION STATE IN THE CIVIL WAR - THEY DID NOT FIGHT FOR THE SOUTH.

    You have proven you are:

    1) A Media Sheep
    2) Clueless about US History
    3) A trademarked Conservative.

    Just.. freakin... "WOW"

    media sheep 2 clueless history 3 trademarked conservative freakin wow
  • WolfEyes 2013/02/06 17:17:02
    Aboslutly!
    WolfEyes
    +1
    YES !!!!!!...
  • Friday - Just the Facts 2013/02/06 17:05:40
    Other liberal nonsense
    Friday - Just the Facts
    +1
    No, Rational people have been using the phrase "What's the matter with Kansas" for quite a long time.. this guy was just another reason why people have been asking that question!

    could it be...

    brownbach

    or...

    creation
    ????
  • Texas Johnny 2013/02/06 16:55:14
    Yes Dems can't be trusted with this Nation!
    Texas Johnny
    +3
    He saw Obama coming!
  • FeelHoo... Texas J... 2013/02/06 21:45:05
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    No. He didn't.
  • Texas J... FeelHoo... 2013/02/07 03:30:11
    Texas Johnny
    Have a great day, friend!
  • FeelHoo... Texas J... 2013/02/07 04:32:12
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    You, too.
  • ehrhornp 2013/02/06 16:10:26
    No. He was mentally ill.
    ehrhornp
    +3
    Probably was a republican. Look at the statements republicans put out today. Just out to lunch. Shame the republican party has decided to toss its past leaders under the bus.
  • CocaCol... ehrhornp 2013/02/06 16:21:58
    CocaColaCandy
    +1
    He was. As was graciously pointed out to me by another poster, snopes provides the background, which is apparently also inscribed on the stone but not pictured. It makes perfect sense in context.
  • Stratweenie57 2013/02/06 15:58:03
    Aboslutly!
    Stratweenie57
    +1
    The more things change,the more they stay the same-huh?
  • belle 2013/02/06 15:39:30
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    belle
    +5
    This was one great person paying attention to what was going on during his life time, He wanted to share his knowledge with those that would come after him. Hope the libs don't have it removed.
  • Katherine belle 2013/03/08 19:14:44
    Katherine
    No, they just rewrite history.
  • none 2013/02/06 15:07:49
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    none
    +5
    The man knew what he was talking about. Bet he'd be rolling over in his grave if he knew the kind of mess the Dems are making of our wonderful country today.
  • Tink123 2013/02/06 14:58:18
    Other liberal nonsense
    Tink123
    +2
    Wow... talk about the ultimate protest.
  • Gypsy 2013/02/06 14:58:04
    Aboslutly!
    Gypsy
    +4
    I bet he is spinning in his grave by now.
  • Walt 2013/02/06 14:40:21
    Aboslutly!
    Walt
    +8
    Grigsby understood then what we all understand now; democrats hate America.
  • thefatguy 2013/02/06 14:19:10
    Yes Dems can't be trusted with this Nation!
    thefatguy
    +2
    So true.
  • CocaColaCandy 2013/02/06 14:15:20
    Other liberal nonsense
    CocaColaCandy
    +2
    Looks mighty crisp and new for standing through 120 years of wind and weather. Standing atop a nice pristine concrete slab, too. Interesting.
  • Walt CocaCol... 2013/02/06 14:43:29
    Walt
    +5
    Were you aware that concrete was used by early Roman builders?

    Apparently not.
  • Surly C... Walt 2013/02/06 15:34:41
    Surly Curmudgen
    +3
    And the Roman concrete is still better than what we use now.
  • Georgia50 CocaCol... 2013/02/06 14:49:55
    Georgia50
    +3
    Looks even better over at www.snopes.com.
  • CocaCol... Georgia50 2013/02/06 15:25:22
    CocaColaCandy
    +1
    That provides perspective, thanks. I stil wonder about the unweathered concrete slab though, was it moved at some point? If not, they REALLY don't make things like they used to. I'll have to do a seance the next time my walk needs to be redone.
  • Georgia50 CocaCol... 2013/02/06 16:13:52
    Georgia50
    +2
    I wondered about the apparent new stone next to it. Could have been part of a maintenance plan to secure and stabilize head stones--my best and completely worthless guess.
  • CocaCol... Georgia50 2013/02/06 16:27:32 (edited)
    CocaColaCandy
    +1
    I've heard of that being done, they don't do it in my neck of the woods though. Old cemetaries are actually beautiful and peaceful places, if you aren't looking for lively conversation. Most stones of that age in my experience are quite weathered though, many with moss that makes them hard to decipher. Perhaps it has to do with climate.
  • timberwolf CocaCol... 2013/02/06 15:26:30
    timberwolf
    +2
    I am living in a house that was built at the same time... A victorian... an I love it...
  • CocaCol... timberwolf 2013/02/06 15:36:24
    CocaColaCandy
    +2
    Yeah, my home is about 170 years old. Creaky old thing, but I love it. There are heirloom roses at the side that are probably about as old as that, beautiful and much more fragrant than anything you get commercially today. The concrete walk and back steps have a history of not holding up as well though. I wonder if ghost labor would pass the INS?
  • timberwolf CocaCol... 2013/02/06 16:31:11
    timberwolf
    +2
    My fornt year is surround by a flagstone fence about 3.5 ft high, flagstone yard, no grass, flower beds, a crabapple tree and a huge apercote tree.
    The names of past families have written their names for all time in the conceret walk...
  • deidara... CocaCol... 2013/02/07 07:16:42
  • CocaCol... deidara... 2013/02/07 09:58:17
    CocaColaCandy
    Nah, I jumped to conclusions based on appearances without doing my homework. It's real. At the time, the Democratic Party was the party of State's Rights and secession, the dominant party in the South. The poor guy was not only a Union veteran who lost many friends and a son fighting the Confederacy, but was also a close childhood friend to Lincoln who was murdered because of it. Can't blame him for being bitter under the circumstances, who wouldn't be? The mistake is translating the secessionists and states rights advocates of that time into today's Democratic Party. The secessionists were the ideological fathers of the Dixiecrats who left the Dems en masse in the 1960s never to return. A sad personal story all around.
  • captainquiggle 2013/02/06 14:14:13 (edited)
    Aboslutly!
    captainquiggle
    +20
    You do know that,120 years ago, the Democrats were the party of States' Rights and Fiscal Conservatism, right?
  • Georgia50 captain... 2013/02/06 14:37:15
    Georgia50
    +3
    That might be relevant if we were to ignore the span of his particular life. Which we do not.

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