The thirst for vengeance has no expiration date: hanging Oliver Cromwell’s corpse.
by Jock Yellott
As an August vacation from current events, let’s explore Virginia’s Right of Rebellion — and the question of Confederate treason.
It’s in our state constitution Bill of Rights: “Whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to [the benefit, protection, and security of the people] a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. Virginia Constitution Art. I §3 (June 12, 1776).
Virginia’s Constitution was no anomaly.
When the American colonies seceded from England in 1776, and afterwards for the next three quarters of a century until 1860, most state constitutions in their Bill of Rights or Preamble reserved to the citizens the right to abolish their own governments. A representative sample: the original colonies Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Georgia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and later (when added to the union) the states of Texas and Maine. Continue reading
UVa memorial to enslaved laborers
by Jock Yellott
“This year, members of the Class of 2025 are required to attend a historical tour and debrief discussion centered around the history of enslaved
laborers at the University.”
— Sydney Hertzog, Cavalier Daily, Sept. 22, 2021.
Why does this rankle? The University of Virginia, after all, has many mandates:
• Social Sciences – 6 credits from two different departments
• Humanities – 6 credits from two different categories
• Historical Studies – one 3 or more credit course
• Non-western Perspectives – one 3 or more credit course
• Natural Science and Mathematics – 12 credits from two different
Why shouldn’t 1st years also be forced to “learn about the University’s
history of white supremacy and enslavement that has been suppressed for
If any students objected, they were smart enough not to say so. To the contrary, according to the Cavalier Daily. Students “really enjoyed going on the tour because it has given them context of where they go to school.”
This is not Woke faculty indoctrination, or at least not directly. Says the Cavalier Daily: “This program was built purely by students.”
Why should it bother us? Continue reading
UVa law school library — trauma site
by Jock Yell0tt
“When Dean Goluboff took the stage to respond, she immediately started crying and was largely incoherent to the audience for much of the first part of her response … ”
Risa Gobuloff, Esq., is Dean of the University of Virginia Law School.
Dean Gobuloff’s crying spate occurred at a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018, called by the school’s Minority Rights Coalition to discuss the previous day’s emergency.
The emergency was: a man sat in the law library reading up on the law.
Why were law students not warned about this by e-mail alerts?
One “crying, mad, frustrated” student felt “alienated.”
“Today is my 25th birthday,” said another. “Yesterday my heart was in my stomach, tears streaming.” Continue reading