Author Archives: Stephen Clay McGehee

About Stephen Clay McGehee

Born-Again Christian, Grandfather, husband, business owner, Southerner, aspiring Southern Gentleman. Publisher of The Confederate Colonel and The Southern Agrarian blogs. President/Owner of Adjutant Workshop, Inc., Vice President - Gather The Fragments Bible Mission, Inc. (Sierra Leone, West Africa), Webmaster - Military Order of The Stars and Bars, Kentucky Colonel.

Which Way Now?

Which way should I take this blog? It is time for me to take a good long look at the three blogs that I write and decide where to go next. In addition to the Confederate Colonel blog, I also … Continue reading

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Technical Problems

On Saturday, December 7, we had our own “Pearl Harbor” event here on Confederate Colonel. The web site crashed completely – all that came up was a list of error messages. It is slowly being put back together, but many … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Thanksgiving Holiday

We’re all familiar with “the Thanksgiving story,” complete with pilgrims, Indians, and a feast. That’s nice, but what about the holiday that we celebrate each November – how did that officially recognized observance come to be? J. Stephen Conn at … Continue reading

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In Defense of Cursive

One of the main concepts of Agrarianism is the avoidance of industrial dehumanization and the embracing of that which defines us as individuals. We are not interchangeable parts in a corporate machine. All printing, by definition, looks pretty much the … Continue reading

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Agrarian Societies and the Common Core Curriculum

Bill Whittle, of PJTV, makes an interesting point that tied the change from an agrarian society to an industrial society with the change from traditional education to the Common Core Curriculum. In this video, he points out that government tends … Continue reading

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Who Do We Honor?

  “Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.” C. … Continue reading

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The Proper Use of Authority

Southern gentlemen are frequently found in positions of authority – and for good reason. The traits and character that makes one a Southern gentleman are the same traits and character that indicates that one has what it takes to handle … Continue reading

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Paula Deen’s Real Offense

Paula Deen has been seen as an icon of Southern culture – and that makes her a prime target for those who hate the culture of The Old South. While I am disappointed to see yet another public figure groveling … Continue reading

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Opportunity in America – The Trayvon Martin Case Part 2

On March 25, 2012, I wrote a post entitled Mob Rule in America – The Trayvon Martin Case, and have not mentioned it here since that time. With last night’s “Not Guilty” verdict for Mr. Zimmerman, now is the time … Continue reading

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David John Marotta on The Cause of The War

Today’s post at the Marotta On Money blog is one of those incredibly rare pieces that shows the real reason that the Southern states seceded from the union – punishing tariffs designed to enrich the North at the expense of … Continue reading

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