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Government seizes and destroys 160-year-old historical documents

"Last summer, the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, N.C., Patricia Chastain discovered documents dating back to 1840 in their courthouse basement. After organizing a project with the local historical society to reserve these valuable documents, the government intervened. And now the documents have been destroyed. Lost forever.

Some records were ruined by the mold, but most were completely viable."

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There must have been a valid copy of the Title of Nobility Act buried somewhere in there.

I meant Amendment, not Act.

Moral of the story

If you find any documents, scan them and place them in multiple safe places, then tell the government. Hey I see a business opportunity here...

Her first mistake was asking

Her first mistake was asking the state gubmint for help.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Like that guy who found those

Like that guy who found those St Gaudins in his attic and took them to get them appraised and the gov confiscated them

Southern Agrarian


ancestor did somethin' shady.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I can't believe they destroyed those documents.

As that one woman said, she could have laminated every sheet for less money than what it cost to destroy it all.

It was a little confusing though. They're all angry at the county manager, yet it seems it was someone at the state level, not county, who made the decision to, and did, destroy the documents. It's unclear to me who is responsible. But it was all done so quickly and dramatically, with records whisked away, it does sound like there was maybe more to the issue than just potential mold, that maybe someone wanted to ensure that no one ever saw those documents for some reason.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir


Government for ya!

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Some people call it a

"Necessary Evil" (sigh)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown


“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

~ George Orwell

Wait, so you are telling me

Wait, so you are telling me that the Lincoln didn't start the Civil War to save African Americans from Slavery, WWII saved us from the great depression, the New Deal worked and the Federal Reserve helped us stabilize our economy?

Well Ill be damned, that's what my History book said. I even got an "A" because I remembered all the dates for the test too...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.


No man alive ever has nor ever will control either past nor future!

God, and God alone is the One who controls ALL things and in His Divine providence works ALL things to their final end both good and evil.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Do you really have to bring religion into

everything? Just sayin...

I NEVER bring religion into anything!

Do you really understand what "religion" is?

I bring TRUTH into my comments.

Just look at the one above comment of mine that you are referring to.

Who exactly tell me is it that controls the past and the future?

PLEASE give me an honest and specific answer!

I commented with FACT and TRUTH.

Now it's your turn!

I really am most interested to see what you come up with!

I'm a very patient person so please take your time to answer.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Well then - no offense

he must be in the United Brotherhood of Gods union and either it is past 3:30 and they don't want to pay overtime - or its 12 and he's on break because the world would appear to be falling apart and it seems the Lord is on strike.

And if in fact this is His plan - well thanks for nothing.

Yes it is falling apart!

Yes, not only does the world appear to be falling apart, but it is falling rapidly and has been in a fall since the very beginning.

God has told us in His Book that then end times would be thus.

God has told us that He has given man up unto himself and mankind will reap the fruit of their wicked works and unbelief of what God has told them.

Jesus did not come to save this world, but some that are in it, those who would believe on Him....His people!

His plan is one of salvation to all who will turn and repent of their wicked ways ans call upon the Name of Jesus Christ for salvation.

Contrary to what most say and or believe, the time of the end is very near and the Gospel is being preached into all the world for a witness unto evey nation as Jesus said must happen.

We live in very wicked days, just as it was in the days of Noah and just as the world that then was perished in the flood, so it will be with this present world... it will perish with great fire where even the very elements will burn with fervent heat and God will then create a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness and never again will sin nor sorrow of any kind enter in an all who enter into that new kingdom will have unspeakable joy forever.

Why not seek Him today and ask Him to give you a heart of belief!

I truly hope you will!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Tell that to the Romans

who introduced many of the Christian holidays in order to help convert folks from other religions - such as Christmas.

Easter is named after a god from a different religion - Ishtar.

The Egyptians were known to erase hieroglyphs of those they wished to wipe from history.

Historical revisionism is alive and well.


Some, or should I say many "religions" do celebrate pagan holidays.

I myself as a God fearing, Christ loving, Born Again believer do not have anything to do with them!

Yes, that wicked satan who KNOWS that he has but a short time now, has been dilligently at work since the fall, and a great many have fallen into his many traps of lies and therefore damnation.

I agree fully with you on that!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~