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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

George W Truett and Donald Trump

   George W. Truett was born in Hayesville, NC where I became a Christian in 1959. My father baptized me. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chic Fil A is name for this greatest Baptist of the first half of the 20th Century. Truett was an ambassador for President Woodrow Wilson and progressive on race for his time as President of the Baptist World Alliance as recorded in both the Keith Durso biography of him and Robert Wutnow's Rough Country.

   In May of 1920 on the Capitol Steps in DC he spoke for two hours or more on the Baptist gift to American democracy the Separation of Church and State.

    Now his birthplace in Clay County and Western North Carolina is the playground of the Tea Party and religious right fundamentalism. It is the precinct of Jesse Helms fundamentalism, a far cry from the vision of Truett and his Baptist heirs.

    Truett would be nauseous at how Congressman Meadows came to power with the gerrymandering and the betrayal of Democracy author Daley has examined in his provocative book of this summer.

     This is a plea for enlightened folks in Western North Carolina, folks who have benefitted from liberal arts education at Mars Hill, the Triangle, Gardner Webb, Appalachian State, Western North Carolina and other schools to use their wits and be active to defeat Donald Trump. Every vote counts in North Carolina this year.

    Talk to your proffs or former proffs at your schools. Take the Vance book on Hillbilly Elegy to heart and understand with all her baggage Hillary Clinton is much more likely to keep the train on the track to be better for America not only for this generation but generations to come even in mostly white southern Appalachia.

   Do what George W. Truett would do and vote against the Alt Right movment of Donald Trump.

    You betray the best of your heritage if you vote for Donald Trump in this election.


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