Gary Adams of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group Lies Yet Again … Really

Not all that long ago I highlighted how the stumbling Gary Adams, the self-proclaimed Jeopardy fact checker, renowned plagiarist, and leading light of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group (otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving), managed to mangle the story of the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 by claiming that references to the Thirteenth Amendment at that meeting was in fact the proposed Corwin Amendment, not the amendment that destroyed slavery forever.  Adams and his friends at the SHPG, who read this blog on a regular basis, attempted to sidestep Adams’s mistake.  Now, however, it seems that Adams knows that something’s wrong.  Perhaps a recent commenter here alerted him to his error, for once more Adams attempted to offer his version of the Hampton Roads Conference.  This time, however, he offered the following remark:

To continue the dialog next Lincoln made a comment that the Confederates could soften the blow (of emancipation) by ratifying the amendment (I had presumed everyone knew since the first 13th was never ratified that the conversation was on and about the 2th or what most consider was the only 13th amendment), clearly I was wrong, it is on the current 13th amendment. 

Yet as recently as September 12, 2012, Mr. Adams offered the following:

Corwin Amendment (First 13th Amendment)

“In an unusual move, Democratic President James Buchanan signed the Corwin Amendment on March 3, 1861, his last day in office (the Constitution does not require presidential approval for proposed amendments). It was ratified by only two states—Ohio on May 13, 1861, and by Maryland on January 10, 1862—and therefore fell far short of the necessary three-quarters majority of states in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution. Had it achieved ratification, the Corwin Amendment, which protected slavery, would have become the Thirteenth Amendment”. (In 1861 there were 34 States so it would have only taken 26 states to secure the amendment, now consider the Northern Slave trade, New York large slave population and how blacks were viewed; it is clear they could have secured the right to have had slaves). If the war had been over slavery the South could have at any time rejoined the Union passing the amendment securing her slaves, and even though Lincoln repeatedly made that offer (The last time on February 1865 on the ‘River Queen’ outside Fort Monroe, when both Seward and Lincoln again made the offer return pass the amendment and keep your slaves) they refused.

Adams has offered this same bizarre argument before, and several times within the past month.

It’s always the cover up, isn’t it?  Adams always proclaimed that the amendment in question was the Corwin Amendment … until today.  Then, instead of showing some integrity and courage and saying that he was wrong, he attempts to claim that he was misunderstood, and that his meaning was obvious.

Sorry, Gary, that dog won’t hunt.

Once more we have evidence that the spokesperson for these self-proclaimed defenders of Confederate heritage lacks both intelligence and integrity.  However, one must still wonder whether he holds the intelligence of his fellow heritage advocates in contempt (surely anyone could see that first he bungled the story, then he lied about bungling it) or that he rests secure in the knowledge that they share his utter disregard for the truth.  So much for southern honor.

As I’ve said before, the SHPG is the gift that keeps on giving … and Gary Adams is that group’s Santa Claus.

4 thoughts on “Gary Adams of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group Lies Yet Again … Really

  1. C.W. Roden September 21, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    God knows without us you don’t have much in the way of material dude.

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 22, 2012 / 7:16 am

      Why, hello, Carl … or should we call you “Raptorman” after your e-mail identification? Or should it be “Amanda”?

      For those of you who don’t know Carl W. Roden, he claims that folks who criticize the lying that goes on in the SHPG live in “mortal fear and paranoia.” He proclaims himself “the man the Deniers fear most.” Apparently he thinks these folks are afraid of this.

      I don’t think so.

      Carl W. Roden also declares, “The guy won’t even take my posts or e-mails.” (He’s since wisely deleted that claim … not exactly willing to stand behind what you say, eh, Carl?). In truth, this is the first message Carl W. Roden has sent me in quite some time. It’s a pleasure to post it, because it demonstrates that he can no longer claim ignorance about Gary Adams’s incompetence. All that’s left to determine is whether Carl is equally incompetent or simply dishonest … because otherwise he’d do his level best to correct Adams’s errors. As another SHPG member noted, “Complacency in dealing with our own fallacy’s as well as in not confronting our opposition forthright is detrimental to our cause to preserve honor and educate.”

      In short, letting Gary Adams continue to spew forth inaccurate history damages the SHPG. I guess Carl W. Roden doesn’t really care much about that, however.

  2. Roger E Watson September 22, 2012 / 8:14 am

    Thanks for his FB link. Made everything worthwhile seeing the Hot Boating Chicks !! 😉

  3. Brooks D. Simpson September 22, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    More evidence that truth is relative over at the SHPG …

    Carl W. Roden initially posted material from this blog on the SHPG. That would suggest that he visits this site.

    Then we are told this:

    “Frankly any comments you write over on the Hate Pages no matter how well written or articulate will be picked apart for things that aren’t there.
    Keep in mind also that as the page’s moderators these “men” (a term I use loosely) are also not below altering the words of anyone who posts there to include misspellings, foul language, or anything else they choose to add.”

    This would suggest that his comments are accepted, then altered by me. Mind you, before he claimed that I would not post his comments. He decided to delete that claim. Wonder why.

    Finally, we are told this:

    “I don’t go over there anymore. None of them are worth my time or anyone elses. Closed minds are unreachable.”

    One wonders how he came to post a link to here and to comment.

    Trust me … I let Carl W. Roden speak for himself. He simply makes my case.

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