Jimmy Stewart Tellin' It Like It Is!

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Jimmy Stewart Tellin' It Like It Is!

Post by sWamp-Ass on Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:12 pm

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“You came all the way out here to get my boys, huh?”

“Yes, sir, I did. Where are your sons now, Mr. Anderson?”

“You wanna see ’em, do ya?”

“Yes, sir, I do.”

Anderson calls his sons one by one. When they all arrive, Anderson turns to the soldier and says, “Now if you’ve got anything to say to ’em, you go ahead; they’ll listen.”

“There’s a Yankee army breathing down your neck, Mr. Anderson—I don’t think you realise—”

“You’re town-bred, aren’t you?” interrupts Anderson.

“I don’t see what that has to do—”

“I’ve got five hundred acres of good, rich dirt, here, and as long as the rains come and the sun shines, it’ll grow anything I have a mind to plant. And we pulled every stump, and we cleared every field, and we done it ourselves without the sweat of one slave.”

“So?”

“‘So’!? So, can you give me one good reason why I should send my family, that took me a lifetime to raise, down that road like a bunch of damn fools to do somebody else’s fighting?”

“But these are my sons! They don’t
belong to the state.”—Charlie Anderson


“Virginia needs all of her sons, Mr. Anderson.”

“That might me so, Johnson, but these are my sons! They don’t belong to the state. When they were babies, I never saw the state coming around with a spare tit! We never asked anything of the state, and never expected anything. We do our own living and thanks to no man for the right. But seeing as how you’re so worried about it, I’ll tell ya: If any of my boys thinks this war’s right, and wants to join in, he’s free to do it. You all hear that!? Did you hear it!? You wanna dress up like these fellas, go ahead; here’s your chance.”
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