On the wall beside my computer desk, hangs my family crest, which I shipped to my Daddy (Southern Colloquialism for male parental unit) in the summer of 1978, from The Insignia Shoppe in York, England.
This same family crest also hangs in the home of Jefferson Davis, distinguished Graduate of West Point Academy, and the President of the Confederate States of America.
I am a proud Southerner, living in the NW Corner of the state of Mississippi.
As a Christian American, I attend church on Sunday mornings with my brothers and sisters in Christ, both black and white.
American Progressives, both Democrat and Republican, continue to try to take advantage of the horrible church massacre in Charleston, SC, in order to accomplish something that they have been trying to do for years: minimize the South’s political clout and erase our uniqueness as a region, through the taking away of a symbol of our heritage, and, any traces of the historical aspects of the Confederate Side of the Civil War, as exemplified by the mission begun under Former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and his minions on the City Council, to dig up Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, and move their bodies and a statue of the general, which all currently “reside” in a downtown park in the Medical Center.
The Alinsky-approved Tactics, currently being employed by Barack Obama and his Liberal minions on both sides of the aisle, are giving them, at best, a temporary victory, as shown by the results of a CNN poll, which shows that the opinion of Americans concerning the Confederate Flag remains unchanged in the last 15 years.
The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, about the same as in 2000 when 59% said they viewed it as a symbol of pride.
Why are Liberals showing such disrespect for this integral part of American History?
Modern American Liberals have no respect for any of our nation’s symbols of our heritage.
And now, that same cowardly, revisionist history has reared its ugly head in Oxford, Mississippi.
As we say (instead of “Once Upon a Time”) in Southern Fairy Tales,
Y’all ain’t gonna believe this s@#t…
According to USA Today,
State flags, including the controversial Mississippi flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem, will no longer hang in the tunnel at the U.S. Capitol where each had been displayed.
Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said Thursday the flags, which had been removed during renovations, will instead be replaced with prints of each state’s commemorative coin.
“Given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display,’’ Miller, chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said in a statement. “I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views. However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.’’
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., had called on Congress to remove all items bearing the Confederate battle flag, including his state flag.
The flags had been displayed on the wall in the tunnel that runs between a House office building and the Capitol. Visitors and members of Congress travel between the office building and the Capitol by walking or taking small subway cars that go by the flags.
“I am pleased that the Architect of the Capitol will no longer display symbols of hatred and bigotry in the esteemed halls of the United States House of Representatives,’’ Thompson said in a statement. “As I said last summer, this is the People’s House and we should ensure that we, as an institution, refuse to condone symbols that seek to divide us.’’
The committee’s move Thursday puts the spotlight back on the states, including Mississippi, where battles are brewing over whether to remove Confederate flags and statues from public places.
Last summer, Thompson urged Congress to hold a hearing on his resolution to remove items from House grounds that feature Confederate flag emblems. Democratic lawmakers, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined Thompson in the effort. But little happened.
Thompson, civil rights groups and others argue the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and a reminder of the South’s long history of segregation.
Some communities, towns and universities in Mississippi have removed the flag. Carlos Moore, an attorney from Mississippi, recently filed a lawsuit to remove it from public spaces.
Supporters of leaving the flag alone say it’s part of the South’s heritage. Supporters in Mississippi have held rallies. Gov. Phil Bryant, acting at the request of Sons of Confederate Veterans, recently proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month.
A renewed national debate over the Confederate battle flag began last year when white gunman Dylann Roof allegedly shot nine people, all black, at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Roof had used the flag in promoting racist views.
South Carolina later removed a Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds.
Thompson said Mississippi state lawmakers should act.
“I can only hope that this understanding will somehow reach the hearts and minds of the elected officials in the state of Mississippi and they will follow suit and rid our state of this ultimate vestige of slavery and bigotry,” he said.
National attention has turned to the fight in Mississippi over whether to remove the emblem from the state flag. Mississippi state lawmakers have said voters should decide whether the flag should be changed.
Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have said they think the flag should be changed, but said the decision should be left to the state.
Miller said members of Congress can continue to display their state flags.
How magnanimous of them.
As I wrote earlier, Modern American Liberals have no respect for any of our nation’s symbols of our heritage.
To back up my claim, let’s go back to 9/13/11, 2 days after America solemnly remembered the 10th anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil by Islamic Terrorists. James Robbins wrote the following story for The Washington Times, in which he illuminated a whispered conversation between the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and First Lady, Michelle Obama:
The internet was buzzing this week with video of First Lady Michelle Obama apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a ceremony in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. As police and firefighters fold the flag to the sound of marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband and appears to say, “all this just for a flag.” She then purses her lips and shakes her head slightly as Mr. Obama nods.
Just as Liberals attempt to allow “cross dressing Bubba” to use the women’s public restroom is receiving a nationwide backlash that Liberals had not counted on, so will this boneheaded, ignorant, fascist attempt by the Obama Administration to blackmail states into changing our flags.
The thing about attempting to rewrite and ignore history, is the fact that Liberals have no power over it.
It has already happened.
And, they are powerless to change it.
…And, it frustrates the snot out of them.
Until He Comes,