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19 06, 2012

News 2620

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Polson explains origin of Confederate statue by Brittany Snapp Staff Writer A series of stories about Bryan County history, hosted by Three Valley Museum, continued Wednesday at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. Judy Polson, president of the Julia Jackson chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), spoke about the statue of the Confederate soldier that stands on the lawn of the Bryan County Courthouse. “He has been watching over [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2619

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Effort Underway To Locate, Identify Graves Of Confederate Soldiers Search expected to be a five-year project By Jason Evans June 17, 2012 The Pickens County Historical Society is involved in a project to find and properly identify the graves of Confederate Veterans and their wives. PCHS President Ken Nabors said the project, headed up by Anne Sheriff of Southern Wesleyan University's Faith Clayton Genealogy Room, is projected to take 5 years to [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2618

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"The Party of Lincoln" Looked the Other Way While 1 Million Black Americans Died Thomas DiLorenzo June 18, 2012 That's the conclusion of a new scholarly book entitled Sick from Freedom, by Connecticut College historian Jim Downs.  Early reviews of the book tend to repeat the historically false and cartoonish notion that Lincoln "freed the slaves" by the stroke of a pen with an "executive order."  The truth, of course, is that [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2617

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Lexington law banning Confederate flag still flies June 15, 2012 ROANOKE — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Lexington ordinance that prevents flying the Confederate battle flag on municipal poles. The ordinance adopted last year allows only the city, state and national flags to be flown from municipal poles. The Sons of Confederate Veterans argued that the ordinance violates the group's free speech, but city officials contended that the [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2616

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Heritage group vows to appeal decision on Lexington's flag ordinance The Sons of Confederate Veterans said the ruling allows the silencing of unpopular groups. By Laurence Hammack Turned back in its skirmish to fly the Confederate colors from streetlight poles in Lexington, a Civil War group is refusing to wave a white flag. Sons of Confederate Veterans said Friday it will likely appeal a federal judge's decision upholding a city ordinance that [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2615

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Why the Battle flag had to come down Saturday, June 16, 2012 Why the Battle flag had to come down A federal judge has ruled against the Sons of Confederate Veterans in their attempt to fly the Battle flag in Lexington, Virginia. Of course, that has Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory clucking with glee. The Battle flag shouldn't fly in public, says Levin, because "nothing the SCV or anyone else says [...]

19 06, 2012

News 2614

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Banning Cultural Symbols - Unintended Consequences 14 June 2012 **UPDATE: This just in . . . Judge Wilson has dismissed the SCV case against the City of Lexington. The judges decision basically says that the new law is non-discriminatory since *it bans everyone. The SCV admitted that in court, but argued that the motivation was discriminatory and a violation of the SCV's 1st amendment rights. SCV lawyers are reviewing the decision in [...]

18 06, 2012

News 2613

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Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21 by Alex Newman Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope that similar sovereignty-preserving measures [...]

18 06, 2012

News 2612

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UDC Jefferson Davis Chapter No. 900 Dedicates Two Black Confederate Soldiers Headstone Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Tonya Brantley The United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Chapter No. 900 held dedication ceremonies marking the graves of two black Confederate soldiers in Cleveland. At both ceremonies, Chapter President Robin Ramsey welcomed everyone and the Presentation of Colors was given by members of the John C. Vaughn Camp No. 2089 Sons of the [...]

18 06, 2012

News 2611

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Deadly Hubris Thomas DiLorenzo June 14, 2012 On LRC today Paul Craig Roberts makes the point that politicians possessing "deadly hubris" have caused disaster after disaster over the past two centuries, and could well cause the thermonuclear inceneration of the entire world if their hubris plunges us into another world war (the sincerest wish of every neocon chickenhawk, from Dick Cheney to Rush Limbaugh, not to mention the crazed, bloodthirsty "evangelical" Christians [...]