Conversations In The Streets
November 5, 2020
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On a day that would find the country voting for a President, as I stood with the Southern Cross in hand, I would find myself surrounded by folks full of conversation about me being on a nationally televised program on the World Series of Golf.
However, some of my babies would come and make short of that conversation. Instead, they made inquiry of me about visiting Palatka, Florida.
And, if I did, would I please tell the Honorable Commissioner Rawls that upon reading about his courageous vote to keep the Cenotaph of the Confederate soldier in its place of honor, while those of his peers capitulated to the false narrative being pushed upon an honorable Southern populous: red, yellow, brown, black and white. whose ancestors of the same, freed or indentured, who made a lawful constitutional stand to free itself from tyranny as they moved once again into a state of bankruptcy from the tariffs and unjust regulations being imposed upon them; and that they unequivocally “love him and Governor Ivey of Alabama, who appear to be the only Southern politicians who have the backbone to make a stand against the domestic terrorists who have come once again into our homeland to disturb the peace while attempting to destroy the honor given to our fallen heroes as they push to bring the reconstruction agenda of Thaddeus Stephens to fruition!”
They love him!
One elderly black man sitting in a wheelchair would remark: “What most folks don’t understand is that we black people of the South have so much to be thankful to the Southern white man for; our survival and a meaningful pathway to the House of the Almighty God but a few. These people hate us, not because of Dylan Roof or, heaven forbid, George Floyd, whose loss of life had nothing to do with the South.”
It is because Southern folk are unwilling to deny their Christian heritage, to deny the Constitutional right of secession by their ancestors, and the righteous purpose of self-defense of its people and the sacrifice made by the Confederate soldier to do so and, most of all, the memorialization efforts by the Southern women of him.
The next day as I stirred up three hail Marys for my car to make it one more day, off I would go for more of the same. God bless Commissioner Rawls as he brings some dignity back to the name of Rawls of Florida. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage – Florida
Honorary Life Member, Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Ladies Memorial Association
Honorary Associate Member, Abner Baker Chapter 1404, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Camp Commander Granbury, Texas Brigade Camp 1479, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411