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Thanks / An Open Letter

From: H.K. Edgerton []
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 9:44 AM
To: ‘’

Dear Joe,

I am so very glad that you and the men of Florida are given special
attention to little Katelyn Skillas. I only wish that Terry Lee
and I could be at your September meeting to give her a big hug for
making an honorable stand in Dixie Land. The ban of our glorious
flag by Eutis High School, or any school in the South is unconscionable.
However , those people of the North knew when they established the
public school in the South, that a unified consciousness could only
be bred for any length of time by schools and education , no matter
how distorted that education might be. If it had not been done,
then the people of this nation would have been more sympathetic
to the Southern Cause , and quiet frankly, no matter their race
or national origin, would have come to the conclusion as the Kennedy
brothers have deemed in their books ; the South was Right !

We here in the South now face the 11th hour as social and cultural
genocide has over taken us. The forced education upon our children
cannot overcome the urge of that of the likes of an Amanda Harkey
of South Carolina , a Candice Hardwick of South Carolina, an Amiee
Robinson of Tennessee, a Anna and Joseph Warnke of Georgia, a T.K.Owens
of Tennessee, a Bryce Archambo of Missouri , a Justice Michael Williams
of Missouri, a Jacqueline Duty of Kentucky, my babies of Hayes County
High School in Texas and certainly not Katelyn Skillas of the great
state of Florida to make their glorious stands. They are modern
day Southern heroes whose resistance is the resurrection of our
Constitutional values ; it is present in their blood , and we all
who call ourselves Southern ought to stand with them with all our
resources , both fiscal and humane. The constant besmirching of
our Southern symbols , our ancestors , and the constant dragging
of the great men and women who made an honorable and heroic stand
here in our homeland against an invader whose greed led him to our
land ; and now to help justify his crimes , he uses the systematic
exclusion of those Black heroes, whether they be slave or freedman
, soldier or field hand who stood by his Southern family as a part
of his modus operandi , and we as knowledgeable Southerners don’t
know whether to be amazed about the agility of the tongues of the
Northern revisionist historians or the virtuosity of their lying.

It is no denying of the economic institution of slavery that existed
here in the South . However, here we became a people with a common
interest and a common cultural foundation engulfed in Christian
principles as a family all headed to greatness for human kind ,
had we been left alone. Thanks to our Yankee invader who burned
, raped , pillaged and robbed us into submission , and with their
public school system , most of our children have no political memory
of their ancestors greatness, or it has been erased by the course
of time , especially for those young Black children whose ancestors
earned a place of honor and dignity alongside that man he not only
called Master, but also family and friend. Yes Joe , please stand
beside little Katelyn for all of us who call ourselves not only
Southern, but also American.

Your Brother,