An Open Letter & Open Report / Part 2 of 3, A Journey
June 17, 2019
Part 2 of 3, A Journey
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On May 22, 2019, after a nights rest in Charleston, I would make my way to Temple Terrace, Florida, in preparation for a dinner with special guests in my honor.
On the evening of May 23, 2019, I would stand before many wonderful people and tell them first and foremost about the betrayal of the North Carolina Legislature and the Judiciary in regards to the Veterans Monument Protection Bill.
HK Edgerton at Save Southern Heritage – FL Dinner, Tampa, Florida
Its enforcement is tantamount to window dressing and no more than a sham, as criminal violators of the Bill are given no more than a tongue lashing that tends to serve as an invitation to more criminals to do what they had done in Durham, North Carolina, to the Confederate Cenotaph on the grounds of the Courthouse.
And later at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where the disgraceful Chancellor not only did not adhere to the Historic Commission’s order to put back the Silent Sam bust, but in further contempt of the law removed its base as the 90 day moratorium drew near to comply with the order given, and resigned to a hefty pension.
True to the soil that gave these babies birth and reared them men (depicted by Silent Sam and other Cenotaphs), true to the traditions of their revolutionary ancestors of high renown and hallowed worth, alike by instinct and by principle, cherishing the sentiments of home and country and the allegiance there unto due as one and inseparable, these heroes — ours in the unity of blood, and in the unity of patriotism, struggled for the Rights of States, as held by the Fathers of the Republic, and by the Fathers as a sacred trust unto them bequeathed.
The measure of their years suddenly completed in the fatal issues of death, reached the consummation of earthly glory. By their death, last and holiest office of human fidelity possible to brave men and arguably women, attesting their sincerity, vindicating their honor and sealing their integrity, they won their title of an immortality of love and reverence.
The life of such a man is an encouragement to everyone who knows of it. The fame of this Southern heroism is imperishable inscribed to these patriots on Cenotaphs across the Southern Nation. Cenotaphs that are now being vandalized and torn down across our homeland by weak kneed and foreign-to-the-Southern-soil politicians who deny the people’s will and cave into that of domestic terrorists and poverty pimps like Ron Rawls in St. Augustine, Florida, who dupe the people in order to increase their personal and organizational coffers.
And not to forget the Northern press who gave momentum to this latest sacrilege with a photoshopped picture and a false narrative.
And, while the Confederate soldier is with us no more, the memory of his noble deeds and of what he did, and sought to do for the good of the South will be cherished to the end of time, no matter who tries to make it otherwise by shouting down truth, ignorance, malicious lies and self serving distortions of history for political or economic gain by means of cultural marxism.
I would finally tell these folks that the Southern people were fighting to free themselves of a Northern political dominance that had enriched the Northern states and oppressed the Southern states. And that as Southerners we need, we must honor the memory of our fallen heroes who served in the struggle beneath our Southern Cross. And may God bless the women of the South for honoring that charge. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida (www.sshfl.org)
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
President, Southern Heritage 411 (www.southernheritage411.com)