An Open Letter & Open Report – Conference Call
March 31, 2020
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Monday, March 30, 2020, as a member of Save Southern Heritage – Florida (www.sshfl.org)- I was privy to sit in on the monthly members conference call.
And, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed to see a contemporaneous gathering of some of the most revered and respected freedom fighters that the South has to offer, and whose intestinal fortitude to do battle with some of the most well-funded adversaries of Southern social and cultural genocide is so commendable.
Sadly, Florida State Representative Mike Hill would report how he was ambushed by the paid assassin of the domestic and disgraced terrorists of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lobbyist, whose message was clearly taken from the talking points posted on Morris Dee’s website that strives to disgrace the Confederate soldier and his status as an American Veteran.
This rhetoric helped stall in committee a bill to protect all Veteran monuments in the State of Florida that includes the Confederate soldiers.
The renowned and respected Attorney by both his adversaries and peers, the Honorable David McCallister continues to amaze me as he looks for and utilizes case law to fight in a judicial system that has historically shown so much disfavor to anything Southern. (See his arguments in Ft. Myers that gave standing to the Sons of Confederate Veterans under Marcy’s Law) And now as he prepares to face the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta, utilizing the 1st Amendment for speech rights for the Confederate soldiers’ monuments, I am so very glad that he will have by his side the Honorable Attorney, Kirk D. Lyons, Chief Trial Counselor of the Southern Legal Resource Center, and a giant in the battle against Southern social and cultural genocide.
Attorney Lyons, on this night, would report on his legal battle against the University of Texas, an institution that issued me a criminal trespass warning as I stood at the Cenotaph of President Jefferson Davis, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, with the Southern Cross in hand, on my five year anniversary of the Historic March Across Dixie as I had done at that time.
Additionally, the much-decorated for her Southern Heritage battles, the Honorable Teresa Roane, would sadden my heart as she reported on the shenanigans of the Virginia Legislature, as they press forward to remove the War Memorials of the Confederate soldiers in Virginia and even threaten Monument Avenue in the City of Richmond, Virginia with removal or bold faced lied (“contextualization”).
And lastly, there was Bob Granier, Curator of the Lake County Museum, who has put up an admirable fight to bring the Cenotaph of the Honorable General Kirby Smith from Statuary Hall in the nation’s capitol. He spoke about the scalawags who had attempted a hostile takeover of the museum in an attempt to vote to block the move. I remain totally opposed to removing the general’s Cenotaph from the deserved place of honor where it now presides. The modus operandi utilizing Southern blacks as the justification for the move, and the false narrative of the glorious Confederate soldier fighting to protect the economic institution of slavery, is sickening and a great lie.
Sadly, the one thing that seems to resonate from all of these honorable panel guests, is that their organizations continue to find themselves cash strapped as they do battle against a well-funded foe.
And, not to forget myself sent to battle daily with little more than the prayers of the people, the Rocks of David, but with the Southern Cross to continue to do battle.
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, Forest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, Orders of the Confederate Rose
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal