Confederates To Rally At The South Carolina State House on Jan. 23, 2010!
Confederate flag supporters from around the South will be rallying at the South Carolina State House in Columbia in order to protest a bill to remove the Confederate Flag titled H-3588
by Trevor Benson
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Confederate flag supporters from around the South will be rallying at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. The rally comes as an act of protest to a bill currently in the house titled H-3588 which is said that if passed it will remove the Confederate Battle Flag flying in honor over the South Carolina Confederate soldiers monument on the state house lawn. It is also said that the bill may bring about the removal of the monument completely.
The fact that the legislature is even debating this bill is sad news for the State of South Carolina, especially with the US currently in an economic crises, government takeover of health care on the horizon, and thousands of US troops being deployed to fight an unjust total war on Afghanistan, this is the last issue that South Carolina should be looking at.
Is trying to forget the soldiers of all races (yes, there are Black Confederates honored on the South Carolina monument too) that fought and died to defend their home from a raging war criminal, arsonist, anti-Semite named Sherman who eventually had Columbia burned to the ground, really more important then the current monetary and foreign policy issues in this country? I don’t think so, and I think those that do should be ashamed and ignored.
If there is any monument that needs to be defended it’s this one. A memorials sole purpose is to help future generations remember something important that occurred in the past. Today too many people have forgotten the struggle that millions of Southerners went through to defend themselves from a tyrannical foreign invasion that had them conquered and subjugated. Irish Confederate General Patrick Cleburne just before his death at the Battle of Franklin said it best when he stated:
"Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision."
Today some of the citizens of South Carolina have already begun to regard their gallant dead as traitors by trying to hide their memorials. These memorials are in honor of an unrepresented people unlike those of US soldiers, and we can only rely on the people of the South to uphold them because the US government obviously will not. Can you imagine what would have occurred if the colonies had lost their war for independence? Britain surely wouldn’t be happy flying their "rebel" flag over any monuments either, and yet as quick as people are to defend the US flag they still cannot see any similarity between it’s original intent and the original intent of the Confederate Battle Flag, which is self-determination.
Today we must take a stand and help defend the monument to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children of all races and religions that died to defend their homeland. We must say "NO!" to H-3588.
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