More Higginsville Betrayal

Friday, June 8th 2007

This was the scene last week in Higginsville, Missouri at the annual Confederate
Memorial Day celebration held on the grounds of the Higginsville Confederate Cemetery.

There was one thing missing this year, and one item that should have never
appeared there.

I have received reports that the flag pole that was previously used to fly
the Confederate Flag on (pre-Bob Holden administration) has been removed all

Actually, there are two things missing. No make that three things missing…
With no flag pole on the grounds, our Governor, Matt Blunt didn’t have to give
that pesky order to humor his Southern constituency by "allowing"
the Confederate Battle Flag to fly at Higginsville for one day. With no flag
pole there is no need to order the Confederate flag up, and hence no backlash
from the "Black Klan" (A.K.A. the NAACP).

Let this be a lesson to those who chose to vote for Blunt once again because
(oh my gosh) he "allowed" the Confederate flag to fly at Higginsville
for a single day!

Never mind the fact that it used to fly EVERY DAY for DECADES before Governor
Holden ordered them removed.

Rumor has it , that the flag pole was removed because of the proposed "flag
plaza" that the Missouri Department of Resources wants to build, which
would also only allow the Confederate Flag to fly one day a year at the Higginsville
CONFEDERATE Cemetery. Let’s not also forget that the proposed flag plaza says
nothing about Fort Davidson at Pilot Knob, Missouri either.

One other point to ponder for those who voted for Blunt. Did you ever consider
the fact that one governor removed the flags and one governor could certainly
restore them?

Now that we’ve covered the three things that were missing, let us move on to
the one thing that should have NEVER been at the Higginsville Memorial Day service.

Look at the picture above. Now look at the second flag from the left. That
my friends is a Kansas flag. The flag that represents the "Jayhawker"
state. The state that was responsible for more killing, looting and burning
of Missourians, their families and their property during the Border War and
War for Southern Independence.

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear, right here, right now. There is no way
in hell, that that flag should be on Missouri soil period, much less a Confederate
Memorial Day service!

I understand that we have Sons of Confederate Veterans members in Kansas. If
they truly were Confederates, then THEY would understand the meaning and the
insult that they committed by bringing a Kansas flag onto a Missouri Confederate

There is no reason that they could not have brought their "camp flag"
with them , no my friends this is a point of honor, or should I say deliberate

While there are some good SCV camps in Missouri, the state leadership (not
all, but most) continue to show their incompetence by sanctioning this slap
in the face.

While the flag poles come down, and our heritage in continually trampled upon,
the Missouri Sons of Confederate Veterans state leadership quietly whispers

Note to our National SCV leadership:

The task force you have appointed to get our flags back at Higginsville and
Pilot Knob , Missouri, doesn’t want them back. They are made up of the same
ole rank and file do-nothings , that well, do nothing, but cut active SCV members
down, and criticize them for wanting to fight for our heritage.

They enjoy being Southern, as long as they can do it in the woods where no
one can see them. They consider those who want to get our flags back to flying
everyday as "too Southern".

They’re the ones that won’t sign a petition for Missouri SCV members to get
our own liscence plates, because they are afraid to have a Battle Flag seen
on their vehicles. One word describes the whole situation. Pathetic.

If you want the flags back up you are going to have to do one or two things.
Buy the property (or part of it) at Higginsville and Pilot Knob, from the State
of Missouri. Or, buy the Governor.

It’s as simple as that. You don’t need a task force.

For those whispering "compromise" its too late for that you morons!
Some suggested reading…

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication
of the Cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense
of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the
emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved
and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which
you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of
the South is presented to future generations.

Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, 25 April 1906 "

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