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Southern Heritage Alerts

5/2/13

It's fixing to hit the fan.... Sooner than many think!

* * * PLEASE!!! I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Please make this message for help go viral!.

by Tim Manning Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:29am...

PLEASE REPORTS THIS IN MANY FB PAGES AND WEBSITES! Please pardon my typos. I am in pain and moderate shock from what just happened which I am trying to write about. It is 4 am and I am still not calmed down enough to sleep!

Tonight 7-10 male Law Enforcement Officers in heavy body armour broke into my home and did much destruction. I am injured, but do not know how bad. The 1st year Sheriff Deputy, Greta Vaughan who broke and entered into my house two weeks ago giving no reason, that we were going to bring charges against but were not permitted to do when to a judge and got a search warrant for my home and took over $25-30,000 worth of my handguns, all in absolutely new condition some worth $2,000+ each. She wanted to search for guns since Christopher always open carries. Sheriff Deputies blocked Christopher from entering the Forsyth Court House last week. That is another whole story.

I am much overweight and they forced me to lie on my stomach on the floor for over 30 minutes. My physician has said to not rest on my stomach since it puts unnecessary pressure on my heart. I sleep on my back. I was then handcuffed and was not permitted to witness the search or use my cell phone. My knee and my back are now in much pain. I do not have the money for a trip to the ER and will phone my doctor tomorrow and find a chiropractor. My left and right knee's are also injured and really hurting. I just took 8 IBP for pain. I am too tired and frustrated to go to the ER tonight. They also took some of my Virginia Heritage Foundation historical articles about the South that I use where I go to speak.

Two men were Police from Kernersville, NC and one with a vest that said Homeland Security Investigation. Some were in plain clothes and the rest in Forsyth County Sheriffs gear.

I asked "Am I under arrest?" They said no. I asked "Am I being detained?" They said "Yes, for the duration of the search." For a while I had on two sets of handcuffs while I explained to them that I was a Pastor who trained pastors for many years and that I had counseled LEOs for nearly 30 years who were having family problems for gratis inn the cities where I pastured and taught.

They busted in my front door of this $300,000+ home and busted in a set of rear French doors. they threaten to "bust-up" my car windows. Then they set a diversionary explosive in my entrance hallway. I had gone too the top of the stairs to see what was happening at my front door. They did not announce themselves. When the explosive went off I got flat on the second floor carpet seeing that there were too many people here to resist. The noise was so close I thought I had been shot. I was only about 10 feet away from the device. It blew pictures off of my walls, broke glass inside of the house and blew my hearing and air controls off of the wall in the hall and blew on of the batteries into the kitchen. The house is a wreck.

I have no weapon now for self-defense. None . . . If I can get new handguns I will keep them at another location. If any of you have 9 mm, 357 mags, or 45 LC or 45 ACP and would like to make a donation to my safety please phone me at (336) 420-5355.

At the same time Forsyth County Sheriffs pinged my sons phone and sent a total of 6 men to arrest him on a minor charge. They took him to a jail in Greensboro . . . remember that my son is a Fugitive Recovery Agent for the Department of Insurance of State of North Carolina and has national authority. 

When they came in my door I was on my cell phone speaking to my mother in Columbia, SC. She went into a panic when she heard all of the screaming at me. My wife was still in training in Oklahoma and Mom called her to let her know what was happening. She called me about twice a minute for over an hour, but they would not permit me to answer my phone. So she called one of our neighbors

Just before this strike we had a phone call from a Forsyth County Sheriff saying that Christopher "was targeted for death!!!" And that he would never be safe in this State and that I had been saying things against the government. He said that we are being targeted for death. When the Forsyth Sheriff's left the Guilford County Judge Magistrate, the Magistrate looked at Christopher and laughed and told him to get out of his jail and that he was refusing to lock him up. We are on friendly terms with judges in several counties where Christopher has made captures. Christopher soon arrived here in Kernersville warning me that I would not be safe sleeping at home and I am making other sleep arrangements.

I discussed the Constitution of the USA with my captors who knew none of the Amendments and what they meant. They asked me to sign a paper which I refused. They ask me if I were injured. I told them that I was not feeling well but was not sure how injured I was. They said, "He is not injured," and left after about 3 hours. We have already made a number of phone calls and have three lawyers working on this and we are asking for Federal and State Protection from DHS and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department. I expect to have several Federal Marshal's protecting us by tomorrow morning.

They took five of Christopher's badges from his room and swore to the judge signing the Search Warrant that Christopher does not work for the State of North Carolina. Man are they in for a rude awakening. If you do not hear from me regularly during the next thirty days it may well be that one or both of us have been executed to the Forsyth Sheriff's Department. We have a good recording of them talking about their plans at the arrest of Christopher that they do not know about. My son is still calling trying to get me to leave the house tonight.

Please call your local newspapers and ask them to call us to get the word out while we are alive . . . please. Also you may want to call some of the phone numbers below. I would begin with the governor's office and then the FBI and then the Newspapers in your area.

It is people like us who speak out and refuse to be silent over such bully tactics. They will have to kill me to silence me and I am sure the thought is already in their minds. I would not be surprised to see my home torched. That is their ignorant style.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Department non-emergency number (336) 727-2112.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Department Internal Affairs (336) ?.

NC Governor McCrory Office (919) 733-5811.

NC Governor McCrory Fax (919) 733-2120.

NC Attorney General  1-877-5-NO-SCAM, at (919) 716-6000 from outside of North     Carolina.

FBI 1801 Stanley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 855-7770.

This happened on May 01, 2013.

More later. Thank you for reading and caring. Please pray for us. Signed Timothy D. Manning and Christopher D. Manning.

4/12/13

Fighting Brush Fires


"We have been for several years now fighting brush fires
instead of realizing that we are in a war---a cultural cold war with an enemy who wants us dead. Our Confederate heritage is being banished to a dark little forbidden corner of American life labeled "Slavery and Treason." And incidentally, all the vast admirable contributions of Southerners to American history over four centuries are redefined as "American" and not really "Southern."

The people who are after our heritage are not folks we can
win over by presenting historical evidence and assuring them that we are good, loyal Americans free of hate. They could not care less about truth or heritage. In fact, they don't even know what we are talking about when we speak of honoring heritage, that is,respecting our forebears. We are not in an argument over the interpretation of the past. Our very identity as Southerners---today and tomorrow, as well as yesterday---is at stake." ~ Dr. Clyde Wilson



Thanks to:
John Fisher

When are Southron going to say enough and DO SOMETHING!!!
We talk too much and do too little for our Southern heritage! ~ PoP

4/10/13

Stop Censoring History!!!!!

Stop Censoring History and bring back the Confederat Battle Flag and Exhibit to the Capitol.

Target: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
Sponsored by: NC Division SCV

Sign the petition:
HERE

Contact the Governor:
HERE

NM man charged after flying Confederate flag






CONFEDERATE SOLDIER SONG ~ JOHNNY REB

The following video has been labeled as offensive!???? PoP

"The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised." YouTube

VIDEO HERE

3/4/13

Tripp Lewis Legal Defense Fund

On January 12, 2013, Tripp Lewis was arrested by Security Guards at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His crime? Carrying a Confederate Flag on the grounds of Confederate Memorial Park, on the anniversary of the arrival of his ancestor as a resident of the Old Soldiers' Home in 1908.

A fund has been set up by the Virginia Flaggers, to help pay the legal costs that Tripp will face. Please send donations to:

Tripp Lewis Legal Defense Fund
P.O.Box 7938
Richmond,Virginia 23223
CSA

or PayPal:

http://www.vaflaggers.com/donate.html

This event will serve as home base for these fund raising activities. The first phase of the legal proceedings will cost $3,000. Let's get that covered quickly so we can get back to the business of fighting for our Heritage!

On January 12th, 1908, Richard Elam was admitted as a resident to the Old Soldiers Home on the Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia, homeless and with no means of support. Private Elam had served with the 6th Va Infantry, Co. K in the War Between the States and was taken prisoner by the enemy at Petersburg.

He was but 12 years old when he entered the Confederate Army and fought to defend Virginia.

105 years later, January 12th, 2013, his cousin, TriPp Lewis decided to take the opportunity to honor the anniversary of his arrival on those same grounds, now designated perpetually as "Confederate Memorial Park".

Immediately upon stepping onto the grounds, Mr. Lewis was approached by a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Security Guard, who told him to leave the property. Mr. Lewis explained that he was there as a Virginia citizen to honor his ancestor who had lived and died on the property. After some discussion, and when he attempted to leave the property and return to the public sidewalk, Mr. Lewis was arrested by museum security guards. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and released immediately on his own recognizance.

While the Virginia Flaggers have always engaged in peaceful protests, and followed all legal directives by authorities, we will not stand idly by while others are bullied or illegally harassed. Although Mr. Lewis was acting as a private citizen in this instance, we offer him our full support and will stand by him in his defense of these unfair and unreasonable charges.

We know that there were only the most honorable intentions of one man and his children... to honor their ancestor on the hallowed grounds of the park, and it is apparent that museum officials were determined to make an example of him, in the presence of his children.

Nevertheless, the forthcoming legal proceedings will offer us the chance to challenge the arbitrary and ever-changing restrictions placed on the Flaggers by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and allow a court of law to decide the constitutionality of restricting the display of a Confederate Flag on Virginia State Property, specifically designated as "Confederate Memorial Park".

It will also allow us the opportunity to further expose the discriminatory and illegal act of the forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel and give us grounds to introduce this evidence into the public record via court proceedings and legal filings.

Now is the time for VMFA officials to recognize that there would be no Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, but for the generosity of the men of the Robert E. Lee Camp #1, United Confederate Veterans, who put their faith and trust in the Commonwealth that sent them to war....the same Commonwealth which now desecrates the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and threatens, intimidates, and arrests descendants of Confederate veterans who wish to honor their ancestors by carrying a Confederate flag on the very same grounds built by Confederate Veterans.


1/13/13

A victim of arrogance, hate and the PC Crowd


"I was at the VMFA today not to protest anything but to honor my ancestor who spent 16 years living at the old soldiers home here in Richmond Virginia. This is the day my ancestor was admitted to old the soldiers home in 1908. I went on the property to honor this ancestor with a flag the museum has put in their policies that I cannot carry on the property. I asked when approached by security if I could see VA law or statutes that made it illegal. Head of VMFA security left and came back with a procedure and rules that they made and printed up to say that it was forbidden on the property with the flag. I made the comment to the Richmond police officers that piece of paper was not Virginia law and how could I be doing anything illegal in a PUBLIC STATE PARK! I did not get a answer back from the Richmond officer but was asked to leave again. Security officer Coles approached me and notified me that I had 2 choices to sign a summons and leave the property or get arrested. I told him that I wasn't signing anything. The head of VMFA security said that the citation was off the tables as I was walking off the property and on to the sidewalk. I went to walk back on the public side walk where I was pushed from behind , my flag pole pulled from my hand and I went directly to the Richmond Police officers asking them to protect me from the security guard. At this point I was arrested for trespassing. I was not breaking any laws. Just because someone makes up a rule it doesn't mean it is right or constitutional. No one could show me I was breaking the law in a public park. I spent less than 30 mins in handcuffs, walked back from point 9th street, and made it to my daughters birthday dinner and party.. Court is feb4th.. I am ready to accept any responsibility for breaking any law if I did and I leave the outcome in Gods hands now.

The Video.. as you can see I was leaving the Park even though I had not been shown I was breaking any law. The security guard (lady) also put her hands on my daughter and pushed her back which you will see in the video as well. I think there are some assault cases that have been made here." ~ Tripp Lewis

"EVERYONE WHO READS THIS NEEDS TO REPOST IT TO THEIR WALL AND EVERY GROUP/PAGE THEY CAN!" ~ Eileen Parker Zoellner

CONTACT!
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Blvd Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400

VMFA's Security and Storm Troopers
Rick Pleasants
804.340.5503

Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alex Nyerges
804.340.1500

Government Relations/Secretary of the Foundation
David Bradley
804.340.1515

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Blvd Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400

VMFA's Security and Storm Troopers
Rick Pleasants
804.340.5503

Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alex Nyerges
804.340.1500

Government Relations/Secretary of the Foundation
David Bradley
804.340.1515

Contact Information:
Mayor's Office
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA

Sound off:
HERE

"Do you know what is worse than a mother's scorn if you hurt her children? Southern Brothers and Sisters scorn if you hurt one of their own. You've been warned." ~ Eileen Parker Zoellner

Photo, Jackie Weaver Dennison

12/24/12

Southron dumped for using Southern English!?


Wheel of Fortune’s anti-Southern bias costs contestant:

Story HERE

The television show Wheel of Fortune has punished a contestant over her use of Southern English, causing her to lose thousands of dollars and handing victory on the game show to another contestant (see video below). This is just the most recent reminder of the broad anti-Southern bias in the United States.

Feedback
Wheel of Fortune Forum

8/21/12

Those people are turning up the heat!

What ya going to do???


6 Inches of Freedom City of Reidsville


Just for carrying Virginia State Flag

8/2/12

Disgraceful of Watauga Historical Association !

Disgraceful of Watauga Historical Association !
Story HERE

Tennessee Confederate Flaggers 7/28/2012


Flagging the Watauga Historical Society

We stood in protest to the Watauga Historical Society and their blatant disregard for the honor and memory of Confederate soldiers buried at Green Hill Cemetery.
Story HERE

7/13/12

Tennessee Flaggers Press Release


TENNESSEE FLAGGERS HOLDING THE LINE

The newly formed group Tennessee Flaggers Holding the Line, is a grassroots group made up of citizens opposed to the unfounded attacks upon our Southern history, heritage and our flags which represent that history and heritage. Our first flagging effort will take place in Elizabethton, TN near Green Hill Cemetery, where incidents of Confederate flag abuse have taken place in the past year. Our flagging on Saturday, July 28 will address these issues:

1) Surveyors tape and flags on the graves of Confederate soldiers.

2) A locked gate at the only safe entry point to the cemetery, disallowing safe entry to the cemetery for memorial services.

3) Some folk in Elizabethton have taken it upon themselves to act under color of authority without ownership of Green Hill Cemetery.
4) The slander of our Confederate heroes by demeaning the flag they fought and died for.... The Confederate Battle Flag!

Battle brewing over Confederate flag at local cemetery:

This is a peaceful effort, which will be conducted, for educational purposes, allowable under Federal, Tennessee State and local law.

We will meet July 28, 11am in the field behind Tractor Supply. Our Flagging will start after that meeting and will last until we burn-out.
 Please join in this effort for our heroes and our Flag.
 God bless,
 PoP
 For:
 The Tennessee Confederate Flaggers
 Contact info:

Col Mike Shaffer (Doc)
 Bristol, Tenn. 37620
 bigmikeshff@yahoo.com
 (423) 652-0213

PoP Aaron
 southernamerican@comcast.net

WHAT IS A FLAGGER?

"When needed, Flaggers stand with our flags against those in opposition in a peaceful, yet forceful manner, to educate and inform the general public, and in open and visible protest against those who have attacked us, our flags, our ancestors, or our Heritage.

Flaggers speak for those who have no voice. We relay a message of Honor, Dignity, Respect, and Heritage to those who never knew, or to those who have forgotten, and to attempt to reach those who refuse to hear.

Our weapon is truth and the Confederate Battle Flag. Our enemies are those who worship ignorance, historical revisionism and Political Correctness.

We take pride in taking a stand for the Cause. For this Cause, we call others to flock to the banner of our ancestors, take up their flags, and join us in battle, for OUR TIME IS NOW." by VA Flagger, Susan Frise Hathaway

Tennessee Flagging Coordinator:

Col Mike Shaffer (Doc)
 Bristol, Tenn. 37620
 bigmikeshff@yahoo.com
 (423) 652-0213

PoP Aaron
southernamerican@comcast.net

5/26/12

Paducah City Commission Opposes Flying Confederate Flag

Story HERE

"Commissioner Gerald Watkins says the flag once represented an army that fought for slavery, and flying that symbol could send the wrong message to citizens—including visitors"

Contact:

Mayor Bill Paxton

Commissioner Richard Abraham

Commissioner Carol Gault

Commissioner Gayle Kaler (Mayor Pro Tem)

Commissioner Gerald Watkins

5/24/12

NAACP Addresses Flag Controversy

"I don't think that they have ever thought of taking it down," Jackson said. "They don't feel like it's derogatory to the African American people."

Story HERE

Does Confederate Flag T-Shirt Create Hostile Work Environment?

Story HERE

"A claim of harassment is actionable if the harassment to which Complainant has allegedly been subjected was sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of Complainant’s employment."

5/23/12

EEOC Restricts Speech in Viewpoint-Discriminatory

Story HERE

"The First Amendment generally protects even offensive speech, so if you wish to wear a t-shirt celebrating a bloodthirsty thug like Mao, Stalin, or Che Guevara, you can do so without being punished by the government. But you can’t wear a Confederate flag t-shirt to work, without risking an investigation by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission"

5/21/12

Hate mail

In reference to “Confederate group honors dead

"When The Sons of Confederate Veterans transformed itself from a historical society to a neo-confederate historical revisionist organization, they moved from preserving heritage to distorting heritage. To say this group “honors those killed in the Civil War” dishonors the 15,000 patriotic North Carolinians who died supporting the Union."

Comment HERE

5/10/12

Lawmaker wants end to Confederate holiday

While state officials and workers take the day off in observance of Confederate Memorial Day, one state lawmaker has "called the holiday "archaic" and says it's time to put it out to pasture." ~ Rep. Boyd Brown

Story HERE




E-mail form
HERE

Columbia Address

Rep. Boyd Brown
532A Blatt Bldg.
Columbia 29201
Business Phone (803) 212-6789

Home Address
P. O. Box 26
Winnsboro 29180
Home Phone (803) 815-0716
Business Phone (803) 815-0716



4/24/12

Confederate Flag Dress Keeps TN Teen From Prom

Gibson County High School senior Texanna Edwards , 18, said she wasn't allowed inside the prom after school officials told her the dress was "offensive and inappropriate."

"We asked why they thought that, but they kept saying the same thing over and over," she said Monday. "We kept asking people walking inside -- black and white -- and everyone said they loved it. Two black women even went off on the principal. They were upset with the principal. No one was upset with me."

Story HERE

Contact:
Principal: Jim Hughes
Gibson County High School
130 Trenton Highway
Dyer, Tennessee 38330
Phone: 731.692.3616
Fax: 731.692.2123

4/19/12

ACTION ALERT: Alabama Confederate Park under attack in the Senate! SB-519




ACTION ALERT: Alabama Confederate Park under attack in the Senate! SB-519

Park info and photos HERE


The House bill on the Confederate Memorial Park is "dead in the water", so to speak, but evidently they are trying another avenue to use the CMP funds --SB519 is in the Senate Finance & Taxation General Fund Committee due to be read for a vote tomorrow (Wednesday) to come out of committee. The bill seeks to cut CMP's funding by 1/3rd and give it to the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery. We all certainly support the First White House but this is not how it is to be done! Leave ALL of our Southern Heritage alone and stop trying to destroy it! Get your dollars from less meaningful places!

Please make calls IMMEDIATELY (and email) to the Chairman and each committee member listed below and tell them vote NO out of Committee --kill the bill! Then call your own senator and urge him to tell the Chairman and members you do not want the bill to come out of committee!

Please forward info!

Statehouse Switchboard:
House Switchboard: 334-242-7600
Senate Switchboard: 334-242-7800

To find your Senator: Click: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ then on Senate tab at the top, then find listing: "Find Your senator" then click: by Name, by Zip Code, by District.

I am "invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God" for We, the People of Alabama in the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

Senate Finance & Taxation General Fund Committee

SENATOR ARTHUR ORR (R) Chairman
334) 242-7891
(256) 260-2147

SENATOR BILLY BEASLEY (D)
(334) 242-7868
(334) 775-3291

SENATOR ROGER H. BEDFORD, JR. (D)
Roger Phone: (334) 242-7862
Fax: (334) 242-9202
Phone: (256) 332-6966
Fax: (256) 332-6967
Email: senbedford@aol.com

SENATOR DICK BREWBAKER (R)
(334) 242-7895 Business:
Email: dick.brewbaker@alsenate.gov

SENATOR PRISCILLA DUNN (D)
(334) 242-7793
Fax: (334) 353-9625
(205) 426-3795

SENATOR BILL HOLTZCLAW (R)
(334) 242-7854 Business:
Email: bill.holtzclaw@alsenate.gov

SENATOR TRIP PITTMAN (R)
(334) 242-7897
(251) 621-3555
E-mail: trip.pittman@alsenate.gov

SENATOR PAUL SANFORD (R)
(334) 242-7867 Business:
(256) 539-5441
Email: paul.sanford@alsenate.gov and paulsanford@gmx.com

SENATOR BOBBY SINGLETON (D)
Phone: (334) 242-7935
Fax: (334) 242-7191
E-mail: bsingle164@yahoo.com

SENATOR CAM WARD(R)
(334) 242-7873
Business: (205) 664-6848
Home: (205) 664-1066
E-Mail: camjulward@aol.com
Website: www.camward.com

SENATOR J. T. "JABO" WAGGONER (R)
(334) 242-7892
Fax: (334) 242-2278
Business Phone: (205) 978-7405
Fax: (205) 978-7406
Home: (205) 822-7443
Email jabo.waggoner@alsenate.gov

SENATOR PHIL WILLIAMS (R)
(334) 242-7857 Business:
Email: philw.williams@alsenate.gov

4/4/12

TEAR'EM DOWN!

Suggestion to consider removing Va. Confederate statues brings firestorm on council member

STORY HERE

Below are just two that's on her list!



"I'm proud of our Southern heritage. So proud that it saddened me to see it reduced to two Confederate generals and the myth of the superiority of a proud, noble, slave-holding South, in which only a few held power." ~ Kristin Szakos

Kristin Szakos, Charlottesville, Va., city council member
k.szakos@embarqmail.com
Box 911, City Hall, Charlottesville, VA, 22902,

or call (434) 970-3113.

Satyendra Huja, Mayor
1502 Holly Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
(434) 977-5094 home
(434) 981-8948 cell
huja1@comcast.net

Kathy Galvin, Council Member
kgalvin@charlottesville.org.
(434) 970-3113.

Our Confederate monuments & cemeteries are, Fragile Legacies!
http://fragile-legacies-of-dixie.blogspot.com/

Preserving the Past for the Future

As Southron, it is our mission to preserve the name, honour and legacy of our Confederate heroes. Confederate monuments & cemeteries are among the greatest of our Southern treasures, and their protection must be foremost among our priorities. This mission should be especially dear to us, as these monuments & cemeteries are the only standing tribute to our past.

Please help preserve Dixie's treasures for the enjoyment of Her future generations. Once they are impacted or destroyed by "those people" they can never be restored to their original state; there is no going back....PoP

3/27/12

This is NOT your Grandmother's museum!

Click image of queer to enlarge.
Va Flaggers got a sneak peak inside the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox while doing some RECON yesterday for Saturday's Flagging of the Grand Opening.

Yes, that is RuPaul...in all his/her glory, mocking our colors, and on display inside YOUR Museum of the Confederacy.

Yesterday, Va Flaggers visited the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox, and were outraged to discover a highly offensive display featuring a life-sized photo of cross-dresser Ru Paul, wearing a dress with an image of the Confederate Battle Flag. The photo that was secured and sent to other Flaggers was quickly disseminated, reaching all the way to National Sons of Confederate Veterans Leadership by late last evening, who quickly issued a public statement of condemnation, and called its members to action. No such statement, nor request for action, was issued from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Rawls has issued the following statement, and the offensive exhibit has been removed!

“The Museum of the Confederacy has a long tradition of tackling controversial subjects relating to the Confederacy and the American Civil War. At our new location in Appomattox, we have the most comprehensive exhibit on Confederate flags ever mounted. One of the controversies surrounding Confederate flags in popular current culture is the misuse of the flags by groups or individuals. To demonstrate that misuse, we planned on using a large image of RuPaul, a cross-dresser who wore an evening gown styled from the Confederate battle flag in a popular movie in 1995.

On Monday, March 26th, we opened the museum site to the public in a “soft open” which was intended to test the exhibits and equipment before the Grand Opening on the 31st. In the testing phase, we have made several changes to the exhibits. The RuPaul image was mounted on Sunday night, and we have decided that it would not effectively make the point that we intended. As a result, the RuPaul image was removed from the exhibit on Tuesday.”

While we certainly question the thought process that placed this vile image in the Museum of the Confederacy in the first place, and are cautious as to whether we can be assured it will not reappear at a later date, we thank Mr. Rawls for listening to the Va Flaggers, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Heritage community at large, and promptly removing it.

We now call on Mr. Rawls to listen to us again, honor our Confederate ancestors…and FLY A CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OR 3RD NATIONAL ON THE GROUNDS OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY AT APPOMATTOX.
Va Flaggers


When in the hell are YOU people going to wake-up?..... You must get in "these peoples" face and spit and spit again! Kid gloves ain't gonna work with this trash!!!! They spit on YOU and YOUR heritage everyday!!!!

When they piss you off you gotta piss back! PoP


Contact the Scallywag:

S. Waite Rawls III
President & CEO
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
wrawls@moc.org
(804) 649-1861x130

3/26/12

Yet another attack on our flag!


Confederate Flag license plate creates a problem for Delaware employee
HERE

3/24/12

MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY UPDATE:

As of this writing, officials at the Museum of the Confederacy are still refusing to fly a Confederate flag at the new museum in Appomattox. For the first time, we are hearing WHY, as the press has caught wind of the controversy and questioned Mr.Rawls.

Contact the Scallywag:

S. Waite Rawls III
President & CEO
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
wrawls@moc.org
(804) 649-1861x130


"The confederate flag does not belong in that (exhibit), because the Confederacy never succeeded, nor did it reunify," said Waite Rawls, Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy. "The states took their own action."

"Appomattox is a metaphor for the reunification of the country," Rawls said. "To put the Confederate flag into that display would be a historical untruth."

The Virginia Flaggers STRONGLY disagree.

MASS FLAGGING OF THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY - APPOMATTOX, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 31st, the Museum of the Confederacy will open its new site in Appomattox to much fanfare, pomp, and circumstance. There will be re-enactors, vendors, music, and a flag raising ceremony that includes the United States flag, and flags representing the states that sent troops to fight for the Confederacy. There is one thing, however, that will be missing from the grounds of the Museum. Incredibly, there will be NO Confederate flag flying. As descendants of Confederate soldiers who fought and died under her, we find that to be a direct insult to their honor and memory and will not sit idly by and allow this policy to go unchallenged.

The Virginia Flaggers will gather at the Museum, with flags, to stand in peaceful, yet forceful protest of this discriminatory action taken by the Museum of the Confederacy.

We invite all who are willing, to join us. Bring a sack lunch, rain gear, a lawn chair if needed, a Confederate flag, and a heart for standing up for those who can no longer do so.

Join the FaceBook Event Page for more information:
HERE


For more information, contact: VA Flagger

Rawls in his statement would have you believe, The Confederacy NEVER existed. If that be the case, does a Confederate Museum need him?... PoP

3/21/12

Confederate Battleflag at the MOC??


Now you see it...now you DON'T!


Susan Frise Hathaway

Contact the Scallywag:

S. Waite Rawls III
President & CEO
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
wrawls@moc.org
(804) 649-1861x130

3/15/12

MOC Update


From: suzn68@comcast.net

UPDATE: STILL NO PLANS TO FLY A CONFEDERATE FLAG ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NEW MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY IN APPOMATTOX

In an apparent attempt at appeasement, and after a week of overwhelming emails, phone calls, and cancelled memberships, the Museum of the Confederacy is now presenting a proposal to place “images of flags on signs on the front of the building”. Most of us know that museum banners are not permanent, change with exhibits, and most certainly, ARE NOT FLAGS.

They have also begun attacking the Va Flaggers, with petty and misleading statements such as “I’m sorry to disappoint you, but the bigger backlash has been from members who are astounded and disappointed that the Flaggers seem to have picked the wrong targets: the Museum of the Confederacy and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. I guess it is a tribute to the fact that the Flaggers have almost 6 months of experience, compared to the combined 240 years of experience of the MOC and the UDC.” (when questioned about the outcry that has been raised).

In all of the pages and pages of copied and pasted responses that have been forwarded to us, they have NEVER answered the direct question: WHY WILL THERE BE NO CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING ON THE GROUNDS OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY IN APPOMATTOX?

PLEASE continue to contact the museum. Ask them why there will be no Confederate flag…on a pole…flapping in the breeze…flying on the grounds?!?!? Then keep asking... until you get an answer! Call (804) 649-1861, or leave an email at
www.vaflaggers.com.

Are you MAD enough yet?
Stand…fight…and NEVER back down!
Va Flaggers

3/10/12

Daughters sell off their birthright!!!

If it sleeps with the enemy, acts like enemy,
talks like the enemy.... It IS the enemy!
 
 

From: georgiaflagger@joimail.com

Well y'all,

Hell has finally froze over!

Today, March 10th, 2012, glaciers have officially replaced flames in Hell.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy National Headquarters in Richmond have become ALLIED with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in their OPPOSITION to the RESTORATION of the BATTLEFLAGS on the CONFEDERATE WAR MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

FIRST the UDC HQ has said to USE A BATTLEFLAG is POLITICAL and they would not SUPPORT any efforts that included using a BATTLEFLAG to help the CHAPEL issue because the 501c3 tax status is MORE IMPORTANT than our ANCESTORS!

TODAY the UDC HQ called the Richmond Police to REMOVE the VIRGINIA FLAGGERS who have been successfully Flagging the VMFA to restore the BATTLEFLAGS for the past 6 months AND LIED TO THE OFFICERS to get them to respond!

I was present at the scene as it happened. The GUILTY are UDC President Martha Van Schaick and UDC Secretary of the Board of Trustees Mrs. Lucy Steele.

TOGETHER, the UDC and the VMFA stand PROUD against the CHAPEL, and against our ANCESTORS! ~ Billy Bearden
UDC President Martha Van Schaick and UDC Secretary of the Board of Trustees Mrs. Lucy Steele, sell out their birthright!!

When the Guardians Embrace Treason, What Then!?


Contact the scallywags'!:

President General
Martha Rogers Van Schaick (Mrs. Edward E., Jr.)
3011 Highway 357
Lyman, SC 29365-9736
Phone: (864)879-4144
E-mail: president@hqudc.org

Vice President General
Ruth Caviness Allbritton (Mrs. Elwyn)
PO Box 38
Blue Mountain, MS 38610-0038
Phone: (662)685-4907 FAX: 662-538-0003 ATT: Ruth
E-mail: southernlass@hughes.net

2nd Vice President General
Faye Whitfield Neville (Mrs. Paul C.)
PO Box 6
Townsville, NC 27584-0006
Phone: (252) 738-2340
E-mail: fneville@hughes.net

3rd Vice President General
Janet Johnson (Mrs. David)
9319 Brunswick Rd.
Millington, TN 38053-4939
Phone: (901) 829-4495
E-mail: djzoner@hotmail.com

United Daughters of the Confederacy?????!!!!

3/9/12

Bulldoze Confederate Monument


Confederate Monument
Orangeburg, SC

"More recently the NAACP has expanded their efforts and now opposes Confederate symbols in cemeteries and even museums."

STORY HERE

3/4/12

Confederate flag as memorial questioned

“It was disturbing to see those flags out there,” Loss said. “It was a delicate situation because you had students mourning the loss of their friend, but they were honoring his memory with a long-standing symbol of hatred and slavery.”

Loss said he viewed the Confederate flags as wearing a swastika in front of Jewish people.

Story HERE

Contact:
William Loss
Principal, Baraboo High School
101 Second Avenue
Baraboo, WI 53913
wrloss@barabooschools.net
608-355-3940, Ext. 2010

No Confederate Flag to Fly at MoC APPOMATTOX!

The Va Flaggers read with great interest the story in the Civil War News regarding the March 31st opening of the Satellite location in Appomattox. We were particularly drawn to the section that read… “After museum officials speak and noted Civil War historian James I. “Bud” Robertson delivers the keynote address, flags will be raised on the Reunification Promenade and the ribbon at the front doors will be cut.”


Interested in which flags would be raised, particularly after the battle flag was removed from the Museum façade last year, we did a quick search. The only thing we could find was the artist’s rendering in the museum’s magazine (above), which showed a large U.S. Flag, and what appears to be state flags in a row behind it.
Correspondence with representatives of the museum confirmed that NO Confederate flag will be flown ANYWHERE on the grounds of the new facility. We then contacted Waite Rawls, Museum Director and asked him to reconsider. He has refused our request and insists that the plan to exclude a Confederate flag has the support of museum members, as well as members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mr. Rawls' statement to us , "In the past three months, I have personally shown the final plans, including the flag promenade, which we have named the Reunification Promenade, to 7 different camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans... and one chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy,... where they have met with uniform acclamation and no objection" has proven to be false and/or misleading, in the case of AT LEAST 4 of the 7 camps who have replied to our request for clarification.

We are, frankly, shocked that the Museum of the Confederacy would even consider operating a facility without a Confederate flag flying on its grounds. Is the Museum leadership ashamed of the flag under which over 260,000 Confederate soldiers died? Are they catering to the NAACP, who insists “that it (the Confederate Flag) is something that should be placed in a museum and stay there.”? I would suggest that this is the case and personally find it insulting to the memory of my four Great-Great-Grandfathers who served under her.

The Va Flaggers are calling on all Southerners to rise up and let your voice be heard. Call the Museum of the Confederacy starting Monday morning and tell them how you feel. (804) 649-1861. We have set up an easy portal at www.vaflaggers.com, where you can send an email. We ask that you both call and email SEVERAL times a day next week, forward this post, and spread the word far and wide.

It is obvious to us that this most recent assault on our flag shows that the Museum has strayed far from its original spirit:

"The need of an organization to preserve a true and faithful record of the gallant struggle made by the soldiers of the South for independence being keenly felt, the Confederate Memorial Literary Society was chartered and organized under the laws of Virginia, its object being to teach all future generations the true history of the war and the principles for which these soldiers laid down their lives."
[From the first paragraph of the Introduction Page: Catalogue of the Confederate Museum of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, 1905]

The Va Flaggers are ready to stand in opposition to this policy, the Museum of the Confederacy, and its leadership. We are asking for YOUR help.

Are you MAD enough yet!?

Va Flaggers

Contact the Scallywag:

S. Waite Rawls III
President & CEO
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
wrawls@moc.org
(804) 649-1861x130


Museum of the Confederacy

Contact:
Appomattox County, Virginia Government
Board of Supervisors

Tell them Appomattox has been removed from your families travel plans if The Confederate flag does not fly at The Museum of the Confederacy.

Jerry N. Small, Chairman (Piney Mountain District)
400 Cedar Lane
Appomattox, VA 24522
Home:(434) 660-3130

Gary W. Tanner, Vice-Chairman (Wreck Island District)
730 Arrowhead Road
Concord, VA 24538
Home:(434) 993-3260
Cell:(434) 382-8830

Samuel E. Carter (Courthouse District)
PO Box 14
307 Morton Lane
Appomattox, VA 24522
Home:(434) 352-8909
Cell:(434) 238-7025

William H. Craft (Appomattox River District)
PO Box 181
371 South Fork Road
Appomattox, VA 24522
Home:(434) 352-2172
Cell:(434) 660-3029

Ronald C. Spiggle (Falling River District)
PO Box 764
Appomattox, VA 24522
Home:(434) 352-5003

2/29/12

Mayor Wary Of Confederate Memorial

"I don't want to say glorify, but that's what they're doing is glorifying the Confederacy cause there are certain things in the Confederate reasoning that in my mind are not just distasteful, they're not right," Bhasker said.
Bhasker said he's asked the Socorro City Council to consider regulating the cemetery.

Story HERE

Contact:
Mayor:Ravi Bhasker
Phone:(575) 835-0240
Address:111 School of Mines Road
P.O. Box K
Socorro, New Mexico 87801

City of Socorro N.M. City Council Members
Peter D. Romero
Phone: (575) 418-8262
Address:PO Box 633
Socorro, NM 87801

Michael Olguin Jr.
Phone:(505) 269-1072
Address:705 Liles Street
Socorro, NM 87801

Gordon Hicks
Phone:(575) 835-2973
Address:410 Memory Lane
Socorro, NM 87801

Toby S. Jaramillo
Phone:(575) 835-0350 or (575) 517-9680
Address:815 Calvin Street
Socorro, NM 87801

Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez
Phone:(575) 418-1564
Address:PO Box 1281
Socorro, NM 87801

Donald Monette
Phone:(575) 835-1550
Address:1101 Lawndale
Socorro, NM 87801

Ernest Pargas Jr.
Phone:(575) 838-1599
Address:1104 Judith
Socorro, NM 87801

Nick Fleming
Phone:(575) 835-2744
Address:1010 Cassity
Socorro, NM 87801

2/22/12

Confederate National Flag Stirs Emotions In Downtown Kinston


The flag is flying atop the CSS Neuse II, a replica of the ironclad battleship that was built in Kinston during the Civil War (sic.) The white flag has the stars and bars in the upper left corner. It's widely know as the "stainless banner."
Story HERE



More proof our banners will not even be safe in museums...PoP

2/16/12

Return the flags of the Confederacy

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts- Richmond, VA:
Return the flags of the Confederacy to the Confederate War Memorial Chapel

SIGN THIS PETITION
HERE


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts forced the removal of the flags of the Confederacy from the Confederate War Memorial Chapel in Richmond Virginia. This not only is dishonoring the veterans who lived there and donated the land to the Commonwealth of Virginia but, it is in direct violation of the law regarding War Between the States monuments. Below is the statute:
“it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials.” (§ 15.2-1812)

The VMFA in direct violation of the law, not only removed the flag of the Confederacy but, placed a Union flag on a pole right in front of the chapel. This shows their distain for the law of Virginia and appears as if they are thumbing their noses at the law.

1/26/12

“LINCOLN DAY” and REPARATIONS IN VIRGINIA?!?!?!

Some of you may already know that SB43, a bill to add Lincoln to the State Holiday for Washington's birthday in Virginia was killed yesterday. This is good news!

However...

Senate Joint Resolution 131 has been introduced in lieu of Senate Bill 43. It will establish February 12 as “Lincoln Day” in the Commonwealth. It does not go to the Governor for approval, so there’s no amendment or veto. Once agreed to by House and Senate, it will be up to Senator Marsh’s committee, the Lincoln Society of Virginia, and others to request that the Governor create the appropriate proclamation and urge appropriate commemorations.

LINK

In addition...

HB 527 Establishes the Virginia Slave Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of addressing contemporary political, economic, educational, and societal issues and public policies whose roots lie in the transatlantic slave trade.

The Commission, among other things, must (i) identify the vestiges and assess the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African Americans, the Commonwealth, and modern societal problems and public policies, (ii) explore and showcase the contributions of African Americans in building Virginia and the nation, (iii) determine the educational and economic value to the Commonwealth of preserving sites and facilities of historic and archaeological significance to African American culture and contributions, and (iv) recommend feasible and appropriate options to resolve lingering societal problems whose roots lie in slavery. Patron Del. McQuinn.

Immediate Action Required...

* Flood the phone/email of the house and Senate. Tell them to vote no on Senate Joint Resolution 131 and HB 527!
* Spread the word! Forward this email and encourage others to do the same.

Contact Info:
HERE

No Confederate History and Heritage month, but Lincoln Day and Slave Commission/Reparations in the Commonwealth?!?!

RISE UP VIRGINIANS!

Virginia Flaggers

1/19/12

Confederate flag costs Missouri student parking

"It has no place, really, anywhere except in a museum," Ratliff said. "The Confederate flag was a symbol of bigotry and hatred and to continue that history in a school setting would be unconscionable as far as I'm concerned." ~ naacp

Story HERE

Daren Harris (Principal)
Republic High School
Republic High School
4370 RepMo Drive,
Republic, Missouri 65738

Office Hours:
7:15-4:00
Phone: (417) 732-3650
Fax: (417) 732-3659

1/18/12

Is SCV Racist?

Question #3
Do you view the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a racist organization?

HERE


Vote NO, then pass along far and wide, then vote again daily till Feb 17th

1/13/12

PLEASE VOTE NO IN THIS POLL!!

Should Lexington limit the use of its public lampposts to fly only the U.S., Virginia and Lexington flags?

VOTE NO HERE

The article is dated, Friday, January 13, 2012 today.... A repost of an older article and could have been republished to get a more current opinion from folk because of the flaggings in Lexington.???

The article is also headed, Confederate flag; protest rally planned [poll]

Either way, folk are voting and those votes are being seen. Anytime we can generate interest in our cause is time well spent.... GB/PoP

1/12/12

USA Today article, "Civil War museums evolve to stay relevant"

USA Today is slyly using Facebook as a means of controlling responses to the article below – you can’t post a comment to it unless you have a Facebook account. Please urge all your readers who are on Facebook to read and respond to this piece of doofusness:

HERE

Notice the article flatly states that some Southern museums are cash-strapped because of the perception that their presentations are “one-sided – or even racist.” Notice also the “gee-it’s-too-bad-but what-can-you-expect” comments from Museum of the Confederacy CEO Waite Rawles and MOC Library Director John Coski (who of course is the author of the prim little volume “The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem.”) Notice finally the insights of PBS documentary guru Ken Burns, whose series “The Civil War” was “the most-watched public television series ever” – and as elaborate and slickly-packaged a piece of propaganda as has ever come down the pike. Burns makes the interesting comment that “We” – by which he apparently means the entire American public – “ceded the interest generally to the South, which is unusual, because it's usually the winners who write the history, not the losers." Burns apparently feels that heretofore the South has been allowed to have entirely too much to say about the war.

USA Today needs a dose of Dixie. Facebook members, have fun.

Roger McCredie
Southern Legal Resource Center

1/6/12

Group to File Lawsuit Against Flag Ban in Lexington

"Lexington, VA - Sons of Confederate Veterans say they are just days away from filing a lawsuit claiming Lexington's flag ban is unconstitutional."

Story HERE

Read more HERE also contact info for the scallywags.

1/4/12

Flagging Lexington Friday, January 13th,

The Virginia Flaggers will be observing the official Lee-Jackson holiday by Flagging Lexington. We ask all Flaggers to take to the streets and sidewalks of Lexington in protest of the Flag Ban passed by Lexington City Council on September 1st, 2011. We have a suggested route to follow, slightly altered from the original proposed parade route, which now covers 2.5 miles, and passes by the homes and businesses of many of those who dishonored Lee, Jackson, and our ancestors with their prejudicial ban. We hope that many of you will follow the route in small groups, at your leisure, and as you are able on the morning/afternoon of January 13th.

Info:
suzn68@comcast.net

12/16/11

Confederate flag stirs controversy

Confederate flag flying along highway in rural Ala. town stirs controversy

Story HERE

I think Mr. Hathcox's reason for the use of our flag wrong... And it being desecrated with graffiti "MUDWEISER" on it.... I do question the mayor's comment. PoP

Ask the below what was meant by the comment "the flag is disgraceful."

Riverside City Hall

RIVERSIDE TOWN COUNCIL

Mayor Rusty Jessop

District 2 Council Rachelle Painter

District 4 Council Rob Hayes

District 5 Council Ken Womack

District 1 Council Jim Hollander

Riverside City Hall
379 Depot St
Riverside, AL 35135
(205) 338-7692

12/15/11

Confederate Flags: Pride or Prejudice?

"Regardless, we have yet to see the day where the confederate flag holds no negative implication, and risking offending the community over simply wanting a materialistic depiction of southern superiority is ignorant and inconsiderate. There is a fine line between exercising free speech and exercising hateful speech." ~ Demi Demirkol

Story HERE

Needs your response!

11/17/11

"Georgia Power Yellow Dirt Cemetery" UP-DATE

Report, Georgia Power protest, Ringgold Georgia.

Tommy PoP Aaron
PO Box 90095
East Ridge, TN. 37412
southernamerican@comcast.net

We had City, county and highway patrol cars one after another circled the block the whole time we were there. One, I think the chief of police?? sat in the window of Georgia Power watching us.

Mr. Mark Williams, "Georgia Power" was present in defense of Georgia Power Plant Wansley's actions concerning Yellow Dirt Baptist Cemetery.

In all fairness, Mark, was cordial but. He claimed Georgia Power Plant Wansley did the right thing by the Web brothers and that's all they would do. When I ask if an apologia was forth coming, he said no. I ask him as a man could he apologize to me, a Veteran, for the inaction of Georgia Power not doing the right thing.... His answer was no.

We could care less about the Web & Georgia Power property issue.... It's the law being enforced we now want as it appears they do not want to reason.

The time for protesting Georgia Power should now be over. Southern Legal Resource Center, The SCV and all our many heritage groups need to pursue legal action it this matter.

The bottom line is that the graves of American Veterans are sacred hallowed ground made such by their service to their country, and the placing of the flags are memorials to that service and honoring of their bravery and sacrifice for the rest of us. Both the graves, and the flags thereon are fully protected by full faith and force of law.

It's the law. We must pressure the legal system State and Federal to see the law is enforced!

Ain't we and our Southern heroes & flag been kicked around enough?!!

Contact the below and demand they do their job!!
Carroll County Sheriff
Andy Dickson
126 West Paris Street
Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
(731) 986-8947

Chief Joel Richards
115 West Center Street
Carrollton GA. 30117
Phone: (770) 834-4451
Fax: (770) 830-2024
E-mail: jrichards@carrollton-ga.gov

U.S. Attorney General
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Main Switchboard - 202-514-2000
Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line - 202-353-1555

Georgia Attorney General
Sam Olens
Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334
(404) 656-3300
Fax:
(404) 657-8733

Confederate Veterans ARE United States Veterans under the eyes of US LAW:

U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958
(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)
The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval forces of the United States
U.S. Code Title 38 – Veterans’ Benefits, Part II – General Benefits, Chapter 15 – Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death or for Service, Subchapter I – General, § 1501. Definitions: (3) The term “Civil War veteran” includes a person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the term “active military or naval service” includes active service in those forces
Confederate Flags ARE protected under Georgia Law:
GEORGIA CODE 50-3-1(4) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or other entity acting without authority to mutilate, deface, defile, abuse contemptuously, relocate, remove, conceal, or obscure any privately owned monument, plaque, marker, or memorial which is dedicated to, honors, or recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state, the United States of America or the several states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or the several states thereof. Any person or entity who suffers injury or damages as a result of a violation of this paragraph may bring an action individually or in a representative capacity against the person or persons committing such violations to seek injunctive relief and to recover general and exemplary damages sustained as a result of such person or persons unlawful actions.
50-3-9. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to mutilate, deface, defile, or abuse contemptuously the flag of the United States, the flag, coat of arms, or emblem of the State of Georgia, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States of America by any act whatever.
50-3-10. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent the use of the flag of the United States or any flag, standard, color, shield, ensign, or other insignia of the State of Georgia or of the Confederate States of America for decorative or patriotic purposes, either inside or outside of any residence, store, place of business, public building, or school building.
50-3-11. Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of Code Section 50-3-8 or 50-3-9 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Confederate Veteran Graves ARE protected under Georgia Law:
GEORGIA CODE O.C.G.A. 16-7-26 (2010)
16-7-26. Vandalism to a place of worship
(a) A person commits the offense of vandalism to a place of worship when he maliciously defaces or desecrates a church, synagogue, or other place of public religious worship.
(b) A person convicted of the offense of vandalism to a place of worship shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
O.C.G.A. 16-8-2 (2010)
16-8-2. Theft by taking
A person commits the offense of theft by taking when he unlawfully takes or, being in lawful possession thereof, unlawfully appropriates any property of another with the intention of depriving him of the property, regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated.
O.C.G.A. 16-7-21 (2010)
16-7-21. Criminal trespass
(3) (e) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass when he or she intentionally defaces, mutilates, or defiles any grave marker, monument, or memorial to one or more deceased persons who served in the military service of this state, the United States of America or any of the states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or any of the states thereof, or a monument, plaque, marker, or memorial which is dedicated to, honors, or recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state, the United States of America or any of the states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or any of the states thereof if such grave marker, monument, memorial, plaque, or marker is privately owned or located on land which is privately owned.

11/15/11

The South Defeats the Southern Company at the Battle of Yellow Dirt Baptist Church.

"Even though this was a skirmish won, the battle must continue. We must demand a public apology from Georgia Power. Also that charges be brought against the perpetrators of the crimes committed.".. GB/PoP

"File this latest skirmish in a 40 year battle under Only in Georgia. Or Alabama. Or Mississippi. Or Tennessee, etc." ~ Josh Lindenbaum for Curbed Atlanta.

Story HERE

Way ta go, Bro. Billy Bearden!

By way of VA Flagger
Sister, Susan Hathaway

Want to help in the next skirmish?

Go HERE

GB/PoP

11/14/11

Latest Yellow Dirt article

Contact the Sheriff
Ross Henry


As why no charges, arrest or investigation!


Multiple crimes were committed, admitted to openly in the media. Calls for justice are growing daily.

Heard Co. Commission Chairman admits knowing the guilty was a male. Veterans Day came and went without a single apology, any restitution, and no arrests. Once upon a time Sheriff Henry told the Sons of Confederate Veterans he supported us, and if there was anything we ever needed, just call. Sheriff, we know your phone has been ringing quite a bit.....

Development in confederate flag controversy
by Carole Scott, StarNews
HERE

The latest development in the Yellow Dirt Baptist Cemetery saga that began in early October 2011 when a member of the Webb family, whose ancestor, Confederate veteran J. P. Shelnutt, is buried there, reported that Confederate flags placed the graves of Shelnutt and other Confederate veterans had been removed, is an admission by Georgia Power Company spokesperson Mark Williams that Georgia Power does not, as it had believed, own the cemetery.

According to Williams, "After completing a title search and survey, we concluded that there are portions of the property in question that are owned by the Webbs. We will continue to control access to the site, since it is within plant grounds." (In order to build Plant Wansley, property completely surrounding the cemetery was purchased decades ago by Georgia Power.) Previously Georgia Power had justified the removal of the flags on the basis of them being offensive to some of its employees.

After learning that the flags had been removed, members of the Haralson Invincibles, Sons Of Confederate Veteran's Camp #673, replaced the flags. Subsequently these flags were removed and replaced. According to a report in the "Heard County Citizen" after the Invincibles' initial replacement of the flags, Georgia Power spokesperson Konswello Monroe said "Yes, we did remove those flags that were put up October 8, and we will be monitoring. If they are put back up we will remove them once again."

Sons of Confederate Veterans member and historical researcher Earnest Everett Blevins of Villa Rica says that Georgia Power "only recognizes part of the Webbs' issues but none of the other issues raised. They do not apologize, especially after beating their chest quite loudly about how they believe they own and they will control it and what goes on in it. They do not report the names of those responsible for the theft of the first flags, never returned nor paid restitution for, nor the second flags. They do not acknowledge that, despite the fact they have a legal department, they did not know it was illegal to remove grave goods."

Blevins believes that it is “unlikely a quiet admission is going to satisfy all the parties now involved,” all of whom are "citizens of Georgia who wish to see laws on the books enforced. If these laws are not enforced, this type of activity will continue unpunished, if not here, then elsewhere. This is a clear case of violating the laws, which are widely published in the local media, on line, and legal libraries."

At its October 25, 2011 meeting, the Heard County Board of Commissioners discussed the theft of the flags. (The majority of the Plant Wansley property is in Heard County.) Blevins believes that the Heard County sheriff's office "must pursue" this case. However, he says that "the Sheriff's office seems to not want to investigate until some names are given although I and others think that is their job. After all, if someone broke into your house and stole your flags, would they investigate only after you gave them names?"

Billy Bearden

11/4/11

Another Southern Flag bites the Dust!

UPDATE November 04, 2011 6:23 PM:

Confederate flag removed from Caddo Courthouse overnight.

The Flag is Gone!!


The Confederate flag will no longer fly in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse after the Caddo Commission voted 11-1 Thursday take down the flag and flagpole that flies it.







District 5 Commissioner Joyce Bowman requested the removal.
"I feel great. The parish of Caddo and the city of Shreveport should feel great also," she said. "It's been a long time coming, and it's time for us to move on."

STORY HERE

Caddo Parish Commission
Administration
P.O. Box 1127
Shreveport, LA 71163-1127

Caddo Parish Administrator
Woodrow Wilson Jr.
318-226-6900


Assistant Administrator
Randy M. Lucky
318-226-6900

10/27/11

FLAG ALERT!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: HK Edgerton
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: heritage violation
To: kt007@sccoast.net

Dear Commander Ken,

Here in the Southland of America, we find ourselves in a planned debacle where we face social and cultural genocide at the expense of our ancestors who dare to make a Stand against tyranny. The Confederate Battle Flag now being crushed into dust, and it's image made by dastards to forever depict evil. And who are aided by the judiciary and Public School System that was established in 1865 to crush the spirit of the Southern people.

The Flag must be gone because sooner or later Southern Black folks are going to figure out that they have been used as the weapon of choice against the only man on God's earth whoever cared about them and a serious path for social vertical mobility for their race of people; the Southern White man. A man that they stood by while earning a place of honor under a flag that is in essence their very own, "the Confederate Battle Flag".

Here in the time of the Sesquicentennial of this tragic and illegal War forced upon the Southern people , and ironically a time in which this nation finds itself trying to heal sectarian and sectional wounds of nations abroad, it looks away from it's very own dirty laundry while terrorizing Southern babies who dare to look upon their ancestors with pride for making an honorable Stand in defense of their homeland, whether they be the freed or indentured African, or one of the Southern American Indian, or the Yang's of the Yellow race , or the Southern White man.

I take off my hat to the Alcoa company in Badin , N.C. who said , just maybe we need to sit down at the Table of Brotherhood and talk about this thing , and they did. Black folks and White folks, brothers native to the Southern soil whose ancestors together earned a place of honor serving under the Southern Cross, reinforcing the love and respect they had forged for each other in lieu of the economic institution of slavery that the whole world was complicit in. No longer duped, they found mutual respect for each other and the shared interest in their flag.

The Principal at Carolina Forest could find the same if he only asked. However, there are so many like him who are so afraid of losing their judicial appointments, their paths of tenure, the nights at the Boy Scout Camp fire, bringing their antique cars to the Veteran Day Parade , until they will let the good name of those whose bones lay dry beneath them unable to defend themselves, vanquish into history shrouded in shame by lies and distortions from those who hate all things Southern. And who continue to use Southern Black folks as their weapon of choice while parading a man call Lincoln as their emancipator, the same one who campaigned on behalf of and and signed the Corwin Amendment that had the Southern White man agreed to would have forever kept them in slavery.

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM, ken thrasher wrote:

Mr. H. K.
This is Ken Thrasher past commander and formerly of the Litchfield SCV Camp in Conway, SC, but now in the new Myrtle Beach Camp Horry Rough and Readys. I thought that I would send you a link to a news story about a flag incident yesterday at a local high school. Carolina Forest. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Alert Story HERE

Keeping the flag unfurled
Ken Thrasher
Horry Rough & Readys Camp 1026

7th Brigade Commander SCSCV

10/26/11

Perry opposes Confederate license plates


Perry opposes Confederate license plates in Texas.

Read it HERE

"we don't need to be opening old wounds." ~ Perry

What about our wounds!? Folk of Confederate ancestry are wounded day in and day out!!! PoP

10/24/11

Virginia Flaggers CALL TO ACTION!

These past four weeks have been laying the groundwork for a mass flagging taking place this Friday, October 28th. Even if you cannot attend this event, your help is desperately needed. We need a full court press of the VMFA, starting Monday morning. PLEASE call the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and let them know that you have heard from the VA Flaggers about what the Museum has done. Tell them you are angry at the disrespect of Veterans and violation of laws they have committed, and that you will be joining efforts against them until the Confederate Battle flags are rightfully restored to the Chapel portico. ~

Administration 804.340.1506
Community Affairs 804.340.1430
Director's Office 804.340.1500
Museum Fax 804.340.1548
Trustees, Board of 804.340.1595
Toll-free 1.800.943.8632

A brief summary of the situation at the Pelham Chapel:

Twenty years after Gen. Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox and surrendered his tattered army, ending the War Between the States, a memorial chapel was built in Richmond in memory of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict.. The Pelham Chapel – Confederate War Memorial is designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S., and has been granted the status of Confederate Monument by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The organ in the chapel was donated by a group of Union veterans from Lynn, Mass. One of the contributors to the soldiers' home that surrounded the chapel was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. And a Union private from Massachusetts donated his annual pension to support the home.

A pair of Confederate flags had flown over the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond since 1887. Those two flags did not trouble the Union soldiers who donated the organ to the chapel; nor did they trouble Ulysses S. Grant. They were placed there by Confederate Veterans, to memorialize the Confederate dead, and honor the living.

Fast forward 150 years…on the eve of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the War Between the States, June 1st, 2010, these two Confederate Battle Flags were forcibly removed from the Memorial by a restriction in the lease renewal, at the insistence of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

This is in direct violation of Virginia law, which clearly states: “it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials.” (§ 15.2-1812)

As citizens of Virginia and descendants of Confederate soldiers who gallantly answered Virginia’s call to defend her, we demand that the VMFA remove these blatantly prejudicial restrictions and allow the Confederate Battle Flags to once again fly on the Confederate War Memorial.

Virginia Flagger
Susan Frise Hathaway