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Southern Heritage Alerts: January 2012



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!


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.


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:

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


Virginia Flaggers


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:
Phone: (417) 732-3650
Fax: (417) 732-3659


Is SCV Racist?

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


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



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


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


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:


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


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.


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.