Sunday, November 25, 2012

Virginia Governor Cancels “Confederate History Month”

Via Pam Steele



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After controversially declaring last April as Confederate History Month Virginia’s Republican governor Bob McDonnell has decided to cancel the event for next April.
McDonnell made his announcement at a conference titled “Race, Slavery, and the Civil War,” which was being held at Norfolk State University.

“Slavery was an evil and inhumane practice that reduced people to property,” the first-term governor informed his audience at the historically black college. “It left a stain on the soul of this nation.”
These comments echo similar ones he made in April, during the thick of the Confederate History Month controversy. A week into the month, he issued a written statement in which he apologized to “any fellow Virginian who has been offended or disappointed.”

The Republican governor now faces another offended and disappointed group: The Sons of Confederate Veterans, an organization that promotes Confederate History Month in the few states in which it’s recognized, claim that “the vast majority of citizens of Virginians support Confederate History Month.”

“Our organization is terribly disappointed by this action,” said Brag Bowling, the “commander” of the SCV’s Virginian division. He added:
Nobody’s ever been able to reason with me and tell me why we’re honoring Yankees in Virginia. The only northerners in Virginia were the ones that came to Virginia and killed thousands of Virginia citizens when they invaded.
Gov. McDonnell, however, begs to differ. As he said himself, “One hundred and fifty years is long enough for Virginia to fight the Civil War.”

7 comments:

  1. Ah yes. Ignore it, forget about it. The War of Northern Aggression never happened. It was all about slavery... :P

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    1. Trolling for votes. They will never learn.

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  2. I didn't think it was possible to sneer with quotation marks, but that journalist found a way.

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    1. I didn't think it was possible to sneer with quotation marks, but that journalist found a way.

      That's good!
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      I think VA needs a new gov.

      Maybe we can get Ron Paul to move.:)

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  4. Ron Paul may stay in Texas and try to pull it (against Gov. Perry's wishes) into Independence from the "union".....
    So far as politicians trolling for votes.... Same as selling their soul to the Devil....

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  5. Ron Paul may stay in Texas and try to pull it (against Gov. Perry's wishes) into Independence from the "union".....

    That would be great. I read that he plans on speaking at college campuses next year and his biggest crowd this year was at Berkeley, believe it or not. He could have very well defeated Obama.
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    So far as politicians trolling for votes.... Same as selling their soul to the Devil....

    Yup.

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