Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Confederate flag prom dress keeps TN student from celebration

  1. Here we go again. Another useful idiot school administrator.

Gibson County High School senior Texanna Edwards was — like many of her classmates — looking forward to her prom last Saturday.

But Edwards didn’t get to attend because of her attire — a knee-length red dress decorated with bright blue stripes and white stars inside the stripes. The school’s colors are red, white and blue, but the dress resembles the controversial Confederate battle flag.

Edwards, 18, said she wasn’t allowed inside the prom after school officials told her the Confederate flag prom 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.”

More @ The Tennessean


  1. Brock:

    In response to that article, I tried to post my opinion at THE TENNESSEAN web site.

    Unfortunately, they only allow FACEBOOK users to post comments, and some time ago, being bored and disgusted, I cancelled my accounts on the FACEBOOK, MY SPACE, TWITTER, and LINKED IN social networking web sites.

    Wearing any clothing made from a Confederate flag, or clothing resembling a Confederate flag, is disrespectful to our Confederate ancestors and heritage.

    After all, that same rule of thumb exists prohibiting the wearing of clothes made from a United States flag, or resembling a United States flag, although that particular federal statute is rarely, if ever, actually enforced.

    Bottom line is, we should always show proper respect for our ancestors and heritage by proper display of our flag.

    In fact, I'll take it a step farther, and say the wrong Confederate flag is being displayed (and publicly mocked).

    The battle flag or Navy jack is not the proper Confederate flag for the general public to be displaying.

    Instead, it should be the Third National Confederate flag, i.e., the "bloodstained banner", for that was the official national flag when the war ended.

    If the Confederate States of Aerica still existed today, it would be the Third National Confederate flag that we'd see publicly displayed, and not the battle flag or the Navy jack, which would be reserved solely for military units and/or combat action(s).

    Of course, I also have a personal preference for the "Bonny Blue" flag, due to its historic origins and application to more than one rebellion, i.e., West Florida, Texas, War for Southern Independence, et cetera.

    The other nice thing about the "Bonny Blue" flag is that most folks don't recognize it when they see it.

    In fact, it most resembles the standard of a United States Air Force brigadier general.

    Thus, it can be displayed anywhere (except an Air Force base?) without any objections, even from the ignorant and easily manipulated masses of the American negro community.

    Thank you.

    John Robert Mallernee
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

  2. I fly the Betsy Ross and the cavalry Battle Flag over my graveyard in honor of some of those buried there. I also love the Bonnie Blue and have that as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus the flag of the Republic of Vietnam. I do not fly any other S&S flags for they do not represent our Republic. I also don't say the Socialist pledge. Now the Confederate Flag pledge is a different matter! I had all these made when I returned from Vietnam after the fall at a nautical shop and theyu cost around $35/40 at the time. Good ones.

  3. "...when I returned from Vietnam..."

    Welcome home.

  4. Thanks. Living in Vietnam looks more attractive each day. At least they readily admit they are Communist!