Subject: Some Good News
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 10:23:00 -0400
I. I received a copy of this post yesterday from Ron Summers directed to the Sons And Daughters of the Confederate Soldiers. This took place on Thursday.
Okay today was a landmark day for the fight against removing the Confederate Battle Jack from any public building or landmark. Today I had to appear in federal court in Tennessee about a case involving discrimination against truckers by the state highway patrol ( which we won) and when I found out who the federal judge was handling the case I filed a federal motion to get an injunction to stop all this illegal madness these ignorant uneducated morons been trying to do. Well it took about 10 minutes of testimony and the injunction is in place. Not only can now no one remove the flag from a public building most that have been removed I can file papers forcing those to be replaced especially the Alabama capitol.
The Alabama capitol is recognized as a Confederate Monument and is recognized by the National Historical Society as such. First court I've been to in years that actually still does the pledge of allegiance and actually has a Confederate Flag inside the courthouse also. Even the prosecutor was wearing a Confederate Flag tie...nice easy day but as they said " it doesn't matter what you believe in or not the Constitution protects the Confederate Flag as it does the U.S. flag"...even the black people in the courtroom applauded the decision by the court.
Ron's comment to the petition
: "#1 history cannot be taken away and #2 if you move any of this you are committing a federal felony as all monuments from all wars are protected by the Constitution. "
Looks like some good news and we have legal precedence to stand ground . Still a long road ahead of us...
II. The following is written by fellow compatriot and SCVMC Brother Keith Alford.
I joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans and soon after, the Mechanized Cavalry. Like most of us a large part of my family took up arms and bravely joined the struggle for Southern independence in 1861. I proudly joined our present struggle to expose the truth about the war, our Southern heritage and our people and to do all I can to restore honor to our Confederate soldiers. I then realized that the War of Northern Aggression not only claimed the lives of the brave men who fought it, but the lives of women and children as well. I have noticed that while many of us participate in SCV events at every opportunity, others are less active and some not at all. While we all can benefit from it it is to the members who participate little or not at all that I wish to convey this message the most.
Let me begin by saying, gentlemen, we need you. The South needs you. The Southern people, soldiers and civilians, who suffered and lost so much during and after that war, need you. Most importantly, our children need you. Every day of their young lives they are bombarded with lies about the South, the Confederacy and their heritage. They are forbidden from displaying the Confederate flag or any symbols that represent the South and our people. These children are our future. They are our hope that the torch of truth will not be extinguished. It is not only our duty to teach them these truths, but it is their right to know them. We in the SCV know that in order to honor our Confederate ancestors education of the truth must be our primary objective.
From this point forward I will not use the word "ancestor". To me it manifest a feeling of great distance and even disconnection. They were and are our grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts and cousins. What I say to you now I say in hopes that it will start within you the spirit of your Southern Heritage.
Ask yourself what you would do or how you would feel if an invader threatened to destroy all that you have. Would it stir you to action? If that Invader took your home and cast your wife and children into the street, would it stir you to action? If that invader brutally raped your mother, sister or wife, would it stir you to action? If that invader who had committed these crimes in your home then demanded that you pledge your allegiance to him, would it stir you to action? Of course it would! ALL of these horrendous crimes, and many more were committed, with no remorse, against our relatives.
If you can reflect upon these atrocities and honestly say, " I need not participate", then nothing more can be said. If you can see in your heart eye, your relatives lying dead on that battlefield or hear the screams of the wounded writhing in pain and say, "I need not participate", then nothing more can be said. If you can visualize the terror as your relatives see their homes destroyed or burned, or hear your grandmother plead for mercy as she is raped or beaten and say, "I need not participate", then nothing more can be said. If you can hear the cries of our people as all they have, all they have worked for, and all that they love is stolen, murdered or destroyed and not feel tears streaming from your eyes, then nothing more can be said.
I tell you now, as I think of the brutality thrust upon our relatives, tears cloud my vision, pain fills my heart, and rage consumes my soul.
Now as you see these things, hear the cries and feel the pain that our relatives felt, think about our children. Can you look into your children's eyes, knowing all that was done to their relatives, to their great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and say, "I need not participate"? Or can you hold your child in your arms, as so many of our relatives could never do again, and say, "I need not participate"? If you can........ then nothing more can be said.
All of us have very busy lives, and it is often hard to find time to do things. Even if your schedule does not allow you to attend meetings, or most events, there are things you can do. Recruiting is easy, just by starting a conversation when you go to the barbershop or grocery store. If you are reading this email, then you have web access, and you have the ability to sign online petitions, stay current in the news and visit our websites for the latest information. Take Charge and be proud of your Grand parents, Uncles, etc. They fought hard and long for you. Isn't it time you fought for them? don't let the phrase "I need not Participate" be part of your life.
Have a great Dixie Day
James (Bo) H Hall
Capt. I.H.Q. Mechanized Cavalry,
Chief Webmaster/Communications Officer Georgia Division Mechanized Cavalry #1786
Adjutant James T. Woodward camp # 1399 SCV #323608