GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth

John Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Sun Jan 22 10:02:25 CST 2012


Cm on guys.
Why don't you talk about your favorite monument and why.

"Charles T. Joyce" <CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com> wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>And the Family Research Council would lose a huge "cash cow" if Roe v. Wade was overturned. So what? Again, can we return to the summer of 1863, please?
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>On Jan 22, 2012, at 10:49 AM, "Clarence Hollowell" <antietam33 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> 
>> Charles is 100 % correct, The NAACP wont deal with real issue that has destroyed familiesbecause they know they cant change the culture so they have to go after the white man 100 yrs ago.plus it helps with the cash flow.............you may not like what I'm saying but its the truth  Clarence Hollowell      > From: CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com
>>> Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:43:38 -0500
>>> To: gettysburg at arthes.com
>>> Subject: Re: GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth
>>> 
>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>> With respect, it's not just "the NAACP" that finds itself uncomfortable with Governmental sponsorship of the Confederate Flag, i.e., the Navy Jack. Let's get back to the Gettysburg Campaign?
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>> On Jan 22, 2012, at 10:38 AM, "CWMHTours at aol.com" <CWMHTours at aol.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>>> RE:  The Conf battle flag.
>>>> 
>>>> The NAACP is insane and out of touch with  reality.
>>>> 
>>>> Apparently their big bug is that the flag was used as a symbol  of white 
>>>> supremacy - particularly by the Ku Klux Klan.
>>>> 
>>>> But the Klan also used the Bible as the same symbol.   They used the cross 
>>>> for the same also.  They also used the American  flag.  They also used bed 
>>>> sheets.
>>>> 
>>>> So why don't they regard the Bible the ssame way?
>>>> 
>>>> Or the cross?
>>>> 
>>>> Or the  
>>>> 
>>>> "Just  the facts, ma'am." 
>>>> 
>>>> Your Most Obediant Servant
>>>> Peter  
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> In a message dated 1/22/2012 7:54:58 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>>>> pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
>>>> 
>>>> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
>>>> <<So he thinks if African Americans read the  confederate constitution they
>>>> wouldn't oppose display of the confederate  battle flag.  And emancipation 
>>>> of
>>>> the slaves was a sin.  The  slaves drifted into peonage with no agency among
>>>> southern whites  whatsoever.  Really, Shelby?>>
>>>> 
>>>> For what it is worth, I  attended a Lee-Jackson Day ceremony on Saturday
>>>> hosted by a local Sons of  Confederate Veterans Camp.  I have gotten to know
>>>> the commander of the  Camp well, and he has participated with me in a local
>>>> CW  presentation.
>>>> 
>>>> This past July, this SCV Camp was invited to take part in  our town July 4
>>>> parade.  The Camp agreed, but later withdrew when they  were informed by the
>>>> parade officials that they could not display the  Confederate flag.
>>>> 
>>>> On Saturday, I discussed this incident with the Camp  commander, and asked
>>>> him whether he and other SCV Camps had considered  displaying the 
>>>> Confederate
>>>> national flag, rather than the battleflag, at  public events -- which would
>>>> be much less controversial.
>>>> 
>>>> The  commander's response was immediate and adamant that he would not
>>>> compromise  his standards about displaying the battleflag in honor of the
>>>> heritage of  those who fought under its banner.  Once he got onto this
>>>> subject,  frankly it was difficult to divert him to something more amenable
>>>> and less  controversial.
>>>> 
>>>> It is difficult to find a reasonable solution or  compromise on this issue.
>>>> Our CWRT displays both the American and  Confederate flags at our meetings.
>>>> At a public ceremony in our town hall  last April in commemoration of the
>>>> beginning of the CW, both flags were on  display.
>>>> 
>>>> However, officials remain reluctant to have the battleflag on  display in
>>>> outdoor events, for fear of a backlash.
>>>> 
>>>> Not sure what the  answer to this problem is, but it certainly does exist.
>>>> 
>>>> Regards, Tom  Ryan
>>>> 
>>>> 
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