… for Governor McDonnell has issued his proclamation.
The floor is open for comments.
It looks pretty good to me –McDonnell said slavery was an inhumane practice that deprived people of their GOD given rights.
Robert E Lee would slap his face. According to Lee, God ordained not only slavery, but the TORTURE of slaves — slavery was supposed to be painful to slaves “for their instruction”. And Lee backed this up with a whip and a whipping post.
Futhermore, Southern leaders , speaking via the Dred Scott decision, said blacks were “so inferior” that no reasonable white person could possibly assume a negro had any inalienable rights.
So, if Robert E Lee would slap McDonnell, if the Taney court would disagree with him in a profound way, he must be doing something right.
Virginia– you’ve come along way.
“Robert E Lee would slap his face.”
No, that’s Brag Bowling’s job.
Over at Civil War Memory, Kevin Levin “couldn’t be more pleased” with the outcome. High praise from Kevin meaning that he … couldn’t be more pleased, I guess.
I just want to once again say that I couldn’t be more pleased with the governor’s proclamation.
I just wish to note that since you’ve announced your plans to move to Boston the Red Sox have yet to win a single game. Of course this reminder may jinx the whole thing.
And yes, in light of this reaction to last year’s comments, I’m waiting to see whether the SCV has a response.
I think Keckley’s expression of “forgiveness and conciliation” is neo-Confederate–i.e. the loyal former slave waxing nostalgic for the Old South. I also think that it continues to deify Lee, who was no friend of free African Americans or the Union.
I don’t see the governor of Virginia going after Robert E. Lee.
Nor do I.
That would be like the governor of Mississippi going after Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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