The SCV, the UDC, the KKK, and the CBF

Sometimes I think it is best to take people at their word and then ask them to act on it.

I’m well aware that members of both the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy are proud of the Confederate Battle Flag.  I may not share their feelings, but they don’t have to share mine, either.  I’m also aware that the SCV and other organizations declare that their philosophy is “heritage, not hate.”

So what do you think the SCV will do this Saturday if members of the League of the South and the Council of Conservative Citizens show up as the SCV observes the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Confederacy?  Continue reading

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Ed Sebesta Writes the President

I’m sure that many of you are thinking about springtime now.  It’s been a long winter, but pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training, and I’ve gained a newfound appreciation for Arizona weather after some time spent in Boston and Springfield, Illinois.

The advent of spring means something else as well: Ed Sebesta’s annual effort to ask President Barack Obama to end the tradition of having a wreath laid at the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.  In 2009 Sebesta and James Loewen prepared a similar letter; in 2010 Sebesta tried again.

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