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Jacqueline Duty/An Open Letter

There will be many who may want to pat themselves on the back for the victory in the Jacqueline Duty Case. I will personally start by patting on the back Rev. Johnny Mack who was smart enough to send Ms Duty to the Honorable Commander Don Sheldon of the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who in turn was smart enough to turn to two of the smartest lawyers in the country; Kirk D. Lyons of the Southern Legal Resource Center, and the Honorable Attorney Earl Ray Neal. However, after spending more than 14 hours in pre-deposition and deposition hearings giving testimony, and correctly predicting that in all likelihood this case would not go to trial because; 1. the Pandora's box had been opened, the one that would finally vindicate the South because of the content of the information which would be subject to cross examination from Earl Ray and Kirk D., and 2.more than any other reason," Ms Duty got the help of her Black family , past and present."

Money plays an important part in everything that happens in this venue, but if one fails to realize, or can't get past prejudice or pomposity and come to the realization as General Patrick Cleburne did when he exclaimed; do not let those Yankees come here to the South and take our Black family and use them against us; with their help we can win. Earl Ray Neal and Kirk D. Lyons fully understood this in Duty and won !