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An Open Letter & Open Report / Gainesville, Florida City Council

From: HK Edgerton (hk.edgerton@gmail.com)
Date: Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Gainesville, Florida City Council
To: siegels1 (siegels1@mindspring.com)

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

The Gainesville, Florida City Council has made a mockery of the will of their citizenry with their decision to remove the Confederate soldiers monument from the grounds of City Hall. Not once, but on at least four different occasions in their public comment section, the majority of the citizens, and Veteran associations, were pertinacious in their holding that the Confederate monument should remain where it stands.

What is the purpose of conducting a public hearing or conducting polls when you go against the majority will of the people? And to make matters worse, this Council issued a ruling that hinges on the boundaries of blackmail, when they ruled after much debate that they did not have the resources to remove the monument, or that there was no entity who could afford to accept i,; that they would tear it down and place it in a trash pile.

While it is honorable for the United Daughters of the Confederacy to try and raise funds for the removal and relocation of this monument, I feel that this action sets a dangerous precedent for other bodies whose modus operandi may be the same. I say call them out, and lets just see how well this action goes with the people who elected them. The City property belongs to the people, and these elected officials should carry out the will of the people. And, the people said a resounding no to this action.

The Confederate soldier is an American Veteran, so says the United States Congress. And so goes he, so goes all other Veterans. It is my opinion that a restraining order should be issued by the Florida Attorney General until such time as the US Attorney General can issue a formal interpretation of the Federal Law in these matters, or the President intervenes in this cultural genocide that now attacks our homeland; the Southland of America.

And, let me conclude this matter by saying don't blame this sacrilege on Black folks. Niki Haley, the Northern Press, the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center are solely responsible for shouldering the blame for this desecration and sacrilege. God bless you!

Your brother,

HK

Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus
Southern Legal Resource Center