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An Open Letter / Help From Senator Lindsay Graham

July 22, 2019

An Open Letter / Help From Senator Lindsay Graham

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

As it appears that it will take an act of Congress to get my Open Letter to Senator Lindsay Graham, I shall publish it here, and mail it in hopes that it will find it's way to the Senator's hands.

Dear Senator Graham,

This letter is intended as a plea to secure your help in putting the colors of the honorable men and, arguably, women back on the Confederate Cenotaph on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

The unwarranted knee jerk action of then Governor, Nikki Haley, to lobby the Legislator to secure the two thirds majority to remove the Southern Cross from the Confederate soldiers Cenotaph after a photoshopped picture by the Northern Press, is as great an injustice and travesty as was the illegal invasion of South Carolina in 1861.

There is no one who would argue that the murder of those Christian parishioners was so wrong, and tragic. However, the sacrilege that these honorable American Veterans of the Confederate military, and the carnage to the memorials that rightfully honor them, and that of their Congressional venerate flag, is just plain wrong.

To use the African people as the weapon of choice to further this agenda denigrates the memory and service given not only by those Black Confederate veterans buried on the grounds of the church where the loss of this life took place, but also the many who drew pensions from the great state of South Carolina for their service in the integrated Confederate Military.

The Christian black folks who lost their family members in this massacre were so willing to forgive this young deranged and doped up man, and leave his judgement in the hands of the Almighty God. However, the poverty pimps, and the Northern Press, would have none of this, and conjured up the vehicle that has produced the carnage and sacrilege that mirrors the ISIS like behavior that the whole of the civilized world abhors.

And, not to forget, the behavior of the now disgraced Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who provided the manifesto on his web site to show especially black folks what to say when they go before councils of government, boards and venues that debate the removal of Cenotaphs, or the changing of school names, etc, that bear the names of our honorable Southern heroes.

The President said to let the people decide upon these measures. However, it makes no difference that the many polls that have shown that the majority of the people say no to these actions, or that in the majority they stand before these bodies speaking against the removal of these honors and memorials.

There is no equal justice of law for Southern people who support the Southern Cross, and the honorable citizens of the South who gave their lives under and in defense of what they believed in.

Everywhere I turn, I'm told that the only person on God's earth who stands a chance to stop this injustice is the Honorable Senator Graham. However, I'm also told by far too many, especially by those I wouldn't expect to ... "he won't help!"

And, I always get the same blank stare when I ask of them, "Have you asked him to help?"

My mom, the only black woman to receive a Confederate state funeral, and who hails from Anderson, South Carolina, told her children, "The only thing that beats a try is a failure. Always give it your best try! And, sir, my plea to you is my try! God bless you!

Sincerely,

HK Edgerton
A Loyal Son Of The South

Recipient, National Sons of the Confederate Veterans, H.L. Hunley Award
Recipient, Sons of Confederate Veterans of South Carolina, Citizen of the Year Award
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
Recipient, Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, General Robert E. Lee Award
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
Kentucky Colonel