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An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Conversations In The Streets
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
As I stood with the Southern Cross in hand yesterday on Highway 19/23, I would be asked many questions by those who now surrounded me.
1. Mr HK, are you going to Knoxville, Tennessee, again this year on Veterans Day to protest the ban placed on the Sons of Confederate Veterans by the American Legion Post #2 to march in their Veterans Day Parade? Answer: Should I raise the funds to travel there? Yes!
2. Do you have any plans to visit Pittsboro, North Carolina? Answer: The Confederate Cenotaph at Pittsboro would have, and should have, never been under attack if the weak kneed Legislature, the Attorney General, or the Confederate hating Governor would enforce the Monument Protection Bill signed by a Yankee Born Governor who preceeded him.
They all set a bad precedent when they turned a blind eye on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hlll's refusal to comply with the order by the North Carolina History Commission to replace the Confederate soldier Cenotaph (Silent Sam), to its place on campus.
And to make matters worse, this Southern university would continue its Confederate-hating agenda by inviting the flim-flam black Confederate soldier hating so-called historian, Kevin Levin, to push his false narrative that there were no black Confederate soldiers.
I don't know what I can do to help the citizens of Pittsboro, but again if I raise the funds to go there, then I shall.
3. What about the City of Hillsborough and the candy shop that was giving away candy to burn the battle flag? Answer: It, too, is on my bucket list, if I raise the funds.
4. Mr. HK, do you expect the judge in Ft. Myers, Florida, to rule that the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the citizens of Lee County have standing as victims in the case of the perpetrators who damaged the Lee Cenotaph in downtown Ft. Myers? Answer: Let us pray. I continue to be baffled and hurt that the jurisprudence systems across the South refuse to adhere to the Congressional mandates of the U.S. Congress that the Confederate soldier is an American Veteran, and that his colors are a venerated symbol.
We as Southerners continue to seek equal protection under the law, but continue to find ourselves back in the arena that took our ancestors to war in 1861.
I would hug them all, and after about two hours, bid them adieu. God bless you!
Chairman, Board Of Advisors, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage, Florida
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Orders of The Confederate Rose
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
President, Southern Heritage 411