Ringgold Georgia Confederate Flag Rally, April 26
Ringgold Georgia Confederate Flag Rally
We have the permit for below:
County Courthouse Sidewalk
Downtown Ringgold, Georgia.
April 26th, 2008 12-4pm. Rain or Shine
This event is sponsored by, The New Confederate Partisans, Southern Heritage News & Views,
Southern Heritage 411, The Southern American and The Folks of Dixie Outfitters.
“Opportunity Knocks Only Once!"
There is an old saying, “Opportunity knocks only once.” That saying is true. Indeed, many are the regrets when we look back and know that we did not heed that “knock”. But the problem with “opportunity” is often we do not recognize – until it is too late – that the visitor we ignored was, in fact, “opportunity”. And then we cry out, “If only someone had told us in time to open that door and act!” Well, consider this letter a notice that “opportunity” is knocking and all you have to do is open the door - and act. As in other instances, “opportunity” appears to be nothing special - a simple rally for the cause of Southern heritage and in protest of those who would consign that heritage to a shameful grave.
But the Rally to be held in Ringgold, Georgia on April 26th, 2008, is a seminal event in our Cause and not just “another rally”. Why? Because at the same time as this rally is taking place, the Southern Legal Resource Center is suing the Town Board for removing the Confederate Battle Flag from public display and replacing it with an honorable but little less known Hardee Battle Flag . This move was made at the demand of a few "we wants" brainwashed by the NAACP. No effort was made to discover the will of the people; the Board simply bowed to the demands of a special interest group. The will of majority was not even sought much less acted upon. But this is not unusual. Indeed, the purveyors of the “politically correct movement” have led the effort to consign to oblivion all symbols of our Southern and especially our Confederate past. We are told that these are “offensive”, “racist” and “evil” even though a review of known facts proves exactly the opposite. But facts and truth don’t matter to these folks. Their agenda is all that matters and they will do and say anything to forward their “cause”. Indeed, our Cause could benefit greatly from imitating their loyalty and persistence if not their tactics.
The rally in Ringgold could become, if sufficient numbers attend, the beginnings of a “ground swell” of Southern and even national sentiment against “political correctness” and the abridgment of our First Amendment rights of free speech and expression and for our right to have our heritage not only respected and defended but displayed and acted upon in the nation. For what we celebrate and honor, stood – and continues to stand - for the principles on which the Republic was founded, among which are individual liberty, personal responsibility, freedom from the tyranny of an intrusive government and the right of a man to the fruits of his labor. Once these are gone, they are gone forever.
Will you not open the door to this “opportunity”? Will you not stand with your fellow Southrons in honor of the noble dead and in defense of those now alive as well as those yet to be born? Or will you turn a deaf ear and, when the time to act has passed beyond recall, lament that you could have made a difference but chose not to do so? In the end, it is up to each one of us to do what is right and act - or to fail, falter and disappear into the ash heap of history. The time is now, the choice is yours.
PO Box 90095
East Ridge TN. 37412
Ringgold City Map, Parking and Location of NCP Rally:
On The Web: http://spofga.org/flag/2008/march/ringgold_flag_rally.php?SessionID=1742589