GREAT NEWS: Virginia Brings Back Confederate History Month.

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    They should have never gotten rid of it in the first place. My only hope is that the teachers in the schools include Confederate History Month into their curriculum and teach it with the same amount of zeal that they promote black history month with.


    LiveLeak.com - Virginia Brings Back Confederate History Month


    RICHMOND -- Gov. Bob McDonnell has brought Confederate History Month back to Virginia after an eight-year hiatus.

    McDonnell becomes the first governor since 2001 to designate April to commemorate the secessionist, slaveholding South.
     
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    Perhaps we should also have Mexican history month?

    And British history month, while we're at it?
     
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    Well that's three threads on the topic.
     
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    I think it is a very good idea to have Confederate History Month, provided it is designed as a historical lesson and nothing more. The Civil War was a tragic chapter in our country's history - possibly the most tragic. But it was also vitally important in the historical chain of events that shaped this country and, as such, should be given its appropriate place in the education of generations of children.

    What Confederate History Month should NOT be, is an opportunity to revive old viewpoints and agendas. I am always suspicious of the true motives behind those who advocate for the flying of the Confederate flag over state capitols in the South.

    One of our best friends is a gal who was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. (excuse me, make that "Chawls-ton," S.C.). Down there, they still refer to the Civil War as "The recent unpleasantness."
     
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    Why does everything have to take a month?

    Why not a week, or even a couple of days?
     
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    I am sure the blacks there just love this. That war was a horrible time in our country and this idiot wants to celebrate it. Whats next, Slavery month?

    You are an idiot sir. An embarrassment to everyone who received a dd214.
     
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    Hehehe... first lesson: "HOW WE GOT OUR ASSES KICKED BY A BUNCH OF YANKEES."
     
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    There were half a million slaves in Virginia when Virginia seceded in order to assure they remained slaves.

    I think a whole month to celebrate that is a bit excessive.
     
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    How many slaves were in America when we seceded from Great Britain? And we still recognize Independence Day.
     
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    I think they should also have Confederate History month, it is apart of their history.
     

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