The Sons of Confederate Veterans in South Carolina Celebrate Secession - have "Ball"

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    Members of South Carolina’s NAACP will march in protest of a “secession ball” in Charleston later this month which will commemorate the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession from the Union.

    State NAACP leaders held two press conferences Friday, spreading the word they will protest the ball and any other sesquicentennial events that they deem disrespectful.

    “We are not opposed to observances,” said Lonnie Randolph, state president of the NAACP. “We are opposed to disrespect.”

    South Carolina Celebrates Secession | FrumForum

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    Can you celebrate secession without celebrating slavery? That question seems to be the core tension surrounding the upcoming celebrations of the American Civil War’s 150-year anniversary. The New York Times recently reported on a series of events over the next four years that commemorate the sesquicentennial, including a “Secession Ball,” a candlelight memorial at Antietam, a parade in Montgomery, Alabama, and a mock swearing-in of the Confederacy’s would-be president, Jefferson Davis.

    But the failure to recognize the role of slavery at all has left several others aghast. Lonnie Randolph, the president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP told the New York Times that promoting the Confederacy’s idea of “states’ rights” really refers to “their idea of one right — to buy and sell human beings.”

    Can you celebrate secession without celebrating slavery? | Need to Know

    "I am a veteran," Meeks said. "I respect all veterans - even those in the Civil War that fought on the wrong side of slavery.
    "I don't agree with what the South had them fighting for. But this is America. I am an American. They have the freedom of speech. Freedom of expression."
    Melvin Poole, another veteran who happens to be president of the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP, will be in Charleston marching against the ball that will celebrate those who fought to preserve slavery.
    This in a state where the Confederate flag still flies in front of the Statehouse, reminding every black and white person of this state's slave past - and its inability to put that past behind it.
    "What this group is doing is offensive," Poole said. "They can do it. That doesn't mean they should do it."

    YORK COUNTY | Black veterans: We fought for right to celebrate secession - wrong or right | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC
     
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    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell issued a proclamation in April 2010 declaring it Confederate History Month in the commonwealth. The declaration, which had been refused under Democratic governors, was not well received by many Virginia residents, including Sheila Johson, a prominent African American backer from 2008. She described the proclamation as "academically flawed and personally offensive."

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's original Confederate History Month Proclamation

    I think it's hilarious that Sheila poured money into Bob's campaign and then, once he won, slapped her across the face - BAM! Sheila said she is through with politics and will never back another candidate again. Well, that's what a black woman get's for backing a white Republican in Virginia. Who didn't see THAT coming? Duh!
     
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    "Because the business community wouldn't stand for it," he said. "You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that said anybody who started a chapter of the Klan would get their ass run out of town. If you had a job, you'd lose it. If you had a store, they'd see nobody shopped there. We didn't have a problem with the Klan in Yazoo City."
    In interviews Barbour doesn't have much to say about growing up in the midst of the civil rights revolution. "I just don't remember it as being that bad," he said. "I remember Martin Luther King came to town, in '62. He spoke out at the old fairground and it was full of people, black and white."

    44 - Haley Barbour: I don't remember the civil rights era being that bad

    Yglesias Yazoo City Citizens’ Council Was a White Supremacist Organization

    It was actually called, "The WHITE Citizens Council".

    This guy wants to be president and he says the south "wasn't so bad".

    He said he went to an integrated university, yea, the year black students had to be escorted in by Federal Marshals to keep them safe.

    The beginning of the Republicans rewriting history, preparing Hally for a run to the WHITE House?
     
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    Letting those inbred imeciles back into the union was the biggest mistake we ever made.
     
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    Your title says Republicans, be so kind as to provide evidence that the Ball is financed, run by or organized by Republicans. Then provide evidence that A0 only Republicans attended or B) the vast majority in attendance were Republicans.

    You see dumb fuck I read your link and NOT IN A SINGLE sentence is Republican mentioned AT ALL.
     
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    Do you really think they are democrats?
     
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    Provide evidence you sack of lying filth
     
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    Corrected Title. True Sponsors named.
     
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    Oh man, you are hilarious.

    Here, you can check out notable members:

    Sons of Confederate Veterans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now what's funny, there are SCVs in congress including Mitch McConnell and Joe Wilson. There were a number of notable Democrats, but they were before 1969 and most of them proclaim themselves as "strict segregationists". And one black.

    Now this, about SCV Bob McDonnell is especially hilarious:

    McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation irks civil rights leaders

    RICHMOND -- Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, reviving a controversy that had been dormant for eight years, has declared that April will be Confederate History Month in Virginia, a move that angered civil rights leaders Tuesday but that political observers said would strengthen his position with his conservative base.

    This is where is gets hilarious:

    Sheila Johnson condemns Gov. McDonnell
    This just in: Sheila Johnson, billionaire co-founder of Black Entertainment Television who endorsed Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R-Va.) just sent me the following statement on "Confederate History Month."

    PostPartisan - Sheila Johnson condemns Gov. McDonnell

    You see, Sheila Johnson poured money into the campaign of Gov. McDonnell and the very first thing he did on his first day in office was to slap her face to ways to Sunday (metaphorically speaking).

    If the membership of an organization is all Republicans, then it's a "Republican" organization. How could it not be? The membership of the Republican Log Cabin is all gays, so it is definitely a "gay group", but is it a "Republican" group? They think they are. But do other Republicans? Republicans will be much quicker to includes SCV members then they would "log cabin".
     
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    Be they R's or D's, to celebrate a war which cost the lives of over half a million Americans is despicable.
    Anyone who has walked the field of battle at Gettysburg and read the headstones, or any National Cemetery where men and women lie having given their lives for the Union, realize that the Sons of Confederate Veterans totally disrespect those who died defending The Union - in all wars, before, during and after the Civil War.
     

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