News Across The Country

South Carolina:

Battle Flag project plans are in the works — several of which will be located on interstates.  They are hopeful of contributions to make this become a reality.  For anyone interested in donating to this project please contact Bucky Sutton at the phone number or email address provided on the attached flyer.

Flag Flyer

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New Orleans:

December 17, the New Orleans city council voted 6 to 1 to remove “prominent Confederate statues” in the city.

Prior to the vote, Sons of Confederate Veterans commander-in-chief Charles Kelly Barrow said, “This has never happened before. I’ve never heard of a city trying to sweep (away) all Confederate monuments.”

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Mississippi:

Mississippi Flag Will Stay

None of the bills had a majority support from lawmakers in either the state House or Senate for keeping the flag as-is.

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South Carolina:

Confederate Battle Flag in Citadel Chapel Protected Under Heritage Act

A Confederate Naval Jack is among 57 flags hanging in Summerall Chapel at the Citadel, The flag’s display is protected by the state’s Heritage Act as a monument and a memorial, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

No debates on monuments, SC Speaker says

Speaker of the South Carolina House Jay Lucas says while he’s in charge the House won’t even discuss removing anything else.

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Detroit, Michigan

General Motors to Continue Sponsorship of Kid Rock

General Motors says it will continue sponsoring Kid Rock’s summer tour despite a Detroit activist group’s request that the automaker cut financial ties with the musician if he displays a Confederate flag during performances.

NOTE:  Kid Rock has not used the Confederate Flag in any of his performances in the past five (5) years.  So, why does the NAACP want to go after him and GM$$$$$$

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North Carolina:

North Carolina House Could Banner Removal of Confederate Monuments

As the national debate over the future of Confederate flags and memorials continues, state legislators want to make it harder to remove controversial monuments.

NC House Approves Bill to Prohibit Removal of Confederate or Historic Monuments

The NC House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill Wednesday to ban state agencies and local governments from taking down any “object of remembrance” on public property that “commemorates an event, a person, or military service that is part of North Carolina’s history.”

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South Dakota:

Gettysburg, South Dakota Police Department will keep the Confederate Battle Flag on their patches.

“Due to the turmoil of the Confederate Flag, the City of Gettysburg would like to address the City Officer’s Police patch. Gettysburg was founded in 1883 by Civil War Veterans, many of whom are still buried here. In fact the Dakota Sunset Museum has a cannon replica of the cannons that the Confederate army used at the battle, on loan to us from Gettysburg, PA.

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Texas:

Black Democrat Texas Mayor Defends Confederate History

“Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal,” she stated.

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Washington, D.C.:

Congress Passes Ban On Private Citizens Putting Tiny Confederate Flags On Family Members’ Graves

The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South.
Read more at http://patdollard.com/2015/07/congress-passes-ban-on-confederate-flags-at-cemeteries/#GR6MBsyZS4Hu52Ym.99

The United States House moves to ban the Confederate Flag in Federal Cemeteries

The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South.

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Florida:

Marion County, FL Votes to continue flying the Confederate Flag.
After the State of South Carolina Legislators voted to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House Gounds, Marion County Florida made this announcement.

Marion County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put the Confederate flag back up at the county’s government complex.

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Tennessee:

State of Tennessee Heritage Protection Act
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently signed into law the Heritage Protection Act.This law, which applies to the entire state and all cities, prohibits the renaming, removal, or relocating of any military monument or item, such as a statue or flag display, or park, and includes streets and school names, or any other item so honoring a military unit or person. It is effective as of April 1, 2013.

Memphis, TN Plans to Remove the GRAVE of Nathan Bedford Forrest
City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for the graves of Forrest and his wife to be removed from Health Sciences Park.  I guess Memphis didn’t get the Governor’s memo!!!

Legal Firestorm Coming Concerning the Violation of the State of Tennessee Heritage Protection Act
We did a little researching and discovered that what the Memphis City Council just voted on is against multiple codes and laws.

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Virginia:

Karen Cooper is a member of the Virginia Flaggers, an activist group that rejects the idea that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and hate.  Please watch the video.  (left mouse button click on the green text “Karen Cooper”)

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Georgia:

Confederate flags will not come down at Stone Mountain
The array of Confederate Flags flying at Stone Mountain, Georgia are protected by  State Law as a Confederate Memorial.

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Alabama:

Black veteran, a ‘Son of the South,’ defends the Confederate flag
A Birmingham native, former U.S. Marine and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.  “If you don’t know us but have an opinion about how we should live our lives or if you can’t dissect the FACTS of a situation without making it a divisive issue, as Southerners, we only have one thing to say to your folly: “Bless your heart.”

Confederate Flags for Sale

Confederate flag demand has Alabama company ‘absolutely swamped’

 

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