A Heritage Violation — BIG-TIME!
If you go to www.budk.com and search for Item No. 35 BM1246, you will be shown a roll of toilet paper, each sheet of which is adorned with the Confederate Battle Flag!
The company can be reached at:
Moultrie, Georgia 31776
Here is my response:
I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with one of the items offered on your website and in your Spring 2009 Catalog (on page 30) – specifically, Item 35 BM1246.
The Confederate Battle Flag is an honorable symbol of a gallant struggle for human rights – specifically, the right of the people to fire a government that oppresses them, even as was done successfully in the War of 1776-1781. It is not a symbol to be bandied about, and is certainly not a symbol to be printed upon toilet paper.
A search of your website www.budk.com using the terms “toilet” and “paper” does not turn up toilet paper printed with any other flags. Conspicuously absent are rolls of toilet paper printed with the flags of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Why not show them the same honor (and I use that term loosely) that you show the Confederate Battle Flag?
Please remove me from your mailing list effective immediately.
Clifton Palmer McLendon