The Presidency / My journey to South Carolina

Addressing the World Economic Forum on yesterday, Wednesday, January 23, 2008; our Secretary of State, the Honorable Secretary Rice said that too much focus on history can become a prison for a nation. She also said that this nation has no permanent enemies, and was a place where old animosities were not past on to future generations, a nation that offered shared endeavors of integrity.These perks that she put forward in an offering to the nations gathered in seeking their support of our country and it’s policy in the world markets. Yet as we face our national Presidential elections and listen to Rudy Guilana tout the North for coming to the South to free the slaves,remember the words that John McCain spoke of his disdain for the Southern Cross and his efforts to ban it in memorial services in the National Park, Mitt Romney’s declaration that he would never fly that thing refering to the Southern Cross, the rhetoric of John Edwards that demeaned it, and Hillary’s declaration that it’s presence on the grounds of the State Capitol in Columbia was too Southern; only leaves one to suspect that her words are disingenous.

Theere is no people on God’s earth who has had it’s history so maligned than those who come from the Southland of America.We live in perpetual cycle of hate as those who would destroy our social and cultural values teach our children in a school system to only remember it’s ancestors in shame, and those like the aformentioned can come groveling for votes and their support, while feeling comfortable destroying the integrity of our heroes in order to be politically correct in the body politic, no matter the mounds of evidence that dispute their claims;evidence that is surpressed in our schools at a pace that would make any dictatorship look like a picnic with the Pope. Democracy as long as it’s not Southern or told from the Southern perspective; nothing here that resembles shared integrity or the claims of democracy.

On Friday morning, January 25, I shall adorn the uniform of the Southern soldier while brandishing the Southern Cross, stand at the Capitol steps and monument that bears his glorious flag, in a reminder to those who come with their tale to separate us while seeking our support and to those who freely give it to them; that no man or woman who seeks not to end this war that shall forever wage until the honor and dignity of Southern people and our ancestors are returned; are worthy of the votes they seek to govern us from the State that led the way for our Independence from our brother who would bankrupt us, invade and burn our homes, rape our women, kill our animals and destroy our food, and finally write a tale to defame and separate us. Proudly I shall stand in a declaration of the honor and dignity earned by a man who looked like me alongside his family in the defense of his homeland for the very principles that Ms.Rice wished were true, and could be if she and others did not sweep the truth under the table.

HK Edgerton