Richland Mascot Under Fire Again

In regards to the recent Daily Statesman article entitled:

‘Richland Mascot Under Fire Again’ (found at the following URL address)

I see that Mr. Clark is at it again. I am sick and tired of what I am seeing regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. They are increasingly being used as opportunities to attack Confederate history and heritage.

While addressing the School Board Mr. Clark stated:

“I’m not saying the Confederate soldiers shouldn’t be proud,” Clark replied, “but that flag has been used to oppress us.”

Mr. Clark needs an education about the TRUE origins of the Confederate flag. Here is a link that provides the history of the Confederate flag as a Christian symbol:

As far as a “Flag of Oppression” it is of historical FACT that no Confederate Flag ever flew over slave ships. The flag of the United States did , and slavery was legally sanctioned under the U.S. Constitution.

Another documented fact, is that the Ku Klux Klan’s premier flag of choice is the United States Flag. Photographic evidence can be found by clicking on the following link:

I wonder if Mr. Clark knows of two of Missouri’s most famous Confederates, John Nolan and “Uncle Charlie” Baker.

John Nolan was a scout for William Quantrill.

“Uncle Charlie” Baker was the slave of Unionist legislator Sylvester Baker of Danville. When “Bloody Bill” Anderson raided the Baker House in Danville, he liberated Uncle Charlie Baker. Uncle Charlie as they alled him chose to ride with Anderson and his men and when Anderson was killed, Uncle Charlie helped take care of Anderson’s family.

The irony of all this is that Anderson did not own slaves and was a Confederate. The legislator that used to own “Uncle Charlie was a devout Unionist.

The NAACP has continually attacked Southern heritage because they are losing members.

In an investigative report that I wrote and was published in the Sept./Oct. 2005 issue of theWashington , D.C. based Barnes Review Magazine. (found by clicking on the link below)

I document the fact that the NAACP has lost 150, 000 members in the past 10 years.

They are attempting to create racism and controversey so that they might have a reason to fight racism and controversy.

Mr. Clark seems to have jumped onto this bandwagon and it appears that his actions are more about getting attention than fighting “oppression”.

Clint E. Lacy
Marble Hill, Missouri
Chairman, Missouri League of Southern Voters.
State Registrar for the Confederate State of Missouri
Member, John T. Coffee Camp 1934. Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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