On Mon, May 21, 2012, Kirk David Lyons wrote:

What we face!:

Garnet F. Coleman
State of Texas House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Lyons

This letter is in response to your Texas Public Information act request dated May 9, 2012. attached is information responsive to your request. In all honesty, i wish that I had more documents to provide. the actions and comments of you and groups like the Sons of Confederate Veterans are a perpetuation of hate. Paying homage to those that wanted to keep my ancestors as property sickens me to my core and I will continue to do everything in my power to stomp out your message.

I welcome the opportunity to debate your archaic and backward views. i look forward to the day when your group is but an embarassing footnote in our state’s history.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, contact me.

Garnet F. Coleman


From: HK Edgerton <hk.edgerton@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, May 26, 2012
Subject: Re: [Due South] File under – What we face!:

It is a sad commentary if this man is from the Southland of America. His ancestors be they freed or indentured hailing from the South would be ashamed of him, and how he has so easily displaced the honor and dignity earned beside a man they not only called master, but also family and friend.

If this is truly a Historical commission; then have the guts to be as honorable as the  men and women who forged this history. The aspects of slavery cannot be viewed from the bleeding heart debate this gentleman has in mind. It was a property issue. Those of us whose ancestors made it to the Southland of America got lucky, and now those who claim conquest want to make us traitors to our homeland, something our ancestors, freed or indentured were not.