Press Release – August 25, 2016


Media Contact:
Save Southern Heritage Florida Spokesman: David McCallister 813-778-1202




Tampa – Ed Narian’s tagline is “People Not Politics”, but his answer to a recent candidate survey indicates otherwise, falling into line with the hate politics of the NAACP in their campaign to purge all vesiges of the Confederacy from Florida’s public spaces.


In a recent Candidate Survey, Narian (Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 19) stated that he believes the graves of American Veterans who served for the South should be dug up if they are buried in public parks or cemeteries.


Narian was the most extremist respondent to the Survey, earning him a “F-“Heritage Rating in the recently released Candidate Voter Guides.


In addition to digging up graves, Narian also wants to remove Confederate imagery from all public places, and offered to sponsor/co-sponsor or support a bill like his opponent Rauson did in the Florida Legislature last session (HB 0243/SB 154). This bill, if passed, would have prevented residents from wearing or displaying any imagery relating to Confederate Veterans on government property throughout Florida. It would also have created liability for any governmental entity that allowed imagery on public spaces, like a Southern Cross on a headstone of a veteran in a cemetery.


SSH FL is ever mindful of the slippery slope of incrementalism that moved from ‘take down the flag” to an all out siege on Southern American history including digging up graves. “First they took down the flags, then they pulled down the monuments, now they’re digging up the graves” said David McCallister, SSH FL spokesman regarding the NAACP’s anti Southern Campaign that was launched by State Head Dale Landry last summer. “The NAACP has seemingly turned into a hate group, and these views should not be rewarded in our great State” he added. “The Confederate flag, even as vilified as it has become, isn’t viewed as a symbol of hate by most Americans. Its time to move on to serious issues to make Florida great again”, McCallister added.


And when it comes to putting a price tag on the cost of erasing Florida’s history, Narian wasn’t willing to put any limits on the taxpayer burden…he is willing to authorize spending “whatever it takes” to jettison Florida’s history.


Nearly a third of Democrats opposed any restriction on the display of Confederate Imagery in pubic spaces, agreeing with former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles that ‘it’s just history’.


SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a 501 c(4) public welfare corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and “Eracism” levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina’s historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected.


The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of hate campaign led by extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in Heritage battles throughout Florida. The Candidate Survey and Voter Guides are a continuation of the “Well Remember in November Campaign” launched in January with a Capital Flyover. More info:


Save Southern Heritage – FL
PO Box 291053
Tampa, FL 33617