From: Virginia Flaggers
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Subject: Victory in Fredericksburg! City Council Rejects Petition to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway


Mary Washington University professor and students learn civics lesson in Fredericksburg




At the conclusion of Tuesday’s Fredericksburg City Council meeting, and after hearing from dozens of citizens, the motion to appoint a commission to study renaming Jefferson Davis Highway failed to get a second, and died on the floor. We heard from many of you who called, wrote, and emailed City Council and Mary Washington University and offer our sincere thanks for your efforts!


The night of the meeting, about a dozen flaggers gathered outside of the courthouse, and council chambers were packed. The Mary Washington University professor who started all of this was the first to speak.


He explained the project and mentioned that the students had researched Jefferson Davis. He reiterated multiple times that Davis was a “white supremacist”. The students that spoke regurgitated his words. They offered no primary documents. One by one, those in attendance heard the same thing over and over again. It was clear that the students had not a clue about history, Davis, or the economic impact of this proposal.


The majority of those signed up to speak were local citizens who were against the proposal. Most of these folks offered primary sources and one person wrote about the huge economic impact on the city if the name was to be changed. The professor and students seemed to be clueless as to the economic impact. The screen in the room showed the faces of the future, self-righteous and smirking.


Our friend Ms. Teresa Roane gave a beautiful statement, pointing out the relationship between the Davis family and people of color. She gave the Fredericksburg City Council two photocopies of letters to prove her assertions. (Take note, Mary Washington University students…in research, this is called a primary document) One student, who opened by describing herself as a communist, dismissed Ms. Roane and the letters, claiming they were “obviously” written by people with Stockholm Syndrome. We find it interesting that those who would point their finger at Jefferson Davis and call him a “white supremacist” do not believe people of color can think for themselves.


Special thanks to Commander Bill West of the Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy SCV Camp #2141 for his work organizing and rallying the troops in attendance Tuesday night, and kudos to all those who came to stand up and speak out in support of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway.


Tuesday was another great victory in battle, but the war is far from over. This matter could resurface at any time. We must be diligent and continue to “keep the skeer on”.


Please take a moment to contact the members of Fredericksburg City Council and thank them for protecting our history and heritage, and encourage them to continue to do so.
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We close, for your reading pleasure, with the content of the outstanding letter sent to Fredericksburg City Council members by our friend Bo Traywick…




There is yet another movement abroad to air-brush Confederate history and to use it as the scapegoat for all the social ills of this country. The movement is undertaken in the fashion of the Soviet Communists under Stalin, and it is one more step towards totalitarianism held together by lies, distortions, and disinformation. Today it appears in the form of a petition to remove the name of Jefferson Davis from the portion of US Highway 1 that runs through Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is a petition proposed by a professor with an agenda at the University of Mary Washington as a project for his class. The evident enthusiasm of the class for the project indicates that they have been successfully indoctrinated by what Voltaire called “The propaganda of the victorious,” which in this case states that Jefferson Davis was a traitor and that The War was fought to free the slaves. This Myth now goes unchallenged in the academy, as the evident purpose of academia these days seems not to be the encouragement of inquiry, but the inculcation of dogma. The North’s War against Southern Secession is a prime example.


There were many legitimate causes for the Southern States’ secession from the Union in 1861, but there was only one cause for The War – legitimate only if one is an imperialist. That cause was the North’s refusal to let the South go in peace. But this puts Abraham Lincoln and the United States in 1861 in a relationship analogous to George III and England in 1776. This will never do, so history must be sanitized, Soviet-style, and the North’s War of Conquest must be transformed into an Orwellian war of liberation, although in reality emancipation of the slave was merely a byproduct of the war waged against his master – just as was Lord Dunmore’s Emancipation Proclamation during the Revolution. Read Lincoln’s famous Emancipation Proclamation objectively, and you will see that it says in essence that “slavery is all right as long as one is loyal to Lincoln’s government.” President Lincoln was a white supremacist who worked to deport freed Blacks to Central America and elsewhere. Maybe the Crusaders’ next petition should be for the removal of the Lincoln Memorial. But for now we are supposed to harken to Marxist carpetbaggers and repudiate our great-grandfathers who were fighting to defend our country from invasion, conquest and coerced political allegiance – just as their fathers had done in 1776, when the thirteen slaveholding colonies seceded from the British Empire.


The petition to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway is unjustified by the truth of history. Leaving his name on the highway does not mean an endorsement of slavery and white supremacy. It means an endorsement of our Revolutionary and Constitutional heritage, and our stand against invasion, conquest, and coerced political allegiance to a colossal, bureaucratic, totalitarian government. Burying that fact is the real agenda of the Marxist Crusaders who would expunge all traces of Confederate history. Leave Jeff Davis alone. He has something to teach us.


H. V. Traywick, Jr.
Richmond, Virginia


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