Dixie Heritage News – December 29, 2017
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
There’s a new date for an ethics hearing on a Republican lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged.
Ethics Committee Chairman Kevin Austin said Monday that the hearing will now take place Jan. 4. It had been scheduled for Friday, just days before Christmas. But the timing drew criticism from House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, who filed a complaint against Republican Rep. Warren Love.
Love expressed hope in a Facebook post that whoever vandalized the monument in Springfield, Missouri, would be “hung from a tall tree with a long rope.” Love has said he was using old cowboy jargon, but Democrats have said his words evoke images of lynchings of black people.
Austin says he rescheduled Love’s hearing after learning that the ranking Democrat on the committee could not attend.
History Channel exploring Confederate Gold in Michigan
A theory involving Confederate Gold and Muskegon’s most well-known philanthropist might be featured on The History Channel.
A television crew visited the Hackley Administration Building on Oct. 27, under the guise of interest in its bell tower’s architecture.
“We had The History Channel here,” said John Snyder, Muskegon Public Schools facilities and transportation supervisor, at a committee of the whole meeting on Nov. 14. “It had to do with Charles Hackley and the Masons and Confederate Gold.”
The visit wasn’t what he was expecting, but was “interesting,” he said. Snyder was told the show would air during April.
“I thought it was about the historical architecture and the clock tower,” Snyder said in a follow-up email. “They tied it into Confederate gold, the Masonic Temple masons (and) how Hackley was getting richer while other lumbermen were losing money. A lot tied in with a previous MLive article about Hackley Park looking like a Confederate flag/bible.”
The theory is that Charles Hackley paid tribute to the Confederacy with park’s layout.
Prometheus Studios of Los Angeles emailed MLive on Dec. 6 to ask permission to use content from a series of stories on the theory that were published in March.
Programs produced by Prometheus Studios include “Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color” and “America’s Book of Secrets,” according to its website. It’s clients include The History Channel and H2.
Associate Producer Rick George did not immediately return a call for comment.
Dykstra – one of two researchers behind the Muskegon-Confederate Gold theory – couldn’t say much.
“That grew some very long legs – very long legs,” he said of MLive’s coverage of his theory. “It got the interest in moving things along. … There’s an exciting project going on.”
Dykstra and research partner Brad Richards theorize that Hackley was part of a plot to hide and transport the Confederate Treasury – $10 million-worth of gold and silver – from Irwinville, Ga., to Muskegon, Mich., after the Union Army’s Michigan 4th Cavalry captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.
They further theorize that Hackley used his share of the take to donate numerous buildings and endowments to the Muskegon community, including Hackley Park, Hackley Administration Building, Hackley Public Library, Hackley Art Gallery and Hackley Hospital.
“It’s farfetched,” said Annoesjka Soler, executive director of the Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon in a previous interview after hearing Dykstra and Richards present their theory.
“We don’t feel there are a lot of facts in there cited from primary literature,” she said. “They’re going to have fun with it … I’m sure it will bring up a lot of interest. It’s very speculative, a lot of conjecture tying a lot of loose pieces together.”
Many historians have called the theory into question, especially because they say it was disproven that Davis had the treasury with him when he was captured.
HILLARY STRUCK A DEAL WITH OBAMA
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the State Department while serving in the Obama administration that allowed her to take ownership of records she did not want made public, according to recently released reports.
Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were “personal” materials and “unclassified, non-record materials.”
Judicial Watch made the revelation after filing a FOIA request with the State Department and obtaining a record of the agreement.
The newly released documents show the deal allowed Clinton and Abedin to remove documents related to particular calls and schedules, and the records would not be “released to the general public under FOIA.” Abedin, for instance, was allowed to remove electronic records and five boxes of physical files, including files labeled “Muslim Engagement Documents.”
The released records included a list of designated materials that “would not be released to the general public under FOIA” and were to be released “to the Secretary with this understanding.”
Electronic copy of “daily files” – which are word versions of public documents and non-records: speeches/press statements/photos from the website, a non-record copy of the schedule, a non record copy of the call log, press clips, and agenda of daily activities
Electronic copy of a log of calls the Secretary made since 2004, it is a non-record, since her official calls are logged elsewhere (official schedule and official call log)
Electronic copy of the Secretary’s “call grid” which is a running list of calls she wants to make (both personal and official)
16 boxes: Personal Schedules (1993 thru 2008-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State.
29 boxes: Miscellaneous Public Schedules during her tenure as FLOTUS and Senator-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State
1 box: Personal Reimbursable receipts (6/25/2009 thru 1/14/2013)
1 box: Personal Photos
1 box: Personal schedule (2009-2013)
A physical file of “the log of the Secretary’s gifts with pictures of gifts” was also handed over to Clinton. Gifts received by government employees is highly regulated, and often strictly limited. However, gifts that are “motivated by a family relationship or personal friendship” may be accepted without limitation.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released a statement condemning the agreement between the government and Clinton.
“We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal,” Fitton said. “These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws.”
When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?
Back in October, we reported that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton denied former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to erase his criminal-contempt conviction after a pardon by President Donald Trump. Though the pardon ensured he wouldn’t spend a day in jail, Bolton said the verdict would remain on the books.
Arpaio’s attorneys appealed that same day, and the case is being argued in the 9th U.S. Circus Court of Appeals.
In a Wednesday filing, Department of Justice attorneys – Arpaio’s prosecutors in the criminal contempt case – said they want to wash their hands of whole matter. They wrote that they agree with defense attorneys that Bolton should have tossed the case.
The move sets the stage for the court to decide whether to hire a special attorney as Arpaio’s adversary – and there’s a groundswell of civil-rights advocates hoping it does just that.
On July 31, Bolton found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt, saying Arpaio had willfully disregarded another federal judge’s orders to end his immigration patrols. She scheduled a sentencing hearing for the fall, where Arpaio could have faced as many as six months in jail.
Before that could happen though, President Trump pardoned his political ally.
Arpaio’s attorneys then asked Bolton to throw out the guilty verdict, so it couldn’t be used against him in future litigation. A pardon typically spares the defendant of jail time but does not scrub the record of the conviction.
Arpaio’s attorneys argued that his case was different. Because the pardon was issued before the sentencing, they said, it was akin to a defendant dying before they could be sentenced: Case law shows this scenario has resulted in a vacated ruling.
In her October ruling, Bolton said Trump’s pardon “undoubtedly spared Defendant from any punishment that might otherwise have been imposed. It did not, however, ‘revise the historical facts’ of this case.”
The DOJ’s recent position is not surprising. Though its attorneys prosecuted the initial contempt-of-court trial before Bolton, they made an about-face after Trump’s pardon. In a series of motions, DOJ attorneys agreed with the defense’s stance that Arpaio’s record should be wiped clean.
“The government does not intend to defend the district court’s order from October 19, 2017, in which the court denied Defendant Appellant Joseph M. Arpaio’s motion to vacate,” the Wednesday filing stated. “Instead, the government intends to argue, as it did in the district court, that the motion to vacate should have been granted.”
The filing concluded by stating DOJ attorneys took no position in whether the Court of Appeals should appoint council to make any additional arguments.
Jack Wilenchik, one of Arpaio’s defense attorneys, applauded the DOJ’s response.
“The reason the government’s doing what it’s doing is because prosecutors have an ethical duty to uphold the law,” he said. “They’re displaying a lot of integrity here by doing what the law says to do even if the judge refused to do it.”
Civil-rights attorneys see opening
A coalition of civil-rights attorneys sees the DOJ’s position as an opening to argue the legal merits of Arpaio’s pardon.
After the DOJ announced it was relinquishing its case, a wave of advocacy groups asked Bolton to reject the pardon as unconstitutional or appoint an attorney to replace the government.
Bolton did neither, but the same groups have been following the case through the appeals process.
The groups of legal experts and advocates include Protect Democracy; Free Speech for the People; the Coalition to Preserve, Protect and Defend; and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center. In November, they asked the Court of Appeals to appoint a private attorney to challenge the Arpaio pardon.
The DOJ’s Wednesday filing gives the court more reason to do so, they said.
Ian Bassin, executive director of Protect Democracy, said President Trump’s pardon raises “novel and critical questions under our Constitution. “Someone needs to present those issues to the Court,” he said in a statement. “And now that the Department of Justice has acknowledged it won’t do it, the court (of appeals) is entitled is entitled under the rules to appoint someone who will.”
And this is why we refer to it as the 9th CIRCUS!
Confederate Cavalry Officer became one of the the First Canadian Mounties
Jacob E. Carvell served with the Confederate Army. Eight years after the war ended, he moved to the new country of Canada and enlisted in the brand new North West Mounted Police as a commissioned officer with the rank of Superintendent.
He served with the infant police force until 1876 when he resigned his commission by mail while on furlough in Colorado and returned to his wife and infant son in Rileyville, Virginia, where he spent the rest of his life and died there at the age of 68.
Carvell was born in Charlottetown, in the British Colony of Prince Edward Island and some records indicate that he moved to Greenville, Mississippi, prior to the WBTS. He is believed to have enlisted in Co. I, 22nd Mississippi Infantry. In 1862 he mustered into Co. K. 18th Virginia Calvary until its disbandment in April 1865.
Not a lot is known about him or his service in the Mounted Police the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or in the Confederate Army. He participated in the famous 900 mile “March West” across the Canadian Prairies but he and his company were sent back to Manitoba.
So if anyone has any additional information on him we would love to know more about him.
THE ROY MOORE EFFECT – UP NORTH
Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson (R) told the local Fox affiliate in Alexandria that she had refused to meet with a local high school group, the Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) Democrats, because she doesn’t “meet with partisan organizations,” adding, “this has absolutely nothing to do with me not wanting to meet with Democrats – it has everything to do with the fact that we all have to be careful in today’s world.” Franson elaborated on a private Facebook post, ThinkProgress reports, suggesting the high schoolers might accuse her of sexual misconduct.
“A man’s life was destroyed in AL,” Franson wrote, pointing to failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. “40 years ago he met with minors alone and they recently accused him of horrendous actions. In the world of we must believe every sexual harassment claim, I would think my approach is beyond reasonable. All it takes is one perceived action and my life is destroyed. The life of my family is destroyed. That is a risk I will not take.”
IN TOTALLY UNRELATED NBA NEWS
Turkey wants to imprison this NBA player for insulting their president.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Turkish government wants to imprison Turkish-born NBA player Enes Kanter for insulting the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan’s regime is now apparently pursuing Kanter for “humiliating” tweets about the president, and the government reportedly wants at least a four-year sentence for the New York Knicks center, who will be tried in absentia. In response to this news, Kanter tweeted in Turkish, “Add another four years for me, master.”
In August 2016, Kanter tweeted his support for exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for a failed coup d’etat last summer. This past May, he was detained in Romania after his Turkish passport was revoked, which he claimed was related to his vocal criticism of Erdogan. He was additionally not invited to play for the Turkish national basketball team in 2013 despite being one of Turkey’s most prominent and successful basketball players, a snub he also attributed to his criticism of the Turkish government.
Kanter’s outspokenness has also frayed his relationship with his parents, who publicly disowned their son two summers ago. Shortly after Kanter’s detainment in Romania, his estranged father was arrested in Turkey. In response, the center put out a statement accusing Erdogan – whom he has called “the Hitler of our century” – of punishing his father for his political views.
Kanter currently holds a U.S. green card, and has expressed interest in becoming a U.S. citizen.
President Pence or President Clinton?
by Al Benson Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the editor and publisher of the Copperhead Chronicle, a quarterly newspaper that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective.
It’s no secret that the Deep State (the Great Swamp) wants Donald Trump gone and they will do whatever they have to that such an arrangement might be formulated and moved forward. There are some loony Leftist zealots that want the entire election reversed and handed to Queen Hillary and every Republican that won office summarily kicked out and replaced with a communist Democrat (I repeat myself here).
While I am not sure the Deep State is willing to go that far all at once because Americans still have their guns, they might be willing to go far enough to deep six Trump and put Pence in his place, figuring they’ll get the same results as they would with Hillary but a little bit slower. But after all, slower is better than not at all.
And Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is supposedly going to resign. You have to wonder what that is all about and if there is any connection.
In an article on www.newswars.com on December 14th, writer Dan Lyman made some interesting observations. In part, he said: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has issued an ominous warning regarding President Trump’s future in the White House, asserting that he is being politically sucked dry before an eventual ouster and replacement by Vice President Mike Pence.” Assange is quoted as saying that “…Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g. tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.”
We know that there has been what they call “the 25tlh Amendment movement” afoot recently, whereby the majority of Trump’s cabinet would assert that he is not capable of governing and have him removed, replacing him with Pence. Trump’s terrible choice of cabinet appointments may come back to haunt him when most of these turkeys decide they can get along better with Pence. The question then remains-how much of what Trump has accomplished (and it has been a good bit) will be left in place and how much will be “returned” to where the “good ol’ boys” in the Swamp want it? In other words will it be “What Trump giveth the Swamp taketh back?
Mr. Lyman dropped another “surprise” on people (at least a surprise to those who don’t know what’s going on) when he noted an interview that Bill O’Reilly did with Glenn Beck, claiming, according to Lyman that “…anti-Trump operatives have been on the hunt for women who can be bribed lavishly in order to go on record with accusations of Trump sexually assaulting or harassing them.” This sexual harassment scenario seems to be one of the Great Swamp’s operations of choice right now. Witness what happened to Roy Moore in Alabama. And this may well set a precedent. All the talk about what Moore supposedly did was only talk, We have yet to see any proof or evidence, at least any that has not been tampered with. I’m betting if it worked there they will try it with Trump. Evidence? Who needs evidence? All you have to do anymore is just say it enough times and a prostitute “news” media will pick it up and run with it, lies or not. They couldn’t care less either way. It’s what they live for.
And O’Reilly told Beck “There is an audio tape of an anti-Trump person offering $200,000 dollars to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of untoward behavior,”. Supposedly Trump knows about this tape. I hope he is taking some kind of action.
I don’t think Mr. Trump really realized how far the Deep State was willing to go to prevent him from “making America great” again, but it seems that they are willing to go to any lengths necessary. You see, they have been shafting the American public for decades now and they don’t plan on that ending. They like it!
O’Reilly calls what they are trying to do to Trump “an industry.” He’s right-it’s the major industry of the Deep State-keeping Americans stupid, with their boot on our necks, and as I said, they like it. Just because Trump got elected (a situation they are trying to remedy) doesn’t mean that the direction of the federal government will change. Trump is one more impediment to them on their march toward a New World Order and they plan to remove that impediment any way they have to.
The year in review:
This year, in Dixie Heritage, we have reported that:
Crews removed two Confederate statues from two Memphis parks last week after the City “sold” the parks to a private entity.
In Annapolis, Maryland under cover of darkness, City workers removed a statue on Aug. 18 of former Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney that had been on the State House’s front lawn for 145 years. The city’s Republican mayor said through a spokesman that it was removed “as a matter of public safety.”
In Austin, Texas the statues of four people with ties to the Confederacy – Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnson, John H. Reagan and former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg – were removed from pedestals on the University of Texas campus late on a Sunday night. UT’s president said in a written statement the deadly clashes in Charlottesville made it clear “Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Separately, a 1,200-pound bronze statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis that was removed from UT’s campus in 2015 has now returned to the campus, at the Briscoe Center for American History.
In Baltimore, Maryland the Mayor, Catherine Pugh, told reporters she wanted to move “quickly and quietly” to take down four Confederate statues or monuments – statues of Lee and Thomas, J. “Stonewall” Jackson and monuments for Confederate Soldiers and Sailors and Confederate Women – from the city’s public spaces. Although the plan had been in the works since June, the Baltimore City Council approved it only two days after the events in Charlottesville.
In Bradenton, Florida the City removed a Confederate soldiers memorial obelisk on Aug. 24 after the City Commission voted 4-3 to take it down and place it in storage. The monument, which had stood there for more than 90 years, was accidentally broken into two pieces when City workers removed it. The removal came after days of protests , it cost $12,700 to remove.
In Brooklyn, New York plaques honoring Lee were removed from an episcopal church’s property on Aug. 16 and the governor called on the Army to remove the names of Lee and another Confederate general from the streets around a nearby military installation. “It was very easy for us to say, ‘OK, we’ll take the plaques down,'” said Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, who called them “offensive to the community.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for a review of all the City’s public art to identify “symbols of hate” for possible removal.
In Dallas, Texas a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, formally called the Robert Edward Lee Sculpture, was removed Sept. 14 from Robert E. Lee Park, which was also named in honor of the Confederate general. The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue, which has stood in Lee Park for 81 years. The park was dedicated to Lee by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 during a renaming ceremony of the park.
In Daytona Beach, Florida three Confederate monuments were removed from a City park on a Friday morning. A city spokesperson said the plaques were going to be cleaned up and taken to a nearby museum. The decision to remove them did not require public input, the spokesperson told FOX35, because they were donated and not purchased with taxpayer funds.
In Durham, North Carolina a nearly-century old statue of a Confederate soldier was toppled not long after Charlottesville by protesters associated with the Workers World party. North Carolina Central University student Takiyah Thompson, along with three others, were arrested and charged with felonies in the days following. As the bronze statue lay crumpled on the ground, protesters could be seen kicking it on social media. A Worthington assistant city manager said the community seeks to be one that “promotes tolerance, respect and inclusion.”
Nearby, a statute of Lee was removed from the entrance to Duke University Chapel on Aug. 19 not long after it had been defaced and is set to be preserved in some way to study the university’s “complex past.” “I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university,” university President Vincent Price wrote in statement to the school.
In Franklin, Ohio a monument to Lee was removed Aug. 17 by Franklin workers.
In Gainesville, Florida a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy paid for the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers known locally as “Old Joe” that stood in front a building in downtown Gainesville for 113 years. It was moved to a private cemetery outside the city.
In Helena, Montana the state’s capital city on Aug. 18 removed a memorial to Confederate soldiers that had been in a public park since 1916. the granite fountain, which was dismantled, had been donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. City Parks and Recreation Director Amy Teegarden told the Spokesman-Review that the fountain initially will be stored in a city warehouse — but it could be reassembled at a future date.
In Kansas City, Missouri a Confederate monument was boxed up Sunday and is slated to be removed. The Missouri division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy had asked Kansas City Parks and Recreation to find a new home for it.
In Lexington, Kentucky two 130-year-old Confederate statues were removed from downtown Lexington on October 18 after the state’s attorney general issued an opinion giving the city permission to take them down and move them to a private cemetery. Lexington used private funds to take the statues, of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge, a former U.S. Vice President and the last Confederate Secretary of War. Private funds will cover the cost of their upkeep in the cemetery.
In Los Angeles, Calif. a large stone monument commemorating Confederate veterans was taken down Aug. 16 from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery after hundreds of people demanded its removal. The 6-foot granite marker was loaded into a pickup truck and taken to a storage facility.
In Louisville, Kentucky a statue of a Confederate soldier was removed from the University of Louisville campus after a legal battle between the city residents, the mayor and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was relocated to Brandenburg, Kentucky, which hosts WBTS reenactments.
In Madison, Wisconsin a plaque honoring Confederate soldiers was removed Aug. 17 from a cemetery not long after residents and city leaders began calling for it to be taken down. “The Civil War was an act of insurrection and treason and a defense of the deplorable practice of slavery,” said Mayor Paul Soglin in a statement. “The monuments in question were connected to that action and we do not need them on city property.”
In Nashville, Tennessee the legendary Ryman Auditorium, where stars like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn made their Grand Ole Opry debuts, quietly moved a sign on Sept. 21 hanging from the venue’s upper level that read “1897 Confederate Gallery.” Honoring an 1897 reunion of Confederate veterans at the Ryman, the sign had been shrouded over the years but has now been permanently removed.
In New Orleans, city workers removed four monuments in April dedicated to the Confederacy and opponents of Reconstruction. The city council had declared the monuments a public nuisance. The monuments removed were of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, Davis and Lee. Also removed was the Liberty Place Monument. The mayor plans to replace them with new fountains and an American flag.
In New York, New York busts of Lee and Jackson were removed overnight on Aug. 17 from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College. Prior to its removal, Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. had said “there is nothing great about two men who committed treason against the United States to fight to keep the institution of slavery in tact.”
In Orlando, Florida a Confederate statue known as “Johnny Reb” was moved in June by officials from Lake Eola Park to Greenwood Cemetery in response to the Mayor’s fear about it being symbolic of hate and white supremacy. A spokesperson for Orlando’s mayor told Fox News that city officials are working with historians on a new inscription to put the monument “in proper historical perspective.”
In San Diego, a plaque honoring Davis was quietly removed Aug. 16 from a downtown park. “This morning I ordered the immediate removal of a plaque honoring the Confederacy at Horton Plaza Park,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer told the Los Angeles Times. “San Diegans stand together against Confederate symbols of division.”
In San Antonio, Texas a Confederate statue was removed from Travis Park overnight Sept. 1 after the City Council voted 10-1 in favor of taking it down the previous day. There were no protesters during or after the removal, according to local media reports. “This is, without context, a monument that glorifies the causes of the Confederacy, and that’s not something that a modern city needs to have in a public square,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg following the council vote.
In St. Louis, the Missouri Civil War Museum oversaw the removal in late June of a 32-foot granite and bronze monument from Forest Park, where it had stood for 103 years. It shouldered the costs of removal and will hold the monument in storage until a new home can be found for it. The agreement stipulates the monument can be re-displayed at a Civil War museum, battlefield or cemetery. In Boone County, a rock with a plaque honoring Confederate soldiers that had been removed from the University of Missouri campus was relocated a second time after the Charleston AEM church massacre to a historic site commemorating a nearby Civil War battle.
In St. Petersburg, Florida the Mayor, Rick Kriseman, ordered City workers to remove a bronze Confederate marker at noon on Aug. 15 after determining that it was on city property. It’s being held in storage until a new home can be found for it. “The plaque recognizing a highway named after Stonewall Jackson has been removed and we will attempt to locate its owner,” Kriseman said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.
In Washington, D.C. the stewards of the National Mall announced this week that the exhibit alongside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial will be updated to showcase his status as both one of the country’s founders and a slaveholder. “We can reflect the momentous contributions of someone like Thomas Jefferson, but also consider carefully the complexity of who he was,” an official with the Trust told the Washington Examiner. “And that’s not reflected right now in the exhibits.”
Also in DC, The National Cathedral voted Sept. 5 to take down two stained-glass windows of Confederate generals.
In New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building.
In Worthington, Ohio the City removed a historic marker Aug. 18 outside the former home of a Confederate general.
I wish our 2017 recap could have been more pleasant. This is why we are stepping up our efforts going into 2018 so that next year will not be more of the same. Now more than ever, we remain vigilant in the effort to preserve and promote the good names of our noble ancestors.
Until Next Week,
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