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Old 05-03-2013, 05:31 PM  
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Keep Stone Mountain carving a Confederate Memorial

A young man asked me why do they want to change the carving at Stone Mountain Park?



The question should also be why do some people continue to try erasing history? There is a petition drive to change the beautiful historic carving at Stone Mountain Memorial Park near Atlanta, Georgia? See news story from 11 Alive of Atlanta, Georgia including their interview with me. A special thank you to Mr. Dan Coleman who participated in the debate that followed.

Read what I said including, “Like previous campaigns criticizing other Confederate Memorials, he sees the petition to remove the carving of Jefferson, Lee and Jackson as an attack on the truth.”

A online poll currently shows 95 percent of the people want to keep the Stone Mountain Carving of our heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as it is.

Let me caution you with this poll that we also won most of the polls for the 1956 Georgia “Soldier’s Memorial flag” our official State flag of Georgia conceived by Judge John Sammons Bells that was unceremoniously taken down in 2001. They did not listen to the people of Georgia back then.

Mississippian’s however, were allowed to vote on their 1890s State flag, that also includes the Confederate Battle flag in the design, and they chose to keep it. Georgian’s were allowed to vote on a State flag but their 1956 flag with the Confederate flag it its design, was excluded in the vote. Democracy was at work in Mississippi but not Georgia.

Stone Mountain has been filmed many times including in the 1954 movie “A Man called Peter” starring Richard Todd as Reverend Peter Marshall and Jean Peters as his wife.

Take the time to learn about the South’s President Jefferson Davis, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson who died 150 years ago on May 10, 1863 and share with your family.

Jefferson and wife Varina Davis adopted a Black child, Jim Limber Davis, in February 1864 and…

Booker T. Washington, America’s great Black-American Educator wrote in 1910, ‘The first white people in America, certainly the first in the South to exhibit their interest in the reaching of the Negro and saving his soul through the medium of the Sunday-school were Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.”

Let’s not erase history!


http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/54938


A native of Georgia, Calvin Johnson, Chairman of the National and Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate History Month Committee—-Scv.org lives near the historic town of Kennesaw and he’s a member of the Chattahoochee Guards Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is the author of the book “When America Stood for God, Family and Country.” Calvin can be reached at: cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:07 AM   #391
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #392
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Stupid, isn't it?

This thread is a bit depressing as a conservative, in that I think the paranoia of government is so deep on my side that it becomes a hinderance for some on our side to even discuss generally accepted historical facts.



I don't want to believe people out there think the Revolution and the Civil War were equally moral and equally justified. I mean I knew Southerners still harbored some silly grievances but some of these arguments on this thread are hilarious.



I'm surprised people find Robert E Lee to be heroic. Or Stonewall freakin Jackson. That boggles my mind.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:24 AM   #393
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This thread is a bit depressing as a conservative, in that I think the paranoia of government is so deep on my side that it becomes a hinderance for some on our side to even discuss generally accepted historical facts.



I don't want to believe people out there think the Revolution and the Civil War were equally moral and equally justified. I mean I knew Southerners still harbored some silly grievances but some of these arguments on this thread are hilarious.



I'm surprised people find Robert E Lee to be heroic. Or Stonewall freakin Jackson. That boggles my mind.

As a history fan, I find it upsetting because that type of nonsense completely distracts from any type of reasonable discussion on the Civil War. And there are a lot of things we can reasonable critique on both sides.

But this has been a problem for years. Really since the war ended.

Here is a quote from the African American Writer Richard Wright on things Southerns don't like to talk about. (Author of Native Son; http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...Richard+Wright).

From Black Boy (1945): " I found that many subjects were taboo from the white man's point of view. Among the topics they did not like to discuss with Negroes were the following: American white women; the Ku Klux Klan; France, and how Negro soldiers fared while there; French women; Jack Johnson; the entire northern part of the United States; the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; U. S. Grant; General Sherman; Catholics; the Pope; Jews; the Republican Party; slavery; social equality; Communism; Socialism; the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution; or any topic calling for positive knowledge or manly self-assertion on the part of the Negro. The most accepted topics were sex and religion."
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