Trace Adkins: Yeah, I am a proud descendant of Confederate soldiers, so what?

I admire Adkins for not cowing to the Political Correctors who will do anything so as not to offend anyone at any time! 

 

English: Replica of South Carolina Sovereignty...

English: Replica of South Carolina Sovereignty/Secession Flag. Used in article Flags of the Confederate States of America. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Trace Adkins refuses to apologize for using an earpiece emblazoned with the Confederate flag during a national TV appearance.

The burly country crooner sang during the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special, telecast Wednesday on NBC. He used an earpiece decorated with the Southern flag during his performance, a decision which caused some Twitter users to express outrage over his decision. 

Adkins addressed the matter on his blog.

“As a proud American I object to oppression of any kind.

To me, the battle flag represents remembrance of my Southern lineage – I am a descendant of Confederate soldiers who followed that flag into battle.

I advocate for the preservation of America’s battlefields and honest conversation about our Country’s history.

To those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense.”

 

Standing strong! I, like Adkins will not shy away from defending my heritage, EVER! Anyone who disagrees, contact me, we can chat about it, but I will not allow PC, or biased history, yes, some taught by good Conservatives to silence what I know is the truth! Just as I will defend America to the last, I will also gladly defend my ancestors that wore gray.

 

What type of low life desecrates a war memorial?

 

Stories like this hit close to home for me

The Confederate Memorial Park near Point Lookout was vandalized last week with a spray-painted swastika on the base of a statue of a Confederate prisoner of war. A noose was placed around the statue’s neck and there was also a racial epithet spray-painted on another section of the memorial.

“I’m highly upset about it,” said Michael Daras, who lives nearby. His son, John, noticed the swastika on Thursday, but did not notice the noose until Friday when he visited the site.

“It shouldn’t be desecrated that way,” Michael Daras said, who was born in England and raised in Washington, D.C.

The memorial park was dedicated on Sept. 6, 2008, and cost more than $250,000 along with $100,000 worth of materials, said Jim Dunbar, chairman of the Confederate Memorial Park.

Awful, absolutely awful. Like I said this hits close to home, I had an ancestor, a Great-Great-Grandfather Allan Dean McWhorter, of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry was held at Point Lookout, and went blind while there. Oddly enough, another Great-Great-Grandfather  Lt.William A. Allen, of the 56th Georgia lost an eye at Vicksburg. The problem, however, is that such desecrations are all too common, as Richard G. Williams points out

 

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of articles and blog posts comparing Confederate soldiers to Nazis. It is an intellectually dishonest comparison with ideological and political motivations. Those promoting such an interpretation should be pleased with this bit of news. Evidently they’re having some success in getting their message out:
The Confederate Memorial Park near Point Lookout was vandalized last week with a spray-painted swastika on the base of a statue of a Confederate prisoner of war. A noose was placed around the statue’s neck and there was also a racial epithet spray-painted on another section of the memorial. (Story here.)

Beyond the obvious desecration of this memorial, I have a personal connection as my great-great Grandfather, Morris (aka “Maurice”) Coffey, was a prisoner at Point Lookout. This is disgusting. Fortunately, many are on to this twisting of history for the sole purpose of dishonoring Confederate soldiers:

Even the venerable Robert E. Lee has taken some vicious hits, as dishonest or misinformed advocates among political interest groups and in academia attempt to twist yesterday’s America into a fantasy that might better serve the political issues of today. The greatest disservice on this count has been the attempt by these revisionist politicians and academics to defame the entire Confederate Army in a move that can only be termed the Nazification of the Confederacy. Often cloaked in the argument over the public display of the Confederate battle flag, the syllogism goes something like this: Slavery is evil. The soldiers of the Confederacy fought for a system that wished to preserve it. Therefore they were evil as well, and any attempt to honor their service is a veiled effort to glorify the cause of slavery. ~ From Born Fighting by Virginia Senator James Webb (Page 208, emphasis mine).


Thus, any attempt to “glorify slavery” should be fought and one would be justified in desecrating monuments honoring Confederate soldiers. So, yes, academia is partly responsible as their Nazi comparisons and constant Confederate bashing encourages this type of thing. 

So sad, so very sad

 

Bigots on parade

Truly despicable how the Left preaches tolerance, yet embraces hatred and ignorance

A proposed Texas license plate created to honor Confederate veterans is under fire from elected officials who have vowed to protest the plate’s Confederate flag design, the Houston Chronicle reports.

“We cannot allow the state to issue a symbol of intimidation,” U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said to a crowd of community leaders outside the Civil Courthouse Saturday.

Lee and other officials plan to go to Austin on Nov. 10, when the Department of Motor Vehicles votes on the design, with petitions and a letter from 17 state legislators to persuade them to vote against the license plates.

Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, said that allowing these license plates would be allowing the people who lost a war to write history.

The Department of Motor Vehicles’ vote on the plate in April ended in a 4-4 tie, with one member absent. The controversial design was created to honor Confederate veterans on the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

According to the paper, the proposal is sponsored by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group that has won approval of the plates in nine other states, including Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee. It has filed and won lawsuits in states where its requests were denied.

According to the group, proceeds from the sale of the plates would be used to place markers on Confederate soldiers’ graves and to build monuments honoring Confederate heroes.

So the plates are only for those CHOOSING to buy them, and the money goes to place markers on Confederate graves? And this outrages the Left? Again, the Left wishes to erase history, as they see fit.

So sad how the Left operates. Inclusion? HA! Only for certain groups I guess.

Sons of Confederate Veterans logo

Image via Wikipedia

Please visit my SCV blog as well

I am now the commander of the O.M.Roberts Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Waxahachie Texas. I have set up a blog for the camp, and would like y’all to visit it.

I am not linking that blog with The DaleyGator because the SCV is NOT a political organization, we are a historical group, of descendants of Confederate soldiers, who work to commemorate and honor their brave service and sacrifice!

Thank you

First they came for Robert E. Lee…………

Could George Washington be far behind? Apparently not!

Yesterday all across America, there were celebrations commemorating and celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One such commemoration occurred on the state house steps in Columbia South Carolina, where the NAACP used the holiday to not only commemorate the King holiday, but they also utilized the holiday to march to the state house steps to protest the continued presence of the Confederate flag being flown on state property at the Confederate Memorial.

Rally draws 1,200 to State House

Marchers once again took on the Confederate flag during Monday’s King Day at the Dome rally, but they also spoke out against the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession and legislative proposals to cut state spending on education and pass tougher anti-illegal immigration laws.

On a side note, something else occurred on the state house steps of South Carolina yesterday. Something that seems to have completely escaped the notice of the majority of media in America. It too was a part of the protest and it was a backdrop to the speakers present to deliver their speeches as part of the NAACP protest. But no one seems to have taken much notice of it and it seems to have been completely overlooked by most everyone in the media involved in covering the protest in South Carolina. See if you can spot what occurred.

KingDay

Flanked by (L)Edward Dubose and (R) Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., Rev. William Barber, III instructs the crowd to insist and continue to fight until South Carolina takes down the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Hundreds of people attended the prayer service, march and rally at the State House, Monday morning at the annual King Day at the Dome event. (photos by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin kkfoster@thestate.com) – Kim Kim Foster-Tobin/kkfoster@th/The State

Perhaps a different angle will help… This view was taken from behind the speakers podium.

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In case you are having trouble figuring it out, here is the caption for the last photograph.

The monument of George Washington was concealed from the crowd during the King Day at the Dome rally. Hundreds of people attended the prayer service, march and rally at the State House, Monday morning at the annual King Day at the Dome event. (photos by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin kkfoster@thestate.com) – Kim Kim Foster-Tobin/kkfoster@th/The State

Someone at the rally reported that there was concern that Washington’s statue might “offend” someone. So, if it might, even possibly offend “someone” we must cover it up, erase it, delete it, silence it hide it, abolish it…………..

Yet another blow to our historical heritage.

UPDATE! NAACP Statement released!

And it does not help them much

The South Carolina NAACP has responded to a request for comment and said the only reason the statue of Washington was covered up was for aesthetic purposes. “We had created a backdrop behind the speakers,” the group spokesman told The Blaze late Tuesday afternoon. According to the group, the statue of Washington has been covered each year for the annual rally. The spokesman said he was “at a loss for words” as to why covering President Washington would offend anyone, claiming it was “non-sensical” for people to believe it may have been politically motivated.

They are curious as to why anyone would be offended at censoring George Washington? Hmmmm, interesting that the NAACP is absolutely obsessed with not being offended, yet, they are perplexed at offense over THEIR actions? Not to mention the extreme level of intolerance the NAACP was displaying by attacking the flag and the Confederate memorial. And how funny is it that the NAACP is shocked that anyone would accuse them of a politically motivated act. EVERYTHING the NAACP does is a political stunt! Good grief!