Sarah Palin says she is from Idaho. She is talking about the flag in South Carolina where my ancestors hail. Why doesn’t she mind her own states business – if this quitter respects state’s rights? Stop using my kindred to make political hay. “I think that’s an idiotic idea, to tell you the truth,” the former Alaska Gov. said. “That flag represents a lot of things from the past. True, some were very bad, and there’s no escaping that. But, there were also good things that flag stands for, and I for one won’t let it be cast aside as a tool used by those looking to exploit the tragedy in Charleston. It’s part of our past and those who do not remember their past often don’t have a future.”
Palin also mentioned part of her hopes for the upcoming 2016 presidential election: “And you know something else? I was born in Idaho, so I’m not a Southern girl by birth, but I support and believe in traditional southern values with all of my heart. In fact, I hope we finally get to put the Confederate flag on the White House next year. Not only would that be a radical and positive turn in American politics, but it would also say “in your face” to those who are looking to make true Americans forget who they are.”
“This brouhaha involves the chief executive of the corporation. Whether Denne Sweeney or Dr. Hodges is commander-in-chief has no great impact on the affairs of the organization. The overwhelming majority have no clue what’s going on,” he said. As for an ideological split, Massey said, “I think the vast majority of members understand we’re a historical, genealogical organization.”
Top photo: RICHARD OGLE HODGES – SON OF SUSAN OGLE HODGES & JOHN HODGES OF OMAHAW HILL, PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MARYLAND. ENLISTED IN THE PALMETTO GUARDS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sons Of Confederate Veterans In Leadership Dispute
By Deborah Fitts
COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), a 109-year-old organization honored for its direct ties to the soldiers of the Confederacy, is reeling from a bitter brawl among its topmost leaders, a brawl that resulted in the ouster last month of Commander-in-Chief Denne Sweeney and five of his lieutenants.
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