American born and Southern bred.
Frankly there is no way to know what sort of administrator Lt. Governor McConnell will be until he is given the chance to preform the duty in question. If his efforts end up harming the college from an academic standpoint based on something other than the whims of a few anti-Confederate flag activists or "student groups" then he can be replaced and the NAACP and others can claim victory and someone more in line with their mode of activism....oops I mean thinking can be substituted.
Of course if his efforts result in better academic standards at the school for all of its students, then of course the NAACP and its allies will look like morons...again.
Support of Confederate heritage and the battle flag are not the opposite of diversity, they are a part of it. The sooner that some clue into that and treat those who honor those things as individuals rather than group-think stereotypes, the better off our State and this country as a whole will be.
Mr. Campbell, I applaud you for your willingness to look at people based on individual merit rather than as stereotypes. Your story is not unique, many others with your background have taken the time to look past the surface and judge individual people on their merits not on some group-think mindset. Its folks like you and McConnell, individuals of good will, who will ultimately find an honorable resolution to this issue over the display of the battle flag and how its cultural heritage is honored in a modern context. Again my thanks sir.
Frankly sir, I think the rest of us (including our Confederate ancestry looking down from Heaven) are proud you no longer associate yourself with our Southern flag too if your past history is any indication of what sort of peckerwood trash you are descended from....oh and there is no escaping genetics, I'm afraid that stink goes with you. Have a Dixie Day!
Zaftig...the vanquished do not get to display their colors?
Then I guess we better fold up the Stars and Stripes since it not only got vanquished in Vietnam but took part in a number of really ugly incidents in that same war...
or we could simply accept the bad things and remember them so they wont happen again while at the same time honoring the positive things about the US flag too? Yes...that does strike me as a bit more sensible.
I imagine that was what was in President Theodore Roosevelt's mind when he signed the order in 1905 to return the captured Confederate battle flags to their respective Southern States as a gesture of good will to brave Americans.
pissedoff yankee who are you trying to kid?
Many of those who honor the Southern Cross and know its history know about the other Confederate flags (not just the national flags but the other battle flags too).
The Southern Cross though is known worldwide as a symbol of Southern-American identity and the rest of us are not willing to simply fold it up and handing it over to bigots in white hoods and red armbands just because some choose condemnation over education.
Well Feldon Starns, I am not ready to simply concede the Southern Cross to racist groups without a fight simply because some parts of the South choose condemnation over education.
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