It is not often that I write in such a public forum. But when it comes to matters of injustice and truth, I feel compelled to speak my mind. It is not my intent to offend anyone, to stir up wounds of any type or to make folks angry. It is my intent, in a humble manner, to state that all people are equal and entitled to their own rights, beliefs and opinions.
Uninformed people who have not taken the opportunity to gain knowledge on Southern heritage have chosen to react to parts of the mass liberal media once again. In the past, it was referred to as “the blind leading the blind.” As times have passed, more and more efforts have been made to unfairly target focused groups of people just because there are people who desire the public eye and gain personal power, folks like Jessie Jackson.
It is OK to have gay pride flags, ISIS flags, black power tags, Irish flags or other state flags. It is OK for governmental programs like welfare, food stamps, medical programs, Section 8 housing, federal hiring of minorities, etc., with the intent of offering “equality” when everybody knows their definition of equality is flawed.
Liberal media wants action, news, fights, confrontation - all of which sells.
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Whatever happened to hiring the best person for the job who takes pride in his work, understands honor, morals, ethics and raises children who understand the difference between right and wrong?
Whatever happened to fathers who started families out of love instead of the tacky desire to spread their seed and move onto the next warm bed they can find?
If everything is so equal, why is there the NAACP, the “Black Entertainment Channel,” Miss Black America, the Black Music Awards?
What would happen if the Miss America competition put limits on being white to enter? Why do we tolerate undocumented immigrants and offer to support them with freebies when our some of our veterans are starving and homeless?
Why do we let liberal groups tell us that we can’t have ‘In God We Trust” on our public buildings or prayers in our schools?
Why do we allow deranged individuals to cause mass panic to focus attention on more gun laws? Do we want to get to a point when only criminals have weapons or the government punishes those of us who believe in responsibility and liberty and freedom?
Southern veterans, their families, their loyalties and sense of historic independence deserve to be remembered respectfully, through open displays of what brought the state of South Carolina to what it is today.
The issue of the flag is not centered on a piece of colored material. It is broader than that. By diminishing the representation of who and what people are, some are attempting to stifle our rights to free speech, our rights to celebrate our history, our rights to bear arms, all while dishonoring who and what we are.
And for those who so strongly believe that Southern living is so wrong, that we are so biased, feel free to go back to whereever it is that you came from. It is time for Americans of all types to wake up on many levels!
The writer lives in Little River.