The flag raising, just north of Danville, Virginia was accompanied by rifle and cannon-fire, with several dozen participants dressed in period attire to mark the occasion.
The event took place as part of an ongoing reaction to an August 2015 Danville City Council ruling which stated that only the American, Virginian, City, and POW/MIA flags could be displayed on Danville city property-in essence, banning the Confederate Flag from public spaces. In response, Virginia heritage groups have raised 14 Confederate flags in the area over the past year.
Saturday's flag-raising was carried out by a coalition of groups, including the Heritage Preservation Association, Virginia Flaggers, SCV/UDC members and Dixie Heritage subscribers.
FLAGS ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA
More than a year after the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, a group is looking for areas to erect the Battle Flag across the state.
The South Carolina Secessionist Party is actively searching for land that it can rent to start their efforts.
This week The Party posted the following online:
"In a response to the attack on our ancestors in July 2015, we are preparing to raise their flag along the interstates, streets and roads, as well as in and around towns and cities of South Carolina....Do you have a piece of land in or around a city or town in South Carolina and want to see the Flag of Dixie raised there?"
Party leadership says that they have received at least 12 offers of land so far to raise the flags. Their goal is to raise $10,000 to do so. Wednesday, $520 had been acquired via the party's Fundly.com page.
LANDMARK PROTECTION FOR MONUMENT?
Jacksonville's Hemming Park is now a step closer to becoming a designated city landmark after the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission voted Wednesday evening to recommend protecting the historic park, including its Confederate monument.
Jacksonville has more than 150 historic landmarks, including the street clock downtown.
For a site to become a historic landmark, it has to meet certain criteria, like: Is the site a significant reminder of a historical event or is it suitable to preserve?
If the historic designation is supported by the owner of the site or structure at question, it only has to meet two criteria, but if the owner doesn't want the historic listing, it has to meet four.
The city owns Hemming Park. While the Parks Department opposes the park's becoming a landmark, it meets the criteria, qualifying it for a vote.
According to the historical proposal, the city acquired Hemming Park in 1866 and named it after Jacksonville Confederate veteran Charles C. Hemming, who gifted the Confederate statue still standing in the middle of the park.
The park also became recognized as the epicenter of Jacksonville's Civil Right's movement in the 1960s.
City Planning Supervisor Joel McEachin said, once designated a landmark, conditions surrounding what can and cannot be changed in the park would be decided by the commission. McEachin said the park has drastically changed over the years. "What you see out there, except for the monument, is pretty much changes that have occurred probably in the 1980s. So it's not necessarily preserving those features," he said.
He said projects like a proposed stage would probably not require a Certificate of Appropriateness, although those conditions are still to be decided. COAs are what the commission issues to approve changes.
But McEachin said, if Hemming is landmarked, its 62-foot Confederate statue won't be going anywhere unless the Preservation Commission issues a COA. "(If) the Commission would take an action denying the relocating of the location of the monument, of course that could be a matter that could be appealed by a party with legal standing," he said.
Next, City Council will also have to approve the historic designation for the protections to stick.
DNC REMOVES MISSISSIPPI FLAG
The flag of the United States was not the only flag missing from the Democratic National Convention this week.
On Monday the DNC removed Mississippi's state flag.
Mississippi's Democratic delegation are avowed opponents of their state flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem in the upper left corner. The symbol has been there since 1894, and voters chose to keep it in 2001.
Lawyer Carlos Moore, who is from Grenada, Mississippi, and is a Clinton delegate at this week's DNC has sued the State of Mississippi in Federal Court in an attempt to have the flag declared an unconstitutional vestige of slavery, but a judge has yet to hear the matter.
DNC FOOTAGE YOU WON'T SEE ON CNN
There was a moment in Philadelphia this week where a Black Lives Matter speaker shouts to the audience: "White people go to the back of the crowd," she keeps barking into the mic.
The response is mixed and confused and the segregation process drags on for a while when a A few "Social Justice Warriors" eventually decide to pitch in and chant "Get back, get back" at any and all white people.
At one point in the speech white delegates were told, "you will appropriately take your place in the back of this bitch" - "all y'all go to the back" - "take your rightful positions and get behind us [black people]" - "that's right, black people love their own leadership" - "so if you see any white folks, direct them to the back" - "get back or you're out of this march. We are not afraid to put you out."
How many people do you know who have yet to figure out how anti-white the Democratic Party now is?
OBITUARY OF A FLAG HATER
Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, who led the charge to bring the Confederate Flag off the South Carolina Statehouse dome, died at home in Columbia on Saturday after battling lung cancer, his wife, Amelia, told The Associated Press.
He was 69.
Cotty co-write the 2000 "compromise" that removed the Confederate Flag from the dome. It was a move he'd advocated since his 1994 election.
Nancy Miller has won the Republican nomination for the Florida Senate, District 3, and will go against liberal Democrat Bill Montford in the November election.
This is significant because Nancy is a proud Dixie Heritage subscriber. She will be running on a strong Heritage Preservation platform.
Florida's 3rd District is a very large district in the panhandle's Big Bend area, covering eleven of Florida's counties.
Even though the district is more than two to one Democratic registration, many of these Democrats are the so-called "Southern Democrats" or "Reagan Democrats" that tend to vote more conservative in elections.
In the last presidential election, President Obama carried this district with little over 50% of the vote.
So, the Democrats are not taking the 3rd District for granted.
In the last few weeks, a small businesswoman from the little fishing village of Steinhatchee has been raising so many eyebrows with her campaign. Why?
Nancy Miller is all things Southern, most of all Southern Heritage, veterans, and keeping, yes keeping, all monuments and venues honoring the Florida soldiers who fought for the South during the War Between the States. A very non-conventional platform.
Gone are the days when Florida politicians of both parties hailed Florida's participation in that war. Now, politicians of both parties are falling over each other to take down CSA monuments and flags. Nancy's opponent, Senator Montford, is one of those politicians.
Montford has a strong anti-CSA voting record in Tallahassee.
Miller is a member of just about every heritage and historical association that exists. This makes her not only an anomaly, but a target! for groups who seek to re-write history and erase that period of Florida.
Overwhelming Democrat registration, a district that went for Obama, running against an entrenched incumbent who can generate hundreds of thousands of lobbyist and special interest dollars. No chance right?
Miller says that she will use the embattled CSA flags and monuments as a sword and a shield. Along with a solid platform of no new taxes, less government, more individual freedom, pro-life and pro- veteran. The First National Flag of the Confederacy is on her literature and direct mail.
Some strategists say that this alone will garner significant Democrat votes from the Southern and Reagan Democrats. We hope that they are correct. Basically, the path to victory requires a minimum shift of 5% or more of Democrats voting for her than usual numbers from past elections.
Helping Nancy complete this task is veteran political consultant Doug Guetzloe, the anti-tax crusader for Florida. Guetzloe is also controversial and radioactive to the same interests that oppose heritage preservation.
On the flip side, Guetzloe is one of the best in helping underdog candidates over the line. Just some of those he has helped that weren't supposed to win; Paula Hawkins, Tom Feeney, Dan Webster, and many more local Central Florida politicians over the past forty years.
Guetzloe is a rock-ribbed conservative party operative who can help a candidate who is clearly not slated to win by conventional wisdom and insider thinking.
There is an additional bonus that will help propel Nancy Miller to the Florida Senate. The most liberal pro-Montford area of the district is Leon County (Tallahassee), home to a lot of African American votes and liberal bureaucrats. Good fortune has shined on Nancy Miller in the form of a namesake popular Tallahassee city commissioner running for re-election, Commissioner Nancy Miller. The Nancy Miller commission campaign will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting who else? Nancy Miller. Naturally voters will be either confused or go in the ballot box and vote for both Nancy Miller's, ballot titles notwithstanding.
Neutralizing the Montford vote in Tallahassee leaves the more conservative areas of the district determining the victor. For a variety of reasons, Nancy Miller, Southern Belle, stands a good chance of being Senator Nancy Miller from Steinhatchee come November.
This will be one of the campaigns to watch for sure this November.
Nancy Miller is the only candidate in Florida that we know about aggressively campaigning on a Southern Heritage platform. She has a shot and a good campaign team behind her, so we need to give this our all!
If you live in one of th following Florida counties consider volunteering or putting up a Nancy Miller sign: Taylor, Hamilton, Madison, Wakulla, Gadsen, Leon, Gulf, Calhoun, Franklin & Liberty.
Learn more about her campaign:
Southern Baptists for Southern Heritage
This week I posted video four in the Southern Baptists for Southern Heritage series.
Every year, Southern Baptists take up the annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. 55% of all money raised for foreign missions comes from this one offering.
The Southern Baptist Convention's leadership wants you to FORGET that sisters Ginnie and Lottie Moon were agents of the Confederate government. Lottie was such a famous spy for the Confederates that in addition to having a missionary offering need for her, there is also a popular tavern named in her honor.
Lottie's spy career was quite the story. Captured as spies, she and her sister should have been executed. But Lottie had accepted a marriage proposal from a yankee General and left him at the alter.
After the war, her sister Ginnie would go west and eventually end up as an actress who appeared in some early and popular Hollywood movies. Lottie could not stand living in the northern occupied "reconstructed" South so she sailed to China as a missionary - there, God used her to change the world as her letters and her work have, more than the influence of any other single individual, determined how Southern Baptists would both do their missionary work and also how they would finance it.
FROM SOUTHERN HERITAGE PRESERVATION GROUP
Thank you for the opportunity to address your readers regarding the Southern Baptist repudiation of the display of the Confederate Battle Flag.
More than most people I am aware that the flag means different things to different people. But on the assumption the flag is a symbol of bravery, loyalty to what they assumed was correct, what have you aided with your actions?
The fourteen year old boy who marched barefooted in Franklin snow, the young who died from starvation brought on by an invading force had no say, there cannot or will not be a memory.
We had the strength to meet demands about the flag and when we offered to comply with demands to remove the flag we received this "As, such our principle objection and litigate efforts until now have been directed to the Confederate flag as an official symbol. However, we feel we are at a crossroad and feel that a compromise would not be beneficial to anyone. In the near future, efforts will be aimed at the removal of racist names, mascots, monuments; and ending the glorification of Confederate soldiers through what is termed reenacting. We also feel there could be a better use of State and Federal resources by the closing of museums and battlefields, which we feel are dedicated to the preservation of slavery. These funds can be put to a more productive use for society as a whole"
I don't expect everyone to know all the events concerning this subject so allow me to tell you everything threatening in that statement has been met. There are now calls to reinter Confederate Dead, to ban "Gone with the Wind." In thirty years all the memories will be gone.
We have firsthand knowledge Mount Vernon, Monticello, Yorktown are the next targets people will dismiss only to find out it is too late and history is gone.
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The New York Post reports that President Obama's Kenyan-born brother wants to make America great again - so he's voting for Donald Trump.
"I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart," Malik Obama told The Post. "Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him."
Malik Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his "deep disappointment" in his brother Barack's administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to "the party of Lincoln."
The last straw, he said, came earlier this month when FBI Director James Comey recommended not prosecuting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private e-Mail servers while Secretary of State.
"She should have known better as the custodian of classified information," said Malik Obama.
He's also annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.
Malik Obama dedicated his 2012 biography of his late father to Khadafy and others who were "making this world a better place."
"I still feel that getting rid of Khadafy didn't make things any better in Libya," he said. "My brother and the Secretary of State disappointed me in that regard."
But what bothers him even more is the Democratic Party's support of same-sex marriage.
Malik Obama is registered to vote in Maryland, public records show. He is the director of the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a controversial Virginia charity named for his father. He says he started the charity in 2008 because he wanted to make a difference in the family's hardscrabble village in Kenya.
The president's and Malik's father, Barack Obama Sr., left Kenya in 1959 when Malik was a year old and his mother was pregnant with his sister Auma. According to the official story, Obama Sr. enrolled at the University of Hawaii, where he met and knocked-up the president's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. Malik Obama didn't meet his younger brother until 1985. But upon meeting they became close. Malik Obama was the best man at the President's wedding to Michelle.
Malik Obama said he last spoke to his brother a year ago. He believes that politics is the reason for the recent strain on their relationship. He told The Post. "Honestly, I'll be happy when my brother is out of office, and I will finally be out of the limelight and be able to live like a human being."
Until then, Obama wears his new GOP colors proudly; He even has a "Make America Great Again" hat.
"Mr. Trump is providing something new and something fresh," he said.
YOU TUBE VIDEO - 30 years of footage.
One of our readers shared this youtube video with us this week.
As you watch the video you will see how Donald Trump's candidacy has been 30-years in the making.
One of our readers has posted an excellent article online:
REGULATIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY
Have you ever wondered what the rules and regulations were for the Confederate soldier? In 1864 the Confederate government published Rules and Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States.
This 447 page book was carefully scanned - page by page - to reproduce the original, exactly as it appeared to the original soldiers who read it.
We would like to give a facsimile reproduction of this book (stains and all) to everyone who gives a gift of $5 of more to Dixie Heritage.
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