Sunday, December 22, 2013

Revisionist history would remove portraits of Confederate legends

Dear Sirs,
I am writing to you about the U.S. War College considering removing the portraits of all Confederate officers from the college. Before you do this to appease modern-day political correctness I would like to remind you of a few things.

Were there no Southern troops to defeat & demoralize the British at the battle of the Cow Pens & Kings Mountain in the Carolinas there would have been no victory at Yorktown & no American independence. Had Southerners not defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 there would be no America.

This list of major Southern contributions on keeping America free goes on & on however, you can fill in the rest of these contributions for yourselves. Not only will such an action hinder your efforts on further Southern participation in America's military but, I just wanted you to remember that Southerners have always served in America's military in disproportionate numbers. If you removed all Southern support from this equation America would have ceased to be free long, long ago.

So remember before you take any rash actions that an attack on one of our heroes is an attack on all of them. Reconsider your position on removing the portraits of our confederate heroes, they mean as much to us as the rest of them.
Billy E. Price
Ashville, Al.